South Africa

This is a group for all users, developers and designers interested in the Drupal Open Source CMS, who are based in South Africa. The goal of this group is to foster the local community, provide local support and to allow the local Drupal industry to grow.


Our user group meet-ups:

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Drupal Camp Cape Town 2017

Start: 
2017-10-13 08:00 - 17:00 Africa/Johannesburg
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

We’re very excited to announce that the organising of Cape Town’s 3rd Drupal Camp is underway. This year’s event builds on our focus of bringing Drupal professionals, novices, students and clients together, in order to enrich them through a number of informative industry talks, as well as help grow the community in South Africa.

This year's camp takes place at a wonderful new venue, The River Club in Observatory, Cape Town on Friday, 13 October. It is close to the city centre, major roads and many hotels and guest houses.

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Drupal Camp Cape Town 2017

Start: 
2017-10-13 08:00 - 17:00 Africa/Johannesburg
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

We’re very excited to announce that the organising of Cape Town’s 3rd Drupal Camp is underway. This year’s event builds on our focus of bringing Drupal professionals, novices, students and clients together, in order to enrich them through a number of informative industry talks, as well as help grow the community in South Africa.

This year's camp takes place at a wonderful new venue, The River Club in Observatory, Cape Town on Friday, 13 October. It is close to the city centre, major roads and many hotels and guest houses.

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Drupal Cape Town July Meetup

Start: 
2017-07-26 18:30 - 21:00 Africa/Johannesburg
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Hi everyone!

Thank you to all who attended our great meetup in June. It was great seeing you all! A huge thank you to Riaan Burger, for his generosity in making the time and the trip, from Johannesburg, to share his talk with us.

Our next meetup, takes place Wednesday, 26 July at the Bandwidth Barn, in Woodstock.

We're in for a treat this month! We have 2 speakers lined up.

First we have George Ziady, Lead Drupal Developer at X-Team, with his talk - Performance Profiling: A look at PHP and database tools to identify and solve performance bottlenecks in Drupal.

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DrupalCamp Nigeria + PHP Bootcamp 2017

Start: 
2017-10-20 09:10 - 2017-10-21 09:10 Africa/Lagos
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

DrupalCamp Nigeria + PHP Bootcamp 2017 is an open source conference, with a focus on accelerated learning for people new to Drupal and also an avenue for Drupal users to contribute back to the Drupal project and community. This annual grassroots conference brings together enthusiastic beginners and experienced Drupal developers and PHP developers, from around the country.

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Integrate Drupal Commerce and Pastel

Hi all,

Has anyone done any integration with Drupal Commerce and Pastel.
Success or failure? Any guidelines? .... or better yet any modules around?

Thx, Grant

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Jason Lewis's picture

Drupal Cape Town June Meetup

Start: 
2017-06-28 18:30 - 21:00 Africa/Johannesburg
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Hello there!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at last month's meetup! A big thank to Charles Oertel, for an informative talk.

Wednesday, 28 June, is set for the next meetup at the Bandwidth Barn.

We're very excited to have community veteran, Riaan Burger of Burtronix visiting us from Johannesburg, to share his talk, "A Trusted Git Development Work-flow." Learn why and how to maintain a cryptographically trusted contribution chain using GnuPG and git.

Don't miss this this great talk, RSVP today.

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A Trusted Git Development Work-flow

Start: 
2017-06-07 18:30 Africa/Johannesburg
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Learn why and how to maintain a cryptographically trusted contribution chain using GnuPG and git.

Riaan Burger is our guest speaker and travels from Johannesburg to join us. Riaan is one of the founders of the Durban meet-ups in South Africa and is a fervent supporter of Open Source. We are lucky to have Riaan in Johannesburg for the evening! While we touch on git basics, motivate the usefulness for project owners and managers and have a slide or two on Drupal Configuration Management, this talk focusses on functionality that is useful to all teams that want to build provable trust into their collaborative source code development. Bring friends in dev, webdev, devops and sysops as well as your management if you need to introduce them to such topics ;-)

Just a quick copy/paste from the Durban talk above ;-)

Note the new Address in Sandton:

7 Federal Avenue
Sandhurst
Johannesburg

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Drupal Cape Town May Meetup

Start: 
2017-05-31 18:30 - 20:30 UTC
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Hi all,

Hope you all enjoyed the holidays, throughout April.

