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
  • West Palm Beach (Jupiter-Boca Raton): 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm - 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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All Florida Drupal Meeting in Orlando - 19 July

2008-07-19 13:00 - 15:00 GMT
Event type: 
User group meeting

Our next meet-up will be on Saturday, July 19, 2008 from 1 to 3 PM at MindComent's offices
in Altamonte Springs, Florida (Orlando area). This will be a 1-topic meeting with Ryan Price covering Themeing in Drupal 6 - taking an HTML/CSS theme and Drupalizing with Zen as the base theme.

For those of you who are new to Drupal, Themeing is customizing the look and feel of a Drupal website to a more individual style or personality than the basic themes that come with the core Drupal package.

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Learn Haitian creole

There's now an official Haitian Creole translation effort at http://localize.drupal.org/translate/languages/ht

Defence and illustration of haitian creole, haitian pride, pillar and melting-pot of all haitian communities
Take a look at :
*Haitian creole wikipedia : http://ht.wikipedia.org
*MasterChes projects for Haiti : http://www.masterches.net
*Forum : http://forum.masterches.net
*Vocabulary : english-kreyol http://forum.masterches.net/dictionary/eng-ht.html
*An essay of the linguist Paul Dejean about Haitian creole : http://www.tanbou.com/2002/fall/CreoleEcoleRationalite.htm

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Selling online with Drupal e-Commerce

Selling Online with Drupal e-Commerce
by Michael Peacock
Pack Publishing, 2008, $39.99

Technology books are generally expected to be on the shelves shortly after major releases of a particular software and therefore do not receive the most thorough editing possible. They're also quite expensive considering they have a relatively short shelf life because they're only really in demand until the new version of the software is released. Given that this book delivers on both counts and exhaustively details the cheesy example of Doug's Dino store, it's still a worthy read.

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Florida Drupal Domains

I have purchased three domains for use as the Florida Drupal group sees fit.


Currently they just redirect to groups.drupal.org/florida to give us slightly easier access to the content here. They also work well when advertising (hint .. hint :) ).

If the group would like to use these domains for any reason just let me know. Please discuss the use with the group in public. Use will not be granted for those that just contact me directly.

Go Drupalgators!

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June Meeting Wrap-Up

The Florida Drupal User's Group met this past Saturday - about 17 people were in attendance. The group broke down as follows:

  • new to Drupal: 6
  • less than 1 year: 7
  • more than one year: 4

Thanks to Jay and MindComet for letting us use their facilities! If you have a need for Interactive Marketing, please check them out.

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Building a Drupal Site in Real Time


JaxPHP will be having a Drupal meeting again July 1, 2008. We will be building a Drupal site during the meeting the will be used by one of our local groups. If you have always wanted to see Drupal in real action, this is your chance.

For more information: http://JaxPHP.org

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Jackezel's picture

All Florida Drupal Meeting in Orlando - 21 June

2008-06-21 13:00 - 17:00 GMT
Event type: 
User group meeting

Just thought I'd start a new event string for the Jun 21 meeting so people could sign up.

Our next meet-up will be on Saturday, June 21, 2008 from 1 to 5 PM at MindComent's offices
in Altamonte Springs, Florida (Orlando area). This will be a 2-topic meeting with Ryan Price covering CCK and Mike Anello covering Views. We'll be covering these two topics using Drupal 6. Orginially, we were going to cover theming and Views, but we decided it made more sense to go with CCK and Views in the same day. The theming topic will be covered in July.

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Drupal Developer | doterati

Employment type: 
Part time

Doterati Central Florida's non-profit interactive marketing, media and technology association is looking for some Drupal help. We're looking for some help getting our Drupal setup with CiviCRM and then applying a theme to the Drupal setup. If you have some free time you'd like to volunteer and become even more involved in the community please email jeremy.doterati@mindcomet.com (this is not me) letting Jeremy know what you would like to help with.

Even if you don't have the time to help out I would encourage you to stop by the Doterati website and sign up (it's free).

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Saturday, June 21 Florida Drupal User Group Meeting - special news

In addition to our scheduled CCK / Views demos we have some books from Packt Publishing for review. They support "user groups"!!!

We would like the person that gets Building powerful and robust websites with Drupal 6 to write a review to thank our friends at Packt Publishing.

