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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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Drupal of Miami Workshop Monthly Meeting

Start: 
2012-07-25 06:00 America/New_York
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Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Drupal of Miami

July 25, 2012
Wednesday Evening at 6:00 pm

Hector Iribarne will be giving a presentation at on "Managing Drupal Sites with BOA (Barracuda Octopus Aegir).

This Monthly Drupal of Miami Workshop Meeting

Hector Iribarne will be giving a presentation at on "Managing Drupal Sites with BOA (Barracuda Octopus Aegir).

Please come and join us for the fun.

July 2012 Schedule
Miami Beach Schedule

July 25, 2012
Wednesday Evening at 6:00 pm
Hector Iribarne will be giving a presentation at on "Managing Drupal Sites with BOA (Barracuda Octopus Aegir).

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Drupal of Miami Workshop Coral Gables Meeting Last Night

First of I would like to say thanks to everyone that came to the Drupal of Miami Workshop last night. This message is mostly directed to these people because we had a problem getting one part of the WYSIWYG Module not to work last night and we ran out of time to fix the problem.

This morning I found the answer to the problem. The problem was we were not able to download images through the WYSIWYG widget when we were creating an Article or Basic page.

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Drupal of Miami Workshop Coral Gables Meeting

Start: 
2012-07-23 06:00 America/New_York
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Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Drupal of Miami Coral Gables Meeting

Tomorrow Evening July 23, 2012 at Coral Gables Florida
Starting at 6:00 pm. at Planet Linux Caffe, 1430 Ponce De Leon, Coral Gables, Florida.

This coming Monday 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.

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Consultant/Architect | CLoud NYNE Design

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

I need assistance in creating a proposal for converting an existing MS Access medical application to the web. It must be HIPAA compliant so looking for someone with that expertise for security and infrastructure.

I would like to partner with a freelancer or other small Drupal shop to help architect and design the app as well as build it. I would act as business analyst and client interface.

Please contact me, John Learned at theotherguy@cloudnynedesign.com if interested.

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Jacksonville Speaker Topics Schedule

Trying to come up with a speaker or topic for our August meetup of the Jacksonville user group. We've had one volunteer to do some views work and also some users wanting to learn more about varnish and performance tuning. Anyone want to volunteer for August or another month or have ideas for other topics cover?

EDIT:
So I'm converting this topic to a signup/schedule of topics so it'll be easier to track. Please add to discussion if you want to give a presentation or have an idea of someone who could:

2012:

August: Git with Andrew Riley

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Brevard July Meeting Recap

We had seven attendees last night when Caroline generously opened her house up for our Brevard Drupal meetup. We enjoyed pizza and beer and good company.

Dorothy did a great job explaining Microformats and how they can be integrated right now in your Drupal site using the Microdata Module.

We also learned how the schema.org site can be used as a standard reference for these microformats. Thanks Dorothy!

I also started a Google Plus hangout, but no one attended remotely.

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What day should Orlando meetup?

Monday
60% (3 votes)
Tuesday
0% (0 votes)
Wednesday
20% (1 vote)
Thursday
0% (0 votes)
Friday
0% (0 votes)
Saturday
20% (1 vote)
Total votes: 5
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DrupalEasy Workshops next week in South Florida

Hey everybody,

Just a quick reminder that I'll be teaching a 3-day introductory Drupal workshop next week in Plantation. Full details are available at http://drupaleasy.com/training/south-florida/2012/july/jump-start-days.

This is professional training at a greatly reduced price - only $395 for three full days of instruction (or $150/day if you can't attend all three days). Students will receive printed materials and hands-on intensive guidance in the fundamentals of building a Drupal site.

Thanks,
-mike

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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
Organizers: 
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
Organizers: 
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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    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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    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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