Chicago

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

Drupal Chicago holds two meetups each month. The Regular meetup is held the third Thursday of each month and will provide something of interest to everyone. Presentations and speakers are aimed at a general audience, with site show-and-tells, module demonstrations, news and announcements, and question and answer sessions. If you are new to Drupal, this is a great place to start and continue to learn about new Drupal things.

The Developers' Roundtable (formerly CADUG) is held the second Tuesday of each month, and the location rotates among our agency sponsors in Chicago and Evanston. This is a place we can get together and talk about solving specific issues developers face. We do not shy away from hard problems, providing an open forum to discuss and present on topics related to Drupal. This meetup is a sounding board for ideas, solutions and questions alike. There are no dumb questions and no problems too "simple" or too "advanced" - everyone should participate. We invite members of all skill levels to attend this group, ask questions and learn new things.

If you are new to Drupal, please attend one of our free Drupal training sessions aimed at new users during Global Training Days.

If you live or work in the 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 which focuses on mentoring with core contribution sprints. Learn and contribute at the same time!

Feel free to join us in person at any of these valuable events. All skill levels are welcome!

Volunteers in the Chicago Drupal Group also organize MidCamp - Midwest Drupal Camp. Drupal camps are multi-day events that can include training days, session days, code and documentation sprints, and social events. Held annually in March, MidCamp is quickly becoming one of the larger and prestigious Drupal camps due to its high level of speakers, content, accessibility, and attention to detail.

Much respect must given to the organizers of the original, Chicago Drupal Meetup Group. For years CDMUG hosted Meetups, Training Days, Drupal Camps, and even helped put on a DrupalCon in our great city. For all their efforts building our community, we are forever grateful.

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Fox Valley Drupal Holiday Party

Start: 
2016-12-14 18:00 - 23:00 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

3rd Annual Holiday Party!!! Wednesday Dec. 14th, 6pm St Charles IL
(RSVP at the meetup link)

This is a combined group party for the Fox Valley Drupal and the Fox Valley Computer Professionals meetups!

This year featuring:

• Catered sandwiches and salad RSVP by Monday Noon, Dec. 12th for the food order!

• BYO treats and Drinks

• the first "Computer Science Fair"

• and Two Awesome Meetup groups!

What to Bring: Something to share, your BYO Beverages, a friend or two

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MidCamp Drupal Camp 2017 Planning Meeting - December Edition

Start: 
2016-12-06 19:00 - 20:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

MidCamp Drupal Camp will be held March 30th through April, 2nd, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Our camp is growing, and would love additional volunteers to help us put on the 4 day event.

We are looking for lovely people to be our:
Volunteer Lead
Accessibility Lead
Sprint Lead
Just help out in general!

If you are interested, please come to this virtual/online meeting, or join us in the MidCamp Slack at https://midcamp.slack.com/

If you need an invite, enter your email here and you will be automatically joined:
https://slackinvite.me/to/midcamp

Meeting Space Link:

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Global Training Day Online - What Drupal 8 Means for your Organization's Future

Start: 
2016-12-08 10:00 - 12:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
rgs
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Drupal is the CMS of choice for many organizations for a number of reasons: it comes out of the box with an incredibly powerful and flexible toolkit, it has a passionate community who is constantly contributing new functionality to the project, and best of all — it’s free!

Join us in this online training to learn how anyone can use Drupal to build sites that are interactive, integrated, and infinitely customizable… all without writing a line of code.

In this introductory class you will learn:

Best practices in Drupal project planning
Drupal's inherent tools and subsystems

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Global Training Day Special 2 Hour Online Anti-Crash Course: Introduction to Web Site Building with Drupal

Start: 
2016-12-08 13:00 - 15:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
rgs
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Drupal gives its users an incredibly powerful and flexible toolkit. These tools make it possible to build sites that are interactive, integrated, and infinitely customizable… all without writing a line of code.

