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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.

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: 4th Thursday of each month, 7:00pm - 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.

Funds are available for local Florida meetup groups!

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What modules do you start with?

When you start a new Drupal site, what modules do you start with that helps build the structure of your site?

Pathauto is one such module along with Token. Module Filter is one that help you with the Module Page. I believe Devel Module should be installed.

What other modules should be installed before designing the site to help build the structure or the site? I know that it depends on what you are doing but I am after the general modules. Can you help?

Thank You
Ronald Norman

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Thoughts about using Ubercart 3 v. Drupal Commerce anyone?

Was wondering if anyone had any thoughts regarding pros/cons, anecdotes, or opinions about Ubercart 3 v. Drupal Commerce. I pretty much followed Ryan Szrama with his switch from Ubercart to Drupal Commerce. I've found Drupal Commerce to be powerful and simpler in some respects, but then crazy-wild more complicated in others. And unfortunately, some of those others are aspects that the client wants to have control over yet obviously can't be expected to know the details of how to do heavy Drupal Commerce administration.

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Drupal of Miami Workshops this Saturday

Start: 
2012-07-21 (All day) America/New_York
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Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Drupal of Miami

July 21, 2012 This Saturday at 12:00 Noon till 4:00pm

This week Drupal of Miami Workshop

This Saturday we will be working on Views and setting up a political site. This is no easy task so you will have a chance to see the problems that we will run into displaying content. We will work on solving the problems between "Fields" and "Taxonomy" for starters. Come and join us for the fun!!!

Special Notice

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Drupal Consultant | Scholastic

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

We are looking for a consultant that can integrate our current drupal 6 intranet with alfresco, these are the requirements

  • Basic install and configuration of Alfresco on our server
  • Integrate Alfresco and Drupal
  • Have a visible representation of the repo folder structure in the drupal interface ().
  • Ability to upload/download from the drupal in interface
  • Ability to upload files (pdfs, docs, xls) to alfresco via a content type and attach those files or file to that content type
  • Drupal Views integration in order to display alfresco content
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Palm Beach County Drupal Meetup

Start: 
2012-07-17 19:30 - 21:30 America/New_York
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Palm Beach Drupal Meetup @ 7:30pm, Tuesday 7/17 at Rotelli's Lake Worth.

Meetup Event details can be found here: http://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Drupal/events/68714272/

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Brevard July's Meetup

Start: 
2012-07-19 18:30 - 21:00 America/New_York
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us on Thursday evening, July 19th at 6:30pm for the latest installment of the Brevard Drupal Meetup Series, 2nd Edition. Topics for this meetup may include (but not be limited to):
• Drupal Ladder (http://learndrupal.org/) - the goal for this meetup is to see where you are on the ladder (http://learndrupal.org/ladder/ee503327-50be-1904-8d04-9499098cad64)

Directions to the house are (Please note that I have a long driveway):

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    August 2012 Gainesville Drupal Meetup - 8/9/12 - Learn e-commerce using Drupal Commerce!

    Start: 
    2012-08-09 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Join the Gainesville, FL Drupal Users Group meetup the second Thurs of August (8/9/12) at the downtown Alachua County Libary at 7pm!

    This month, the main session will be learning e-commerce the Drupal way via the Drupal Commerce suite of modules.

    In addition, we'll have

    • A [free] 20 minute Drupal beginner session/training for any newbies that attend
    • A rundown of the top X Drupal modules - this is always one of our favorites
    • Roundtable discussion - What have you done or learned in the last month that's worth showing off?
    • A happy-hour / social event afterwards - probably at Harry's or The Top (both are within walking distance)! This'll give us a chance to nerd-talk over a beer or three :)

    Details:

    When: August 9th, 2012 7pm-9pm EDT

    Where: the Alachua County Downtown Libary (401 East University Ave) Click for Map.

    Room: We'll be in the Foundation Room, which is up the stairs and to the left (follow the wall until you see the sign. Ask for help if needed).

    Afterwards: We'll be going out for food/beer/socializing at a restaurant/bar within walking distance.

    What to bring: Bring your laptop if you have one, if not, don't worry!

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    What is the hardest part of Drupal to learn?

    What is the hardest part of Drupal to learn when you decided to use Drupal as your platform?

    Why?

    What would you do differently to make it easier for someone just learning?

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    rnorman's picture

    Drupal of Miami Workshop Tomorrow at 12 Noon

    Start: 
    2012-07-14 12:00 America/New_York
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    Training (free or commercial)

    Drupal of Miami

    This week Drupal of Miami Workshop

    This Saturday we will be working on Views and setting up a political site. This is no easy task so you will have a chance to see the problems that we will run into displaying content. We will work on solving the problems between "Fields" and "Taxonomy" for starters. Come and join us for the fun!!!

    Our Last Workshop Coral Gables

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    mherchel's picture

    July 2012 Gainesville Drupal Meetup Wrapup

    I just got back from a great meetup earlier this evening at the Alachua County Library Headquarters in downtown Gainesville.

    We had a great turnout, and covered several topics including a presentation on responsive design in Drupal using both the Omega (http://drupal.org/project/omega/) and Zen (http://drupal.org/project/zen/) base-themes. We also covered rolling our own using CSS3 media queries in addition to data-driven mapping in Drupal, and growing the size of the group.

    We talked a bit about our group reaching out and growing, and came to a couple changes:

    1) New time for our meetup. This will now be at 7pm (same location)
    2) We'll be doing a social happy hour afterwards - probably at Harrys or the Top (both within walking distance)
    3) We're also going to be doing a bit of reach-out/networking with other users groups starting with the Gainesville Web Developers meetup (http://meetup.gnvwebdev.com/) this Monday. This is a great group of people, and I've attended this meetup several times and learned a bunch.

