Waterloo Region Drupal Users Group

A group for Drupal users in southern Ontario, mainly from Kitchener, Waterloo, as well as Cambridge, Guelph 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, except for July, August and December. Attendance is free. We meet on the third Thursday of each month, from 19:00 to 21:00.

Where

The meetings are held at The Working Centre which is located 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.

Here is a map of the location:

How

If you are driving to Kitchener, there are a few free and low cost parking spots nearby after 6 pm, usually limited to 2 hours. You can check those in Parkopedia. Make sure you enter the correct time to get the proper parking rates.

If you prefer public transportation, the Charles Street Bus Terminal and Light Rail are very close to the venue, at Charles St, and Ontario St.

Join

In order to get email notifications of new posts in this group, make sure you register for an account. Once you have an account, visit your user profile, then select Notifications, then Subscriptions, and enable emails from this group.

If you have a Meetup.com account, you can join the Waterloo Region Drupal Users Group, where we cross post meeting announcements.

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looking for a local themer

I could use a hand with some Drupal theming. I build/manage a bunch of sites and could use some help on various theme issues but I have an upcoming project that may need some heavier/more-formal theming.

Please contact me ASAP and it'd be helpful to see a live portfolio of some of your work.

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Friday Sep 5: CCK, Views and Panels

Start: 
2008-09-05 19:00 - 21:00 Canada/Eastern
Event type: 
User group meeting

The power of Drupal lies not only in its awesome core and API, but how this API can be extended to provide more functionality through useful modules.

Some of these tool function so well together that they allow one to create sites without writing any PHP code.

One such tool set is composed of the following Modules:

  • CCK: the Content Construction Kit, allows defining fields and content types which are groups of fields.
  • Views: Allows lists of nodes to be presented in various formats, and various criteria.
  • Panels: Allows a combination of blocks to grouped into custom "section" pages.

This trio of tools allows someone who is not a developer/coder to create fairly complex web sites all from a web based interface.

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Waterloo Drupal Group Meeting: Friday 01 August 2008. Porting * to Drupal

Event type: 
User group meeting

We have a special guest presenter for our August meeting. Emma Jane Hogbin will join us and share an encore presentation of her DrupalCamp Talk "Moving In: or how to port your content from * to Drupal."

This topic was a huge hit at DrupalCamp and we are thrilled to be able to have Emma present it with lots of extra time for Q&A.

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Waterloo Region Drupal Group Meeting: Friday 04 July 2008

Start: 
2008-07-04 18:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Come on out to the Special 4th of July meeting. We won't have real fireworks. Not inside. But we will have lots of fun discussing Drupal and our projects, discoveries and challenges.

Doors open at 6pm. Meeting starts at 7pm. Suitable for everybody from curious newcomers to confident gurus.

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Lullabots in Toronto June Meetup Photos

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jswaby/sets/72157605580707583/

Here are my pictures from the meetup.. Not sure if others were planning on posting their photos. If you are, post what you think the tag should be so we could aggregate all the pics from the meetup.

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Drupal server hosting

Can anyone make a recommendation of who to use for Drupal hosting?

I have my own server but I find it's becoming overloaded and I don't want to get a second server and I may be having some issues with too many SQL connections. I was looking to get a shared hosting solution to compare performance with sites on my server.

I looked at one "Drupal Hoster" and in their terms, it mentions some limitations and the guy that was sitting beside me at the last meeting I think mentioned to stay away from such limitations. Their terms read:

"Acceptable use of DataBase Resources

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Theme talk

Thanks for the talk on Theming last week. I learned a lot.

Two things...

1) was it 'Zen' or 'Zen_basic' that was the theme you recommended starting from? Is there a difference?
2) Martin - where can I find that PDF of Zen that you talked about that laid-out all the div's of the basic Zen theme....I want to try a crack at making a theme from scratch using it as a starting point to put your recommendations to work.

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Drupal Camp Photos on Flickr

If you didn't know:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/drupalcamptoronto2008/

Post your photos on Flickr and tag them with drupalcamptoronto2008

Yay Photos!

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Drupal Themeing Fundamentals: June 6, 2008

Start: 
2008-06-06 19:00 - 21:00 Canada/Eastern
Event type: 
User group meeting

What makes Drupal sites unique? Sure, modules do add functionality to a site, but they are mostly under the hood and may not be very visible nor obvious.

It is themes that make a Drupal site stand out. Similar concepts in other products/projects are called templates or skins.

The days where every Drupal site has the blue and grey Bluemarine look are over. There are now a huge variety in how Drupal sites look.

We will discuss themes in Drupal this month, again in a round table format, but before we do that, we will have an exciting presentation:

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DrupalCamp Toronto 2008: May 23 and 24 at University of Toronto

Start: 
2008-05-23 09:00 - 2008-05-24 17:00 Canada/Eastern
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

Since 2006, the Drupal community in Toronto has been holding annual DrupalCamps. Although it says "Toronto", we have seen people from as far away as New York, Winnipeg, and Vancouver come to attend the event.

This year, we are holding the 3rd annual DrupalCamp Toronto event.

The event will be held at the Bissell Building on the campus of the University of Toronto on May 23rd and May 24th 2008.

Attendance is free, but donations are welcome.

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Waterloo Region Drupal group meeting Friday, 02 May 2008

Start: 
2008-05-02 19:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

We will discuss contributed modules this month, in a round table format. Think about contributed modules:
- which modules do you use all the time?
- which modules do you want to know more about?
- which modules have you tried, then discarded? Why?

The round table discussion will give everybody a chance to contribute and the diversity of our group will give us all a chance to learn.

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Waterloo Region Drupal user group: Inaugural meeting

Start: 
2008-04-04 19:00 Canada/Eastern
Event type: 
User group meeting

Only local images are allowed.The first meeting of the Waterloo Region Drupal user group will be held on Friday 04 April 2008, at The Working Centre in Kitchener Ontario.

All with an interest in Drupal are welcome.

Topic: Getting to know Drupal (and you) - A round-table discussion of Drupal and our experiences with it.

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