Join us for this special 2 hour online Anti-Crash edition of our day long Site Building class to help you discover what you are capable of when you build with Drupal! In this introductory class you will learn the principles behind:

Best practices in Drupal project planning
Drupal's inherent tools and subsystems
Custom content types
Views
Taxonomy
Search tools
URL aliasing

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Chicago Global Training Day

Start: 
2016-12-02 09:00 - 15:00 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Beginner Training on Drupal 8. Bring your laptop!

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Drupal Chicago Meetup - November 2017 Edition

Start: 
2016-12-13 17:30 - 19:30 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Welcome to the Drupal Chicago Meetup!

All are welcome. This month we'll be joined by David Needham, Agency & Community Training Manager at Pantheon and Mike Pirog of Tandem (author of Kalabox).

Kalabox: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and LOVE Local Development

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Dev Roundtable (#CADUG) - Composer

Start: 
2016-11-29 18:15 - 19:30 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

This week our main focus will working with Composer.

• What is composer and why use it?

• How to start using composer for modules when the Drupal was installed via zipfile

• Automated deployment when you're using composer

• Whether or not to commit the vendor and modules/contrib directories

• Submitting modules to packagist and the difference between packagist and drupal.org's package repository

• What to do if a module does not have a composer.json?

• Do you drush or do you composer?

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MidCamp Drupal Camp 2017 Planning Meeting - November Edition

Start: 
2016-11-09 19:00 - 20:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Postponing this due to OMG THE CUBS ARE IN GAME 7 OF THE WORLD SERIES!!!!

MidCamp Drupal Camp will be held March 30th through April, 2nd, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Our camp is growing, and would love additional volunteers to help us put on the 4 day event. If you are interested, please come to this virtual/online meeting, or join us in the MidCamp Slack at https://midcamp.slack.com/

If you need an invite, enter your email here and you will be automatically joined:
https://slackinvite.me/to/midcamp

Meeting Space Link:
http://jbir.ch/jimzoom

Agenda Link:

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MidCamp Drupal Camp 2017 Planning Meeting - October Edition - Postponed

Start: 
2016-10-26 19:00 - 20:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Postponed until Nov 2nd.

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Dev Roundtable (#CADUG) - Workflow Initiative

Start: 
2016-10-25 18:15 - 19:30 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

This week our main focus will be Drupal's Workflow Initiative. We will start off with a 15 min intro covering it and showing a live demo of how it works.

Then we'll open it up for conversation--we hope this is an opportunity to talk through complex editorial experiences so please bring any tips, useful resources, or questions!

Before we wrap up discussion we want to give everyone the opportunity to ask a question about Drupal 8 in general.

Schedule

615p - Meet and greet and food

630p - Talk about Drupal Workflow Initiative

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Drupal Chicago Meetup - October 2017 Edition

Start: 
2016-10-11 17:30 - 19:30 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

This month's speaker: Brian Perry of H2 Solutions will be presenting on Style Guide Driven Development in Drupal 8. Really a treat to have Brian present on this subject. He has spoken on the topic this year at Design 4 Drupal in Boston, and the Twin Cities DrupalCamp in Minneapolis. Come learn about the tools available to create a living style guide for your Drupal site, along with methods to test for visual regression during development! Awesome stuff!

Plus, we will have:
• Drupal News and announcements
• Site Demos
• Q and A
• Stickers!
• Pizza courtesy of Xeno Media!

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Junior Drupal Developer position with IES Abroad

Summary of position: The Jr. Drupal Developer supports and develops for the IES Abroad Public Website at www.IESAbroad.org and IES Abroad-related sites. A member of the Marketing Department, the Website Specialist is responsible for performing ongoing support, maintenance, and enhancement activities. Success factors for this position are technical knowledge, development and integration experience coupled with ability to develop and support practical, effective, customer-driven applications.

