Ottawa

Welcome to the Drupal Ottawa User Group. We will use this group to develop the Drupal community in Ottawa, to plan local events (DrupalCamps, informal get-together's, etc.) and to share success stories and planned / completed drupal implementations. Public servants (this is Ottawa after all) interested in deploying bilingual / Common Look & Feel compliant governmental web sites will find colleagues in this group facing the same challenges related to the introduction of drupal in the federal government.

Let us pool our resources to develop the first reusable Government of Canada (GC) Drupal Theme, and share it back with the community!

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Your New Drupal North Board!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the election, both nominees and voters. We (the community) truly appreciate that you are interested in the success and progression of Drupal North and we are excited to see how many votes were cast. What a great voter turnout!

That said, we now have our first official Board of Directors for Drupal North!

It's weird that I am the one writing this, but we want to congratulate the Board elect:

Pat Gilbert - President
Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/pat-gilbert

Bill Wu - Vice President

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Reminder to Vote for Drupal North Board

Hi Everyone,

Just a friendly reminder to cast your votes for who you would like to see form the first official Board of Directors for Drupal North.

Polling closes on Friday March 3rd at 5pm, so you only have a few days left!

Voting polls and more information found here:
https://groups.drupal.org/drupal-north-regional-summit

Thanks to everyone for showing your support and voting on the future of the organization and the event!

Cheers

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Drupal North Board Election is finally here!!

What is Drupal North?

Drupal North is a FREE annual conference focusing on how to make amazing websites with Drupal. Drupal North's mandate is to showcase Canadian Drupal talent and to business, nonprofit, education, and government audiences.

In 2015 Drupal North was held in Toronto. In 2016 Drupal North was held in Montréal. The next Drupal North is in Ottawa!

Drupal North Board Elections

Drupal North is forming a new governance board and non-profit organization to coordinate and organize the annual Drupal North Regional Summit.

A number of candidates have been nominated and accepted their nominations.

The new Board's mission will be to:

  • Create the organisation’s bylaws
  • Incorporate a new non-profit organization
  • Assemble the organizing team and then kick off planning the 2017 event.

Who Can Vote?

You can vote if...

  • You have a Drupal.org account and
  • You have interest in attending, helping, or the success of the event.

Candidates

Candidates for Board positions are below (in alphabetical order).

Aidan Foster (nominated for Vice President)

Experience

I was on the organizing committee for both past Drupal North events. I am the VP of the Drupal Toronto Non-profit that runs local meet-ups. Finally I'm a small business owner so I know how get #%$@ done ;)

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/afoster

Pat Gilbert (nominated for President and Vice President)

Experience

  • I started with Drupal in 2011
  • Founding member and current President of the Ottawa Drupal Association
  • Involved in organizing/planning Drupal North and now currently working to create this board and implement some governance

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/pat-gilbert

Steve Lavigne (nominated for President and Vice President)

Experience

I have been a developer for 12 years and have been working with Drupal for 3. I am currently the VP of the Ottawa Drupal Association and the Chair and President of Kids & Code. I have the experience needed to succeed.

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/nugg

Erin Marchak (nominated for Vice President and Treasurer)

Experience

I will bring a new perspective to Drupal North event organization, informed by years of experience in group event management. I’ll also prioritize inclusion of underrepresented groups to help strengthen & grow our community.

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/emarchak

Bill Wu (nominated for Vice President and Treasurer)

Experience

I love Drupal. I like people who are using Drupal. I am willing to contribute something to make it even better.

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/wuinfo

Cast Your Vote

Please vote using the polls that are linked below:

(Edited: February 28 by Chris Luckhardt.)

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Introduction to Drupal 8 - Training in Ottawa

Start: 
2017-01-19 09:00 - 16:30 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

This course will give you an introduction to the world of Drupal and soften that learning curve so you can get up-to-speed with Drupal quickly. We'll cover fundamental Drupal concepts and terminology, and give you the hands-on experience you need to dive deeper.

Whether you're a developer using Drupal for the first time, a content editor looking for an introduction to Drupal administration, or a site builder wanting to know how to structure a new Drupal website, this course will get you started on the right foot.

