January Seattle Drupal User Group Meeting

rlhawk's picture
2018-01-18 18:00 - 19:30 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

We will meet at 6 pm on Thursday, January 18. Please sign up if you plan to attend, so we have a sense for how much food and drink to provide.


  • Introductions
  • Announcements
  • Drupal news
  • Celebrate and remember Mike Keran
  • Site demo and discussion
  • Post-meeting socializing


Celebrate and remember Mike Keran: The Seattle Drupal community (and the Drupal community at large) recently lost a valuable member, Mike Keran. His intelligence, dedication, and spirit will be sorely missed. We will celebrate his life and his contributions to our group, and to open source software, with stories and tributes—and pizza and beer.

Site demo and discussion: Fuse IQ will demo their latest Drupal 8 site, for YWCA of Seattle. This process started in 2015 with a technical assessment of their systems and lead to the launch of their new site this past December. We will talk about the design process and features such as the program finder, locations, and of course, use of paragraphs. This is also an example of senior members of the Drupal community sharing their knowledge with newer ones, embracing the spirit of Mike Keran and his contributions to SeaDUG and beyond.


Meeting space is provided by Fuse IQ.

Thursday, January 18, 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)


Please use the signup button

jcost's picture

Hi Everyone,

We are planning to get Mike's favorite beer from Georgetown Brewing Company and pizza, so we need to get some real numbers. If you are planning to come on Thursday please sign up (cause I know there will be more than 5 listed now).


Meeting signup button

kgroth's picture

Thank you to Jeanne and Fuse IQ for planning and sponsoring this month's SEADUG as a special celebration for Mike Keran who is missed. I expect that a lot of people will be attending.

If anyone else besides me had trouble finding the meeting signup button, after you login to Drupal.org, there is a small gray "signup" button right below the picture of the SEADUG meeting location (scroll down on the page).

See you on Thursday.


Tweety News

jdwalling's picture

16:01 1/16/2018
Dries Buytaert @Dries
Congratulations with your new Drupal 8 website, @freelock! https://www.freelock.com/blog/john-locke/2018-01/new-year-new-website


Meeting tonight

rlhawk's picture

Join us to tonight as we celebrate the life and work of Mike Keran. There will be pizza and beer, but if you are consuming either and didn't sign up, Jeanne will give you a dirty look.

Tonight's meeting

jcost's picture

Guess I should have threatened that from the beginning as a few people just signed up!

Beer is bought and pizza is ordered but still want to see sign ups in case we get a huge influx beyond what I expected.

{lookssheepish} Well,

jlockhart's picture

{lookssheepish} Well, wouldn't want to make you mad at me :) Should I bring some beer too, just in case?


jcost's picture

Tim did go to Georgetown Brewery to get growlers of Mike's favorite beer (Manny's) but those of you that didn't sign up get Budweiser instead. ;-)

Tim did buy some extra bottled beer just in case, so I don't have to rip the beer out of your hand if we run out of Manny's.

Not feeling well

mortona2k's picture

I have been in bed with a fever today, so as much as I'd like to be there, I'm going sit this one out. I'll be thinking of Mike from here.

Late to say, but I’m coming

Kevin Davison's picture

Late to say, but I’m coming now. Thank you

Kevin Davison, Senior Technical PM
w: beargroup.com | t: @bearideas | p: 206.973.7940 x 1005

Late to say, but I’m coming

Kevin Davison's picture

Late to say, but I’m coming now. Thank you

Kevin Davison, Senior Technical PM
w: beargroup.com | t: @bearideas | p: 206.973.7940 x 1005


rlhawk's picture

Thanks to everyone who came out last night. As mentioned, the memorial for Mike is set for Sunday, March 4. The time and location will be posted in this group, when they are announced.

There are a few things I forgot to mention about the Seattle Drupal community taking over maintenance of Mike's module, Better Exposed Filters: Jennifer Hodgdon and Josh Kopel initiated and facilitated the process, so massive thanks to both of them. If you are interested in helping out with the module, in any capacity, please contact Josh or me.


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