Joe Moraca

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Getting Started with Drupal Class Notes

Presented by Joe Moraca Saturday, May 17, 2008
Florida Drupal Users Group -- Orlando

at the very nice offices of MindComet
385 Pearl Lake Causeway
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

What do you need to install Drupal

Drupal runs on the L/W/M AMP stack I run on my local windows laptop and have my sites hosted on a Linux server.

How do you get this setup on your local computer?

Windows: I use ApacheFriends http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html there is also
Mac OS X MAMP http://www.mamp.info/en/mamp.html

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18 People Attend May Meetup in Altamonte Springs

The second monthly meeting of the Florida Drupal group met on Saturday, May 17 at MindComent's offices in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Attendance was great, with 8 new people in addition to 10 who also attended the April meeting.

Joe Moraca gave a "getting started with Drupal" talk that covered everything from downloading the code from Drupal.org to transitioning from a development server to a production server. Some of the many topics touched on were:

  • Downloading Drupal
  • Resources on Drupal.org
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BLadwin's picture

The new Sig Panel

hey guys here is the signature panel that i made

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Tampa Panera Meetup Saturday May 10 @ 3:00 PM

2008-05-10 15:00 - 15:30 EST
Event type: 
User group meeting

Tampa Panera Meetup Saturday May 10

What we will discuss:

Open discussion; may include details about the Orlando beginner's class; how and why we use drupal, etc.

Time & Date:

Saturday May 10, 2008 @ 3:00 PM


Panera Bread
18011 Highwoods Preserve Pkwy
Tampa, FL 33647

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Getting Started with Drupal

May 17th at 1pm we will be having a "Getting Started with Drupal" class !!!

Please come and bring your web developer / designer friends ... drupal needs designers
If you can do cross browser CSS you can setup a drupal site!!!

Tools to run drupal:
Apache, MySQL, PHP
database admin, gzip & ftp

Navigate the drupal.org website

Download and install drupal / modules / themes

Basic Configuration of a site

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ultimike's picture

May, 2008 Meetup

2008-05-17 13:00 - 15:00 US/Eastern
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us at MindComet's Headquarters in Altamonte Springs for our monthly meetup on Saturday, May 17, 2008 from 1 to 3 PM.

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BLadwin's picture

So, setup has been daunting, but i am still determined

all day now, i have been trying to get everything "server side" setup in ubuntu, and have had absolutely no luck at all. first, i installed xampp for linux, which used to be Lampp in a previous relaese; it was horrible. there was no way to actually reconfigure apache, or redirect the localhost with it actively running. so then it was onto lullabot for some assistance. ah-ha, i found a video which was great. i uninstalled xampp and was prepared to follow along on a fresh setup. so i opened synaptic, installed apache, php5, mysql, etc. and all went great, or so i thought.

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Florida Drupal User Group on the Move

Read the meeting notes from ultimike below. We are going to try to grow this group!!! Please help us -- even if you can't make a meeting help us by doing some PR for the group.... and just to show our smiling faces ... I caught most of the group in this picture.

Florida Drupal Users Group meeting in Orlando April 2008

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Orlando Meeting Wrapup and the Future

About a dozen Drupal developers met at Orlando Public Library yesterday to discuss Drupalcon Boston and future meetups in Orlando.

I gave a presentation about Drupalcon Boston covering Dries' keynote, the future of Drupal, and a quick summary of some of the sessions I attended. The rest of the time was spent with discussion introducing ourselves to each other and planning for future meetings and what we need to do to for the Florida group to gain some momentum.

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Son of DrupalCon in Miami?

Since there's at least 6 of us that made it up to Boston's DrupalCon event, there's no better excuse to have a meetup to share the wealth with those that couldn't manage the trip.

The Knight Foundation played a very prominent role at DrupalCon, and Studio:Module started a Design Outreach program aimed at making Drupal more accessible to a broader user base, particularly in the creative field. Watch http://designfordrupal.org over the next few months for developments.

I propose a Thursday night at Novecento in Brickell or at Books and Books in the Gables.

Any takers?

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Florida Drupal Group Meeting & Training in Orlando - 12 Apr

2008-04-12 13:00 - 17:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Everyone is invited to the Florida Drupal Group Meeting in Orlando to get some training in Drupal, meet other Drupalers, and just have some fun.

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