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Drupal 8 Training in Ottawa

Start: 
2017-03-06 09:00 - 2017-03-10 16:30 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Learn how to build a website with Drupal from top to bottom. This is a week-long Drupal class divided into three parts: site building, theming, and module development. You can register for all five days, or for each part individually, depending on your learning needs.

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Coldfront Contrib Mondays

Start: 
2016-09-19 10:00 - 16:30 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Do you want to contribute to Drupal.org? Thinking of building a module or theme? Need some help?

Every Monday (except holidays ;-) we work on our contrib projects and now you can come join us. We're opening our training room to any Drupal.org contributor who want to come by for the day and work on documentation, bug fixes, build a module, issue queue cleanup, anything related to Drupal.org. One of our Drupal experts will be on hand all day long to answer questions and work on our contributions to the community as well.

Visit https://coldfrontlabs.ca/contact for directions to our office.

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Coldfront Contrib Mondays

Start: 
2016-08-29 10:00 - 16:30 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Do you want to contribute to Drupal.org? Thinking of building a module or theme? Need some help?

Every Monday (except holidays ;-) we work on our contrib projects and now you can come join us. We're opening our training room to any Drupal.org contributor who want to come by for the day and work on documentation, bug fixes, build a module, issue queue cleanup, anything related to Drupal.org. One of our Drupal experts will be on hand all day long to answer questions and work on our contributions to the community as well.

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HELP! Language per domain setup

I'm not able to define a front page my French domain. I keep thinking that I'm a click away from finding the right setting but I don't see it.

I've defined talentdeleader.ca as my French "Language domain" at Configuration » Regional and language » Languages.

Then when I go to Configuration » System and click on the French variables for the page (see attached image) the English domain talenttolead.ca is only available for "Default front page", 403, 404 etc..

Since the node that I want to use as my front page is on the French domain, I can't enter it into the form.

See attached:

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DrupalCamp Ottawa Slides: Front End Development, How To Write a Testable Code, D8 Configuration Workflow, Requirements Rodeo and Creating a Culture of Learning

In case anyone missed the presentations or was looking for more information, here are the full decks from five of the presentations from the OPIN team at DrupalCamp Ottawa last Friday:

Font End Development and Drupal: Gulp, Sass, Susy, and Mappy Breakpoints - http://www.slideshare.net/ValerieBoucher/font-end-development-and-drupal...

How to Write a Testable Code: http://www.slideshare.net/ValerieBoucher/how-to-write-a-testable-code

Drupal 8 Configuration Workflow: http://slides.com/besqueda/d8-configuration-workflow

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DrupalCamp Ottawa Session Submissions

Hello Drupal Friends,

We are looking for more ideas to make DrupalCamp Ottawa an even better event. We are looking for talks on the following topics:

-Business
-Coding and Development
-DevOps
-Drupal Showcase
-Front End
-Performance and Scaling
-PHP and Symphony
-Project Management
-Site Building

If your idea fits into one of the above categories (or if you think it's great anyway), you can submit your session now. Deadline for session submission is July 4th.

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June 22: What Not To Do When Redeveloping Your Website

Start: 
2016-06-22 18:00 - 20:00 America/Toronto
Event type: 
User group meeting

meetup.com/drupalyow

Is your website in need of a refresh? Are you about to launch a site rebuild and redesign? Come learn from our mistakes so you can avoid making them yourself!

In this month's DrupalYOW presentation, Mike Freeman will outline some of the key areas to avoid when undergoing a web redesign and build. Using real world examples from over 10 years of industry experience and the recent overhaul of the CIRA.ca website, you will get a candid view of what not to do – and a few ideas for what you absolutely want to do before you launch.

RSVP today: http://www.meetup.com/DrupalYOW/events/231576927/

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DrupalCamp Ottawa 2016

Start: 
2016-07-22 08:30 - 17:30 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

DrupalCamp Ottawa’s Facts and Figures

This year will be the fourth consecutive year running the event in Ottawa.

