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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Drupal 8 Theming - Training in Chicago

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2016-05-23 09:30 - 2016-05-24 16:30 America/Chicago
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Training (free or commercial)

A Drupal website can look pretty ordinary out-of-the box, but the look and feel of Drupal is actually really flexible. You can modify the HTML, add CSS and Javascript, change the layout, and make it all responsive. In this course, you'll learn how to build a Drupal theme to customize the look and feel of your Drupal site. We'll cover all the bases of theme development, from adding CSS to using Twig templates and preprocess functions.

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Introduction to Drupal 8 - Training in Chicago

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2016-05-18 09:30 - 16:30 America/Chicago
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Training (free or commercial)

Drupal is known for being a powerful platform with a steep learning curve. This course will give you an introduction to the world of Drupal and soften that learning curve so you can get up-to-speed with Drupal quickly. We'll cover fundamental Drupal concepts and terminology, and give you the hands-on experience you need to dive deeper.

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Automated Web Testing with Selenium

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2016-05-09 09:00 - 17:00 America/Chicago
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Training (free or commercial)

Every software development group tests its products, yet delivered software often has defects. Test engineers strive to catch bugs before a product is released, but they always creep in and they often reappear, even with the best manual testing processes. Automated software testing is the best way to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and coverage of your software testing. In this training, you will learn how to automate web applications for testing purposes.

Learning Objectives:

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APRIL Drupal Chicago General Meetup: Commerce 2.x

Start: 
2016-04-21 18:00 - 20:00 America/Chicago
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User group meeting

Location

MATTER Chicago
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
12th Floor
Chicago, IL

Welcome to the April Drupal Chicago meetup! All are welcome.

This month: Meet Commerce 2.x

Matt Glaman of Commerce Guys, author of the Drupal 8 Development Cookbook, and one of the principal Drupal Commerce Developers will be on hand to showcase the future Drupal Commerce 2.x as they work towards a release candidate of Commerce for Drupal 8 and DrupalCon New Orleans in May.

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Drupal Chicago Dev Roundtable (#CADUG) - April 2016 Edition

Start: 
2016-04-12 18:30 - 20:30 America/Chicago
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Location

Digital Bridge Solutions

210 N. Racine

Suite 2M

Chicago, IL

Lightning Talks

Attendees are encourage to present for 10 minutes on a topic of their choosing. Show off a recent project, get audience feedback for your next big idea, demo a cool new module, give a marketing case study or just talk about anything else Drupal related. No slides or presentation skills are required. Short yet informative talks are the goal.

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Drupal 8 Theming - Training in Chicago

Start: 
2016-05-19 09:30 - 2016-05-20 16:30 America/Chicago
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Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

A Drupal website can look pretty ordinary out-of-the box, but the look and feel of Drupal is actually really flexible. You can modify the HTML, add CSS and Javascript, change the layout, and make it all responsive. In this course, you'll learn how to build a Drupal theme to customize the look and feel of your Drupal site. We'll cover all the bases of theme development, from adding CSS to using Twig templates and preprocess functions.

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Win a Free Ticket to DrupalCon New Orleans from Promet Source!

Did your session proposal for DrupalCon New Orleans get rejected? Don’t feel bad, there were a lot of proposals after all.

The good news is that, if you’re at MidCamp this weekend, you can still earn a free ticket ($550 value) to the biggest Drupal event in North America.

Prove your Drupal genius with Promet Source’s Drupal trivia at MidCamp! Head over to the official Promet Source booth in the MidCamp exhibit hall on Friday, March 18 or Saturday, March 19 to play.

Here’s the skinny:

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Drupal 8 in the Enterprise - Chicago - March 16 - FREE TRAINING

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2016-03-16 14:30 - 18:00 America/Chicago
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Training (free or commercial)

What's new in Drupal 8 and how does it compare to it's other Gartner Magic Quadrant competitors?

Join FFW Center of Excellence Director Ray Saltini as he walks you through Drupal 8's new features and what Drupal 8 can mean for your enterprise organization.

Whether your organization is shopping for a new platform or already invested in a particular technology, this class will help you understand the changes and features in Drupal 8 that are opening up new opportunities and creating new challenges. Learn how Drupal 8 can:

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  • Scale web properties faster and with less risk
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    Introduction to Site Building with Drupal - Chicago - March 16 - FREE TRAINING

    Start: 
    2016-03-16 10:00 - 14:00 America/Chicago
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    Training (free or commercial)

    During this introductory class you will learn just how much you can do by installing and configuring Drupal's contributed modules. FFW Agency's Ray Saltini will show you:

    • Best practices in Drupal project planning
    • Drupal's inherent tools and subsystems
    • Custom content types
    • Views
    • Taxonomy
    • Module selection
    • Customized site administration

    …and more!

    And you won't write a stitch of code.

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    MidCamp is less than 2 weeks away! Do you have your tickets yet?

    Head on over to http://2016.midcamp.org/buy-tickets-now and get yours today! If you are able, please consider an Individual Sponsorship, or a Corporate Sponsorship. Your additional contribution will help us reach our fundraising goals.

