Portland (Oregon)

Welcome to the Portland, Oregon Drupal Users Group. We have two official meetups every month.

1. Meetings take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm. Upcoming meeting dates and locations are:

2. Brewpal takes place on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5pm at the Lucky Lab in NW Portland (1945 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97209). We meet, work on our projects, and ask questions of our neighbors with no formal agenda.

No need to RSVP, the meetings are open to all.

We're on IRC in #drupal-pdx on freenode.net

We're also on Slack in #Drupal-pdx.


JetBrains sponsors our meetup by raffling away 1 free PhpStorm license every meetup (2nd Wednesday).

aprohl5's picture

Drupal frontend meetup - December 2014 - "Canceled"

Start: 
2014-12-18 18:00 - 19:30 UTC
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User group meeting

Hey Portlanders,

This is just a reminder that this month (December) there will be no Drupal Frontend meetup. I will be out of town on the 18th and a quick poll at the last FEDUG showed near unanimous support for just skipping the month and picking back up in January.

That being said, January will be an exciting month! Dan Muzyka and Courtney Koppenhaver have prepared a talk about theming in Drupal 8 with Twig!

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jnicola's picture

Scarcity of Drupal Developers: A double edged sword?

So, over the past few years I've noticed a notable scarcity of Drupal developers. Demand for talented individuals is high, supply is low. I remember going to a PDX DUG a few years back and there were two job openings spoken for every person attending... and everyone attending was employed!

The pro's of this seem to be quite notable for us as developers, no one made anything close to this when I first got into this all back in D5! However Is this scarcity creating a turnoff for companies/organizations considering Drupal?

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mpgeek's picture

November #Brewpal

Start: 
2014-11-25 17:00 America/Los_Angeles
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Event type: 
User group meeting

It's Brewpal again. Come join us at Lucky Lab on NW 19th & Quimby for general shenanigans, work topics, and some beverages. We'll be around from 5pm to whenever.

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Metal Toad Board Game Night!

Start: 
2014-11-18 18:00 - 22:00 UTC
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Hop on into Metal Toad's new space for Board Game Night! Pizza and beer will be provided so contact danlinn for RSVP and pizza preference. We're looking forward to gaming with you!

Metal Toad
522 SW 5th Ave. Ste. 400
Portland, OR 97209

Come hungry, thirsty, and prepared to lose....

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Drupal frontend meetup - November 2014 - "Beating the Class out of Drupal 8"

Start: 
2014-11-20 18:00 - 19:30 America/Los_Angeles
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Location: Phase2 Portland Office, 514 NW 11th ave. Suite #203

For years now, frontend developers have ranted and whined about Drupal's divitis, a disease that's been greatly eradicated in Drupal 8 with the introduction of smarter templates and the use of Twig.

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Devsigner - available team roles

Devsigner is happening again this next year! We had a successful kick-off meeting last Wednesday and some amazing people have stepped up to take on some central roles.

We are looking to fill a few more spots on our organizing team. Here's what we still need:

Website content creator - Create static and occasional news content for the website. You should be a good writer and able to convey our purpose and tone well.

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rtaculad's picture

The New Girl

Good Morning Everyone!

I had a great time at the meet up last night and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Rachel and I've been a freelance content administrator for several years now; working with several companies such as Genuine Interactive, ISITE Design, and New Group on various content migration, front end development and social media tasks. The majority of the site i've worked on are in Drupal, with a few in WordPress and SiteCore (I drastically prefer Drupal, for obvious reasons.)

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November #PDXDUG

Start: 
2014-11-12 18:00 America/Los_Angeles
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Ok. It's second Wednesday soon, so join us for #PDXDUG. This month we're talking Search API best practices with Greg Boggs; we might even get to hear how Elasticsearch works into the fiber.

We'll have pizza at 6pm, sponsored by ThinkShout, and talks start around 6:30. Post meetup is probably a Lowbrau thing. Come enjoy.

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mpgeek's picture

October Brewpal

Start: 
2014-10-28 17:00 America/Los_Angeles
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Event type: 
User group meeting

October Brewpal is on deck. We'll be meeting at Lucky Lab on NW 19th & Quimby to work on projects, ask questions, get answers, and socialize with other Drupalers from 5pm til whenever. See you there!

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Mindewen's picture

Devsigner '15 - Initial planning meeting

It's time to start getting the second edition of Devsigner off the ground! If you're interested in helping organize, please comment here or get in touch with me (Mindewen) directly.

I'd like to have an initial planning meeting soon (next couple of weeks?), so once I have your name I'll send you a Doodle poll.

There will be opportunities ranging from team lead to floating helper, and any level of investment is welcome.

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2014 PNWDS: Volunteers needed at the Summit this weekend

The Pacific NW Drupal Summit is happening this weekend, Oct 17-19 (Fri-Sun) at the University Place Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

We need your friendly faces at the registration tables, the party, and as a runner to help our coordinators.

Are you a student? Can't afford a registration but would still like to help out and be at the Summit! We need you!

Please get in touch with us today at http://2014.pnwdrupalsummit.org/ -- Use the volunteer sign-up form in the sidebar.

Thanks in advance!

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Drupal frontend meetup - October 2014 - "Working with Angular"

Start: 
2014-10-16 18:00 - 19:30 America/Los_Angeles
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Location: Phase2 Portland Office, 514 NW 11th ave. Suite #203

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Content Recommendation System in Drupal

Start: 
2014-10-15 18:00 - 19:30 America/Vancouver
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Event type: 
Related event (ie. not Drupal specific)

I will be presenting the first version of the content recommendation system I built for software.intel.com, a large Drupal 7 site.

The bulk of the presentation will be about content recommendation systems and our specific implementation. The Drupal portion of the project is a small piece of the puzzle (loading a JSON file from Amazon S3 via AJAX in a block).

I could also present this at the DUG if there is interest.

From the Meetup:

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mpgeek's picture

October #PDXDUG: Robot Food

Start: 
2014-10-08 (All day) America/Los_Angeles
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us for second-wednesday #PDXDUG. For those who missed it, we've moved to Phase2's new Portland office at 514 NW 11th Ave, Suite #203. There is some on-street parking nearby, and the office is easily accessed by transit or bike (bike racks outside).

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mpgeek's picture

September Brewpal

Start: 
2014-09-23 17:00 America/Los_Angeles
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us for what could be the final fair-weathered Brewpal of the season. We'll be meeting at Lucky Lab on NW 19th & Quimby to work on projects, ask questions, get answers, and socialize with other Drupalers from 5pm til whenever. See you there!

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Amber Himes Matz's picture

2014 Pacific NW Drupal Summit

Start: 
2014-10-17 (All day) - 2014-10-19 (All day) America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

The Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit is a three-day event, with coding sprints on Friday and keynotes plus sessions both Saturday and Sunday. The Summit will feature multiple tracks and hour-long sessions, covering just about everything you might want to know about Drupal: site building, development and code, design and theming, information architecture, administration, business and project management. Since 2009, the Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit (PNWDS) has been the premier regional event for Drupal professionals in the Pacific Northwest.

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Drupal frontend meetup - September 2014 - "Exploring the Paragraph module"

Start: 
2014-09-18 18:00 - 19:30 America/Los_Angeles
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Location: Drupal Association HQ, 209 SW Oak Street, Suite #100

Sorry for the short notice this month. As you probably know I (aprohl5) will be running the frontend meetup now as of mindewen's "retirement" last week.

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Mindewen's picture

Leading the frontend meetup

After a little more than two years running our Drupal frontend meetup, I need to take a break. I still enjoy the group and I don't want to get to the point where I resent it.

It would be great to keep it running, because I think it's been an asset to our community. So I can continue helping out in a support/advisory role if someone else would manage finding topics and speakers, make announcements, and kick off the meetups.

If one of you wonderful people wants to step in, awesome, let's keep on doing cool stuff. If not, we'll suspend the meetups for the time being.

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PDX Homebrewers : Help add some local flair to the PNWDS party!

Calling all homebrewers! Want to help add a unique, community touch to the summit party? Show off your brewing skills by donating your home-brewed beer to the event. We are looking for donations of 5-10 gallons of beer from each brewer. The beer may be in bottles or in kegs (ball/pin/sankey connectors all OK). Contact Tyler Ward, @twardnw or twardnw in IRC (#drupal-pnw or #drupal-pdx), to express interest.

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Portland Drupal User Group

Start: 
2014-09-10 06:00 - 07:30 UTC
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Meetings take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm in the OpenSourcery offices at 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209.

No need to RSVP, the meetings are open to all.

We're also on IRC in #drupal-pdx on freenode.net

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