CDMUG September 2011 Meet Up: Wed Sept 14th @ 6:00 pm

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2011-09-14 18:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
User group meeting

Wednesday September 14th @ 6:00pm


September will be a special meetup as we present "Drupal 7 Theme Night". We lined up two great presentations talking about what's new in the theme layer and how to build beautiful websites with Drupal.

Duo Consulting opens doors at 6:00pm for attendees to arrive, socialize, and hang out before meetups. We try for presentations to officially start by 7:00pm. Comment your RSVP with full name and bring photo ID to gain authorized access to Duo's office downtown.

*Designing for Drupal 7 Themes by Chad Goodrum
*Whats New in Drupal 7 Themes? by Hans Riemenschneider

Chad Goodrum is a web designer & Drupal themer. Currently working as a freelance designer and themer at Promet Source. In the past, he was an art director for 10 years and themer at Key points to his projects: clean designs aesthetics, less is more and keeping it simple stupid (KISS).

Hans Riemenschneider is a Graphic Designer turned Drupal evangelist. Drupal has taken far too much of his time over the last four years, but he can't think of a more enjoyable way to earn a living.

Estimated Agenda:
6:00 - Doors Open
6:30 - Meetup Starts, Arrival, and Socialize
7:00 - Presentation: Design 4 Drupal7 - Chad Goodrum
7:45 - Break with Questions and Answers
8:00 - Presentation : Hans Riemenschneider - Drupal 7 Theme Updates
8:45 - Questions, Answers, Closing/Wrap Up
9:00 - Beer @Dick's Last Resort ( 315 N Dearborn St)

The Chicago Drupal Meet Up Group is proud to present at least two featured presentations about the hottest Drupal topics each month. We have room for 75 people and all skill levels are welcomed. If you are brand new to Drupal we recommend attending one of our free monthly training workshops.

Chad Goodrum will be presenting ....Designing for Drupal 7....

*(my)best practices for designing for Drupal.
*there are a lot of ways to skin a cat ( that really true). well there are many variations on peoples best practices and workflow. these are mine.
*tools to help make life (at least mine) easier...firefox, image generators, css cleanup tools, css3 gradient generators, grid generators, implementing grid in design. color palette inspiration.

Hans Riemenschneider will be presenting ....What's New in Drupal 7 Themes?....He'll focus on the changes in the theme layer between D6 & D7 discuss some starting places like base themes and grids systems. Drupal 7 is here, learn how to make it look great.

Almost every CDMUG presentation is recorded and now available online @

If you are not able to physically attend, join us virtually in our #cdmug IRC chat room on freenode. Members hang out in the chat room on a daily basis even when meetups are not happening. If you are unfamiliar with IRC view feel free to utilize our web based chat client @

All meetups will be in traditional CDMUG fashion. No dress code, relaxed attitudes, open ideas, laptop encouraged, remember business cards, and we will probably go for a beer afterward.

Contact us if you are interested in presenting, have ideas for the group, have any type of feedback - or follow us on twitter @


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Reminder that "Drupal 7 Theme Night" is tomorrow. Currently at 66 of 75 attendees. RSVP to save a spot!


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