We're a drupal group servicing the Atlantic Canada region, which includes the provinces of New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland.
Why such a large area? Canada, and Atlantic Canada specifically, is a very small population over a very large area. The Atlantic region has a total combined population smaller than many major global cities, with a total population of 2,348,901 as of 2014. We have some amazing people broken up across this vast area, and they are looking for ways to meet, grow, share knowledge and resources.
The primary goal is to share resources and evangelize drupal to those who may be looking for a CMS of choice, or for developers who are looking for more than their current CMS solution provides.
Secondarily, we are looking to promote Drupal usage for those entering the web development, and site-building world, and get them considering drupal as part of their toolset, while also encouraging best practices and methodologies.
What is Drupal North?
Drupal North is a FREE annual conference focusing on how to make amazing websites with Drupal. Drupal North’s mandate is to showcase Canadian Drupal talent and to business, nonprofit, education, and government audiences.
In 2015 Drupal North was held in Toronto
In 2016 Drupal North was held in Montréal
Drupal North Board Elections
Drupal North is forming a new governance board and non-profit organization to coordinate and organize the annual Drupal North Summit.
A number of candidates have been nominated and accepted their nominations.
The new boards’ mission will be to:
Create the organization’s bylaws
Incorporate a new non-profit organization
Assemble the organizing team and then kick off planning the 2017 event.
Who Can Vote?
You can vote if...
You have a Drupal.org account and
You have interest in attending, helping, or the success of the event.
The nominees (in alphabetical order)
Aidan Foster (nominated for Vice President)
Experience - I was on the organizing committee for both past Drupal North events. I am the VP of the Drupal Toronto Non-profit that runs local meet-ups. Finally I'm a small business owner so I know how get #%$^@ done ;)
Pat Gilbert (nominated for President and Vice President)
I started with Drupal in 2011
Founding member and current President of the Ottawa Drupal Association
Involved in organizing/planning Drupal North and now currently working to create this board and implement some governance
Steve Lavigne (nominated for President and Vice President)
I have been a developer for 12 years and have been working with Drupal for 3. I am currently the VP of the Ottawa Drupal Association and the Chair and President of Kids & Code. I have the experience needed to succeed.
Erin Marchak (nominated for Vice President and Treasurer)
I will bring a new perspective to Drupal North event organization, informed by years of experience in group event management. I’ll also prioritize inclusion of underrepresented groups to help strengthen & grow our community.
Bill Wu (nominated for Vice President and Treasurer)
I love Drupal. I like people who are using Drupal. I am willing to contribute something to make it even better.
Please vote using the polls that are linked below:Read more
I'm looking to contract an experienced freelance Drupal developer to assist with migrating a Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7 (or possibly 8). I am a library and information management consultant with experience building Drupal sites but I'm not a PHP programmer or developer, so I need assistance with module and backend development and the developer I usually work with is unavailable.Read more
Drupal Atlantic goes on the road! Check out our first meetup
in Saint John NB!
Are you interested in web/application development and looking to join a thriving community? Well, this event is for you!.Read more
For this month’s meetup we’re doing it out of sequence (normally the 3rd Wednesday of the month) and doing a special meet up to correspond with Drupal’s Global Training Day.
What is Drupal Global Training Day?
Drupal Global Training Days is an exciting initiative from the Drupal community to introduce new and beginning users to Drupal. Trainers from companies and local groups around the world make newcomers to the Drupal community feel inspired and empowered to start great work.Read more
Our First Meetup is scheduled for August 17th at the Venn Centre in Moncton NB.
We are proud to announce our first guest as well as the topic lineup:
Create Ambitious Digital Experiences with Drupal
Why should you use Drupal 8? It's the most advanced version of the industry-leading content management system. Drupal 8 includes 200+ new features and improvements that empower editors, developers, and customers.Read more
Lots of things happening behind the scenes!
This group is no longer under moderation. It has been officially released and now will show up in groups listings and public search (see the issue here: https://www.drupal.org/node/2729379).
This group needs to grow, so if you know anyone in the Atlantic region who is interested in Drupal, or might be considering it, please link them here.
I have been hard and work planning some ideas for how the group will move forward. One of the first things is I've been working on a v1 logo (attached)
I created a BoF at DrupalCon https://events.drupal.org/neworleans2016/bofs/drupal-canada
I am hoping to try and bring together more folks from Canada and rally the troops for getting more people involved in the DrupalNorth initiative.
With an inaugural success last year in Toronto we are continuing to build momentum with this years DrupalNorth in Montreal (http://www.drupalnorth.org/). I want to build it to be even bigger for when we celebrate it's 3rd anniversary in conjunction with Canada's 150th Anniversary, as we host DrupalNorth 2017 in Ottawa.Read more
Just as a quick note, I've updated and rewrote the description. Continuing, I am hoping to build a great community of Atlantic Canadian Drupal people here, so please invite your friends, and let's build this up into something great!
I will be starting up some recurring threads of information to spur creativity and discussion. Feel free to do the same!Read more