Atlantic Canada

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.

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Drupal North Regional Summit - Ottawa 2017

Start: 
2017-08-25 07:00 - 2017-08-27 17:00 UTC
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

Drupal North is a FREE 3-day conference focusing on a variety of Drupal related topics and the Community that drives the Drupal Project.

The 2017 event will be hosted in Ottawa, Canada on August 25-27th at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre. http://www.ottawaconferenceandeventcentre.com/

Please visit http://www.drupalnorth.org/en for regular updates.

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EVENT DATE CHANGE

We are moving back the 2017 Drupal North Summit to August 25th-27th.

We’ve made this change as we realized the original July date was not the ideal timing for the event. Out of consideration, respect, and in support for other Drupal events in the general region, we have chosen to pick an alternative date.

We know it’s always a challenge with the community growing so fast and with events such as these Summits, Camps, and Cons, popping up all over the world, we can’t appease everyone and there may be some closely timed events. But, we are going to try our best!

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Drupal 8 Training in Halifax - May 15-19

Start: 
2017-05-15 09:00 - 2017-05-19 16:30 America/Halifax
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Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Learn how to build a website with Drupal from top to bottom. This is a week-long Drupal class divided into three parts: site building, theming, and module development. You can register for all five days, or for each part individually, depending on your learning needs.

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Your New Drupal North Board!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the election, both nominees and voters. We (the community) truly appreciate that you are interested in the success and progression of Drupal North and we are excited to see how many votes were cast. What a great voter turnout!

That said, we now have our first official Board of Directors for Drupal North!

It's weird that I am the one writing this, but we want to congratulate the Board elect:

Pat Gilbert - President
Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/pat-gilbert

Bill Wu - Vice President

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Reminder to Vote for Drupal North Board

Hi Everyone,

Just a friendly reminder to cast your votes for who you would like to see form the first official Board of Directors for Drupal North.

Polling closes on Friday March 3rd at 5pm, so you only have a few days left!

Voting polls and more information found here:
https://groups.drupal.org/drupal-north-regional-summit

Thanks to everyone for showing your support and voting on the future of the organization and the event!

Cheers

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Drupal North Board Election is finally here!!

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. The next Drupal North is in Ottawa!

Drupal North Board Elections

Drupal North is forming a new governance board and non-profit organization to coordinate and organize the annual Drupal North Regional Summit.

A number of candidates have been nominated and accepted their nominations.

The new Board's mission will be to:

  • Create the organisation’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.

Candidates

Candidates for Board positions are below (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 ;)

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/afoster

Pat Gilbert (nominated for President and Vice President)

Experience

  • 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

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/pat-gilbert

Steve Lavigne (nominated for President and Vice President)

Experience

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.

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/nugg

Erin Marchak (nominated for Vice President and Treasurer)

Experience

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.

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/emarchak

Bill Wu (nominated for Vice President and Treasurer)

Experience

I love Drupal. I like people who are using Drupal. I am willing to contribute something to make it even better.

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/wuinfo

Cast Your Vote

Please vote using the polls that are linked below:

(Edited: February 28 by Chris Luckhardt.)

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Drupal developer wanted for community library project

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.

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DrupalAC on slack

DrupalAC has launched it's own Slack group. Visit our website and look in the sidebar for info on how to get onboard. http://drupalatlantic.ca!

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We're looking to expand the DrupalAC team!

We're looking to expand the DrupalAC team and add a volunteer communications person. For more info email drupalatlantic@gmail.com

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First Saint John NB Meetup Coming October 26th!

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Event type: 
User group meeting

October Drupal Meetup in Saint John NB, October 26th at Appnovation Saint John

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!.

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DrupalAC is participating in the Drupal Global Training Day

Start: 
2016-09-09 14:00 - 18:00 America/Moncton
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Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

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.

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First meeting of the Atlantic Drupal Group

Start: 
2016-08-17 16:00 - 18:00 America/Moncton
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

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.

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duplicate - ignore

Start: 
2010-01-01 16:00 - 18:00 America/Moncton
Event type: 
User group meeting

duplicate - ignore

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Momentum

Lots of things happening behind the scenes!

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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)

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Drupal in Canada BoF at DrupalCon NOLA

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.

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Just a quick note, and an intro

Welcome everyone!

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!

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What is your hands-on Drupal experience?

Just learning about it
11% (1 vote)
Less than 6 months
0% (0 votes)
6 Months to a Year
11% (1 vote)
1-2 Years
0% (0 votes)
2-4 Years
11% (1 vote)
4+ Years
67% (6 votes)
Total votes: 9
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