    See everyone this Monday at the web dev meetup and then August 9th, 2012 back at our normal spot (7pm)!

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    Meeting Minutes for Broward Drupal Meetup held on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

    We held our Broward Drupal monthly meetup on Wednesday, July 11th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

    Remote participant(via Skype and Join.me):
    Seattle - Chris Parsons @chillin411
    Stuart - Dustin Cooper @dustinjcooper

    In Person (Greater Fort Lauderdale, Broward County Florida):
    Jay Epstein @jeppy64, Phil Smith @siliconvalet, Rob de Koter @Robdekoter, Jeff Locke, Elvis Svoboda @ElvisIsOnATrain, Teo Vitkaiskas, Jessica Rivera, Peter Davis, David Gueits, Ben Groenevelt and me @hectoriribarne

    This month we had two presentations on Drupal theming, and on installing BOA for managing Drupal sites.

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    Gainesville Drupal Users Group Meetup this Thurs!

    Start: 
    2012-07-12 18:00 - 20:00 America/New_York
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    The Gainesville Drupal Users Group will be meeting this Thursday 6pm at the downtown Alachua County Library. We'll be meeting in the Foundation Rm (ask a libarian if you need help locating it).

    This week, we'll be talking about several topics including responsive design using various sub-themes. In addition, the illustrious Roland Riddell will be giving a quick demo of tinynav.js, which is a Jquery libary that facilitates responsive design. I'd also like to talk about several responsive design patterns and solutions- specifically formatting megamenus. If anyone has any solution, I'm all ears!

    We'll also discuss current projects, blockers, Gators, and other things!

    All newbies and ninjas are welcome!

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    How to get products showing in categories?

    I have a site with a mobile capable theme loaded at www.promodeler.com. The purpose of the site isn't to act as a shopping cart, but to act as a catalog for the products.

    However, I am having trouble figuring out how to get the products showing by category. I do not want to use Commerce since the products are sold by brick-and-mortar stores, e.g. this site is a reference of what ProModeler offers. Can I do this without Commerce? Simply put, the products need to be sorted.

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    Brevard County Meetup

    I've had a lot of questions about the Brevard Meetups and whether or not folks are getting the notifications so I thought I would put something up here and see if everyone concerned is getting the notifications. Also, Caroline suggested Parrish Medical Center 951 N. Washington Ave. Titusville, Florida 32796 as a venue for the meetups in the event we cannot use the Porcher House, which we can't do when Mike is unavailable. Parrish has meeting rooms with wi-fi and projectors.

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    iribarne's picture

    Broward Meetup - July 2012

    Start: 
    2012-07-11 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Broward Meetup (second Wednesday of the month)

    Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 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
    http://browarddrupal.org/gmaplocation

    This month we will be having two presentations about Drupal theming and also about installing BOA on a Linux VPS.

    If you want to participate virtually, send me a Skype connect request to hectoriribarne. I will initiate the Skype call shortly after 7pm.

    Broward Drupal site: http://BrowardDrupal.org

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    rnorman's picture

    Drupal of Miami Workshop Coral Gables Meeting

    Start: 
    2012-07-09 (All day) America/New_York
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    Training (free or commercial)

    Drupal of Miami Workshop

    Tomorrow Night at 6:00 PM Coral Gables

    July 9, 2012
    Monday Evening at 6:00pm

    Our Last Workshop

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    Jacksonville July Meetup (#5)

    Start: 
    2012-07-17 18:00 - 19:30 America/New_York
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Please join us for our July Jacksonville Drupal User Group Meetup.

    This month I'll be giving a presentation on beginning Drush. We'll go over downloading and setting up Drupal via Drush, downloading and enabling modules, backing up your database and some other fun features that make Drupal development easier with Drush.

    Meeting Agenda
    -Brief introductions for new members
    -Drush presentation
    -Q&A
    -Networking/Social Time

    We will be having our next meetup at CoWork Jax again this month. Please thank Nathan Edmunson for his sponsorship of our group at the meetup.

    Location

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    Drupal Developer | Silicon Valet

    Employment type: 
    Full time
    Employment type: 
    Part time
    Employment type: 
    Contract
    Telecommute: 
    Allowed

    Looking for a drupal master to join the team.
    You can work from home (we prefer that you're in EST).

    Looking for a drupal guru with any one (or more) of the following skills:

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  • SOLR - our solr servers live in amazon, and we use search_api_solr
  • Custom multi-step AJAX/AHAH form API forms with field colllections and images
  • Social media integration expert (preferably somebody with some digital marketing experience) for user experience tracking and custom content delivery.
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    rnorman's picture

    Drupal of Miami Workshop

    Start: 
    2012-07-07 12:00 America/New_York
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    Training (free or commercial)

    Drupal of Miami

    Our Last Workshop

    Last Saturday we talked about Categories: Taxonomy, Vocabulary and Terms. Taxonomy is the science of naming and classifying things. Inside of Drupal the term “Taxonomy” refers to any form of organization based on terms, the vocabularies they compose, and any hierarchical structuring of them.

    This coming Saturday we will continue working with Taxonomy, Vocabulary and Terms since it is one of the bases for the structure of building a website using Drupal.
    Please come and join us for the fun.

    July 2012 Schedule

    Miami Beach Schedule

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    rnorman's picture

    Logos

    When creating a Drupal Website what size should the custom made logo be?

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