Since it is getting close to DrupalCorn Camp, we don't really have a topic for this month's meeting. Instead, we will help people setup their local environment or help out with with whatever issues you may be having. If you are going to the camp, you can use this meeting to get squared away and prepare yourself to get the most out of DrupalCorn Camp.
Thursday, July 25, 7p - 9p. Room 8 Curtiss Hall, Iowa State University.
Please use the North door this time as the hallway inside is closed.
Any notion of a monthly meeting this Thursday, or are we skipping July...so close to DrupalCorn?
It's easy to create content types, but is that always the best solution? Do I really have to have a table for every column of what is actually just some tabular data? Want to be able to edit that data in Drupal without putting it in a node?
Entity API gives you all the tools you need to simplify data that isn't necessarily a node. I will show how I did this for a project at Iowa State. We will also look at EntityFieldQuery as an alternative to views.
Thursday, June 27, 7p - 9p. Room 8 Curtiss Hall, Iowa State UniversityRead more
Just got back from DrupalCon 2013 in Portland. I'm exhausted but excited to start looking at Drupal 8. Let's try installing it where ever we can. If we get it up and running lets poke around under the hood and see what we can find.
Thursday, May 30, 7p - 9p. Room 8 Curtiss Hall, Iowa State University.Read more
This month's presentation will focus on demystifying Drupal. Often developers feel that Drupal is a "black box", doing mystical things behind the scenes.
Learn how to find out what Drupal is actually doing, and focus on activity in one subsystem or another (e.g., form processing or database interactions).Read more
WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get [was-e-wig]) editing is always a pain, no matter what system you use, be it Drupal, Wordpress, Dreamweaver, FrontPage or Word. We'll discuss and demo some of our strategies for providing WYSIWYG capabilities in Drupal.
Thursday, March 28, 7p - 9p. Room 8 Curtiss Hall, Iowa State University.Read more
Note: Change to Thursday night. 7pm, Feb 28th.
Menus as a means to finding content are fundamentally flawed in two ways:
They is a one to one relationship with content such that the number of menu items is directly tied to number of nodes. This is not scalable as content grows.
Creating navigation from a system that basically only allows for one mental path way to any one item is limited. This is not scalable to multiple perspectives, types of audiences or more than one way to find something.
Different bat time and same place, you say? Yes, we have moved to the last Thursday of every month instead of Mondays. Schedules have changed and we are giving this a whirl.
We will be spending the first hour chatting it up about any questions, comments surrounding Drupal. It's "all in", so bring your questions about Drupal projects you are working on. If we can prevent you from buying a new stress ball, it's a win!
It was just 4 months ago but it's time to start planning for the next big DrupalCorn Camp. I would like to start with a retrospective to air all the things we want to improve upon and all the things that went well and we would like to repeat.
Maybe this can be a proxy for our December meeting that we always cancel?Read more
I am working out of the FFA Enrichment Center on the DMACC campus in Ankeny this week as part of a code jam. This is a fantastic space for a conference. DrupalCorn 2013?