Central NJ Meetup, Thursday, December 12, 2013

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2013-12-12 19:00 America/New_York

Come share your curiosity about, love of, or musings about Drupal at our monthly meetup in Princeton!

Note possible room change - come to 005 - we'll either meet there or have signs to the room we are using.

Continued format - 3 sections, with 2-3 people for each section. We need you to participate! Please contact the organizers or comment below to claim one of these slots. All of these are open and appropriate for you regardless of your experience level with Drupal - beginner and intermediate topics are especially helpful to others.

All community members interested in using Drupal as well as strengthening the Drupal community are invited. We'll discuss recent and exciting Drupal-related news, present interesting topics, and share knowledge.

Meeting in room 008 in the Princeton Friend Center.


1) 10 minutes/per person Site showcase and feedback
 Show off your work-in-progress or recently completed project in < 10 minutes, and get feedback and suggestions

- Peter Wolanin (pwolanin) creating in code users based on Eventbrite registrations
- Sean Walsh (crowdcg) about using Behat (or cucumber) and Gherkin for writing tests.

2) 5 minutes/person- Get a question answered! Leverage the knowledge of the crowd.
  If you have a Drupal configuration  theming, or development problem that you are banging your head on, or a new piece of functionality that would benefit from group brainstorming on how to implement claim one of these slots and bring a concise description or demo of the problem so we can help.

- Georgette Chalker -with questions about 7.24 update
- [slot 2 TBD]

3) ~20 minutes/person - Present something new (or new to you)
  If you have been trying out a module and want to demo it, want to teach others about a technique, outline best practices, or preview a talk for a upcoming camp or conference, this is for you.  Make sure to describe your intended audience.

- Brian Osborne (bosborne) on character encodings and its gotchas
- Chris (cilefen) on using Drupal's test module framework and writing a test for your module


Join us in Room 005, of the Friend Center on the Princeton University Campus located on the corner of Olden and William streets.

After 5 pm, visitors may park in the University lot on William Street behind 185 Nassau Street.

visitor wifi details:


cross-listed on meetup.com: http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Drupal-Group/events/151236422/



cilefen's picture

There was a question about simpletest/module testing on IRC. Does anyone want to hear about it?

I would :)

crowdcg's picture

I would :)

Section 1...slot 2?

crowdcg's picture

If there is any interest, I just started playing around with Behat and could demo that a bit, or I could show AberdeenCloud's platform.

It Depends

cilefen's picture

How exactly are you using it? We run it against live sites to be sure things are working normally that have been issues in the past.

Just Starting to Use it

crowdcg's picture

So I have a number of clients where I want to check that certain key things are working consistently in staging and production. Two of these are rendering search results and the contents of specific pages.

That said, I'm super green on this but thought I could briefly share for those who are interested.

A valuable

cilefen's picture

We also use it that way and it's a valuable tool. I think there are people who don't know they are interested in it yet.

We are in room 006

pwolanin's picture

We are in room 006

Resources on character encodings

bkosborne's picture

my blog post that goes into a bit more detail: http://bkosborne.com/blog/importance-character-encodings. Lots of links at the bottom to learn more.

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