Chicago

Chicago's local community of various user groups focused on Drupal. Groups have various meetings each month in/around Chicago. In addition, be sure to join our group if interested in posting or hearing about Drupal related job opportunities in the Chicagoland area.

If new to Drupal, please attend one of our free Drupal training meetups aimed at new users who might not be ready for a normal meetup. Free training meetups take place every Global Training Day. Our original Chicago Drupal Meet Up Group (CDMUG) has meetups every few months with room for 100+ attendees with popular topics for all skill levels. The Chicago Advanced Drupal User Group (CADUG) has a meetup on the last Tuesday of each month focusing on more experienced users/topics.

If located in suburbs, check out the Fox Valley Drupal Meetup group with topics for all users. The Northwest Drupal Meetup Group is perfect for those newer to Drupal.

Everyone should also check out the Village of Oak Park Drupal User Group (VOPDUG) which focuses on mentoring with code sprints. Feel free to join us in person to hang out at any of these valuable events by reviewing all of our events in right sidebar here -->

Our Drupal community in Chicago has 1,200+ members and continues to grow strong everyday. Plus we organize our annual DrupalCamp Chicago. Group environments are open – we discuss ideas, debug problems, and brainstorm current personal or client Drupal projects. View our video presentation archive of past events. A projector will be available, free wifi, and laptops are encouraged at meeups. All skill levels are welcomed, remember business cards. Join us in real time chat sessions with local Chicago developers in IRC on Freenode in #cdmug or http://cdmug.org/chat

See all upcoming events to the right or grab ical http://groups.drupal.org/ical/354

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Introduction to Backdrop CMS

Start: 
2015-04-15 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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Let’s take a look at Backdrop (https://backdropcms.org/) and see what great new tools exist in this Drupal 7 based fork of the project. Jason Bell had a chance to talk with Nate Haug, one of the co-maintainers of Backdrop, at the recent Midcamp and is excited to share the great work they’ve done.

Backdrop features:

  • Views in core
  • New Panels like layout system
  • Configuration management
  • HTML5 support
  • Updated jQuery and jQuery UI
  • Speed (claims faster than Drupal 7, and really who could refute that!?)

6pm: Meet and greet, drink and food orders

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Oak Park Illinois Sprint (VOPDUG)

Start: 
2015-06-07 13:00 - 17:00 America/Chicago

The Village of Oak Park Drupal User Group is a family-friendly all-ages meetup group that meets in Oak Park Illinois. Our meetups are sprints. What is a sprint? https://drupal.org/sprints

We learn Drupal, PHP, HTML, javascript, CSS, etc. through contribution, by working on Drupal issues together.
Bring your laptop and a willingness to work on Drupal issues. We work in pairs or groups to support each other. We can find tasks for every skill set and skill level.

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Oak Park Illinois Sprint (VOPDUG)

Start: 
2015-05-03 13:00 - 17:00 America/Chicago

The Village of Oak Park Drupal User Group is a family-friendly all-ages meetup group that meets in Oak Park Illinois. Our meetups are sprints. What is a sprint? https://drupal.org/sprints

We learn Drupal, PHP, HTML, javascript, CSS, etc. through contribution, by working on Drupal issues together.
Bring your laptop and a willingness to work on Drupal issues. We work in pairs or groups to support each other. We can find tasks for every skill set and skill level.

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NW Suburban Meetup - Drupal 7 Installation Workshop

Start: 
2015-04-01 19:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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Bring your laptop (MAC or PC) and get ready to start experimenting with Drupal 7. We'll discuss some of the free tools and downloads available to enable you to start building Drupal websites on your local computer. Time will be available for lightening talks, so come prepared to share any Drupal 7 subjects you might want to present. Come as early as 6pm to socialize and enjoy some pizza!

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Forcontu is offering 10 x Drupal Training Scholarships

Forcontu is offering 10 x Training Scholarships for the Expert in Drupal 7 online course (valued at USD1350). If you want to apply, complete the form before April 15, 2015. On April 16 we will announce the 10 winners of a scholarship to join the course completely free. The course will be conducted from May 4 to December 4 (7 months).

More information and registration at:

http://www.forcontu.com/en/10-drupal-training-scholarships

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MidCamp Training: Behavior Driven Development with Behat

Start: 
2015-03-19 09:00 - 15:00 America/Chicago

BEHAVIOR DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT WITH BEHAT

C'MON, BABY DON'T YOU WANNA GO...

Join Promet Source in Sweet Home Chicago for MidCamp 2015!

Learn with us so you'll have no reason to sing the blues after this year's camp.

This workshop helps developers get started with behavior driven development (BDD) in PHP using the Behat toolkit with Drupal specific extensions. Learn how to align technical testing with business expectations when using Drupal as a development platform.

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Leaflet Mapping in Drupal 7 - Fox Valley Drupal Users Group

Start: 
2015-03-18 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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Don't forget MidCamp March 19-22 Chicago IL http://2015.midcamp.org/ For those of you coming into town early, why not Join us for an evening of Leaflet Mapping in Drupal 7.

Chris Calip and the Start Interaction team have been working on a new suite of tools to make the Leaflet mapping experience approach the UI tools provided by the OpenLayers system in Drupal 7. He will talk about the team development, upcoming changes, and demonstrate some of the features.

