Welcome to the Portland, Oregon Drupal Users Group. We have (at least) three official meetups every month.
1. Meetings take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm. Upcoming meeting dates and locations are:
- May 11 - MetalToad (522 SW 5th Ave. Ste 400)
- June 8 - Phase2 (514 NW 11th Ave. Ste 203)
- July 13 - Acquia (1120 NW Couch St. Suite 630 Portland, OR 97209)
- August 10 - ThinkShout (433 NW 4th Ave. Ste 100)
Want to present at this user group meeting? Sign up on this spreadsheet in the "Offer to Present" tab.
3. Brewpal takes place on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5pm at the Lucky Lab in NW Portland (1945 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97209). We meet, work on our projects, and ask questions of our neighbors with no formal agenda.
No need to RSVP, the meetings are open to all.
Join us Wednesday December 9th for the December user group at the offices of Phase2.
Sheldon Kreger shares a recent project integrating a large Drupal 7 site with external enterprise resources. Using RabbitMQ, Node.js, and a custom Drupal module leveraging php-amqplib, Sheldon and his team successfully refactored the way Drupal shares data with other software services. This new architecture paves the path forward for building new features in a distributed environment, while data is (a)synchronized in near-real time, and in a non-blocking manner.Read more
Hello all! As you may know, for the past several years the Portland Drupal meetup has had a main organizer from January to December, who then "passes the torch" (literally -- we have a torch). For the last year I've had the privilege and responsibility to orchestrate the presenters and logistics of planning each meetup -- no small feat, to be sure...Read more
Global Training Days will take place in the Drupal Association office on Friday, November 20th. Greg Boggs of ThinkShout will be leading the training. Join us for a free introduction to Drupal and site building with Drupal 8.
Learn more and sign up at https://assoc.drupal.org/global-training-days-portlandRead more
Drupal 8 is finally approaching the big 8.0! Let's celebrate by learning all about its new features! This meetup will be at MetalToad (522 SW 5th Ave. Ste 400). Pizza and socializing is at 6pm, talks get started at 6:30ish.
This meetup is focused on sharing all sorts of new features in D8, and I figure the best format will be Lightning Talk style! The One Slide Deck To Rule Them All is a fantastic resource for us, so let's take advantage:
I was already planning on canceling the Dec meetup for the Holidays, and now the Drupal 8 release party is on our normal day, thus we will be canceling our two remaining meet-ups for this year.
Also, starting next year we will be changing the layout of the Front End Drupal meetups to be more of a Front-End/Site Builders meetup. More on that in January, have a happy holidays.Read more
January 30th 2016, is the Drupal Sprint Weekend, with local sprints being held around the world! Portland is no exception, and thanks to ThinkShout we will be holding an all-day sprint at our office on Saturday the 30th of January.
You can find out more about Global Sprint Weekend here: https://groups.drupal.org/node/488988
The sprint location address is:
433 NW 4th Ave, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97209
DID YOU HEAR THE NEWS? https://www.drupal.org/node/2605142
Today the core maintainers announced that 19 November will be the official release date for Drupal 8. I obviously believe we need to have a party to celebrate. We don't have a ton of time to organize, but I can devote some Association staff resources (ok, my time) to help plan, so I figured we should start here and see what you guys want to do.Read more
Join us for the October edition of Brewpal! On the fourth Tuesday of each month, we get together to work on projects, ask questions of our fellow Drupalers and have a pint.
As you may know, this year we've been rotating the venue of the Brewpal meetup. The criteria includes free wi-fi, a large public spaaaaaace that's family friendly, bar service (rather than table service), all while being close-in and easy to get to by public transit. This month (October 27th), Brewpal will take place at Bunk Bar Water at 1028 SE Water Ave.Read more
We are moving the date of the Front-end meetup since this month is would be the day after the normal DUG meetup.
Last month we talked about modern Drupal 7 development practices. This month we will be talking about Reactjs. I will go over what it is, what it does, how it works, and we can discuss incorporating it into a Drupal 8 website.
We will have pizza, just like last time.
This will be on the East Side, over at Clarity Innovations.
1001 SE Water Avenue
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Join us Wednesday, Oct. 14 for the October user group at the offices of ThinkShout. The theme this month is Teaching and Learning Drupal.
Diane Douglas will share her experience teaching Drupal at Portland's Epicodus school. She'll talk about some of the initial difficulties for beginners and how to get past them, as well as topics that are covered in the Drupal curriculum at Epicodus and how they are structured to be suited to beginners.
Dan Linn will talk about his extensive Drupal mentoring experiences in a talk entitled "The Dreaded Drupal Learning Curve".Read more
I am compiling a list of Drupal 8 Configuration Management modules for a project I am working on. These would be anything from Drush modules to dev tools for D8.Read more
Brewpal is Tonight! (not next week)
Sorry, I totally thought Brewpal was going to be next week... but it's tonight!
Join us for the September edition of Brewpal! On the fourth Tuesday of each month, we get together to work on projects, ask questions of our fellow Drupalers and have a pint.Read more
Last month we canceled and the month before that we talked about Front End Regression Testing. This month we will go full Drupal and talk about some of the cool site-building and front-end specific tools that I use that can help us to configure our way away from relying on tpl.php files.
We should have pizza, just like last time. Drinks will be water.
This will be at a new location. On the East Side, over at Clarity Innovations.
1001 SE Water Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97214
There is some on-street parking nearby. Don't park in the building parking lot.Read more
Join us next Wednesday (9/9) for the September user group at the offices of Phase2.
This month Greg Boggs will be talking about the RedHen Raiser distribution by ThinkShout. From it's product page:Read more
2015 PNW Drupal Summit - Seattle - Oct 10-11
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