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.

HJulien's picture

Fatal error upgrading d6 to d7 - flag module

Has anyone ever come across this:

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/helenejulien/public_html/sites/all/modules/flag/includes/flag/flag_flag.inc' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/sitename/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 3175

I removed the flag module from the sites/all/modules folder and removed it in the systems db table. Still can't get past it. Tried all kinds of variations - different versions, only changing the status on the rows in the systems table, etc.

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Luckhardt Labs's picture

March 2015 Meetup: Drupal Smorgasbord: Drupal 8 Features in Drupal 7, Drupal 8 Migration & Docker

Start: 
2015-03-16 18:00 - 21:00 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us at our March 2015 meetup for the Toronto Drupal User Group on Monday, March 16th at 6:00pm.

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kbahey's picture

No February Meeting

Start: 
2015-02-19 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Please note that there will be no meeting for February 19th.

The Drupal OOP talk has been moved to March 19th.

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Luckhardt Labs's picture

February 2015 Meetup: Remote Data with Drupal 7 Views & Drupal 8 Theming with TWIG

Start: 
2015-02-17 18:30 - 20:30 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

February's meetup will feature presentations about Integrating Remote Data Into Drupal 7 and Exposing it to Views (Colan Schwartz) and Drupal 8 Theming with TWIG (Chris Luckhardt).

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Luckhardt Labs's picture

Drupal North Regional Summit - June 25-28 - Toronto, Canada

Start: 
2015-06-25 (All day) - 2015-06-28 (All day) America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

Drupal North is a FREE 4-day conference focusing on how to make amazing websites with Drupal 8.

The inaugural 2015 event will be hosted in Toronto, Canada on June 25-28th at Ryerson University’s Rogers Communications Centre.

Who Should Attend?

Drupal North will run sessions — for more than 500 attendees — in the following tracks for a wide range of skill levels.

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Luckhardt Labs's picture

January 2015 Meetup: Caffeinated Drupal (Case Study) & Migrating to Drupal 8 (Part Deux)

Start: 
2015-01-19 18:30 - 20:30 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

January's meetup will feature case studies about using Drupal to promote sustainable coffee choices for consumers and part two of migrating a Drupal 7 website to Drupal 8.

  • Date: Monday, January 19
  • Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Location: CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst St.
  • Room: Meeting Room #4 on the 3rd floor

More details are available on the Meetup.com event page. Please RSVP there.

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deviantintegral's picture

Here’s Drupal - Tonight on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Start: 
2015-01-15 19:00 - 21:00 America/Toronto
Event type: 
User group meeting

Tonight on the Tonight Show, Jimmy welcomes semantic content deconstruction, node.js, and musical guest high-stakes distributed application development. Here's............Drupal?

Oh yes, the blue drop made a big splash on the Tonight Show web site, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at it.

The world tuned in when Jay Leno handed the Tonight Show legacy over to new host, Jimmy Fallon. Behind the scenes, away from the cameras, an entirely different transition was taking place, led by CP+B, Four Kitchens, Lullabot, and NBC Digital. A new website for the Tonight Show was being launched.

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Drupal Sprint Weekend 2015 - January 17th in Toronto

Start: 
2015-01-17 10:00 - 17:00 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Sprint

Join us on Saturday, January 17th for the Toronto segment of the worldwide Drupal Global Sprint Weekend! More than 35 cities around the world are participating.

RSVP at our Meetup.com event page.

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angus_muir's picture

Domain Access & Rules

I am trying to create rules for emails to be sent when new content is added across a multi-domain environment.

Unfortunately, at the moment, it seems to only email the people associated with the site where the content is created. It does not send emails to those subscribers on other sites where the content is published.

What I have right now:

Content is of type

Parameter: Content: [node], Content types: Alert Item, Event, News

AND

Text comparison

Parameter: Text: [site:url], Matching text: www.xxx.ca

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kbahey's picture

No December Meeting

There will be no December meeting for the Waterloo Region Drupal Group.

Happy holidays and happy new year ...

See you all in January 2015 ...