It is the largest DrupalCamp in Ontario and Eastern Canada.

2015 attendance: 200+ individuals and businesses.

Projected attendance for 2016: 300+ individuals and businesses.

Attendees' profile: Developers, Designers, Marketing/ Web Communications Managers from Ottawa Corporations and Government Departments, IT and Web Businesses.

Over a dozen sponsorships of both local and international firms.

Attendees from all over North America.

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Drupal 8 Training in Ottawa - September 12-16

Start: 
2016-09-12 09:30 - 2016-09-16 16:30 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Learn how to build a website with Drupal from top to bottom. This is a week-long Drupal class divided into three parts: site building, theming, and module development. You can register for all five days, or for each part individually, depending on your learning needs.

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Ottawa: Introduction to Drupal on June 11th

Start: 
2016-06-11 10:00 - 16:00 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

In partnership with the Ottawa Drupal Association Ladies Learning Code presents our Introduction to Drupal Workshop!
By the end of the course you will have a live, working web app to call your own!

Over the course of the day we'll teach you how to build your own website from the ground up. We'll investigate what makes Drupal uniquely different from other "content management systems" like Wordpress, and explore the specifics of Drupal's custom content types, content list views, and user permissions.

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Tonight! Moving Forward with Drupal 8.1

Start: 
2016-05-18 18:00 - 20:00 America/Toronto
Event type: 
User group meeting

meetup.com/drupalyow

RSVP at meetup.com/drupalyow

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Drupal 8 Theming - Training in Ottawa

Start: 
2016-07-20 09:30 - 2016-07-21 16:30 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

A Drupal website can look pretty ordinary out-of-the box, but the look and feel of Drupal is actually really flexible. You can modify the HTML, add CSS and Javascript, change the layout, and make it all responsive. In this course, you'll learn how to build a Drupal theme to customize the look and feel of your Drupal site. We'll cover all the bases of theme development, from adding CSS to using Twig templates and preprocess functions.

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Join Us Wednesday! Moving Forward with Drupal 8.1 - DrupalYOW Presentation

Start: 
2016-05-18 18:00 - 20:00 America/Toronto
Event type: 
User group meeting

meetup.com/drupalyow

This month's meet up will review the latest version of Drupal plus contributed modules that are now available in Drupal 8, including Workbench, Pathauto, Token, Metatag, Migration, and more.

By the end of the presentation, you will have the tools required to move your website to Drupal 8.

RSVP today: meetup.com/drupalyow

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Drupal in Canada BoF at DrupalCon NOLA

I created a BoF at DrupalCon https://events.drupal.org/neworleans2016/bofs/drupal-canada

I am hoping to try and bring together more folks from Canada and rally the troops for getting more people involved in the DrupalNorth initiative.

With an inaugural success last year in Toronto the community is continuing to build momentum with this years DrupalNorth in Montreal (http://www.drupalnorth.org/). I want to build it to be even bigger for when we celebrate it's 3rd anniversary in conjunction with Canada's 150th Anniversary, as we host DrupalNorth 2017 in Ottawa.

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Autism Ontario - Ottawa Chapter Needs Drupal Volunteers!

Hi Friends,

The Ottawa Chapter of Autism Ontario is planning a Tug-of-War fundraising event in September called "The Big Pull". The full day event will see over 300 participants enjoy a fun day at Mooney's Bay in support of our local initiatives, including the creation of a new Autism Resource Centre in Ottawa.

As part of the planning process, we've decided to build an event specific website, https://BigPull.ca

We are going to build the site in Drupal 8 and could use a little help from a few volunteers!

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Intro to UX Design

Start: 
2016-04-21 (All day) America/Toronto
Event type: 
User group meeting

bit.ly/25Gr4WX

What is UX Design? Well it’s more than a buzz word – it’s possibly the single most important aspect of your digital product.

In this month's DrupalYOW presentation, we will outline the core concepts and tools used to create great experiences. From user interviews to micro interactions, Mike will provide a foundation on which to grow your knowledge of UX Design.

Register today: http://www.meetup.com/DrupalYOW/events/230073634/

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