I'm happy to announce that Wednesday, 31 May, is set for the next meetup at the Bandwidth Barn.

We're very fortunate to have community stalwart, Charles Oertel, Lead Developer at Rocketseed, as our speaker on the night, with his talk - "Why and How to build custom paragraphs in Drupal 8, that give the user control over the content design. Enjoy a brief dip into Bootstrap, Twig and Less".

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Drupal JHB has a slack group!

Hi Everyone,

In the last few meetups we talked about getting a Slack group up and running to help us keep in touch in between meetups and to organise our meetups along with other events in the future.

You can join the group by visiting http://slack.drupaljhb.co.za/ enter your email and you will get an invite to join the group.

I hope to see you online.

Regards,

Richard

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Drupal Durban: Do you Git? Securely?? Efficiently???

Start: 
2017-05-23 18:30 - 20:30 Africa/Johannesburg
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Event type: 
User group meeting

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Why join this meet-up?

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This meetup is about Git and is for all web developers, not just Drupalers!

Riaan Burger is our guest speaker and travels from JHB to join us. Riaan is one of the founders of the Durban meet-ups and is a fervent supporter of Open Source. We are lucky to have Riaan in Durbs for the evening!

You should join us if you need to know...

• How to use Git securely
• How to use Git in more efficient workflows
• How to work with your team & Git
• How to version your Drupal / Wordpress / Laravel code with Git

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More about Riaan from Riaan :)

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Jason Lewis's picture

Drupal Cape Town March Meetup

Start: 
2017-03-29 18:30 - 20:30 Africa/Johannesburg
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Hi all!

Wednesday, 29 March, is set for the second meetup of 2017, at the Bandwidth Barn in the Woodstock Exchange.

We're super excited to have Stew West, frontend developer at Amazee Labs, as our speaker on the night. Stew recently returned from the six-day hands-on coding camp workshop, React in Flip Flops (in Spain), and is ready to share his talk entitled "Exploring React and Redux" with us.

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Excel & CSV compare files

I have an eCommerce Drupal website with a large amount of products listed. One of my suppliers has 18,000 items and I get sent an updated file every day with updated pricing, stock quantities, new items and of course items that are no longer available are simply removed in the updated CSV file etc.

From this csv file I have to manually allocate items to categories that have been created on my website and therefore my pricing csv import file differs from the original file.

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Payfast integration

Hi all

I need to find a someone to provide ad hoc dev and design support for a couple of small Drupal sites I maintain (for non profit companies I help).

Right now I need to hire someone to develop an extension to integrate Payfast (or a similar local gateway) into a CiviCRM 4.7.16 module on a Drupal 7.54 site.

Can anyone help?

Thanks
Davy (0842078148)

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Richard Banks's picture

March Meetup - Johannesburg

Start: 
2017-03-01 18:30 Africa/Johannesburg
Event type: 
User group meeting

Hi Everyone,

The next Joburg meetup is just a week away.

Amukelani Nkuna will be talking about Paragraphs.

Join us at Applogix from 18:30, be prepared to share the cool things you are building in Drupal or ask the group a question about an issue you are having.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Address:
Applogix
Hutton Court, 1st Floor
1 Summit Road
Hyde Park
Johannesburg

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Drupal Association (the international one) Elections

Hello Everyone,

With a bit of a dip in association-like activity on our local front it is perhaps a great time to highlight the fee and open elections for the director-at-large position on the board of the international Drupal Association. Elections are about to start and in fact, some of the process started a little while ago already with a call for those interested to serve to submit their profiles.

Profiles of the 2017 candidates: https://assoc.drupal.org/election/18/candidates

Yup, very exciting (and quite scary at times) ;-) I'm standing as a candidate too and my primary goal with this year's candidacy is to generate participation in and awareness of the process. On Wednesday the DA will start promoting the election and the candidates, but we can post about it in the mean time.

