Welcome to the Bellingham Drupal Users' Group!
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The BhamDUG is currently planning its meetups to talk about Drupal, to contribute to regional Drupal events like PNW Drupal Camp, and have some Drupal Fun. During BhamDUG meetups, we showcase modules and projects, share tips and tricks, and answer nagging questions about Drupal.
This is a geographic Drupal User Group, meant primarily for planning local Drupal related events and meetups, and for supporting users locally.
Don't know much about Drupal yet? That's okay. New Drupal people are welcome! To get the most out of our meetups, you should have at least installed Drupal and played around with it some before you attend one. At some point, we may host some opportunities for learning Drupal locally, but this is not a group for learning the basics of Drupal.
Please don't post job offers in this group unless they are local to Bellingham, Skagit, or Whatcom County. Thanks for helping us keep it local.
Location: Lakeway Woods Coffee (http://www.thewoodscoffee.com/locations/lakeway/)
Meeting topics proposed for the 6:30pm meet up:
- Web services (REST and Services module discussion)
- General Q&A time
- Other topics are welcome
Some discussion of what is being done at WWU with respect to JSON objects and the REST WS module & Angular will be covered as well as (hopefully) some Services integration with Drupal and Adobe Lightroom via either XML_RPC or Atom feeds. Details to follow, so stay tuned.
REST WS module:Read more
Thanks everyone who attended. We hope to see those of you who couldn't come next month, the second Monday of the month at 7pm.
A few highlights were the following recommendations from DrupalCon.
* Drupal Prenote
* Lean, Collaborative Usability Testing
* All sessions available Just click on a title and the YouTube video will load, and they should be captioned.
If anyone is interested in going to the Vancouver Drupal User Group tonight, https://groups.drupal.org/node/467298, I plan on crossing the border around 3:30 in Blaine. Happy to provide a ride if anyone wants to go. I can fit 3 people comfortably and four tightly.
I'll grab a light dinner prior to the meeting and then head home directly after.
Contact me if you want to share a ride.
This is a volunteer opportunity and I believe they are looking for someone in the immediate area (Bellingham, WA or vicinity). Just posting on behalf of the group, I don't know anything about what they need. They used to run the conference on COD but I don't know whether that is still the case.
Please follow up using the email given in the announcement.
Acquia has a blog series on Drupal 8 that may be of interest.
Summary blog page on Drupal 8:
Ultimate Guide to Drupal 8 episode summary (will be 8 episodes, 6 have been done as of 2014-09-04)
Episode 1 - Authoring Experience Improvements
Episode 2 - Mobile ImprovementsRead more
This position will design, develop, and maintain complex software systems to support research computing. This position will develop and maintain research-oriented database and web applications under the direction of a Technology Operations Manager within the Northwest Knowledge Network (NKN) and will work with other NKN staff members to efficiently resolve reported application errors.Read more
If you have reason (e.g. troubleshooting) to review and/or edit site variables, you can do this via a GUI interface (rather than
drush vget/vset) using the devel module and then going to the following location on your site:
This will provide you with a clear list of all the variables and the ability to edit them via a simple text editor interface.
I found this easier (or at least more straight-forward) than using
drush vset, especially when editing arrays.
I meant to post the slides from our session but it slipped my mind. Thanks to Rob for reminding me.
It is an .odp file so for best results in viewing it I recommend LibreOffice. Keynote and PowerPoint should open it as well.
NOTE: Last-minute location change! We will meet at The Woods Coffee on Lakeway, where we have a table reserved from 7PM to 8:30PM. Max Bronsema will report directly from his recent experiences at DrupalCon Austin, and we'll talk about security issues with Drupal.
The first ever Devsigner Conference is happening in Portland May 23-25, and we'd love to see you there!
Devsigner is a brand new event that will bring together frontend developers and technology-oriented designers and invite them to share their expertise, helping them take frontend development to the next level. We will be using Drupal as an assumed base platform, but since frontend development isn't tied to a particular backend, our audience includes any frontend dev and web-focused designer.
More information and registration: devsignercon.comRead more
Mentoring: 10AM to 1PM Saturday, 01/25
Sprint: 10AM to 4PM Saturday, 01/25 and 10AM to 2PM Sunday, 01/26
Q: Do you have to be a "programmer" to contribute?
If you've built a site with Drupal, you can find a way to contribute. Documentation of issues, testing patches, writing issue descriptions, and more are all valid ways to contribute to the success of Drupal 8.
If you want to get set up ahead of time, check the thread on the Meetup page with details from the Community Tools workshop from DrupalCon 2013:Read more
Sprint next weekend. https://groups.drupal.org/node/332998
Would anyone want to get together to sprint on core next weekend? If so I can work on securing some space. I would be able to meet Saturday. Sunday I am headed to the community seed swap so would need to wrap up by noon.
Hi all! There's a new post on the Meetup page about a survey regarding our activities for 2014. If you've thought about coming to our meetups but haven't, or if you are a sometimes-attendee, please come on over to the Meetup page and click the link to fill out the survey. Your feedback will be appreciated. Thanks!
Please join us on Tuesday, December 17th at 6:00pm for a low-key, informative gathering of Bellingham area web professionals!
The goal: To provide a local venue for the sharing of interesting web-related topics.
The format: One or two presenters will provide around 20 minutes of insight on their chosen areas of web expertise.
Who's invited: All Bellingham area web professionals are invited to this free event, slated to be the first of many to be held on a monthly basis.
For additional information, please visit http://bhamsessions.com.
- Enabling Google Auth for a possible shared Drupal calendar app for the group Drupalize.me sharing calendar (so anyone can setup a login without having to establish a new username/password)
- Learning how to use the Calendar module (for that same project)
- Working with text areas with on-screen keyboards for text input with different character sets (relevant to David Sienko's Native language project, this time on a mobile/Android platform)
I thought this worth sharing here, given the number of BDUG members who have expressed an interest in tools like drush and git, but need to increase their comfort level with working on the command line to manage a Drupal site.
Drupalize.me has a whole series of Command Line Basics videos that are FREE. Check it out: