Gainesville

This group is for everyone living in the Gainesville area who's interested in Drupal. You can post here about anything relating to Gainesville and Drupal, whether that's events, local job postings, or just a call out to talk shop over beers. To receive alerts about these events, join the group.

Meetups focus on connecting people. The target audience is Drupal developers, users, and people who want to learn more about Drupal. We start the meetups with a round of very focused lightening talks that discuss real world solutions to existing problems and Drupal news. These presentations don’t discuss code – anyone with a technical background can understand them.

Meeting Schedule
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We're open to ways to improve these events and this group, so speak up if you have ideas!

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Gainesville Drupal Meetup this Thurs (12/13) 7pm: Data, Feeds, Sublime and Git!

Start: 
2012-12-13 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Gainesville Drupal Users Group This Thurs, Dec 13th at 7pm

For this December's meetup, the Gainesville Drupal Users Group have 2.5 presentations!

1. Data and Feeds to suit all your needs!

Tired of trying to store all your data as nodes? Need to migrate content into your Drupal site? Brandon Ratzloff will teach you how to create, manage and import database tables using Feeds and Data Module! The best part is, it all works with Views.

1.5 Sublime Text Editor

Brandon Ratzloff will also be giving a half-presentation on Sublime Text Editor, which is an extremely popular cross-platform text editor. From their website: Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.


3. Followup on Version Control Systems (Git)

In addition, Dave Ingram will be discussing the principals and philosophies of Version Control Systems, and in particular, git, the Distributed Version Control System designed by the creator of Linux and used by the Drupal project. Topics discussed will be the ideas behind using a version control system and basic commands and tools to start using git in your own projects. Some specific considerations when using git with Drupal will also be discussed. Finally, hear Dave's thoughts on how git and Drupal truly can make the world a better place.

 

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: Thurs December 13th, 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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Applications Software Specialist | Alachua County Library

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

Bachelor's degree in computer science, information sciences, or a related field and one year of recent, responsible experience with software applications; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Must possess a valid State of Florida Driver's license and be insurable by District’s insurance carrier. Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment. Evening and weekend work hours may be required.

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Introduction to Drupal (Global Training Days)

Start: 
2012-12-14 09:00 - 17:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Come for a free day of Drupal training in Gainesville, FL as a part of the Global Training Days initiative. Learn about the basics of Drupal and get hands on with site building.

If you're new to Drupal or know someone who is that can benefit from a free introduction, then go to the link and sign up today as our space is limited.

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Gainesville Drupal Meetup: This Thurs (11/8) 7pm; Sublime and Webform 4.x

Start: 
2012-11-08 17:00 - 19:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Gainesville Drupal Users Group This Thurs, Nov 8th at 7pm

For this Thursday's November meetup, the Gainesville Drupal Users Group have two (not one.. but two!) main presentations!

1. Sublime Text Editor

Gainesville's own Brandon Ratzloff will be presenting on Sublime Text Editor, which is an extremely popular cross-platform text editor. From their website: Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.

 

2. Webform 4.x Module

Mike Herchel will be going over Drupal's popular Webform module, and the new features in its 4.0 alpha version. This includes private fields and conditional fields. Also covered will be several related modules that extend Webform to even more greatness.

For those of you not-in-the-know, Webform is the defacto form and survey creation tool within Drupal. You can use it to create simple contact forms to advanced applications that populate PDF forms to everything in between.

 

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: Thurs November 8h, 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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SHOUTOUT TO OUR OWN mhershel

Congratulations to our own mherchel (mike) on being accepted at Drupalcamp Atlanta !!! ^_^

The secrets to awesomizing.

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Reminder! Gainesville Drupal Meetup: This Thurs (10/11) 7pm; Learn Drush and Admin UX!

Reminder! Gainesville Drupal Users Group This Thurs, October 11th at 7pm

For this Thursday's October meetup, the Gainesville Drupal Users Group have two main AWESOME presentations:

1. Speeding up Drupal development with Drush

Mediacurrent's own Kevin Basarab will walk us through using Drush - the Drupal shell. Drush is the swiss army knife of Drupal Development. It can do almost anything you need but many new users of Drupal don't understand why or how it can help speed the development process. In this session we'll skip installation of Drush but we'll go into the basic commands of Drush to help you download Drupal, install, download and install contrib modules plus use aliases to sync between a local and development environment.

drush

 

2. Secrets to Awesomizing® Your Editor’s Back-end Drupal Experience

In this session we’ll walk the intermediate site-builder through modules and techniques to dramatically simplify, declutter content management and creation within Drupal 7. Modules reviewed and demonstrated about include Field_Group, VBO, Rules, Dashboard, Workbench, the Spark Distribution, and more!

Spark

 

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: Thurs October 11th, 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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Gainesville Drupal Meetup: Thurs Oct 11th 7pm; Learn Drush and Admin UX!

