March Seattle Drupal User Group Meeting

RockSoup's picture
2014-03-27 18:00 - 20:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

Note that this month the meeting at Tableau Software on the FOURTH Thursday (March 27).

Learn about Drupal and meet local Drupal enthusiasts. We will meet from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.


  • Introductions
  • Job Postings
  • Drupal News
  • Continuous Integration Talk
  • Drupal and Meteor Talk

Eric Peterson will give a brief talk and lead a discussion on: What is continuous integration? When and why should we practice it? How can we practice continuous integration in our Drupal and other web development projects? Any sticky points and gotchas to be aware of?

Joel Walters will be speaking about Drupal 7 plus Meteor (javascript framework) powering digital signage. The talk will include some basics of Services and Services Views.

Event Details:

March 27, 6:00-8:00pm.

Tableau Software, 837 North 34th Street, Seattle

Pay parking is available adjacent the east side of the building, right underneath the Aurora bridge in a U-Park lot ($5-7). 

The main entrance is along 34th Street, right next to the Anytime Fitness (there are stairs up to 34th from the lot). The door may be locked, so feel free to call/text 206.437.2368 for entry.

Public transit: 26, 28, 31, 32, 40 all stop at N 34th and Fremont; additional routes a few blocks further away: 5, 82

Coworking is available from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Milstead & Co. (across N 34th Street from Tableau; Map)


Next SEADUG on the 27th!

PapaGrande's picture

For anyone else like me who had SEADUG on their calendar for tonight (the 20th), it's on 3/27.

Carry on.

That's right

rlhawk's picture

Yes, thanks for the reminder, Will. Don't go to Tableau tonight; the meeting is next Thursday!

SeaDUG meeting tomorrow!

rlhawk's picture

Reminder: The monthly SeaDUG meeting is tomorrow (Thursday) at Tableau in Fremont.

Question if there is time about HIPAA

RockSoup's picture

Wondering if folks have experience with handling HIPAA info through a Drupal site.


HIPAA data

rlhawk's picture

I haven't handled HIPAA data specifically, but I have been doing a lot lately with encrypted data in Drupal and would be happy to talk about what solutions are available.

Is anyone going to Milstead before the meeting?

susano's picture

Hi! I am looking for some guidance on my templates ie regions, blocks, etc and I am wondering if anyone will be co-working tomorrow and can possibly help me with best practices and whatnot.
If not, would there be anyone who would be willing to share their knowledge with me after the meeting? I'd appreciate it so very much since I'm finding quite a bit of conflicting information online.

Help with regions and blocks

rlhawk's picture

Susan - I'm not going to be able to make it to co-working, but I'd be happy to help you out after the meeting. I'm sure there will be others who will be willing to share their knowledge as well.


MrPhilbert's picture

Are people meeting at Milstead at 3:00?

Mobile theming?

cliff98109's picture

I'm starting to look into how to use a mobile theme for accessing my website from phones/tablets, anyone interested in giving a brief talk on that? Is mobile switch an acceptable solution or is there another, better solution? Thanks!

Responsive Theme

MrPhilbert's picture

Use a responsive theme instead like Zen, Bootstrap or Omega. These will adapt to the size and layout of the device automatically. The above themes need a sub-themes and sometimes quite a bit of tweeking. The two most powerful and tailorable are Omega 4 and Zen. Omega has an incredibly powerful grid system but you'll need to learn Sass and Compass and Singularity. The best tutorial I've ever seen on the subject is from LevelUp Tuts on youtube here. If you're looking for one that's responsive out of the box and uses Twitter Bootstrap 3, take a look at Bootstrap for Business.
I have a couple sites that use the Bootstrap theme so the users can use them on there phones. You can also use responsive layouts in panels.

Do you know if anyone is going to be at Milstead?

I'm already using a

cliff98109's picture

I'm already using a responsive theme. It displays reasonably well on a tablet, although the right sidebar region displays on the left for some reason, but I definitely need to do something for better display on something the size of a phone.

Omega and Picture module

marcshor's picture

I'm on the tail end of a responsive website project, and I chose Omega as the theme, and the Picture module to handle images. Picture is in Drupal 8 core, so I thought it would be good to learn that. I'd be happy to give a talk about the process.

Milstead? Again?

MrPhilbert's picture


Slides for CI

jdwalling's picture

From IRC

iamEAP: Slides for the CI discussion tonight: