Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz Drupal User's Group is looking to connect Drupal users in and around Santa Cruz, California.

We have a budding tech community in Santa Cruz. One factor in our tech growth is the use of Drupal at several local web shops, start-ups, and organizations. Drupal use at UC Santa Cruz is also growing and it's time we all got together to share knowledge and learn from each other.

We (almost always) meet on the first Tuesday of each month, at 7pm. Meetings are free and held at NextSpace at 101 Cooper Street in downtown Santa Cruz. All are welcome. Ring the buzzer to get let into the building.

Note - If the meeting day falls on a holiday or during the winter holidays (e.g. January), then we might reschedule or cancel the meeting but there will be a discussion or event here for it.

Nextspace address
101 Cooper St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Darren Odden

Wanted to let all of you here know that Darren (our current sponsor to NextSpace), yesterday underwent a triple bypass surgery. Currently he is recovering over the next couple of days in ICU. He might be sent home in a week or so.

He and his wife are reading the emails of support. Feel free to send loves and hugs his way.

Since he is our sponsor for our meetings at NS, I am not sure what this might mean for our meeting next week. I know he also sponsored a few other local meetup groups.

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DrupalCamp Costa Rica 2013 Open to international speakers and attendees

2013-09-13 08:00 - 2013-09-14 18:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

The 3rd Drupal Camp Costa Rica will be held this September the 13th and 14th, in the central facilities of the University of Costa Rica.

DrupalCamp Costa Rica is a non-profit event organized by the Drupal Users Group in Costa Rica, which is composed of local people and businesses. The aim of this event is to support and promote the Drupal open source project and unite the community of users and developers. Users with or without experience in Drupal will meet in a fun, valuable and generous knowledge sharing space.

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(Closed) Drupal developers and/or themers | Hook 42

Employment type: 
Full time
Employment type: 
Part time
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We got a ton of responses and some great candidates so we are closing this for now. Contact us in 3 months, if you are still interested in working with us and we can meet at BADCamp


Looking for some freelancer Drupal help (developers and themers) for a couple+ months. Please contact me via ( or

We are interested in:

* US freelancers or small web shops only
* Must have Drupal experience (ideally, Drupal 7)

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August Santa Cruz Drupal User Group Meeting - Nextspace 7pm to 9pm (Tuesday August 6, 2013)

2013-08-06 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting


Tomorrow night - Tuesday August 6th - Cameron Eagans will be presenting the State of Drupal 8. Come down and hang out with the Santa Cruz Drupalers and friends :)

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Hi all,

The August meeting with be Tuesday August 6th. Topics? Presenters? Leave a comment :)

We are open to relevant non-Drupal topics too. Julia mentioned talking about Compass sprites.

If no one has anything, I could go over the Privatemsg module. It uses entities in D7 and has a patch for Views integration.

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July Santa Cruz Drupal User Group Meeting - Nextspace 7pm to 9pm (Tuesday July 2, 2013)

2013-07-02 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

Hi all!!!


Do we have an NSer who can host us for this Tuesday. I heard a rumor that we might be losing our official NS host (currently Murias). Darren - can you host us?

Moving venues?

Maybe we need to discuss the possibility of moving the meeting to another venue... I would prefer to keep it where it is because that is familiar but... always having to make sure there is a NSer there does cause some uncertainty. Anyone have ideas of other places we could do this?

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Windows Server 2008 Permissions problem

Hello SC Drupal group members,

I should have known better than to try and work with Windows, but hopefully there is a simple answer...

I have a fresh Drupal 7 Commerce Kickstart Install on a Windows 2008 Server running IIS 7. I ran into a permissions problem during installation (sites/all/files/ not writable), but was able to changed them to get the install to work.

However, now the install is completed and the site is up, I can't upload images.

Anyone have any tips for setting Windows permissions correctly for the files directory?

Thanks in advance!

  • Jacob
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Looking for non-Drupal PHP Devloper and someone with Joomla expertise (plus Drupal 7 help soon)

Hi fellow group members.

I have a referral partner that normally passes Drupal work to me, but today he presented a couple of odd requests, so I thought I'd reach out to the group and see if anyone's interested in taking some non-Drupal work on.



  • A Joomla based site that needs to import data from several manufacturers most likely n XML. Note that site involves gun sales and person may be willing to convert to Drupal based on other requirements.
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    Best Californian companies

    I am thinking about moving into California(from Europe) and I am curious about which California based companies are the best ones to work for? I'm more interested in full service advertising afencies rather than just companies specialized on websites(pure Drupal shops). Also I'm more interested in companies with more than 50 employees(I've worked for small companies and want a change of environment).

    Which companies would you recommend?

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    BADCamp 2013 (Bay Area Drupal Camp)

    2013-10-24 (All day) - 2013-10-27 (All day) America/Los_Angeles
    Event type: 
    Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

    BADCamp 2013. Oct 24 - 27

    Registration is now open at

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    California Central Coast Drupal Camp?

    Hi all!
    im a drupal developer in San Luis Obispo. and im wanting to see if there is a possibility to start a California Coast Drupal Camp!

    during the summer this is one of the best vacation spots in the country and during the winter its a way for people to get out of the cold.

    no matter when we did it im pretty sure it would be a win.

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    Dedicated BADCamp Design Volunteer Wanted!

    Volunteer for the Bay Area Drupal Camp and learn how to design for Drupal community events. You will work with the current BADCamp team to assisting in making this BADCamp the most magical yet.

    In its 7th year, BADCamp provides four days of training, summits, sprints, sessions, BoFs, jobs, networking opportunities and more!

    As the BADCamp design volunteer you will have the opportunity to assist with the following design elements, including print production:
    * Day of signage
    * T-shirts
    * BADCamp swag
    * Website imagery
    * Camp schedule
    * Summit and training signage

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    June Santa Cruz Drupal User Group Meeting - Nextspace 7pm to 9pm (Tuesday June 4, 2013)

    2013-06-04 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Let's chat about what happened at DrupalCon Portland. If you didn't make it there, feel free to watch some sessions in the meantime:

    If anyone has any ideas for our July DUG, leave a comment.

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    Extra DrupalCon ticket for sale at Early Bird Pricing ($400)

    Hi! I have an extra DrupalCon ticket since one of our developers can't attend the conference as planned. Let me know if you or someone you know is still looking for a ticket and I'll hook you UP!

    Aimee :-)

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    Why do you go to Drupal Camps?

    I go to Drupal camps because I know that if I learn one new thing or meet one cool person who's willing to share their experiences with me, then it was a successful use of my time. Whatever I learn doesn't even have to be Drupal related, the point is I'm a wiser person for having immersed myself into the community. I organize Drupal camps because I want others to have that same opportunity, and it's rewarding for me to see people get together and share their brilliant ideas and work.

    So, why do you go to Drupal Camps (big, small, local, international)?

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    Media Browser

    I have some work that needs to be done around the Media Browser and I could either use some assistance, or direction from others experience on the site I am working on. I am happy to hire out the work if you know what you are doing and get it kicked back out quickly.

    The Need:
    The website adds content through a media browser that can search through directories as configured and then place them inline where needed. This media already exists and just needs to be grabbed and shown in the browser.

    If you have ideas, please share.

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    Commerce content type product displays

    Does anyone have experience creating new product types, products, line items, content types for commerce so that one can add a product?

    I can use the commerce kickstart, but I need to implement commerce via module install on an existing site. I might even be able to use you for a short while on the project for some of the heavier pieces or to jump start the site.

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    Any NextSpacers at meeting tonight

    Hey... slight reminder that I won't be at the meeting tonight. The room is booked under my name at NS, and putting the word out there to ensure that there will be another NextSpacer that can let people into the room tonight.


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    Central Coast (California) Drupal Business Directory

    This is a business directory of Drupal shops, independent consultants, and businesses that are in the Central Coast (California), including Santa Cruz County, San Benito County, Monterey County, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County and Ventura County, or are very involved in the Central Coast Drupal communities.

    You are welcome to edit and add to the directory, but keep the list alphabetized and do not remove entries. Adding links and geographical locations is encouraged.

    This directory is a shared resource that documents the thriving Central Coast Drupal business community and is not intended to be endorsement of any of the listed vendors and businesses. For Drupal businesses that are not in the Central Coast, see the Available for work page and the official Drupal services directory.

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    dropmaker's picture

    Locked out of site . . .

    Hi, I could use a little help. I just updated several modules on my site, along with the corresponding database updates & now I can't get back in. Everything went fine. No errors at all. With all the updates complete I could navigate throughout the site fine before I logged off. (I did update the modules without updating to the latest version of Drupal core for D7.)

    Here is the error I'm getting:

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    Groups and Profile2 inquiry

    I like to post locally first, before going global. ;^)

    Here's the scenario:
    Each user has their profile using Profile2. I have a OG group type where users of course are going to be admins. I need all group members to be able to view the group admin's profile.

    Of course this to me seems basic and doable, but now been struggling with this for a few days now. Seemingly after reading some threads this is doable, and need to turn on Profile2 Group Access to make this work. Well, I have turned it on, and I see no changes to any cfg page anywhere.

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