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 first Monday of the month, at The Factory (38 Fulton S. West, Suite 400). Our meetings involve presentations on technical topics, assistance with each others' projects, and social time for networking and relaxation.
FYI, any other Michigan Drupalers interested in meeting up at Drupalcon this week... we'll be using #midrupal on twitter to coordinate and connect! If you're looking for local friends to hang-out with for dinner, coding, coffee, etc. just send-out or look-out for #midrupal hashtags.
The Grand Rapids Young Professionals (GRYP) organization is looking for a partner to redesign and implement their site (http://www.gryp.org) using Drupal. The current site was written on top of a really old version Joomla. The customizations that were done to the site do not lend well to upgrading, so the intent is to start from scratch. Please contact me if you are interested or know of anyone that may be interested: email@example.com
West Michigan developers only.
I remembered we are going to talk about D6 --> D7 conversion an next Monday's Grand Rapids Drupal Meetup.
I have one site (my own: Itcetera.com ) - a rather simple one - custom template but mostly html formated info pages and blocks built with CCK and Views plus the D6 blog.
If you wanted to use this site as the test case - I could set up a D7 new install on Media Temple for it (the current site is on a different server that I have access to but intend to move the site to Media Temple this month - so all my Drupal sites are in one place.).Read more
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.Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
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".Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
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!Read more
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!
Register @ DrupalCampChicago.org
Your invited to our 4th annual DrupalCamp Chicago Saturday Dec 10th 2011.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more