Spokane Drupal Group - Sept 21

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2017-09-21 10:00 - 12:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

We hope you can join us for the next meeting of the Spokane Drupal User Group! After taking the summer off, hopefully everyone is ready to get together again, and will come prepared with questions, demos, answers, and/or enthusiasm.

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 10 AM to noon
We meet on the 2nd or 3rd Thursday of most months at this time/location. Log in and join the Spokane Drupal User Group (see sidebar on https://groups.drupal.org/spokane-wa ) to be notified of future meetings, events, and discussions (typically just a few email messages per month).
Spokane County Library - Argonne branch, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. We are currently meeting in the small conference room at the library. From the hallway, go into the library proper, past the checkout/information desk, take a right and you'll see the room on the right.
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We spend two hours in a question and answer format, with the participants around a table and a laptop on a projector. Come with questions about a project you're working on, something you've learned that you'd like to share with others, a desire to improve Drupal in some way (documentation, programming, design, marketing etc.), or a desire to help others with their projects and questions. Or just come and listen and observe.
Everyone is welcome -- the only prerequisite is having some interest in Drupal. This group is usually 5-10 friendly people, with experience levels ranging from novice to expert, so you'll fit right in. Because of the size of the group, you will have time to share something you've learned, or get your questions answered, or both!


Meeting notes

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What we talked about today:

  • Backdrop -- https://backdropcms.org/ -- a "fork" of Drupal 7 oriented towards backwards compatibility for smaller sites
  • Events:
    - BADCamp - https://2017.badcamp.net/ -- October 18-21 in Berkeley, California -- try Southwest Airlines for non-stops to Oakland
    - PNW Drupal Summit - http://pnwdrupalsummit.org/2018 - Feb 3-4 in Portland, Oregon
    - DrupalCon Nashville - https://events.drupal.org/nashville2018 -- April 9-13
    - Look for other regional events too -- there's Twin Cities (Minneapolis), SANDCamp (San Diego), etc.
  • Changed the logo and some other icons on the Vegan Nook site:
    - On the Appearance page in Drupal, you can upload a new image and favicon (or shortcut icon).
    - We had to do a little CSS magic -- put a text-indent of -9999px for the site name and slogan (because they are now in the logo file)
    - Clear the cache afterwards to get the changes "live"
  • Using Views to make a calendar:
    - Modules: https://www.drupal.org/project/calendar -- requires https://www.drupal.org/project/date
    - Enabled Calendar and Date (Date has the Date fields)
    - Created a content type with a Date field on it
    - Add a couple of content items for the calendar
    - Go to Views, and click the "Add view from template" link
    - Find the template for the date field you created, click the Add link
    - Edit the view to customize. Gives you a calendar page and also some blocks.