Chicago

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.

If you live or work in the suburbs, check out the Fox Valley Drupal Meetup group with topics for all users. The Northwest Drupal Meetup Group is perfect for those newer to Drupal.

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.

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Seeking travel expense sponsors for MidCamp 2017

I will be presenting "OOP, Design Patterns and Drupal 8" at this year's MidCamp and I'm seeking sponsors to help with my travel expenses. I'm happy to acknowledge my sponsors during my presentation.

I would love a place to crash on Friday night. So, if you can't help financially but can give me a place to lay my head that would be great, too!

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Learn Drupal 8 Theming and more at MidCamp

Drupalize.Me is excited to be going to MidCamp this year! If you haven't been before, it's a really well-run camp that offers a lot of fun and opportunity. This year, in addition to attending the camp, Joe and Blake are going to be running a full-day workshop on Drupal 8 theming.

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Drupal Chicago Meetup - Open Mic Night!

Start: 
2017-02-21 17:30 - 19:30 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Welcome to the Drupal Chicago Meetup!

All are welcome.

This month, let's do open mic night. Any one can come and do a lightning talk, site showcase, or ask questions. Some topics of interest that people through out at our last meetup were:

• Why Drupal 7 over Drupal 8?
• Migrations, Migrations, Migrations!
• Drupal Commerce
• Drupal Console and/or custom Drush commands
• Panel discussions about Community Organizations, or other types of Purpose-driven sites

Who's offered so far:

Oz Heller will give a lightning talk on setting up domain access on Drupal 8.

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Drupal and Web Application Security

Start: 
2017-02-15 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Application Security: The Importance of Security Updates

6pm Social Hour **

7pm - 9pm

Part 1: Alejandro Salinas will provide an introductory level presentation of some of the most widespread website vulnerabilities. We will present on the effects each vulnerability carries, potential attack vectors, mitigation techniques, and how Drupal coding standards promote best practice and safe development. A demonstration showing the effects of a worst-case scenario attack on Drupal will conclude the presentation.

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Dev Roundtable (#CADUG) - TBD

Start: 
2017-03-21 18:15 - 19:30 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Topic and speaker are TBD. Please contact Joe Purcell or Matt Ramir if you are interested.

Before we wrap up discussion we want to give everyone the opportunity to ask any general questions about Drupal 8.

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Dev Roundtable (#CADUG) - Profiling with Blackfire.io

Start: 
2017-02-28 18:15 - 19:30 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Beau Simensen at Sensio Labs will be presenting on profiling applications using Blackfire.io.

Before we wrap up discussion we want to give everyone the opportunity to ask any general questions about Drupal 8.

Schedule

615p - Meet and greet and food

630p - Talk about Blackfire.io and profiling

715p - Discuss problems anyone is having with Drupal 8

730p - Wrap up discussion

Location:
Promet
1802 West Berteau Avenue
Chicago, IL

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Dev Roundtable (#CADUG) - Drupal Integration with PubNub

Start: 
2017-01-24 18:15 - 19:30 America/Chicago
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Marc Delay at Clarity Partners will be presenting on integrating Drupal with PubNub:

What is pubnub and is it right for your next customer engagement app?

Pubnub is a real time, high volume, high availability, client side publishing network. Pubnub can be leveraged to push data to users in real time. From creating interactive chats to pushing updates to clients to running environment driven applications. We used Pubnub to push real time train status details to 100k daily users. Come learn about some of the pitfalls and eurekas we went through during the process.

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Drupal Chicago Meetup - January 2017 Edition - Bootstrap Paragraphs

Start: 
2017-01-10 17:30 - 19:30 America/Chicago
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Welcome to the Drupal Chicago Meetup!

All are welcome. We are moving on up the hall in TechNexus. Last meetup we were in Conference Rooms C/D. This month we'll be in A/B.

Jim Birch will be presenting on the Bootstrap Paragraphs Drupal 8 module which combines the power of Paragraphs with the functionality of the Bootstrap framework. Learn how to easily add multicolumn layouts, carousels, accordions, modals, tabs, views and more in your content area.

We will also review the Drupal 8 module structure, and go over some Bootstrap CSS and Drupal Twig theming tricks!

Plus:

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MidCamp Drupal Camp 2017 Planning Meeting - January 4th Edition

Start: 
2017-01-04 19:00 - 20:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

MidCamp Drupal Camp will be held March 30th through April, 2nd, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Our camp is growing, and would love additional volunteers to help us put on the 4 day event.

If you are interested, please come to this virtual/online meeting, or join us in the MidCamp Slack at https://midcamp.slack.com/

If you need an invite, enter your email here and you will be automatically joined:
https://slackinvite.me/to/midcamp

Meeting Space Link:
http://jbir.ch/jimzoom

Agenda Link:
http://jbir.ch/mca20170104

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MidCamp Drupal Camp 2017 Planning Meeting - 2nd December Edition

Start: 
2016-12-21 19:00 - 20:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

MidCamp Drupal Camp will be held March 30th through April, 2nd, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Our camp is growing, and would love additional volunteers to help us put on the 4 day event.

