Grand Rapids, MI

This group should probably have more organizers. See documentation on this recommendation.

The Grand Rapids Drupal User Group (GRupal) is a collection of developers, designers, content managers, and businesspeople who use Drupal personally or professionally. We meet monthly, at 6PM on the second Monday of the month, at the Community Media Center: 1110 Wealthy Street (http://g.co/maps/5u89j), next to the Wealthy Theater. Our meetings involve presentations on technical topics, assistance with each others' projects, and social time for networking and relaxation.

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February GRupal Meetup - Performance - Boost/Memcache/Varnish

Start: 
2012-02-13 18:00 - 19:30 America/Detroit
Event type: 
User group meeting

Ross is going to cover Boost.

Pichot is going to cover Memcache.

Ben is going to cover Varnish.

We can also probably discuss the built in caching and aggregation and answer any questions.

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In Jackson, MI from Feb 12-20, 2012. What should a Drupal guy do?

Title says it all. What's going on in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, or Ann Arbor in that time frame that I should come and see? Go Drupal!

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GRupal Facebook Group!

Hello all,

I just created a Facebook group for GRupal. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/208956279194113/) I'm guessing more people check Facebook than Groups.Drupal.org, so I thought it would be a great way to bring more attention to the user group.

A small group of pioneering GRupalers had started a Facebook group a few years ago, but its on the old fb group system and its slated to be archived soon. If any of you are in that group you'll need to join this group.

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[GUEST SPEAKER] January GRupal Meetup + Mapping + GeoLocation = ♥

Start: 
2012-01-09 18:00 - 19:30 America/Detroit
Event type: 
User group meeting

Brandon Morrison (http://drupal.org/user/77766) will be coming up from South Bend to speak with us! He's the maintainer of the GeoField module (http://drupal.org/project/geofield) and has been involved with several Drupal mapping projects. He'll be talking about using Drupal for mapping and geolocation. His talk is titled "The current state of geospatial Drupal".

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December GRupal Meetup - Tips and Techniques for Estimating Drupal Work (for reals this time)

Start: 
2011-12-12 06:00 - 07:30 America/Detroit
Event type: 
User group meeting

So we didn't actually talk about Estimating Drupal Work last month since Brett contracted an ugly case of strep throat just before the meetup. He's feeling much better and is already prepped, so we're good to go!

As always, Winchester afterward. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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Internship (possible option for independent contractor) | Freeman and Associates

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

Looking for an intern who wants to work on a real project (already well underway) and learn about Drupal. Must be a competent programming and have some working knowledge of PHP.

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pichot's picture

November GRupal Meetup - Tips and Techniques for Estimating Drupal Work

Start: 
2011-11-14 06:00 America/Detroit
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Only a few more weeks until our next GRupal meetup. This month we'll have Brett Chaffer of Rapid Development Group talking about his experience estimating Drupal work. He may also divulge some tips on how to run a successful Drupal shop.

We had also talked about a little show-and-tell segment, which, since Brett's presentation won't be particularly technical, we will likely have time for afterward.

Of course, as all of you know, we'll head to the Winchester once it's all done.

Hope to see you there!

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Open-source developer | The Piton Foundation and Denver Foundation

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

Hey, GRupalers! So I'm not representing this org, but I met them back in September and spent a week with them learning about their project, how they planned to proceed. It's a pretty exciting data visualization/community engagement project based in Denver that is riding the edge of journalism/civic media development. Take a look and contact Matthew Barry at the Piton Foundation if you're interested!


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DrupalCamp Chicago 2011 - Sat Dec 10th @ 1 N Wacker

Start: 
2011-12-10 09:00 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

Register @ DrupalCampChicago.org

Your invited to our 4th annual DrupalCamp Chicago Saturday Dec 10th 2011.

Why DrupalCamp:

For more than five years the Chicago Drupal Meet Up Group has highlighted the benefits of an open source initiative. We have helped build bridges from nonprofits and entrepreneurs looking to deploy Drupal to resourceful Drupal development companies, independent consultants and hobbyists in the Chicago area and across the midwest.