More info at: https://jobs.drupal.org/ies-abroad/job/13003

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Drupal September Something for Everyone at Fox Valley Drupal

Start: 
2016-09-21 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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Event type: 
User group meeting

The month of September has something for Everyone interested in Drupal

6pm Social Hour *

7pm - 9pm Program

Site Showcases & Lightning Talks

Drupal 8 Block Layouts

Do you hate using blocks in Drupal 7? Well, just hold on there! Drupal 8 includes a totally rebuilt Block System to being a really awesome tool.

Beginning Module Development

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Dev Roundtable (#CADUG) - D8 Entity API

Start: 
2016-09-20 18:15 - 19:30 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

When:
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:15 PM

Location:
HS2 Solutions
4115 N. Ravenswood, Suite 101
Chicago, IL

This week our main focus will be Drupal 8's Entity API. We will start off with a 15 min intro covering:

• What are the 2-3 most significant differences between D7 and D8 entity systems.
• Conceptual overview of how to create an entity type and bundles (e.g. annotations)
• What is the best way to query for data (reasons for Views vs custom query).
• 1-2 "gotchas" that people may run into.

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MidCamp 2017 - Midwest Drupal Camp

Start: 
2017-03-30 (All day) - 2017-04-02 (All day) UTC
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

“The time is coming,” the walrus said, “to talk of many things…”

MidCamp Drupal Camp is returning to Chicago in the early Spring of 2017. We are moving to a new location where we hope to stay for a few years as it will allow us to grow and educate even more about the greatness of Drupal.

30 March - 2 April, 2017
Chicago, Illinois, USA

http://2017.midcamp.org/

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Chicago Roadshow @ Timothy O'Toole's Pub

Start: 
2016-09-06 18:00 - 20:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
User group meeting

LevelTen Interactive is hitting the road! We are going to 20+ cities, 20 states, on 1 RV. We're going around the country and Denver is our first stop on the Results Oriented Roadshow.

What you'll learn from the Roadshow:

We will focus on essential techniques proven to unleash your web efforts. From the strategic to tactical, everyone should leave with actionable new ideas for making their website more impactful.
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September Drupal Chicago Meetup

Start: 
2016-09-13 17:30 - 19:30 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Tech Nexus (Conference Room A/B)
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200, Chicago, IL (edit map)

Welcome to the Drupal Chicago Meetup!

All are welcome.

This month's speaker: Erik Kirsner shows us PhpStorm MAGIC

Plus:
• Drupal News and announcements
• Site Demos
• Q and A
• Stickers!
• Pizza courtesy of Xeno Media!

Each month, we will give away a free month's subscription to BuildAModule.com

Contact us if you would like to show off something!

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MidCamp Drupal Camp 2017 Planning Meeting - September Edition

Start: 
2016-09-14 19:00 - 20:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Join us to discuss and plan the organization of MidCamp 2017!

MidCamp Drupal Camp will be held March 30th through April, 2nd, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Our camp is growing, and would love additional volunteers to help us put on the 4 day event. If you are interested, please come to this virtual/online meeting, or join us in the MidCamp Slack at https://midcamp.slack.com/

If you need an invite, enter your email here and you will be automatically joined:
https://slackinvite.me/to/midcamp

Meeting Space Link:
http://jbir.ch/jimzoom

Agenda Link:
http://jbir.ch/mca20160914

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Don’t Miss the Drupal Midwest Developer Summit — Sign Up Today!

It’s 80 degrees and sunny in beautiful Ann Arbor, Michigan, and we are enjoying a tasty cold beverage while dreaming of sprints for Drupal 8 and the community that comes with them.

Make your plans to join us for the Drupal Midwest Developer Summit, August 19-21, on the University of Michigan campus, in Ann Arbor MI.

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Drupal Sprint at Manifest

Start: 
2016-09-10 09:00 - 17:00 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Sprint

Come sprint and help the community! What is a sprint?
https://drupal.org/sprints These sprints are aimed at getting new contributors and concentrating on pair programming.

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