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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Migrating To Drupal 8 - Waterloo Region

Start: 
2016-01-21 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join our monthly meeting of the Waterloo Region Drupal User Group meetup.

Date: Thursday, January 21st, 2016
Time: 19:00 to 21:00
Location: The Working Centre, 58 Queen Street S., Kitchener

We will be attempting to migrate a Drupal site (6.x or 7.x) to Drupal 8 using the migration tools in core, as well as some contributed ones.

This is a hands on session, you will see this as we attempt to do it live.

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Introduction to Drupal - Training in Toronto on Jan 7th

Start: 
2016-01-07 09:30 - 16:30 America/Toronto
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Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Get an introduction to site building with Drupal 8. This introductory course covers all the essentials of creating a Drupal website. Whether you're a developer using Drupal for the first time, a content 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.

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Drupal 8 Release Party: Waterloo Region

Start: 
2015-11-19 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us for our November Waterloo Region Drupal User Group meetup.

  • Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
  • Time: 19:00 to 21:00
  • Location: The Working Centre, 58 Queen Street S., Kitchener

November 19th, is the day for the release of Drupal 8.0.0. Are you excited about the release of Drupal 8? So are we!!!

We are proud to join other Drupal groups around the world in hosting our Drupal 8 Launch Party on Thursday, November 19th!

If you have ideas, or can contribute Drupal 8 themed desserts, then please let us know ...

(Note: bonus if the dessert is themed in twig! ;-)

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Drupal 8 Release Party: Toronto, Canada

Start: 
2015-11-19 19:00 - 23:00 America/Toronto
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Event type: 
Drupal 8 Release Party

You're excited about the release of Drupal 8? So are we!!!

DrupalTO is proud to join more than 190 other Drupal groups around the world in hosting our Drupal 8 Launch Party on Thursday, November 19th!

Head to Myplanet HQ at 252 Adelaide St. E. (Bank of Upper Canada Building) at 7:00pm and join us!

RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/DrupalTO/events/226082387/

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DrupalTO November 2015 Meetup: Front-End Development with Drupal 8

Start: 
2015-11-10 18:30 - 22:30 America/Toronto
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us at our next DrupalTO meetup on Tuesday, November 10th at 6:30pm.

  • Date: Tuesday, November 10
  • Start: 6:30pm
  • Location: BrightLane Inc., 545 King St. W. (map)

Huge thanks to our sponsorship partners: BrightLane Inc. and Digital Echidna

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DrupalTO October 2015 Meetup: Getting Started with Drupal VM

Start: 
2015-10-13 18:30 - 21:00 America/Toronto
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us at our next DrupalTO meetup on Tuesday, October 13th at 6:30pm.

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Waterloo Region: Location in Drupal - Where Is It At?

Start: 
2015-10-15 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us at our next Waterloo Region Drupal User Group meetup on Tuesday, October 15th at 19:00.

  • Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
  • Time: 19:00 to 21:00
  • Location: The Working Centre, 58 Queen Street S., Kitchener

Our guest speaker for October is long time Drupal consultant, developer and evangelist, Martin Anderson-Clutz.

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You are invite join our Kitchener Waterloo meetup.com group

I have created a meetup.com group. http://www.meetup.com/Kitchener-Waterloo-Drupal-Meetup. I predict this will attract many new members to our meetup. I have seen local KW groups on meetup.com grow from 3 to 55 in a matter of a month. https://groups.drupal.org/waterloo-region will still remain active.

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Waterloo Region September Meeting: Exploring Drupal 7 RestFUL module

Start: 
2015-09-17 19:30 - 21:00 America/Toronto
Event type: 
User group meeting

In Drupal 7, there are 3 modules available that allow you to expose your data through an API: Services, RestWS and RestFUL. We will give a summary of the difference between them, then dive into RestFUL module and how you can use it for your CMS. Along the way we will be showing examples of how we implemented it at the University of Waterloo.

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DrupalTO September 2015 Meetup: 1st Time Contributing to Drupal & Drupal 8 Meets AngularJS

Start: 
2015-09-15 18:00 - 21:00 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us at our next DrupalTO meetup on Tuesday, September 15th at 6:00pm.

