Florida

Florida Drupal User's Group logoWelcome to the Florida Drupal Users Group! We have members from all over Florida and most meetups around the state are coordinated through this group. Whether you're from the panhandle, northeast Florida, the Gulf coast, central Florida, the Space Coast, or south Florida, you'll find other Drupal developers and themers here.

Save the date! Florida DrupalCamp 2017 is happening on Friday-Sunday, February 17-19, 2017. Want to help plan and organize the event?

Currently, we have regular meetups in the following areas:

  • Brevard County (Cocoa Village): first Thursday of each month.
  • Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale): 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7pm - Meetup.com listing
  • Orlando: 2nd Monday of each month, 6:30pm - Meetup.com listing
  • Gainesville: 2nd Thursday of each month, 7pm - Meetup.com listing
  • Jacksonville: 3rd Thursday of each month, 6pm - Meetup.com listing
  • Miami Beach: 4th Wednesday of each month, 6pm
  • Palm Beaches (Jupiter-Boca Raton): 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:30pm - Meetup.com listing
  • Sarasota / SW Florida: 1st Tuesday of each month 6:30pm
  • Tallahassee: 1st Wednesday of each month at 7pm.
  • Tampa Bay: 1st Thursday of each month - Meetup.com listing

Keep an eye on this page for location and topic announcements for each meetup, as meeting days and times might change month-to-month.

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Florida DrupalCamp: Now a 3-day, networking and learning open-source extravaganza!

We’re taking it up a couple notches this year down in Orlando for the 9th Florida DrupalCamp (https://www.fldrupal.camp)! We're expanding in every dimension we can find - highlighted by an opening day (Friday) of full-day workshops followed by two days (Saturday and half-day Sunday) of sessions!

Amazing Trainings

In previous years, we’ve had concurrent trainings on Saturdays and some sprinting on Sunday. This year, we changed it up: Friday will be a full training day including workshops on:

  • Beginning React JS - taught by John Tucker
  • Docker for Development with Drupal - taught by Lisa Ridley  
  • Introduction to Drupal 8 - taught byMichael Anello  
  • Introduction to Drupal 8 Theming - taught by Suzanne Dergacheva
  • Introduction to DrupalVM - taught by Ben Hosmer

The best part is that trainings are included with the price of the ticket (now $35). You sign up for the training when registering. Space is limited, however, so register soon!

Three Phenomenal Featured Speakers

We have three amazing featured speakers this year!

Many More Extraordinary Sessions and Speakers

We have over 30 sessions already submitted with several weeks to go until the deadline. We still need more. Check them out and submit your session soon.

Kick-A** Weather

Orlando in February. Sunny and warm :)

The Absolute Best Sponsors Ever

It's true, we have the best group of sponsors money can't buy! We're crazy-happy about having Achieve Agency as our top-level Platinum sponsor. This newly formed South Florida shop is looking to make a big splash in the community, and we're happy that we can help introduce them to everyone. 

Combined with Johnson & Johnson, devPanel, and Digital Echidna as Gold-level sponsors as well as all of our other amazing supporters, we're excited to bring you the biggest and best Drupal event you've ever seen (not to mention a few fun surprises!)

Lots More Sensational Stuff!

From a new logo, great catering, t-shirt, giveaways, and even an integrated video game easter-egg on our website, there’s lots to be had. Don't miss it!  Register today or regret it for the rest of 2017!

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Florida Drupalcamp early-bird tickets end on Tuesday

Save $10, and get your ticket to Florida Drupalcamp now. https://www.fldrupal.camp/

It's going to be the best FLDC ever, spanning 3 days with day 1 being training, day 2: sessions, and day 3: sessions and code sprint.

Register! https://www.fldrupal.camp/

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Event - Broward Drupal Meetup - Wed January 11th, 2017 - Drupal Project Management Workflow by Beau Heath

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2017-01-11 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Broward Meetup (second Wednesday of the month)

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dunkin' Donuts - 9170 State Road 84 (south side of I-595 between Nob Hill and Pine Island) Davie, FL 33324 USA

This month Beau Heath will be presenting Drupal Project Management Workflow. The following topics will be covered:
-Prep/Info gathering
-Alpha meeting/kick off call
-Beta meeting
-First site review
-Second site review
-Additional reviews *if necessary
-QA
-Train client on CMS
-Soft Launch
-Hard Launch

Sign-up:

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Cynde Mercer presented a Relativity Data Model Drupal 8 Demo- Broward Drupal Meeting Minutes - December 14, 2016

This month Cynde Mercer (http://mercerwebdesign.com) presented a Relativity Demo, which is based on Jay's (http://jay-epstein.com) Relativity model for Drupal.