  • 6pm Meet and greet, drink and food orders
  • 7pm Lightning talks, Site showcases, Introductions and Announcements
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MidCamp Training Day, March 19th

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2015-03-19 09:00 - 17:00 UTC
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The MidCamp organizers are pleased to announce that registration is now officially open for all of the trainings scheduled for Training Day, March 19th.

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MidCamp Training Day, March 19th

Start: 
2015-03-19 09:00 - 17:00 UTC
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The MidCamp organizers are pleased to announce that registration is now officially open for all of the trainings scheduled for Training Day, March 19th.

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Drupal 7 Module Development Training at MidCamp

Start: 
2015-03-19 09:00 - 17:00 America/Chicago
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Are you ready to take your Drupal Development to the next level?

Do you want to start making Drupal modules on your own?

Do you want to know what is going on under the hood with Drupal Core
and Contributed modules?

Do you want to increase your rates for Drupal development
projects?

Drupal is a great tool for making websites but without knowing how to code
for Drupal you can only take it so far.

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NW Suburban Meetup - The State of the Drupal Project: A Perspective

Start: 
2015-03-04 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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As you can guess this is an attempt to bring folks who may not be up to date with the State of the Drupal Project from the perspective of someone who works solely with the Drupal project and community. We will attempt to provide something of value and interest for anyone with an interest in the project, from novice to advanced professional.

6pm - Meet and Greet

7pm - The State of the Drupal Project: A perspective by Bob Snodgrass

  • What is Drupal and a Brief History
  • What's in a Version - 6, 7, 8
  • What's in it for Site Managers
  • What's in it for professionals
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Fox Valley Meetup - Hands on with Drupal 8

Start: 
2015-02-18 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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Drupal 8 is out in beta now and lots of work was done during the Global Sprint Days last month.

Get your localhost setup with the latest Drupal 8 if you can BEFORE you arrive!

6pm drinks, dinner, meet and greet

7pm Lab:
We will team up and get our hands dirty playing around with various Drupal 8 features, "teams" will choose what types of functionality they want to check out.

8:30pm Recap:
We will recap various experiences toward the end of the evening.

By the Way, did you realize this February's meeting is the 6th anniversary of our first?

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Drupal Site Building Workshop at Museums and the Web 2015

Start: 
2015-04-08 09:00 - 12:00 UTC
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Join George DeMet, and Larry Garfield of Palantir.net in Chicago at the Palmer House as they give a workshop called: Drupal Site Building: The Big Picture as part of Museums and the Web 2015. Registration for the Workshop includes lunch and is separate from the conference registration.

This interactive workshop session is designed to help Web professionals more effectively leverage Drupal’s unique strengths as a content management platform.

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MidWest Developers Summit

Start: 
2015-08-12 (All day) - 2015-08-15 (All day) America/Chicago
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This is a place holder to get MWDS on the calendar.
Wednesday August 12 - Saturday August 15

All sprint days. No sessions.
Focus on getting Drupal 8 released (and some key contrib ports to Drupal 8).

More details soon.

Will be hosted in Chicago at http://palantir.net/
2211 N Elston Avenue
Suite 400
Chicago, Illinois 60614

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Seeking consultant to help Chicago non-proft West Town Bikes

West Town Bikes http://westtownbikes.org/ is looking for a consultant to help with our new site http://westtown.server288.com/ which is close to release. The site has CiviCRM integration. We are a non-profit youth and community program provider using the power of bicycles to strengthen and improve the city. Interested parties should contact Michael Young here or at 312-656-1953/

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MidCamp

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2015-03-19 (All day) - 2015-03-22 (All day) America/Chicago

The Heartland. America’s Breadbasket. Middle America. No matter what you call it, the midwest is the heart of the United States — a cultural crossroads that connects the urban east coast with the free-spirited west coast. It’s this epicenter of innovation where great minds from both sides collide and amazing Drupal work is born. We know each other; we respect each other; we collaborate on Drupal sprint and Drupal Association work; we attend and support the events of our local meetups.

It’s time we convene as a superpower to celebrate our mutual passion: Drupal.

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Introduction to Panels and Drush

Start: 
2015-02-04 18:30 - 20:00 America/Chicago
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We will have a presentation and demonstration panels and drush. Then have questions and open networking.

Depending on attendance we will be drawing names from a hat for a chance to win a free months subscription to buildamodule.com

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Fox Valley Holiday Social Tech Mixer

Start: 
2014-12-17 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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December and the Holidays are upon us and it's time for our annual Holiday Social. We will be mixing with the Fox Valley Computing Professionals for a combined tech mixer at the net2Community, Inc. offices in St Charles, IL.

No program this month but we will hold Lightning Talks, everyone is encouraged to bring a quick topic and your ideas for the coming year. Co-working space is available all afternoon for anyone wishing to miss rush hour traffic.

Bring a guest and meet some new people. Food and Beverages will be served, donations gladly accepted.

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Get a free Drupal site built by University of Michigan grad students

We am seeking clients for a class at the University of Michigan School of Information. Students in this class break into teams to build Drupal websites.

We have about 30 students in the class this winter, so we need 10 sites to create.

That’s where you come in.

Do you know anyone that needs a site (re)designed that would be a good candidate for our students?

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CDMUG's 8th Annual Holiday Open Source Social Event - Dec 1st 2014

Start: 
2014-12-01 19:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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Monday December 1st 2014 7:00pm

RSVP @ http://drupal.meetup.com/1

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