July Seattle Drupal User Group Meeting

rlhawk's picture
2017-07-20 18:00 - 19:30 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

We will meet at 6 pm on Thursday, July 20.


  • Introductions
  • Announcements
  • Drupal news
  • Presentation: Updating and migrating a website from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8
  • Presentation: Using Angular with Drupal 8
  • Post-meeting food and drinks


Updating and migrating a website from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8: Jared Stoneberg and Jonathan Lockhart from Number 10 Web Company will share their experience of migrating a large Drupal 6 site (worldjusticeproject.org) to Drupal 8. They will also discuss their favorite features in the new website.

Using Angular with Drupal 8: Jeremy Perry will demonstrate the basics of utilizing Angular 2.x/4.x in a Drupal 8 module or theme—including a review of what kind of boilerplate is needed, a demonstration of a few exercises from Angular's Hall of Heroes tutorial (Drupal 8 style), and an implementation of a blog.


Meeting space is provided by Fuse IQ.

Thursday, July 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

Northwest Worklofts, 3131 Western Ave (at Denny), Seattle

Picture of location, door down the stairs

Coworking is available from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Drip City (2929 1st Avenue (between Broad and Eagle); Map)



Could one of the group admins

mikeker's picture

Could one of the group admins sticky this post? I missed it the last few days because I'm too lazy to scroll down...


Darn it, I have another

PapaGrande's picture

Darn it, I have another conflict with SeaDUG. See you at the next one.

Health care for us self-employed folks

marcshor's picture

Given the (it would be funny if it weren't so scary) politics regarding health care, and the cancellation letter I recently received from Regence, I've started doing some serious thinking about individual health care. I would love to have a discussion with other folks about their thoughts/concerns regarding health care, and if there are creative solutions we can work on, e.g. can Drupal.org provide insurance to folks to help encourage Drupal entrepreneurship? I'm open to suggestions on the best way to have this conversation.

This is a problem for many,

Chris McGrath's picture

This is a problem for many, and could get worse. This is not a plug, just more of a response. I like this idea, I have no idea what d.o will do however we are exploring doing this as a group for our users on drupalcontractors.com to promote group buying power for individual entrepreneurs on things like insurance and advertising. The site is going through a refresh now and will soon offer billing mechanisms via Freshbooks integration, marketing initiatives to drive clients to the site and individual dev pages depending on availability, and many other options to assist indepenent devs in being part of a larger organization.

tgodfrey99's picture

I'm a fan of Washington Technology Industry Association and Fuse IQ joined a year ago. Among other benefits they offer a way to get better rates on group health insurance for small businesses like ours and we recently we able to get a 401K plan spun up that would have been more costly and onerous to do on our own. I'm not sure if they offer similar benefits for individual freelancers or if you can join as an individual...haven't had a chance to look, but their site is: https://www.washingtontechnology.org/

WTIA cost

jcost's picture

This came up at the meeting and I found the cost in the FAQ:

The WTIA is a not for profit organization that is mission based. Members have a choice of contributing to the mission at different levels:

Principal: $2,500
President’s Club: Discretionary. Starts at $5,000

More info about WTIA

marcshor's picture

I spoke with Raven at WTIA today, who told me that joining WTIA costs $500 annually. For health insurance, you need to have a company with at least one other employee who is not "common" (not a spouse of an owner or another owner.) Here's the rest of the useful info she sent me:

Just to summarize what we spoke about we have 18 medical plans to choose from on 2 different networks so we really have something to fit every budget and every company. I attached a summary grid that shows all of our products. We do require a minimum of two W-2 paid employees to enroll in the program to qualify; one employee must be “uncommon” which means that they are not a spouse of an owner or another owner.

With the WTIA Health Bundle you get:
Medical Plan of your choice
$15k of Life Insurance
3 face-to-face visits of Employee Assistance Program
Free COBRA administration
Free online administration portal called SIMON
View bills
Get reporting
Manage employee enrollment
Consolidated Billing - any additional ancillary products you elect will come on one monthly bill for ease of administration

You can elect to add vision, dental, additional life insurance, or short-term and long-term disability.

Link to Benefit Website: https://www.washingtontechnology.org/hr-benefits/

My Presentation

jeremyrperry's picture

I have a Power Point up on Google Drive for anybody who wants to view it before tonight's meeting:


If you're feeling industrious enough, you're more than welcome to download my modules onto a local dev environment so you can become more familiar with them. I'll also post this on the Meetup group.

Meeting tonight!

rlhawk's picture

Our monthly Seattle Drupal User Group meeting is tonight. We'll be discussing site migration from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8 and working with Angular in Drupal 8, along with the usual Drupal news and announcements, and post-meeting socializing.


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