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.
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.
Don't forget MidCamp March 19-22 Chicago IL http://2015.midcamp.org/ For those of you coming into town early, why not Join us for an evening of Leaflet Mapping in Drupal 7.
Chris Calip and the Start Interaction team have been working on a new suite of tools to make the Leaflet mapping experience approach the UI tools provided by the OpenLayers system in Drupal 7. He will talk about the team development, upcoming changes, and demonstrate some of the features.
- 6pm Meet and greet, drink and food orders
- 7pm Lightning talks, Site showcases, Introductions and Announcements
Are you ready to take your Drupal Development to the next level?
Do you want to start making Drupal modules on your own?
Do you want to know what is going on under the hood with Drupal Core
and Contributed modules?
Do you want to increase your rates for Drupal development
Drupal is a great tool for making websites but without knowing how to code
for Drupal you can only take it so far.
As you can guess this is an attempt to bring folks who may not be up to date with the State of the Drupal Project from the perspective of someone who works solely with the Drupal project and community. We will attempt to provide something of value and interest for anyone with an interest in the project, from novice to advanced professional.
6pm - Meet and Greet
7pm - The State of the Drupal Project: A perspective by Bob Snodgrass
- What is Drupal and a Brief History
- What's in a Version - 6, 7, 8
- What's in it for Site Managers
- What's in it for professionals
Drupal 8 is out in beta now and lots of work was done during the Global Sprint Days last month.
Get your localhost setup with the latest Drupal 8 if you can BEFORE you arrive!
6pm drinks, dinner, meet and greet
We will team up and get our hands dirty playing around with various Drupal 8 features, "teams" will choose what types of functionality they want to check out.
We will recap various experiences toward the end of the evening.
By the Way, did you realize this February's meeting is the 6th anniversary of our first?Read more
Join George DeMet, and Larry Garfield of Palantir.net in Chicago at the Palmer House as they give a workshop called: Drupal Site Building: The Big Picture as part of Museums and the Web 2015. Registration for the Workshop includes lunch and is separate from the conference registration.
This interactive workshop session is designed to help Web professionals more effectively leverage Drupal’s unique strengths as a content management platform.Read more
This is a place holder to get MWDS on the calendar.
Wednesday August 12 - Saturday August 15
All sprint days. No sessions.
Focus on getting Drupal 8 released (and some key contrib ports to Drupal 8).
UIC College of Medicine Research Building
909 S Wolcott Ave - https://goo.gl/maps/jlGgR
Wednesday/Thursday: Room 7175
Friday: Room 8175
1940 W Taylor St
Blue line - Illinois Medical District stop (Damen exit)
Pink line - Polk stop
West Town Bikes http://westtownbikes.org/ is looking for a consultant to help with our new site http://westtown.server288.com/ which is close to release. The site has CiviCRM integration. We are a non-profit youth and community program provider using the power of bicycles to strengthen and improve the city. Interested parties should contact Michael Young here or at 312-656-1953/Read more
The Heartland. America’s Breadbasket. Middle America. No matter what you call it, the midwest is the heart of the United States — a cultural crossroads that connects the urban east coast with the free-spirited west coast. It’s this epicenter of innovation where great minds from both sides collide and amazing Drupal work is born. We know each other; we respect each other; we collaborate on Drupal sprint and Drupal Association work; we attend and support the events of our local meetups.
It’s time we convene as a superpower to celebrate our mutual passion: Drupal.Read more
We will have a presentation and demonstration panels and drush. Then have questions and open networking.
Depending on attendance we will be drawing names from a hat for a chance to win a free months subscription to buildamodule.comRead more
December and the Holidays are upon us and it's time for our annual Holiday Social. We will be mixing with the Fox Valley Computing Professionals for a combined tech mixer at the net2Community, Inc. offices in St Charles, IL.
No program this month but we will hold Lightning Talks, everyone is encouraged to bring a quick topic and your ideas for the coming year. Co-working space is available all afternoon for anyone wishing to miss rush hour traffic.
Bring a guest and meet some new people. Food and Beverages will be served, donations gladly accepted.Read more
We are looking for a talented Drupal Developer in our Oak Brook IL Headquarters (Chicago). This position will be responsible for helping to develop the company’s high-availability platform that serves as the foundation for multiple consumer facing brand websites featuring both content and e-commerce.
As part of the web development team, you will work closely with Design, Marketing and Infrastructure teams to deploy meaningful content and commerce websites. You will help to identify approaches, develop code and deliver solutions that meet the specific goals of our online initiatives.Read more
There will be a MidCamp in person planning meeting tonight. Palantir.net has graciously volunteered to host our first meeting, so we will be there 6:30-8:00 pm. I can't wait to see everyone IRL again, but there will be a Hangout for people who can't make it in person as well.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact one of the organizers. There is a google group https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/midcamp that you may be interested in signing up.Read more
We have issues for all skill sets. Get involved and work together with others on drupal issues. Bring your laptop. All ages welcome.
210 N Racine Ave | 2M | Chicago, IL 60607
Part of Global Sprint Weekend:
Join us as we walk through a build of a custom theme implementing a responsive framework.
Responsive frameworks such as Bootstrap and Zurb Foundation have gained popularity by providing easy to implement responsive grid systems, navigation elements, and other basic components. Using frameworks such as these aren't for everyone so we'll cover the pros and cons and walk through the implementation details.Read more
After our first meeting most group members were interested in working with Drupal. Many first timers.
I think this meetup will be setup to do various beginner demo's and answer questions to help them get up and running.
I am also open to other suggestions and/or we can build upon what I have started here. A discussions has also been created for this: http://www.meetup.com/Northwest-Indiana-Drupal-Meetup/messages/boards/th...Read more