If you are interested, please come to this virtual/online meeting, or join us in the MidCamp Slack at https://midcamp.slack.com/

If you need an invite, enter your email here and you will be automatically joined:
https://slackinvite.me/to/midcamp

Meeting Space Link:
http://jbir.ch/jimzoom

Agenda Link:
http://jbir.ch/mca20161221

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Fox Valley Drupal Holiday Party

Start: 
2016-12-14 18:00 - 23:00 America/Chicago
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Event type: 
User group meeting

3rd Annual Holiday Party!!! Wednesday Dec. 14th, 6pm St Charles IL
(RSVP at the meetup link)

This is a combined group party for the Fox Valley Drupal and the Fox Valley Computer Professionals meetups!

This year featuring:

• Catered sandwiches and salad RSVP by Monday Noon, Dec. 12th for the food order!

• BYO treats and Drinks

• the first "Computer Science Fair"

• and Two Awesome Meetup groups!

What to Bring: Something to share, your BYO Beverages, a friend or two

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MidCamp Drupal Camp 2017 Planning Meeting - December Edition

Start: 
2016-12-06 19:00 - 20:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

MidCamp Drupal Camp will be held March 30th through April, 2nd, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Our camp is growing, and would love additional volunteers to help us put on the 4 day event.

We are looking for lovely people to be our:
Volunteer Lead
Accessibility Lead
Sprint Lead
Just help out in general!

If you are interested, please come to this virtual/online meeting, or join us in the MidCamp Slack at https://midcamp.slack.com/

If you need an invite, enter your email here and you will be automatically joined:
https://slackinvite.me/to/midcamp

Meeting Space Link:

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Global Training Day Online - What Drupal 8 Means for your Organization's Future

Start: 
2016-12-08 10:00 - 12:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
rgs
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Drupal is the CMS of choice for many organizations for a number of reasons: it comes out of the box with an incredibly powerful and flexible toolkit, it has a passionate community who is constantly contributing new functionality to the project, and best of all — it’s free!

Join us in this online training to learn how anyone can use Drupal to build sites that are interactive, integrated, and infinitely customizable… all without writing a line of code.

In this introductory class you will learn:

Best practices in Drupal project planning
Drupal's inherent tools and subsystems

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Global Training Day Special 2 Hour Online Anti-Crash Course: Introduction to Web Site Building with Drupal

Start: 
2016-12-08 13:00 - 15:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
rgs
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Drupal gives its users an incredibly powerful and flexible toolkit. These tools make it possible to build sites that are interactive, integrated, and infinitely customizable… all without writing a line of code.

Join us for this special 2 hour online Anti-Crash edition of our day long Site Building class to help you discover what you are capable of when you build with Drupal! In this introductory class you will learn the principles behind:

Best practices in Drupal project planning
Drupal's inherent tools and subsystems
Custom content types
Views
Taxonomy
Search tools
URL aliasing

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Chicago Global Training Day

Start: 
2016-12-02 09:00 - 15:00 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Beginner Training on Drupal 8. Bring your laptop!

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Drupal Chicago Meetup - November 2017 Edition

Start: 
2016-12-13 17:30 - 19:30 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Welcome to the Drupal Chicago Meetup!

All are welcome. This month we'll be joined by David Needham, Agency & Community Training Manager at Pantheon and Mike Pirog of Tandem (author of Kalabox).

Kalabox: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and LOVE Local Development

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Dev Roundtable (#CADUG) - Composer

Start: 
2016-11-29 18:15 - 19:30 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

This week our main focus will working with Composer.

• What is composer and why use it?

• How to start using composer for modules when the Drupal was installed via zipfile

• Automated deployment when you're using composer

• Whether or not to commit the vendor and modules/contrib directories

• Submitting modules to packagist and the difference between packagist and drupal.org's package repository

• What to do if a module does not have a composer.json?

• Do you drush or do you composer?

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MidCamp Drupal Camp 2017 Planning Meeting - November Edition

Start: 
2016-11-09 19:00 - 20:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Postponing this due to OMG THE CUBS ARE IN GAME 7 OF THE WORLD SERIES!!!!

MidCamp Drupal Camp will be held March 30th through April, 2nd, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Our camp is growing, and would love additional volunteers to help us put on the 4 day event. If you are interested, please come to this virtual/online meeting, or join us in the MidCamp Slack at https://midcamp.slack.com/

If you need an invite, enter your email here and you will be automatically joined:
https://slackinvite.me/to/midcamp

Meeting Space Link:
http://jbir.ch/jimzoom

Agenda Link:

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MidCamp Drupal Camp 2017 Planning Meeting - October Edition - Postponed

Start: 
2016-10-26 19:00 - 20:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Postponed until Nov 2nd.

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Dev Roundtable (#CADUG) - Workflow Initiative

Start: 
2016-10-25 18:15 - 19:30 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

This week our main focus will be Drupal's Workflow Initiative. We will start off with a 15 min intro covering it and showing a live demo of how it works.

Then we'll open it up for conversation--we hope this is an opportunity to talk through complex editorial experiences so please bring any tips, useful resources, or questions!

Before we wrap up discussion we want to give everyone the opportunity to ask a question about Drupal 8 in general.

Schedule

615p - Meet and greet and food

630p - Talk about Drupal Workflow Initiative

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