Waterloo Region

A group for Drupal users in southern Ontario, serving Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo and surrounding areas.

Who

All Drupal enthusiasts are welcome to join us for discussion and demonstration of topics for beginners and beyond.

What

Topics range from implementation examples and demonstrations to tutorials and workshops to round-tables, question and answers and panel discussions.

When

Meetings are held monthly and are free of charge. They happen on the third Thursday of each month, 19:00 to 21:00.

Where

The Working Centre at 58 Queen St. S. Kitchener, Ontario.

Note that there are two addresses with "The Working Centre" sign on them. Be sure to go to 58 and not the other one.

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April meeting

Start: 
2014-04-17 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York

Our April meeting will be similar to last month's meeting: we will have a free discussion on any topic that is Drupal or web development related.

If you have questions, hints, tips, news to share, then please come over ...

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DrupalCamp Toronto 2014 - May 2-4 - Humber College Lakeshore Campus

Start: 
2014-05-02 08:00 - 2014-05-04 15:00 America/Toronto
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Our 8th annual DrupalCamp Toronto 2014 conference is happening on May 2-4 at the Humber College Lakeshore campus!

We've moved the conference back to our traditional Spring season time slot and have expanded it to 3 days! We'll have 2 days of sessions and keynotes, followed by a code sprint day.

Register Now

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Brainstorming Session: Making a Large Complex Site Responsive

Start: 
2014-01-16 19:00 - 21:00 America/Toronto
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The main site for the Working Centre is a content-heavy Drupal 6 site with a deep and complicated menu structure.

At some point the site will need to be migrated to Drupal 7 or 8. Is it possible to make such a site mobile-friendly while retaining the complicated hierarchies? If so, what would have to change?

We can use this case study as a launching point for a larger discussion on making websites more responsive. If you have some examples to share (of sites that work well or of sites you would like to convert) then please bring the URLs so we can discuss them together.

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March meeting: informal discussion on anything Drupal

Start: 
2014-03-20 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York

For our March meeting, we will have informal discussions on anything Drupal.

Come over, share your experiences, and learn from others ...

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Introduction to Drupal - Training in Toronto on May 5th

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2014-05-05 09:00 - 16:30 America/Toronto
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The course will cover the fundamentals of Drupal. Whether you're a developer using Drupal for the first time, an editor looking for an introduction to Drupal content administration, or a site builder wanting to know how to structure a Drupal website, this course will get you started on the right foot.

You'll learn how to manage content, configure content types, manage taxonomy, users, and views. You'll also learn how to extend Drupal with modules and themes.

FAQ

What's provided? Lunch is provided. We also provide a training manual for each course.

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Drupal Panels Configuration - Training in Toronto on May 6th

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2014-05-06 09:00 - 16:30 America/Toronto
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Panels is a popular Drupal module used to create individual pages with complex layouts of your content (3 column vs 2 column layout, with or without a top header or footer, etc). We’ll show you how to use Panels to take over existing pages such as the node creation page, and cover how to use Panels in conjunction with Views to create context-specific displays of your data. We'll explain how to embed views within Panels, create custom block sections, create custom node displays, and create custom administration pages.

FAQ

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Talks/ideas for Thursday meeting?

Does anyone in the group have a talk that they can give this Thursday?
It could be demoing a recent site that you worked on, or a cool feature that you discovered, or even disappointments with certain things so we can all avoid them?
It does not have to be the full 2 hours. One hour of talk and questions/discussions is enough.

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Meet, greet, and exchange tips, tricks, and secrets ...

Start: 
2014-02-20 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York

For our February meeting, we are trying out a new format:

It is a combination of a social "meet and greet" in order for the community to know each other better, plus, we will be sharing anything Drupal or web site building related, such as:

  • What tricks have you learned lately ...
  • What secret modules/tools/techniques do you use most ...
  • What have you discovered recently ...

You can also share news about upcoming events, or happenings in the Drupal world ...

The meeting is infromal, not in a "speaker + presentation" format, so there is no stress or pressure on anyone who is shy ...

Come over, have fun, and learn ...

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Anyone has presentations to offer?

We don't have a talk topic nor speaker for February.

Anyone has talks to offer? Adventures? Mishaps? Lessons?

Post a comment below ...

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February Meetup: A Visit from Pantheon's Matt Cheney and Jeff Pflueger

Start: 
2014-02-18 19:00 - 21:00 America/Toronto
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Join us for our next Toronto Drupal User Group meetup on Tuesday, February 18th. The meetup with take place at CSI Spadina, located at 215 Spadina Avenue (Suite 120), starting at 7:00pm.

