A group for Drupal users in southern Ontario, mainly from Kitchener, Waterloo, as well as Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding areas.
All Drupal enthusiasts are welcome to join us for discussion and demonstration of topics for beginners and beyond.
Topics range from implementation examples and demonstrations to tutorials and workshops to round-tables, question and answers and panel discussions.
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.
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:
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.
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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!Read more
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.Read more
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 ...Read more
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.Read more
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).Read more
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:
- The sense of powerlessness to impact and to influence governments, businesses and each other is addressed.
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 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
For our March meeting, we will have informal discussions on anything Drupal.
Come over, share your experiences, and learn from others ...Read more
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.
What's provided? Lunch is provided. We also provide a training manual for each course.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.
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 ...Read more