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Luckhardt Labs's picture

December 2014 Meetup: Migrating to Drupal 8 (Case Study) & How to Review Drupal Code

Start: 
2014-12-15 18:30 - 20:30 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

December's meetup will feature presentations about migrating a Drupal 7 website to Drupal 8 and how to review Drupal code.

  • Date: Monday, December 15
  • Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Location: CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst St.
  • Room: Meeting Room #4 on the 3rd floor

More details are available on the Meetup.com event page. Please RSVP there.

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Yoshi's picture

Themers and Module Developers | Myplanet

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

Hi friends,

We're (www.myplanet.io) looking for at least 4 experienced themers and module developers to join our team in a contract or full-time capacity. The work is available immediately and indefinitely. We'd prefer you work with us in our downtown Toronto office but we're open to remote work if that's your preference.

I'd love to talk to you if you're interested and tell you more about the opportunity. Please email me at yashar[at]myplanetdigital[dot]com.

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angus_muir's picture

Create UNC path for file system

I am trying to setup a web farm in windows environment, but am unable to connect to a remote file server using a UNC path.

Does anyone have any recommendations or hints on how this is done, or can it be done?

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kbahey's picture

Followup on the Drupal 7 SQL injection vulnerability

As a followup to the Drupal SQL injection described here

https://www.drupal.org/SA-CORE-2014-005

If you are running Drupal 6, then you are not vulnerable, unless you have the dbtng module installed. You could stop reading now.

If you patched or upgraded the Drupal 7 site an hour or two after the security advisory came out, you are probably safe.

However, if you patched after that, you could have been compromised in the time window between the fix being available and you applying it.

Please read the following document

https://www.drupal.org/PSA-2014-003

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chaslinux's picture

Thinking of enabling comments

I've been thinking about enabling comments on my Drupal-based blog (which is low traffic but has been around a long time). Until this point I had user-accounts disabled in order to prevent spam-bots from creating a lot of accounts. Several years ago I opened the flood gates and at one point there were as many as 30 accounts/day created by spam-bots. Even with captchas and Mollum spammers still seemed to find a way to sign up. I'm wondering what modules or processes group members are using on their site to combat the tide of spam. Cheers and thanks!

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kbahey's picture

Object Oriented Programming for Drupal 8

Start: 
2014-11-20 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

For our November meeting, our guest speaker will be Nik Alexandrov (nafes on Drupal.org)

Drupal 8 makes a significant transition from procedural to object oriented programming (OOP).

In this talk, Nik will be providing us with an introduction to OOP.

Topics covered:
- OOP basic principles and approaches.
- Simple class development example.
- OOP and interfaces.
- OOP in application to Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 development with real life examples.

This will be part 1 of the talk. The second part will be in or after February.

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kbahey's picture

Important security patch for Drupal 7

If you are running Drupal 7, there is an important security patch for you to apply today to prevent any possible exploits that may be developed in the next hours or days.

Details are in SA-CORE-2014-005.

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kbahey's picture

Monthly Meeting

Start: 
2014-10-16 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

We have our monthly meeting this Thursday, October 16th at 19:00 at our usual venue, The Working Centre on Queen St. in Kitchener.

The folks at the University of Waterloo may have a talk to share with us on some stuff they did.

This will be followed by the usual discussions on anything Drupal ...

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cakevans's picture

Drupal developer | Linamar/Skyjack

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

• Writing modular documented and efficient code.
• Integrating back end web services using JSON, REST, SOAP XML etc.
• Debugging PHP applications.
• Development of Drupal 7 custom modules, themes, features and install profiles.
• Lead development of Drupal 7 custom modules, features and install profiles.
• Design and build custom Node.js applications.
• Ensure code meets development standards, functional specifications and is easily maintainable.
• Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:

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Manager Web Development | University of Waterloo

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

Hey everyone,

My name is Mark McKay and I work for the University of Waterloo. I lead the digital comms team as part of Marketing and Strategic Communications and I am looking to hire a manager of web development on to my team to help with major projects for the University.

The job is a contract position, but will (hopefully) become a full-time position when the contract expires. The school is a great place to work. And the team is awesome. Come join us and show the world that the University of Waterloo is the most innovative in the world when it comes to the web!

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