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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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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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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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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kbahey's picture

Software Freedom Day, 20 Sept, Drupal as a Career

I will be giving a talk on how to make a career out of free software, specifically Drupal.

This is happening on 10:30 am on Saturday 20th Sept 2014, at the Queen Street Commons (across the street from our usual Drupal Users Group venue).

More information can be found at: Software Freedom Day Kitchener 2014.

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kbahey's picture

Monthly meeting

Start: 
2014-09-18 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Our monthly meeting will be held as usual, on the third Thursday of the month (except for July/August), at 19:00 to 21:00 at The Working Centre in Kitchener.

We will have free discussions on any Drupal and/or web development topics ...

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jonhines's picture

Enabling clean URLs on an existing site where SEO matters

I have a site that has 25000+ nodes that currently does not use clean url's and has a fairly good search engine rank. I'm thinking about enabling clean url's but I'm concerned about the hit I'm likely to take from the search engines due to duplicate content after they are enabled.

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Luckhardt Labs's picture

September Meetup: Continuous Integration with Drupal

Start: 
2014-09-15 18:30 - 20:30 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

RSVP here or on www.meetup.com/dug-to.

Join us at our next Toronto Drupal User Group meetup on Monday, September 15th at 6:30pm.

We'll meet at CSI Annex in Meeting Room #4 on the 3rd floor. CSI Annex is located at 720 Bathurst Street (5 minutes south of Bathurst Station).

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kbahey's picture

No meeting for August

Start: 
2014-08-21 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

There will be no meeting for August. Enjoy your summer, and see you in September ...

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kbahey's picture

Monthly meeting: General discussions

Start: 
2014-07-17 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

For our July meeting, we have a general discussion on whatever topics those present chose to discuss.

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HJulien's picture

Partnership Opportunity

Enviro Commons (prototype built with Drupal 6) is a national platform to address the climate crisis by working together. With tools and functionality on 4 Dashboards - for individuals, business, non-profits and governments - the platform is designed as a network solution to address the barriers local and small initiatives cannot. The climate crisis is a big problem that requires a big solution. Here are some examples of existing functionality of the platform:

  1. The sense of powerlessness to impact and to influence governments, businesses and each other is addressed.
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kbahey's picture

Monthly Meeting: General Discussions

Start: 
2014-06-19 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

For our monthly meeting, we will have general discussions on all things Drupal.

As a fun exercise, let us try to name as much web sites from in and near the Waterloo Region that are built with Drupal, outside the ones we already know (e.g. University of Waterloo, The Working Centre).

Come reaedy to name a few ...

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deviantintegral's picture

4 positions! Developer, designer, account manager | Lullabot

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Allowed

Hey all,

Lullabot currently has 4 (!) job openings for a few different positions.

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kbahey's picture

DrupalCamp Debriefing

Start: 
2014-05-15 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

For our May meeting, those who attended DrupalCamp Toronto we will discuss the sessions they attended, and will catch up on sessions they missed.

So, whether you did go to the camp or not, you will sure find it interesting ...

If you did attend, please join us and share info about what sessions you attended ...

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