Pantheon's co-founder Matt Cheney and account manager Jeff Pflueger are coming up to Toronto to present about Pantheon's Drupal hosting services.

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Global Drupal 8 sprint in Toronto

The Toronto Drupal Users Group is hosting an event as part of the Global Drupal 8 Sprint.

Details are here https://groups.drupal.org/node/400153

So, you have the choice of participating in Toronto, or in London, as posted earlier.

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Drupal 8 Global Sprint - January 25, 2014

Start: 
2014-01-25 09:00 - 16:00 America/Toronto
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Join us on Saturday, January 25th for the worldwide Drupal 8 Global Sprint!

The sprint is happening on Saturday at the Centre for Social Innovation Annex at 720 Bathurst Street. We'll be meeting on the 3rd floor in Meeting Room #3.

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London, Ontario Drupal Global Sprint Weekend January 25, 2014 and January 26, 2014

Hello all Drupallers in Southern Ontario ...

As part of the Drupal Global Sprint Weekend, the London, Ontario Drupal Users Group is participating!

If you feel like meeting other Drupallers, and working on Drupal 8 core issues, please participate ...

Here is London, ON event with details.

Lunch is provided by Digital Echidna ...

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Ontario Public Service wants four senior Drupal developers

Cross posting this job post to Toronto, Waterloo and London groups.
Please cascade to other Ontario groups that may have an interested audience.

https://groups.drupal.org/node/394268

Employment type: Full time
Telecommute: Allowed

Senior Developers
• four permanent

Are you interested in being at the centre of cutting edge web solutions that support the delivery of the government's online communications to Ontarians?

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Senior Drupal Developers with strong PHP skills | Freeform Solutions

Telecommute: 
Allowed

Paid Position: Senior Drupal Developer with strong PHP skills

Deadline: Jan 10, 2014

To apply - submit your resume and applicaton form here

Work from home anywhere in Canada! Make a difference in the world!

As a non-profit ourselves, Freeform Solutions has been one of the leading organizations in Canada serving the technology needs of non-profits since 2004.  We are looking for highly motivated and exceptionally talented individuals to join our growing team.

Our clients include household-name organizations like Oxfam, the Edmonton Food Bank, Amnesty International Canada, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.  We also work with many other amazing groups that you might not have heard of but who still do incredible work, like Actua, Cycle Toronto, Youth Science Canada, and LEAF

If you can picture yourself working at home, using all your technical know-how to be part of our virtual team using Agile processes, and helping these great organizations make the world a better place, then we want to hear from you!  If this job seems to good to be true, it's not.  You will work hard, be learning always, and be required to stay focused and self disciplined. We promise the rewards can outweigh the commitment required.

Freeform Solutions is a not-for-profit organization. We are committed to employment equity. Qualified applicants from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply; however, we can only hire candidates with legal permission to work in Canada.

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No DUG Waterloo Region meeting for December 2013

Start: 
2013-12-19 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York

During the last meeting we collectively agreed that the 19th of December is too close to the holidays, and that there will be no meeting for December.

See you in January, where we plan a group exercise for a web site.

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Toronto Tech Wrap-Up Party 2013 (Charity Event Supported by DUGTO)

Toronto Drupal User Group is participating in the big #TOTechWrap charity event on December 3rd.

Please join us in helping to raise money for the Daily Bread Food Bank! Details below are copied from their event page:

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RSVP ON THE UNIIVERSE PAGE: http://sqz.co/d3KGi9y

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Drupal Developer | Therefore

Employment type: 
Full time
Employment type: 
Part time
Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

To support our growth, we're looking for 3 developers to join our Toronto based team immediately. Our preference is onsite full-time, however, we will consider offsite and/or part-time for the right candidate.

If you're interested in learning more, please contact apply@therefore.ca with dugjob in the subject.

Alex

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Upcoming Toronto Drupal Events

We've got several events on the schedule, leading up to the end of the year. Check them out on Meetup.com: http://www.meetup.com/dug-to/

Toronto Tech Wrap-Up Party 2013 (Charity Event Supported by DUGTO)
December 3rd
https://groups.drupal.org/node/377558

December Meetup: Case Studies
December 16th
http://www.meetup.com/dug-to/events/148966502/

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Integrating MERCI and Ubercart

Start: 
2013-11-21 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York

For our November meeting, we have a speaker from our host, The Working Centre.

Devin Howard will be talking about a mostly-finished website The Working Centre is using internally to manage equipment rentals for the Multicultural Cinema Club. The site uses the MERCI and Ubercart modules to manage the bookings and the payments respectively.

Devin will talk about why he opted for a strategy of a custom module for integrating the two systems.

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