My profile: https://assoc.drupal.org/election/2017-director-large-election/candidate-8

As you can see, you're all welcome to post comments to the profiles. Actual voting will be between the 6th and 18th of March and works pretty similarly to how we used to do it for the local DASA in that you rank candidates and to vote, you have to have been a member of Drupal.org for at least a year. You can read more about the elections:

Drupal Association Board Elections: https://assoc.drupal.org/drupal-association-board-elections

It is remarkable and encouraging to see just how much of the Drupal Association work-flows are similar to the ones we used for DASA and it is a heck of an interesting learning process getting to know more. We did very well in years past here and while I have to admit that the chance of winning this election is on the low side for me, the process is very enjoyable and with such incredible candidates we all win by having one of them win. On the off chance though, I'll still have enough time to make sure I can contribute to our local community in meaningful ways as I did before.

Let's bring South Africa and Africa to the stage!

With my kindest regards,
Riaan

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Drupal Joburg is back!

Start: 
2017-02-01 18:30 Africa/Johannesburg
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

The Joburg group is back this year and we have a new venue.

Join us on the 1st of February at 18:30 at Applogix for our next meetup.

We will have a talk on DrupalVM by Ilsoda after which we will have an open session where you can show us what you are building with Drupal or get your Drupal related questions answered by the group.

Address:
Applogix
Hutton Court, 2nd Floor
1 Summit Road
Hyde Park
Johannesburg

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Lauro Scott-Parkin

Lauro Scott-Parkin passed away on the 9th of December in a motorcycle accident.

He was loved by many within and outside of our circles, incredibly involved in our community and was a valuable personal friend of mine.

In our community Lauro was involved from the very start. From way before we even rebooted the meet-ups he was a linchpin and glue at the Drupal team of the company he worked at at the time and he continued those relationships, as all that he made, positively throughout the years. He contributed to all our events and in his capacity as the owner of Ingen Media, sponsored our conferences. But more than that, he made connections happen, bringing people together and building a community. Fair and very positive, he turned potential conflict into friendship and positive relations. There will be no way to ever replace his absence for us.

I'll miss the odd nights after midnight wandering streams in the suburbs and sitting on street corners under a starry night discussing plans for our Johannesburg community, collaborations and plans to make this world a better place. He was always positive and was such a role model for me that I often mentioned him to my daughter as an example. I recall him excusing himself from a social moment to go home to prepare Talia, his wife a nice salad for later that night. He seemed to be able to manage to stand his place full in friendship, in business and in a very rich personal life too. I will miss him terribly and have so many unfinished plans with the man!

To Talia, the many friends I know through him in our community and the many, many personal friends and family he had that I know will feel his loss so dearly, my heart and thoughts are with you and I hope his personality will survive him in your lives in the positive way he lived and interacted with all of us.

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Dries Webinar on Magento and Drupal

Hi guys,

Anyone know if a podcast is available of the recent live webinar where Dries was going to talk more into the alliance between Acquia and Magento etc.

I was booked to view the webinar but missed it unfortunately.

Thanks in advance!

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Afrikaburn is looking for a Backend Developer

AfrikaBurn is the spectacular result of the creative expression of participants who gather once a year in the Tankwa Karoo to create a temporary city of art, theme camps, costume, music and performance!

And they need a new website, which is where you come in. Looking for a part time backend developer - it is a short term position, available immediately, location flexible. Site is on Drupal 7.

Site git repo: https://github.com/AfrikaBurn/website

For more information, contact jobs@afrikaburn.com
In the spirit of the event, volunteers are also welcome.


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Jason Lewis's picture

DrupalCamp Cape Town – 21 October 2016 - Be There!

Building on the phenomenal success of last year’s event – the first of its kind to be held in the Mother City – DrupalCamp Cape Town 2016 is set to reach, involve and inspire an even greater audience than before. Drupal professionals, novices, students and clients alike are excited for the return of what will be an informative day dedicated to one of the world’s most powerful open source content management platforms.

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