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Web Developer - Drupal | Christian Reformed Church in North America

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) is seeking a full-time (40 hrs/wk) Web Developer/Drupal with Proservices in the Grand Rapids office. A detailed job description is available at address below. For consideration, complete an online application (follow link below) with resume and a cover letter by November 4, 2011.

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pichot's picture

DrupalCamp Michigan in December

Some folks have organized a DrupalCamp out in Novi this December. (http://drupalcampmi.org/register). It's only $15. I know itcetera is going. Anyone else interested? I am.

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bewarren19's picture

Developer / Consultant | DR

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

Looking for a local (Michigan) developer to help finish an e-commerce website, SEO and test site for security & functionality.

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postuma's picture

ASAP - Seeking Developer for network.crcna.org | CRCNA

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

We’re looking to immediately contract with a Drupal developer for ongoing maintenance of and feature improvements to network.crcna.org

Our budget is $2,000 per month and we’d like to partner for an agreed-upon number of hours per month, rather than a project-by-project basis. We’re in the process of figuring out our long-term Drupal staffing needs, but for now we are looking to do this for at minimum of 3 months. Possibly longer if it’s going well for you and us.

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October GRupal meetup

Start: 
2011-10-10 18:00 - 19:30 America/Detroit
Event type: 
User group meeting

Oh dear! There was no calendar event for this meetup, but then again, who needs an event reminder for the bash of the month? Come to 1110 Wealthy SE at 6 p.m. for your monthly injection of Drupal nerdery. Rumor has it that Ben will be presenting on panels.

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Creative Director | Conservation Communication Agency

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

DJ Case & Associates seeks a web creative director with a career-driving fascination with wild things and wild places. Compelled by the primary goal of doing great work for nature conservation, this team-focused creative firm stresses quality of life and work that rewards – personally and collectively. We are Midwest-based near the University of Notre Dame, two hours from Chicago. Our cost of living is low. Our dedication to conservation and quality work is high.

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Michiana Drupal User Group, introduce yourselves

For those of us stuck halfway between Chicago, Indianapolis, and Grand Rapids, this groups is for you.

My name is Brandon Morrison, and I've been a Michiana resident for about 3 years. I've been developing in Drupal for about 5-6 years, and I'm a co-maintainer of the Geofield and Openlayers modules. I've been a semi-regular attender of the Chicago and Indy groups for awhile now, but a few of us here in South Bend wanted to start a mini-group here in South Bend.

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royerd's picture

Course in Advanced Writing for the Web--a Drupal-based appraoch

In the Winter Semester (begins in January of 2012 through early May) I will be teaching a 15-week course at GVSU called Advanced Writing for the World Wide Web. (WRT 380-6). It is a course designed for writing majors and minors, but it is also popular with students in advertising, computer science, journalism, business, and other areas).

The course will meet once a week on Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:50 on the Allendale campus in one of the computer labs.

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pichot's picture

Half-Off DrupalCon Denver 2012 tickets for Non-Profits

To all non-profit GRupalers, the Drupal Association is giving away 50 half-off tickets ($175 rather than $350) to the upcoming DrupalCon. Check out the details by following the link below:

https://association.drupal.org/node/11399

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vilepickle's picture

Drupalcon Denver

Who's all going to DC Denver?

I am. Us Michiganders should stick together.

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Drupal 7 Developer - Job Filled | SIL International

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

I need a developer for a straight-forward Drupal 7 site development. I do a lot in Drupal myself, but it is more of a hobby for me. Now I have a site that I put up and some data that needs to be set up on the site via Fields and Taxonomies. I believe it is fairly straightforward, but I lack the time. As far as I can tell, this can be done with out of the box solutions and no customizations beyond the standard tools and modules. In short, we have 1,800 nodes, and they will all have several children nodes. We need someone to import those into Drupal 7, then set up the Views and filters.

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