Cynde did a demo of a site she is planning on building with Jay Epstein's (https://twitter.com/jeppy64) Drupal Relativity Data Model. The site is currently built with the D7 Open Church distribution, and now Cynde is planning on building it in Drupal 8 using the Drupal Relativity Data Model.

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Event - Broward Drupal Meetup - Wed December 14th, 2016 - Relativity Demo

Start: 
2016-12-14 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Broward Meetup (second Wednesday of the month)

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dunkin' Donuts - 9170 State Road 84 (south side of I-595 between Nob Hill and Pine Island) Davie, FL 33324 USA

This month Cynde Mercer (http://mercerwebdesign.com) will be presenting a Relativity Demo, which is based on Jay's (http://jay-epstein.com) Relativity model for Drupal.

Sign-up:

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The Learning Series Part 6 - Theming: Drupal 8 - Let's be friends - Broward Drupal Meeting Minutes - November 9, 2016

This month Jay Epstein (@jeppy64 http://jay-epstein.com/) covered the sixth part of "The Learning Series: Drupal 8 - Let's be friends." Part 6 allowed us to finish off the learning series with theming our site. We walked through theming for the Site Builder in Drupal 8 using Adaptive Theme and the AT Tools module for Drupal 8. Jay gave us a great approach to leverage the Adaptive Theme and the AT Tools that come with it. He focused on showing us how to get the theme started with site builder tools helping to create the architecture of the theme using the Site Building AT Tools.

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Florida Drupalcamp: February 2017 - Tickets on Sale!

Hey Drupalers! Florida Drupalcamp tickets are on sale! Get them now at www.fldrupal.camp!

What’s Florida Drupalcamp?

Florida DrupalCamp is an 3 day, attendee-driven, volunteer-organized conference. Most of the content will Drupal-specific, but there will also be presentations related to more general web technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript, and PHP. We’re expecting between 250 and 300 people!

When and Where is Florida Drupalcamp?

FLDC will be Friday, February 17th through Sunday, February 19th in beautiful warm Orlando, Florida!

3 Days? What’s going on?

  • Friday, February 17th will be composed of trainings including Intro to Drupal, Front-end Development, and we’re working on more (including possibly React and Docker)!

  • Saturday, February 18th will be a day of sessions - most Drupal-specific, but many on web development in general.

  • Sunday, February 19th will be a combination day of session and code-sprints. Let’s make Drupal better!

Can I submit a session?

Yes! Please do! Session submissions are currently open at https://www.fldrupal.camp/sessions

How much does this cost?

You can get early-bird priced tickets RIGHT NOW for the low, low price of $25. If you register within the next 10 minutes, you get a free sticker :P

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Event - Broward Drupal Meetup - Wed November 9th, 2016 - The Learning Series: Drupal 8 - Let's be friends Part 6

Start: 
2016-11-09 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Broward Meetup (second Wednesday of the month)

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dunkin' Donuts - 9170 State Road 84 (south side of I-595 between Nob Hill and Pine Island) Davie, FL 33324 USA

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The Learning Series Part 5: Drupal 8 - Let's be friends - Broward Drupal Meeting Minutes - October 12, 2016

This month Jay Epstein (@jeppy64 http://jay-epstein.com/) covered the fifth part of "The Learning Series: Drupal 8 - Let's be friends." Part 5 allowed us to continue building out the back end architecture. We jumped into Views. We learned about the concept of the master content type and its child nodes (and grandchild nodes). We learned about the importance and screaming fast performance of rendering small bits of related content in a view that begins with the master node ID as a contextual filter.

Now it's up to all of you to take the information and use it to your advantage.

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Drupal Camp Chattanooga 2016 - Sat Nov 5th

Start: 
2016-11-05 08:00 - 17:00 America/New_York
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Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

This years Drupal Camp Chattanooga is on again.
Sat 5th November 2016 at Chattanooga State Community College.

www.drupalcampchattanooga.com

Our beginners track is a whole day of training with Doug Van "Drupal 8 in a day", included with your ticket price. This is thanks to our Platinum sponsor True North.

Buy tickets, submit sessions and sponsor from the web site right now.

Our after party will include fireworks, after all 5th November is Guy Fawkes, when the British celebrate their most famous traitor. With Sticker swag to go along with the theme.

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Event - Broward Drupal Meetup - Wed October 12th, 2016 - The Learning Series: Drupal 8 - Let's be friends Part 5

Start: 
2016-10-12 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Broward Meetup (second Wednesday of the month)

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dunkin' Donuts - 9170 State Road 84 (south side of I-595 between Nob Hill and Pine Island) Davie, FL 33324 USA

This month Jay Epstein (http://jay-epstein.com) will be continuing his series: The Learning Series: Drupal 8 - Let's be friends Part 5. Here is what we are going to discuss:

1: Q/A delegated tasks out to the new "Site Builder" permission bucket. As the lead PM will I make Hector's life ugly? Maybeeeeeeeeee. Will I hone-in on user contributions? Count on it.

