Welcome 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.
Florida DrupalCamp 2013 session videos are now available online!
Currently, we have regular meetups in the following areas:
- Brevard County (Cocoa Village): 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:30pm (how to create and claim a meetup in Brevard - future topics)
- Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale): 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7pm - Meetup.com listing
- Orlando: 3rd Monday of each month, 7pm - 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 - Meetup.com listing
- 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.
Keep connected with the Florida Drupal Users' Group:
- IRC: #drupal-florida on freenode
- @fldrupalcamp for updates about Florida Drupal camps, meetups, and other events.
- Florida DrupalCamp on Facebook
- Florida Drupal on Facebook
- Florida Drupal on LinkedIn
- We're looking for someone to create and maintain a Google+ home for Florida Drupal...
Hiring a professional PHP developer with an intermediate Drupal experience to maintain our client websites and develop new projects. The ideal candidate will be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and be able to pick up rapidly on new trends and technologies. Portfolio and/or list of Drupal contributions preferred.
The ideal candidate will have:
•Three or more years of PHP development in a professional environment
•A solid understanding of Drupal 7
•Experience developing Drupal modules, and interacting with the Drupal development community.
Join the Gainesville Drupal Users Group this Thursday, June 13th at the Alachua County Downtown Library in Gainesville!
Note! Updated Meeting Room!!! We're going to be in Meeting Rm. B this month! Its a room set up with a nice new projector, tables, etc. Its all the way in the back right. Click here for a map of the library
1. Presentation: Drupal 7 Render Arrays (of DOOM!)
In this presentation, Brandon Ratzloff will present on "Render Arrays" or "Renderable Arrays", which are the building blocks of a Drupal page. A render array is an associative array which conforms to the standards and data structures used in Drupal's theme rendering system.
*Image stolen from John Albin Wilkins
1. Presentation: Hook_future_alter(): A Preview of Drupal 8
Mike Herchel will give a presentation and demo of the future- specifically on Drupal. We'll talk about all the major initiatives including configuration management, web services, mobile, usability and more!
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 :)
- When: Thurs June 13th, 2013 7pm-9pm EDT
- Where: the Alachua County Downtown Libary (401 East University Ave) Click for Map.
- Room: We'll be in Meeting Rm B, which is all the way in the back right. Follow the right wall all the way back. Click here for a map of the library
- 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!
Broward Meetup (second Wednesday of the month)
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 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
The topic this month will be "Site Migration Strategy".
After the presentation, we will leave time for the Drupal Showcase where people show everyone what projects they are working on.
If you want to participate virtually, send me a Skype connect request to hectoriribarne. I will initiate the Skype call shortly after 7pm.Read more
Join us on Thursday, July 25th, 2013, 6:30pm at Ryan's Village Pizza in Cocoa Village for another one of our bi-monthly meetups.
Speakers for the evening are:
- Git-Flow for Daily Use - Kevin Basarab (from Jacksonville, works for Mediacurrent)
Join us on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013, 6:30pm at Ryan's Village Pizza in Cocoa Village for another one of our bi-monthly meetups.
The presentation will be "Navigation and menus in responsive design" presented by Mike Anello.Read more
Join us on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013, 6:30pm at Ryan's Village Pizza in Cocoa Village for another one of our bi-monthly meetups.
The two topics for the evening will be:
- Installing git and drush on GoDaddy and other shared hosting providers - Cielo
- Migrate module basics - Mike
Future topics include:Read more
Drupal of Miami - June 8, 2013 Workshop
I am sorry that we had to cancel our last week meeting at the last minute. There a was mixup on the building scheduling that I did not know about until I got there. I tried to put it up on line with Google Hangout but was late getting started. Sorry about that. We will be ready for this week meeting.Read more
Hey fellow Brevardians (Space Coasters? Brevarderos?),
As we discussed at the meetup last Thursday evening, let's go ahead and plan out the next 4-6 presentations so we can encourage more people to participate. Seeing how we normally do two presentations per meetup, let's just try to get one scheduled for now, and leave the second slot open in case anything comes up.
I've listed a bunch of potential topics below that can get the discussion started, but please don't limit it to what I've included. If you'd like to make a presentation, just ask and we'll get it scheduled!Read more
Erik Bladwin (yes, that's the proper spelling as far as I'm concerned) and I recently took part in a DrupalCon Portland session entitled <a href="https://portland2013.drupal.org/session/making-drupal-meetups-and-events-rock>Making Drupal Meetups and Events Rock. As part of our preparation we, along with the other panelists, set up an online survey about Drupal meetups. One of the more surprising datapoints that came out of it was over 50% of the 161 respondents indicated that meetup.com was how people learned about their meetups. Perhaps we're missing an opportunity to grow the Florida community even more.