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DrupalCamp Montréal 2015

Start: 
2015-09-11 19:00 - 2015-09-12 23:00 America/New_York
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Event type: 
User group meeting

L’Association Drupal de Montréal est fière de vous inviter au DrupalCamp Montréal 2015, un rassemblement annuel de passionnés de Drupal de Montréal et ailleurs. Le DrupalCamp Montréal s’adresse à tous ! Les conférences vedettes et les sessions seront présentées en français et en anglais. Une grande variété de sujets pour un public de tous les niveaux de connaissances.
Association Drupal de Montréal is proud to invite you to DrupalCamp Montréal 2015, an annual gathering of Drupal enthusiasts from Montréal and beyond. DrupalCamp Montréal is for everyone! Keynotes and sessions will be presented in both English and French, and will speak to a wide range of topics and skill levels.

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August 2015 Meetup: Learn About Drupal 8 & Command Line Basics

Start: 
2015-08-10 18:00 - 21:00 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us at our next DrupalTO meetup on Monday, August 10th at 6:00pm.

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June Meeting

Start: 
2015-06-18 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Our last meeting before we break for summer is now upon us.

We will have a general Question and Answer session on any Drupal related topic, and an update on Drupal North which is happening next week ...

The Waterloo Region Drupal Users Group's meetings are held monthly except for July, August and December.

Attendance is free.

The meetings happen on the third Thursday of each month, 19:00 to 21:00. Our next meeting is on May 21st, 2015, 19:00 to 21:00.

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

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Time restrictions on date field

I have used date module to create date field for project.

Some people are putting in 1:00 for time rather than 13:00, so the event shows up as taking place at 1 am. Is there a way to change the time format to 12 hour format, or restrict the available times to say from between 7:00 and 22:00.

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Backdrop CMS: a Drupal fork ...

Start: 
2015-05-21 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

For our May meeting, Nathan Vexler and Khalid Baheyeldin will be talking about Backdrop, a fork of Drupal.

We will cover the following topics:

  • What is Backdrop?
  • Why Backdrop?
  • Porting a Drupal 7 module work with Backdrop
  • Migrating to Backdrop from Drupal 7 (and comparison to migrating from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8)
  • Pros of Backdrop
  • Cons of Backdrop
  • Discussion: Will Backdrop see sizeable adoption?
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Drupal 8 Highlights and Live Demonstrations

Start: 
2015-04-16 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting





Drupal 8 is currently in beta, meaning a final release is coming soon! There’s no better time than now to get a head start and begin preparing for its inevitable launch.

This talk will feature live demonstrations of the most important highlights of Drupal 8. You’ll learn about the most important new features that will benefit developers, themers, content administrators, site builders, marketers and more. We'll also review Drupal 8 development tools, including Drupal Console.

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April 2015 Meetup: Drupal Console, Services & RestfulAPI on Mobile, Drupal 8 Migration and Drupal-Specific Hosting

Start: 
2015-04-14 18:00 - 21:00 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us at our April 2015 meetup for the Toronto Drupal User Group on Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00pm.

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Freeform Solutions is looking for Drupal and/or CiviCRM developers. Work from anywhere in Canada.

Check out our latest job posting here: http://www.freeform.ca/en/were-hiring-drupal-andor-civicrm-developer.

WORK FROM HOME FROM ANYWHERE IN CANADA.
JOIN A LEADING TEAM AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD!

About Freeform Solutions

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Freeform Solutions is looking for Drupal and/or CiviCRM developers. Work from anywhere in Canada.

Check out our latest job posting here: http://www.freeform.ca/en/were-hiring-drupal-andor-civicrm-developer.

WORK FROM HOME FROM ANYWHERE IN CANADA.
JOIN A LEADING TEAM AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD!

About Freeform Solutions

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March Meeting: Drupal OOP and Drupal North

Start: 
2015-03-19 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

For our March meeting, we have a double feature ...

Our main talk is our postponed session from February on Drupal OOP.

Drupal is moving more and more towards Object Oriented Programming (OOP) with every new release. It was first implemented in DBTNG, The Next Generation for the Database access layer which went into Drupal 7. Now with Drupal 8, right around the corner, more and more of Drupal is OOP.

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