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.

The Chicago Area Drupal Users Group 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 Advanced meetup is held the second Tuesday of each month, and the location rotates among our agency sponsors in Chicago and Evanstons. 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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Drupal and SEO

2015-10-07 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago

Drupal and SEO presentation will cover Drupal Modules and configurations and best practices related to Search Engine Optimization. Bob Snodgrass will lead a discussion through the following topics.

• Search Engine Optimization and Drupal Introduction
• SEO Checklist Module
• Other SEO Modules
• SEO Lab Results

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Poll and ideas for CADUG general meetup group

I created a poll on the CADUG meetup site to find out what people, ESPECIALLY NEWCOMERS want most to learn about. Please take it here:

[And if you haven't yet joined CADUG, do it RIGHT NOW]

Jim Birch and I also want to hear from you if

  1. You want to learn about something else
  2. You want to present on one of the topics in the poll or ANYTHING else
  3. You have suggestions or concerns about how the GENERAL meetup is being run
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Any Drupalers in the north suburbs?

Are there any Drupal groups in Chicago's north suburbs? Is anyone in the Chicago group located in the north suburbs? I am an experienced designer and site builder (not a developer) and would love to meet other people doing Drupal in my area.

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CAS set up with Drupal 7

Hi All,

I am trying to do " Single Sign On functionality using CAS module in Drupal 7".
By doing research on-line was able to figure out may 30-40% of the stuff if I am not wrong.

I did the following related to set up:
Installed Apache Tomcat server
downloaded CAS server
Downloaded CAS client Jar
Downloaded phpCas
able to see CAS module in my Drupal site

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Drupal Lab Hours

2015-09-30 09:30 - 12:30 America/Chicago

Drupal Lab hours is open for experimentation and small group work. If you need a quiet place (not a bar or coffee shop) with good internet to expand your Drupal skills, this is for you.

We will be scheduling sessions at different times during the weekday, evening or weekend.

This one is in the AM on Wednesday September 30th.

Planned Labs for this session include:

Mailchimp and Webform - led by Bob Snodgrass
Pro-Bono Site Building - led by Walter Bamert
Possibly Usability Testing

Open Lab hours at net2Community

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CADUG: General Drupal Meetup, September Theme is "VIEWS in D7 and D8"

2015-09-17 18:00 - 20:00 America/Chicago

Welcome to our inaugural General Chicago Area Drupal User Group meetup!

All are welcome.

This months theme: VIEWS in D7 and D8.


6:00 Welcome and Chicago Drupal announcements (upcoming meetups, sprints, camps, and cons)

6:10 Drupal News of the Month (brief summary of past month's events)

6:20 D8 Update

6:30 OverVIEWS - What is Views, how is it used? What changes btw D7 and D8? - Manning Peterson,

7:00 Site demos using views

Oz Heller, Breakthrough Technologies demos ARBNET

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Drupal Labs Kickoff at Fox Valley Drupal

2015-09-16 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago

This fall we are kicking off Drupal Labs at Fox Valley Drupal.

Interested in digging deeper into Drupal? Lab hours will provide coaching, mentoring and learning opportunities for every level of Drupal Experience.

Most of us struggle to find the time to experiment with new areas of the Drupal project and expand our toolkit. If you feel the same way, this is for you! A broad range of opportunities will be presented, we hope to have something for everyone.

Drupal Labs Kickoff

6pm Meet and Greet
7pm Introductions and What's new
8pm Presentations, Q&A

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Drupal 7 Site Building and Layout Essentials

2015-08-31 09:00 - 2015-09-04 04:30 America/New_York

Part 1 - Site building

• Build complex and powerful functionality.
• Articulate best practices of site building with Drupal.
• Know how to create advanced listings of content.
• Maintain a secure and speedy website.

Part 2 - Drupal Layout and theming

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Drupal 7 Module Development

2015-08-27 09:00 - 2015-08-28 04:30 America/Chicago

In this course, you'll learn how to leverage Drupal's API by creating custom modules. You'll develop a module step by step and learn how to navigate the extensive documentation available and determine where you can hook into the system and add your new functionality. This course was designed for those who have experience with site building and knowledge of PHP.Drupal is a modular, open source web content management framework that ships with basic functionality in the form of core modules.

