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 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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Event type: 
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
Organizers: 
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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MidCamp 2016 - Midwest Drupal Camp

Start: 
2016-03-17 (All day) - 2016-03-20 (All day) America/Chicago
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

We are excited to announce that MidCamp 2016 - Midwest Drupal Camp, will be held March 17th - 20th, 2016 at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Student Center West.

For more information, please visit http://2016.midcamp.org , subscribe to our email newsletter, and follow us on Twitter - @midwestcamp

We hope to see you there!

Web: http://2016.midcamp.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/midwestcamp
Hashtag #midcamp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MidCamp

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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)built that would be a good candidate for our students?

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Advanced Drupal Page Displays with Panels & Page Manager - Fox Valley Drupal

Start: 
2015-11-18 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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Event type: 
User group meeting

We'll look into what Panels is, what problem space it addresses, and how to decide if your project should be using it.

Jason Bell will start the presentations by delving into basic Panels terminology and usage. He'll then discuss the supporting contrib landscape and best practices for implementing Panels on your projects.

6pm Meet and Greet
7pm Site Showcases, Lightning Talks, Lab Results
8pm Drupal Layout with Panels

Drupal 8 Release pre-party

Arrive at 6pm to meet and greet, support Old Towne and our servers with a purchase of dinner and drinks!

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Free Drupal 8 Training and Install Workshop (Global Training Days Chicago Nov 2015)

Start: 
2015-11-20 12:00 - 16:00 America/Chicago
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Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Friday November 20th 2015 - RSVP @ http://drupal.meetup.com/1

What is Drupal 8? Where did Drupal come from? How can Drupal 8 help you?

The Chicago Drupal Meet Up Group has been hosting free training events since 2006 and starting in 2013 we have been syncing these events with Global Training Days around the world. Not only will you be learning Drupal, but so will hundreds of people around the world. More info @ drupal.org/learn-drupal

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Drupal 8 Release Party: Chicago

Start: 
2015-11-19 18:00 - 23:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
Drupal 8 Release Party

We will be posting event details on Tuesday.

In the meantime,

  • please RSVP on the Drupal Chicago meetup site so we know how many tacos to order!
  • please fill out this survey so can we can tell everyone about your contributions (whether or not you can come)!
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Drupal Labs Presentations

Start: 
2015-10-21 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Our first Drupal Lab Results presentations...

6pm Meet and Greet
7pm Site Showcases and Lightning Talks and Introductions
8pm Lab Results and Hands-on Labs: Mailchimp and Webform, Hands on with our Drupal Labs site (in development)

Meeting at Old Towne Pub and Grill again this month. Come early and order dinner and drinks (pay your own of course). Be generous, they let us use this place for free!!

For those of you commuting and wanting to miss the traffic, there is co-working at net2Community offices in the afternoon.

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Looking for local tech support

Hi all, my sister-in-law recently set up a brick and mortar store in Chicago. I've helped her get a basic website set up, but I don't have time to continue with it for long. She also needs someone who can provide some general tech support for the store in addition to Drupal site work. If you know anyone who can provide mostly online and some onsite tech support in Chicago, I'd really appreciate any references.

Here are some more details on the tech:

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Drupal and SEO

Start: 
2015-10-07 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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Event type: 
User group meeting

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:

http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Area-Drupal-User-Group/polls/

[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

Start: 
2015-09-30 09:30 - 12:30 America/Chicago
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Event type: 
User group meeting

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"

Start: 
2015-09-17 18:00 - 20:00 America/Chicago
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Event type: 
User group meeting

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

All are welcome.

This months theme: VIEWS in D7 and D8.

Agenda

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, weather.com

7:00 Site demos using views

Oz Heller, Breakthrough Technologies demos ARBNET

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