Meetup: Capital District Nosh & Connect - Drupal Turns 13!

goldieashe's picture
2014-01-14 17:30 - 20:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Where: Zone 5, Downtown Albany (See their website for directions & information
When:Tuesday, January 14th, 5:30-8pm
What: Let's talk Drupal - and celebrate 13 years!

Please RSVP through the sign-up button below. We'd like to let Zone 5 know how many people to expect.

Proposed Agenda (Suggestions welcome in comments):

  • 5:30 pm: Cake, pizza and chat
  • 6pm:
    Lightning Rounds - In 5 minutes share one of your mini-recipes for Drupal success (please share what topic(s) you'll talk about in the comments below)
    15 minute topics - if you'd rather give a lengthier talk on a topic of awesome, propose it down below, we'll slot for one or two of these
  • 7pm: Maybe start this off with sharing problems we're having - possibly on a white board or piece of paper, we could have a larger group discussion and/or break into smaller groups to discuss.

A huge thank you to Zone 5 for hosting!

Looking forward to starting off the new year with some Drupal discussion!


I'll be there. I don't have

patrickavella's picture

I'll be there. I don't have any specific topics to talk about during a lightning round, so if there are any requests, please post them.


Lightning Round and 15-minute topics

JamesCostello's picture

For Lightning, I could show a little Views Rewrite Results trick I stumbled upon to inject additional HTML into output without getting into a tpl.php file. Used it for inserting some font-awesome icons. Probably only take 1 minute, but it's pretty useful.

For a 15-minute topic, if anyone is good with the Media module or has had reliable success with uploading/managing images, I'd love to hear about it. Notice that I'm not offering to talk about it, since it's been driving me nuts lately and I really don't understand what's going on with it; it may just be my messy installation. It seems like it should be easy, but for some reason, I've turned it into a problem with one of my sites.

For 7pm, I would really like to learn more about hooks or overriding templates, pre-processing, if there's a quick entree to that. Maybe it's too big a topic. I do have an example of an output variable on a page that I'd like to override, but I don't know how to get at it.

Second Tuesday of the month is always bad

esteinborn's picture

I'd love to come, but I can't make the meetings if they are on the second Tuesday of the month as my wife has a standing meeting that day. Can we move next months?

Sorry I'll miss you guys again.

Count me in

greggmarshall's picture

But no idea what I'll talk about.

views slideshow and arrows

goldieashe's picture

I think I will talk (lightening) about repurposing views slideshow controls into arrows... Or maybe more generally the default CSS I seem to revisit when implementing Views Slideshow

Lightning Round link

tomatkins's picture

My drupal developer checklist link is:

The inspiration for it came from

Thanks to all!

goldieashe's picture

Many thanks to everyone who joined us last night - a very big thank you to Zone 5 for the great space, wine and pizza.

It seems we might be ready for some more in-depth presentations and discussions, possibly including some hands-on elements. I believe next meeting will be geared toward drush and/or git. I think we might have a presenter or two lined up, but please contact me if you'd like to present/share in some manner.

Also - we are going to aim for a Tuesday later in the month of February - so we'd better see you Eric :-) )

More details to come, but please feel free to contact me. And check out Tom's Drupal developer checklist on github (link above) and submit suggestions.

Thank you - and Happy 13th Birthday Drupal!