Vancouver

Welcome to VANDUG!

The Vancouver Drupal Users Group is the local meeting place for Greater Vancouver people interested in Drupal. We were formerly known as the Vancouver League of Drupalers, but that's a long story. We generally meet once a month (typically the 4th Thursday) on a variety of topics, both technical and non-technical. There is no cost to join the group or attend our monthly meetings.

We have a sister group in the Lower Mainland, the Surrey Drupal Users Group that meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Many people are members of both groups.

Drupal Sprint Weekend in Vancouver 2017

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Start: 
2017-01-27 17:00 - 2017-01-28 17:00 America/Vancouver
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User group meeting

Friday, January 27th and Saturday Jan 28th is the Drupal Sprint Weekend, with local sprints being held around the world! Vancouver is no exception, The Jibe will be holding an all-day sprint at their offices on Friday Jan 27th @ 5pm-9pm'ish and Saturday Jan 28th @ 9am-5:30pm'ish. The address is:

The Jibe

202 - 311 Water St. Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit 2017

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Start: 
2017-02-25 09:00 - 2017-02-26 17:00 America/Vancouver
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The Summit

The 2-day conference will feature sessions covering a range of Drupal topics from site building, development and code, design and theming, to business and project management. Most sessions will be intermediate or advanced with some suitable for beginners too! Aside from planned presentations, we'll also have space for breakout sessions, and of course there will be lots of time to catch up with your Pacific Northwest Drupal friends. Register today for only $55!

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I just launched a big D8/GraphQL/React/Docker/AmazeeIO site. Wanna learn about these techs?

Hey GVA Drupallers -
I've just finished an awesome headless Drupal project with Amazee Labs for one of the biggest publishing companies in Europe, and I want to show you how it works. I think we won "high tech buzzword Bingo" with this project: Drupal 8, GraphQL, KeyCDN, Auth0, React/Relay/Apollo... and that's just the start. If you're interested in any of these technologies, or headless Drupal 8 in general, let's meet up!

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Drupal North Regional Summit - Ottawa 2017

Start: 
2017-08-25 07:00 - 2017-08-27 17:00 UTC
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Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

Drupal North is a FREE 3-day conference focusing on a variety of Drupal related topics and the Community that drives the Drupal Project.

The 2017 event will be hosted in Ottawa, Canada on August 25-27th at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre. http://www.ottawaconferenceandeventcentre.com/

Please visit http://www.drupalnorth.org/en for regular updates.

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EVENT DATE CHANGE

We are moving back the 2017 Drupal North Summit to August 25th-27th.

We’ve made this change as we realized the original July date was not the ideal timing for the event. Out of consideration, respect, and in support for other Drupal events in the general region, we have chosen to pick an alternative date.

We know it’s always a challenge with the community growing so fast and with events such as these Summits, Camps, and Cons, popping up all over the world, we can’t appease everyone and there may be some closely timed events. But, we are going to try our best!

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Drupal Meetup: Awesome Web Based “Apps” using Drupal 8 and Ember.js

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2017-05-25 18:30 - 20:00 America/Vancouver
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Ever wanted to build your own web application? Drupal 8's new architecture has made huge strides in allowing us to make the application development process much simpler and easier to work with. In this presentation, Trent will show you how you can use Drupal 8 to power your own web application by leveraging Drupal's native tools, as well go into what Ember.js can do to make the front-end development perform optimally with your new application.

This presentation is for all looking to build and use an API to power your web application. Trent will share with you some of the experiences, challenges, and wins, of using Drupal 8 as an API. Trent will also showcase an application that was developed for the Telus World of Science, targeted at 8-13 year olds, and how to think of how to leverage Drupal for more than just the web. Come join the conversation!

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Drupal Meetup: get your Drupal site tuned and ready to take the stage!

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2017-04-20 18:30 - 20:00 America/Vancouver
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User group meeting

Your new site is ready to go! It's built, developed, themed, and integrated. Breakpoints break gracefully, you've got zilllions of tests passing, and the client has QAd and signed off. You're ready to launch!

...not so fast. Er, the site, that is... is not so fast. On launch, under real load, sometimes nasty surprises await.

High-traffic sites, sites with external integrations, or sites that have large numbers of authenticated users often run into unexpected performance issues. But with the right planning and tools, we can give our site a full dress-rehearsal. Those issues can be simulated and fixed before the curtain goes up.

What you'll learn

This session will discuss how to:

  • do iterative performance testing
  • build robust and realistic load test scenarios using jMeter
  • find and address performance issues using tools like XHProf and New Relic, and
  • quantitatively measure to improve backend site performance.

The talk will be based around case-studies from real enterprise-scale sites, and discuss specific steps you can take to assess, diagnose, and fix performance problems on sites of all sizes.

About the speaker

Renée Stephen has been making Drupal sing and dance for a decade in the education, non-profit, and government space. She's now a Technical Consultant at Acquia, where she does a bit of everything: hands-on coding, troubleshooting site performance, and leading architecture and infrastructure workshops for clients of all shapes and sizes.

Examples

A repository of example jMeter files demo'd is available here: https://github.com/reinette/loadtest

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Drupal Meetup: Which Type Of Testing Is Right For Me?

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2017-03-30 18:30 - 20:00 America/Vancouver
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User group meeting

There are so many types of testing nowadays! Code static analysis checks, unit testing, functional testing, front-end performance testing, load testing, visual regression testing. But which one shall I use in real life project with limited time and budget? There is no easy answer.

We will talk about many types of testing and what kind of projects you would need them. This talk is not going to be about comparing tools for testing but rather about principles of each testing. Specifically what you should take into account when starting thinking about introducing automated testing to your project and how you can achieve coverage with minimal efforts.

Also we will touch topic of how to set up flexible testing environment into your process, Continuous Integration techniques.

This is a technology agnostic presentation with a focus on concepts though we will be touching on systems such as Jenkins, Code Sniffer, PHPUnit, Drupal Test Runners, Behat, Selenium, JMeter, Speed Curve, backtrac.io

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