I know that in Brevard County, we're not using meetup.com. I'm not sure about the other local meetups around the state, but I think it's time that we make sure that we're all reaching as many Florida Drupaleros as possible.Read more
Drupal of Miami - June 1, 2013 Workshop
We would like to thank Alan Cassidy, Andreas Trost and Dan Denysenko for their help on Saturday. Just in case you can't make it to our meeting personally you can join us by Google Hangout. If you are not familar with Google Hangout you can go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaKuDnIJIBo to learn more about Google Hangout. This is pretty cool stuff.Read more
If you are a Drupal Professional and would like to work with other Drupal Professionals come out and cowork with us. We'll be at Downtown Credo on May 31st, 2013 in the back room all day long (The Credo back room cost will be covered by Mediacurrent.)
Credo does serve coffee and pastries (food, coffee and meals are the responsibility of the attendees.) We'll most likely be eating lunch within walking distance of Credo but you are welcome to bring your lunch if you wish.Read more
Attention all web developers, designers and Drupallers living in/or around Tallahassee! We're kicking off the Drupal Tallahassee Users Group on Wednesday June 5th at 7pm!
In this first meetup, Mike Herchel will give an abbreviated version of the Drupalcon Portland session, "Secrets to Awesomizing® Your Editor's Back-end Drupal Experience."
In addition, we'll give you a sneak peek at Drupal 8! This includes a new configuration management system, new theming system, mobile-friendliness, web services and more!
This initial meetup will be held at Lofty Pursuits ice-cream shop (in the "party/meeting" room). The address is 1415 Timberlane Rd #410, Tallahassee, FL (map: http://goo.gl/maps/uoa4p). Wifi and a projector will be available.
During this meetup, we'll also discuss meeting times, topics and other potential locations going forward.
Looking to see you all there!Read more
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Join us on Thursday, May 30th, 2013, 6:30pm at Ryan's Village Pizza in Cocoa Village for another one of our bi-monthly meetups.
We have one presentation currently lined up - a repeat of Florida DrupalCamp 2013 presentation:Read more
A site running Drupal 7, www.promodeler.com has users running IE9 reporting a problem where the screen doesn't 'right'. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to always happen. The attached file file shows the text-like appearance they're complaining about. Fortunately, selecting F12 and enabling compatibility mode resolves it, but users quite rightly complain they shouldn't have to do this to use the site. Anyway, while users of Firefox, and other browsers, have never reported the issue, I'm not going to get involved in the politics of browser selection. Any ideas?
Drupal of Miami Workshop on Saturday, May 25, 2013
We will be on Google Hangout this Saturday starting at 12 Noon. If you can't make it to our workshop, maybe you can tune in on Google. This will be our first Google Hangout so if you have any problems getting in please call me, Ronald Norman, at 786-286-0773 and we will try to get you up and running. Our plans are to be on Google Hangout everyweek. Please come and join us for the fun.Read more
Coming out of Florida DrupalCamp, we did not get a meetup scheduled for May but we'll start early on getting June's ready.
Let's try and set a standard of third Monday, which for next month is June 17. Any objections?
Drupal of Miami Workshop
This Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 12 Noon at The Lab Miami, 400 NW 26th Street, Miami 33127
We worked on Views details and transfered over to installing Drupal 8. It was a lot of fun.
We will be creating a new website with Drupal 8. This will be a small but working website using Drupal 8. Our last meeting we downloaded Drupal 8 and had a problem was the ISP not supporting PHP 5.3.x. Make sure your server can handle PHP 5.3.x when loading up Drupal 8. We will see what else happens after you get Drupal 8 Installed this SaturdayRead more
Reminder for Tomorrow
Drupal of Miami Workshop
Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at The Lab Miami, 400 NW 26th Street, Miami, Florida 33127
We will be working on Themes. Is it better to create your own, use a free Theme, or buy one from a Theme Developer. We will discuss this and try some themes out. What is it that makes a theme valuable? What makes it valuable to you when creating a website?Read more
We held our Broward Drupal monthly meetup on Wednesday, May 8th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Remote participant(via Skype and Join.me):
Tampa - John Everett @Agile_dot_TV, Miami - Ron Norman @rnorman489, Miami - Gigi Grasso
In Person (Greater Fort Lauderdale, Broward County Florida):
Jay Epstein @jeppy64, Phil Smith @SiliconValet, Ben Groenevelt @dropfoundry, Teo Vitkauskas, Dovydas Vitkauskas, Margie Casey @margiecasey, Andrew Klepner, Andreas Trost, Ray Crepo and me @hectoriribarne
We started the meetup answering the questions of some of our new members.Read more