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RFP: Website migration and redesign project (government agency, Illinois)

The Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) is planning to replace our current Drupal 6 website with a mobile-friendly Drupal 7 website. We are seeking to contract with a creative and experienced Drupal developer to build and deliver a complex and feature-rich Drupal 7 installation, including the design of a customized responsive theme, and migration of content from our existing Drupal 6 site.

The deadline for proposals is 3:00pm CDT on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

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Do I Need Drupal?

2015-08-21 10:00 - 11:30 America/Chicago

If you're involved in online technology for your organization, you've probably heard of Drupal. In this 60 minute webinar, we intend to provide a better understanding of just what Drupal is and does. We'll outline some possible uses of Drupal as a CMS web platform and demonstrate some of the user interface for content editors as well as site architects. Whether you're trying to pick the right platform for your next web development project or you just want to better understand what Drupal does, we hope you'll register to attend this free informational webinar.

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Global Training Day in Chicago (Sponsored by CADUG and

2015-08-21 08:30 - 12:00 America/Chicago

What is Drupal?

Free, in-person half day seminar will provide you an introduction to the Drupal Open Source project. Bring your laptop if you like, and learn:

  • What is Drupal?
  • What can you do with Drupal?
  • Who is using Drupal?
  • What kind of career paths does Drupal provide?
  • How to get started
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Drupal Content Management Workflow

2015-08-19 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago

Looks to be a good conversation about managing the content workflow. Come and discuss the joys and pitfalls of organizing your content creation, editing, and publishing process for your website.

Jason Bell will share some modules and easy steps for this process and Gwen Daniels will share the technical requirements and approach they are putting together at their non-profit.

6pm Meet and Greet
7pm Lightning talks, site showcases, and introductions
8pm The Jason and Gwen show

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CADUG - Advanced Drupal Meet Up!

2015-08-11 19:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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CADUG General Drupal Meetup Topic: VIEWS in D7 and D8

2015-08-20 18:00 - 19:30 America/Chicago

Apologies, this event had to be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

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php[world] 2015

2015-11-16 08:00 - 2015-11-20 13:00 America/New_York

From everyone at php[architect], we welcome you to this year’s php[world] conference. We strive to create an amazing experience for the greater PHP community that brings together developers from Drupal, WordPress, Joomla!, Magento, Zend Framework, Symfony, Laravel, CakePHP and more.

We invite you to explore the website to learn more about the conference, and if you have any questions for us, please don’t hestitate to contact us for more information.

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Backend Talent Needed ASAP

Hi Oly/Seattle and Chicago Drupal folks. I am posting this in the hopes that someone local has a bit of time and the skill to assist us.

We have a project for a major NFL fan site that has a very tight timeline and we could really use another pair of hands on the backend API integration pieces.

We have a lead developer and would very much like to add another to supplement and meet the deadline of July 24.

Please email to discuss rate and availability. Thanks!

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iCrossing website Re-brand

I am happy to announced that our project re brand is live now. Should we put a snapshot to showcase page?

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Fox Valley Drupal - Rules: Conditionally Executed Actions

2015-05-20 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago

The Rules module allows site administrators to define conditionally executed actions based on occurring events (known as reactive or ECA rules). It's a replacement with more features for the trigger module in core.

• Meet and Greet 6pm

• Lightning talks and Site Showcases 7pm

• Program 8pm

Plan on arriving at Old Towne around 6pm for food, drinks, and socializing. CoWorking in the afternoon is available for anyone wanting to miss the traffic.

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NW Suburban Meetup - Drupal 7 Favorite Contributed Modules

2015-05-06 19:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago

Let's meetup and talk about the add-ons that make our Drupal sites sing. Come to hear about the contributed modules every site builder can benefit from (Views, Pathauto). If you're more experienced, we'd love to hear the less known tools you've discovered and how you use them. Come prepared to learn and talk!

This is still a fairly new group in the Schaumburg near Woodfield Mall. We'd love for you to stop by and check us out. Come as early as 6pm to socialize and enjoy some pizza!

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