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

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2015-09-17 18:00 - 20:00 America/Chicago
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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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Drupal Labs Kickoff at Fox Valley Drupal

Start: 
2015-09-16 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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User group meeting

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

Start: 
2015-08-31 09:00 - 2015-09-04 04:30 America/New_York
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Training (free or commercial)

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

Start: 
2015-08-27 09:00 - 2015-08-28 04:30 America/Chicago
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Training (free or commercial)

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?

Start: 
2015-08-21 10:00 - 11:30 America/Chicago
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Training (free or commercial)

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 Palantir.net)

Start: 
2015-08-21 08:30 - 12:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

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

Start: 
2015-08-19 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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User group meeting

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!

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

Start: 
2015-08-20 18:00 - 19:30 America/Chicago
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Event type: 
User group meeting

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

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php[world] 2015

Start: 
2015-11-16 08:00 - 2015-11-20 13:00 America/New_York
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Related event (ie. not Drupal specific)

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 cmcgrath@celebratedrupal.com to discuss rate and availability. Thanks!

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iCrossing website Re-brand

I am happy to announced that our project re brand http://www.icrossing.com is live now. Should we put a snapshot to drupal.org showcase page?

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Fox Valley Drupal - Rules: Conditionally Executed Actions

Start: 
2015-05-20 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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User group meeting

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.

Signup on Meetup

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NW Suburban Meetup - Drupal 7 Favorite Contributed Modules

Start: 
2015-05-06 19:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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User group meeting

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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Introduction to Backdrop CMS

Start: 
2015-04-15 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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User group meeting

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
Event type: 
Sprint

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
Event type: 
Sprint

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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Event type: 
User group meeting

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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