    MidCamp (Midwest Drupal Camp) is an annual event held in Chicago that brings together people who use, develop, design, and support the Web’s leading content management platform, Drupal. MidCamp 2016 is March 17-20, 2016 at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Student Center West.

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    Drupal Chicago General Meetup - February 2016 Edition

    Start: 
    2016-02-18 18:00 - 20:00 America/Chicago
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    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Welcome to the Drupal Chicago meetup!

    All are welcome.

    Location:
    National Association of Realtors
    430 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

    February Presentation:
    Optimizing Drupal 7 HTML Markup Using Panels, Page Manager, and Fences
    Jim Birch, Xeno Media

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    Presentations on Drupal 8

    Start: 
    2016-02-17 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    We were looking for an Awesome Presentation on Drupal 8 for our BIG quarterly (highly promoted) Meetup... well that didn't happen so our fall back plan is now in play.

    Our (not so) Awesome Presentation on Drupal 8

    • Welcome and Announcements
      • Did you know? It's our 7th Anniversary of our First Fox Valley Drupal Meetup!
      • Midcamp March 17th-20th UIC Chicago
    • Introductions and Lightning Talks
    • Site Building in Drupal 8
    • Drupal 8 Site Demonstrations
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    2016 Twin Cities Drupal Camp Annoucement - Save the Date!

    Start: 
    2016-06-23 (All day) - 2016-06-26 (All day) America/Chicago
    Event type: 
    Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

    Join us for one of the best attended and best loved Drupal Camps in America.

    This annual three-day camp is aimed at Beginner, Intermediate and Expert Level Drupal users, and organizations that rely on Drupal. You can expect a complete program that includes free training, informative sessions, inspiring keynotes, social events, BOFs, sprints, networking, usability testing and more.

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    Drupal Chicago Dev Roundtable (#CADUG) - February 2016 Edition

    Start: 
    2016-02-09 18:30 - 20:30 America/Chicago
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    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Location:
    Duo Consulting
    641 W. Lake Street
    Suite 301
    Chicago, IL

    Lightning Talks
    Attendees are encourage to present for 10 minutes on a topic of their choosing. Show off a recent project, get audience feedback for your next big idea, demo a cool new module, give a marketing case study or just talk about anything else Drupal related. No slides or presentation skills are required. Short yet informative talks are the goal.

    Advanced Drupal Discussions

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    Global Sprint Weekend 2016 - Evanston - Sunday Only

    Start: 
    2016-01-31 (All day) America/Chicago
    Event type: 
    Sprint
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    Drupal All-day Sprints in St Charles, IL, USA

    Start: 
    2016-01-30 09:00 - 2016-01-31 16:00 America/Chicago
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    Sprint

    Drupal All-day Sprints in St Charles, IL, USA is part of Drupal Global Sprint Weekend 2016.

    This will actually go Saturday January 30th and Sunday January 31st. Hours posted are based on total duration (we may post actual times based on participation) you are encouraged to participate as much as possible, but don't need to stay all day or both days.

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    Drupal Global Sprint Weekend 2016

    Start: 
    2016-01-30 09:00 - 18:00 America/Chicago
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    Event type: 
    Sprint

    Join us on Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31 at the OpenDoor Coworking Space in Laporte for Drupal's Global Sprint Weekend!

    This sprint will focus on Drupal 8 issues, and porting modules to Drupal 8.

    Not up for coding? Some examples of other activities you can do at the sprint include:

    • Writing docs for core or contributed modules
    • Working on presentations
    • Testing or reviewing patches for core or contributed modules
    • Anything else that helps make Drupal awesome!

    We will start at 9:00am and continue until around 6pm.

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    Drupal Chicago Dev Roundtable (#CADUG) - January 2016 Edition

    Start: 
    2016-01-12 19:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Location:
    Palantir.net, Inc.
    2211 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL

    Lightning Talks
    Attendees are encourage to present for 10 minutes on a topic of their choosing. Show off a recent project, get audience feedback for your next big idea, demo a cool new module, give a marketing case study or just talk about anything else Drupal related. No slides or presentation skills are required. Short yet informative talks are the goal.

    Advanced Drupal Discussions

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    Drupal Chicago General Meetup - January 2016 Edition

    Start: 
    2016-01-21 18:00 - 20:00 America/Chicago
    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Welcome to the Drupal Chicago meetup!

    All are welcome.

    Location:
    National Association of Realtors
    430 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

    January's Featured speaker: Will Long, Kerasai.com

    Will Long, aka Kerasai, will demonstrate his sweet module "Features Builder". New to Features? Want to featurize your site, but don't know how to do it The Right Way? Will will show you the way.

    Plus: site demos, featured gigs, Drupal community news, chit and chat.

    Contact us if you would like to show off something!

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    Fox Valley Drupal Holiday Social

    Start: 
    2015-12-16 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Annual Holiday social and Open House at net2Community, Inc. offices

    This is a combined meetup with the Fox Valley Drupal and Fox Valley Computing Professionals.

    Okay I lied, details were not coming soon and we are just now announcing... but you knew this would happen.

    Come one come all. Food and Beverages will be provided or you can bring something to share. Donations appreciated. Fun and Games will likely happen.

    The offices will be open all afternoon for Co-Working or Drupal Labs work, so if you are coming from a distance and want to miss traffic...

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