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REMINDER: No TBDUG Meetup in Oct; Party Instead!

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2016-10-07 16:30 - 20:00 America/New_York
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User group meeting

Just as a reminder - there will be NO meetup this month for the Tampa Bay Drupal User's Group (TBDUG) on our usual first Thursday of the month.

Instead, TBDUG 6th Anniversary Party on Friday, October 7th will take its place.

We hope to see you there, more information is available here - http://tbdug.com/bulletin/sixth-anniversary-party

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Requesting estimates for initial discovery phase

Good morning Drupal Florida!

Over the course of the next fiscal year, Pasco-Hernando State College has several projects planned which require extensive Drupal 8 expertise. We are looking for a contractor/shop with specialties in Drupal information architecture, data architecture, user experience, and migration.

We understand how important discovery is and are requesting quotes for the initial discovery phase. After discovery is completed, there will be an additional process to submit a final quote when we issue the RFQ.

Minimum Requirements

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The Learning Series Part 4: Drupal 8 - Let's be friends - Broward Drupal Meeting Minutes - September 14, 2016

This month Jay Epstein (@jeppy64 http://jay-epstein.com/) covered the fourth part of "The Learning Series: Drupal 8 - Let's be friends." The following topics were covered in Part 4:

  • Introduction to Minimal Viable Product (MVP)
  • Talked about when to add people as users to sites. Drupal users consume more resources, so don't add them unless it is necessary.
  • Discussed basic settings for user roles.
  • Jay let us sign up to the site.
  • We added a site builder role and went through the permissions for all roles.
  • Discussed the components of the site (Event, Session, Location, etc.).
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Event - Broward Drupal Meetup - Wed September 14th, 2016 - The Learning Series: Drupal 8 - Let's be friends Part 4

Start: 
2016-09-14 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Broward Meetup (second Wednesday of the month)

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dunkin' Donuts - 9170 State Road 84 (south side of I-595 between Nob Hill and Pine Island) Davie, FL 33324 USA

This month Jay Epstein (http://jay-epstein.com) will be continuing his series: The Learning Series: Drupal 8 - Let's be friends Part 4. Here is what we are going to discuss:

1: Quick visual of what we have already built. (taking inventory)

2: Identify what we are missing for the site foundation. (verify blueprint)

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Orlando Meetup - Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Start: 
2016-09-13 18:30 - 20:30 America/New_York
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Event type: 
User group meeting

... ♪ Guess who's back...back again...Orlando's back...tell a friend ♪

The Orlando Meetup group is back from the dead – or at least from a lengthy self-induced coma!
Come help us get the band back together!

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Orlando Meetups - Which version to focus on? D7 or D8?

Drupal 7
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Drupal 8
0% (0 votes)
50/50 (D7/D8)
0% (0 votes)
75/25 (D7/D8)
100% (1 vote)
75/25 (D8/D7)
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 1
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CANCELLED: Tampa Bay Drupal User's Group September Meetup

Start: 
2016-09-01 18:30 - 20:30 America/New_York
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Due to the pending tropical storm/depression that is due to be the strongest in the Tampa Bay area tomorrow (September 1st) in mid afternoon, we have decided to cancel this month's meet up.

Next month's TBDUG 6th Anniversary Party on October 7th (that replaces the October meet up) is still scheduled. We hope to see you there, more information is available here - http://tbdug.com/bulletin/sixth-anniversary-party

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Liability as a Drupal Developer

Good day, all:

My company has been a provider of "traditional" software development for the past 30 years. However, Drupal development - or any other CMS work - has not been a focus of the company, despite the fact that we have extensive coding resources both in-house and out, we manage a significant array of servers in our Orlando data center, and we have a number of local clients (potential Drupal prospects) to whom we provide IT support services.

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Orlando Florida - Drupal Coworking Friday, August 26th

Start: 
2016-08-26 09:00 - 18:00 America/New_York
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Event type: 
User group meeting

If you are a Drupal Professional and would like to work with other Drupal Professionals come out and cowork with us. We'll be at Downtown Credo on August 26th, 2016 in the back room all day long (The Credo back room cost will be covered by Mediacurrent.)

Credo does serve coffee and pastries (food, coffee and meals are the responsibility of the attendees). We'll most likely be eating lunch within walking distance of Credo but you are welcome to bring your lunch if you wish.

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