Start: 
2012-10-11 17:00 - 19:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join the Gainesville Drupal Users Group Thursday, October 11th at 7pm at the Alachua Downtown Library (Click for Map.)

For the October meetup, the Gainesville Drupal Users Group have two main presentations:

1. Speeding up Drupal development with Drush

Mediacurrent's own Kevin Basarab will walk us through using Drush - the Drupal shell. Drush is the swiss army knife of Drupal Development. It can do almost anything you need but many new users of Drupal don't understand why or how it can help speed the development process. In this session we'll skip installation of Drush but we'll go into the basic commands of Drush to help you download Drupal, install, download and install contrib modules plus use aliases to sync between a local and development environment.

drush

 

2. Secrets to Awesomizing® Your Editor’s Back-end Drupal Experience

In this session we’ll walk the intermediate site-builder through modules and techniques to dramatically simplify, declutter content management and creation within Drupal 7. Modules reviewed and demonstrated about include Field_Group, VBO, Rules, Dashboard, Workbench, the Spark Distribution, and more!

Spark

 

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: Thurs October 11th, 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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Drupal Camp Atlanta

Start: 
2012-09-16 (All day) UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to check about Drupal Camp Atlanta. I would like to go, but never went to an event before and wanted to check about costs etc. And since Mike is great at emails i decided to post this here. :P

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Reminder! Gainesville Drupal Meetup Thurs, September 13th at 7pm!

Reminder! Join the Gainesville Drupal Users Group Thursday, September 13th at 7pm at the Alachua Downtown Library (Click for Map.)

For the September meetup, we'll have two (yes, two!) main presentations:

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Drupal Template designer or porter | GUE

Employment type: 
Part time
Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

I'm writing representing a few companies looking for a LOCAL ONLY designer/dev.

Our in-house drupal dev is bogged down in our new LMS service and working on the back end of our new sites.

We are hoping to replace all 3 sites with updated formats, still working in Drupal 6.

What we are looking for is someone that has experience in either designing a page template for drupal, or someone that can take a pre-existing design and build a drupal template based on it.

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Gainesville Drupal Meetup: Thurs Sept 13th 7pm; Learn LESS and Workbench!

Start: 
2012-09-13 17:00 - 19:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join the Gainesville Drupal Users Group Thursday, September 13th at 7pm at the Alachua Downtown Library (Click for Map.)

For the September meetup, we'll have two (yes, two!) main presentations:

1. LESS CSS Preprocessor, which extends CSS with dynamic behavior such as variables, mixins, operations and functions.

2. An overview of simplifying your content creator's Drupal interface. This will include using inline editing in the Views module, an update on the Spark distribution, and an overview of the Workbench module.

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: Thurs September 13th, 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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Reminder! Gainesville Meetup Tonight 7pm!

Join the Gainesville, FL Drupal Users Group meetup tonight (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

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We have a winner! Drupal Diver is the Florida Drupal User's Group official logo!

I've been slacking on this for a few weeks, but I think it is safe to say that the results of our poll make it clear that the new Florida Drupal User's Group logo is the Drupal Diver, designed by Dustin J. Cooper!

Only local images are allowed.

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mherchel's picture

Reminder: We're going to the Gainesville Web Development Meetup tonight!

Start: 
2012-07-16 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Related event (ie. not Drupal specific)

Reminder! A bunch of Gainesville Drupal people are going to the Gainesville Web Developers Meetup (http://meetup.gnvwebdev.com/) at the Santa Fe Center for Innovation (http://www.sfcollege.edu/cied/) tonight. The CIED is located at the NW corner of 6th St & University Ave. Meeting time is 7pm, and there'll be beer afterwards!
Only local images are allowed.

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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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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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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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Florida Drupal Empire - Branding Poll, Round 2

Drupal City
48% (10 votes)
Drupal Diver
52% (11 votes)
Total votes: 21
mherchel's picture

Drupal Gainesville June Meeting - Thursday 6pm!

Start: 
2012-06-14 18:00 - 20:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

The Gainesville Drupal Users Group will be meeting this Thursday (6/14) at the Alachua County Library Headquarters in downtown Gainesville.

This month we'll be in the foundation room (our normal spot).

We'll have several great discussions including responsive design in Drupal, HTML5, and more.

All ninjas and newbies are welcome! We'll hope to see you there!

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Florida Drupal Empire - Branding Poll, runoff proposal

In the interest of keeping everything as democratic as possible, now that round 1 of the Florida Drupal Empire Branding poll is closed I wanted to propose that we use a standard two-round system to decide the winner:

The two-round system (also known as the second ballot, 
runoff voting or ballotage) is a voting system used to elect 
a single winner where the voter casts a single vote for their 
chosen candidate. However, if no candidate receives the 
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