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.
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.
Join us on Saturday, January 25th for the worldwide Drupal 8 Global Sprint!
The sprint is happening on Saturday at the Centre for Social Innovation Annex at 720 Bathurst Street. We'll be meeting on the 3rd floor in Meeting Room #3.Read more
Hello all Drupallers in Southern Ontario ...
As part of the Drupal Global Sprint Weekend, the London, Ontario Drupal Users Group is participating!
If you feel like meeting other Drupallers, and working on Drupal 8 core issues, please participate ...
Here is London, ON event with details.
Lunch is provided by Digital Echidna ...Read more
The main site for the Working Centre is a content-heavy Drupal 6 site with a deep and complicated menu structure.
At some point the site will need to be migrated to Drupal 7 or 8. Is it possible to make such a site mobile-friendly while retaining the complicated hierarchies? If so, what would have to change?
We can use this case study as a launching point for a larger discussion on making websites more responsive. If you have some examples to share (of sites that work well or of sites you would like to convert) then please bring the URLs so we can discuss them together.Read more
Cross posting this job post to Toronto, Waterloo and London groups.
Please cascade to other Ontario groups that may have an interested audience.
Employment type: Full time
• four permanent
Are you interested in being at the centre of cutting edge web solutions that support the delivery of the government's online communications to Ontarians?Read more
Paid Position: Senior Drupal Developer with strong PHP skills
Deadline: Jan 10, 2014
To apply - submit your resume and applicaton form here
Work from home anywhere in Canada! Make a difference in the world!
As a non-profit ourselves, Freeform Solutions has been one of the leading organizations in Canada serving the technology needs of non-profits since 2004. We are looking for highly motivated and exceptionally talented individuals to join our growing team.
Our clients include household-name organizations like Oxfam, the Edmonton Food Bank, Amnesty International Canada, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. We also work with many other amazing groups that you might not have heard of but who still do incredible work, like Actua, Cycle Toronto, Youth Science Canada, and LEAF.
If you can picture yourself working at home, using all your technical know-how to be part of our virtual team using Agile processes, and helping these great organizations make the world a better place, then we want to hear from you! If this job seems to good to be true, it's not. You will work hard, be learning always, and be required to stay focused and self disciplined. We promise the rewards can outweigh the commitment required.
Freeform Solutions is a not-for-profit organization. We are committed to employment equity. Qualified applicants from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply; however, we can only hire candidates with legal permission to work in Canada.Read more
During the last meeting we collectively agreed that the 19th of December is too close to the holidays, and that there will be no meeting for December.
See you in January, where we plan a group exercise for a web site.Read more
To support our growth, we're looking for 3 developers to join our Toronto based team immediately. Our preference is onsite full-time, however, we will consider offsite and/or part-time for the right candidate.
If you're interested in learning more, please contact email@example.com with dugjob in the subject.
We've got several events on the schedule, leading up to the end of the year. Check them out on Meetup.com: http://www.meetup.com/dug-to/
Toronto Tech Wrap-Up Party 2013 (Charity Event Supported by DUGTO)
December Meetup: Case Studies
For our November meeting, we have a speaker from our host, The Working Centre.
Devin Howard will be talking about a mostly-finished website The Working Centre is using internally to manage equipment rentals for the Multicultural Cinema Club. The site uses the MERCI and Ubercart modules to manage the bookings and the payments respectively.
Devin will talk about why he opted for a strategy of a custom module for integrating the two systems.Read more
I got this email this morning from a recruiter looking for Drupal developers for the Kitchener/Guelph area. I've had a few people contact me about these positions, I am not the contact, just the messenger. Please read this email and contact the recruiter by phone, not me.
---[email follows]---Read more
I'm trying to have a sidebar on some pages and full width content on other pages. I tried to create a sub theme of my current default and select it on the page I'm trying to provide the sidebar region but it didn't go through (it was a view page and the advanced->theme link is labeled "information" and whenever I try to change theme it is my default theme when I go back.)
My primary theme is an Omega subtheme with a full width content region. My second lists my primary as the base theme so that I can draw in all style work I've already done.
Am I using the wrong approach?Read more
This month we're going to be having a group training session, courtesy of Drupalize.Me. Each video in a series is typically 10 minutes long, so we'll have lots of opportunities to ask questions and discuss with the group.
The question is, what topics do we want to go over? Between these comments and a few emails, it sounds like there's quite a bit of interest in migrations! So, we'll be going through:
Should be an interesting topic, and a great opportunity to tell any "war stories" from previous CMS migrations.Read more
Cross posted from Holly Ross' post detailing it all.
Voting ends in 2 days. Do it now.Read more
Learn how to use Views to effectively take control of how content is organized throughout your website. Views is a query builder used to select, sort and display content in various ways. Whether you're creating lists of related content or building a complex events calendar, Views is an essential tool when building any Drupal website. In this training, you'll see how powerful Views is and how you can take advantage of its advanced features to make your website more dynamic and engaging.Read more
Get a solid introduction to Drupal 7 in one day. Learn about the most essential features and concepts of Drupal through hands on activities. By the end of this day you will be familiar with Drupal terminology and be able to identify how many Drupal sites are constructed. You will know how to identify and choose modules to get the functionality you need.
Because this class will be an overview and not an in-depth course, it is perfect for people who are on the fence about using Drupal or who are looking for a hands-on introduction.Read more
After a summer hiatus, the Drupal Users Group for Waterloo Region is back ...
For September, we have a group exercises, where group members will provide input to someone who wants to use Drupal to create a site.
The first site is for a local charity that has three drupal online communities. They want to decide if they should keep the communities in Drupal and do a refresh or if they should re-build in a easier/simpler/ better platform.
Some other areas they like to discuss:
- Single sign on to the three communities - is this possible?
I am looking for some expert guidance on how to set-up products in drupal commerce. I've been waiting for a meeting but thinking this might be a better approach.
I'm just learning Drupal and have not found the online tutorials very helpful as my developers have let me know custom development will be involved for what I am looking for. I was wondering if there is going to be a meeting in Sept or if one of you experts would be available to give me a run down and your opinion on approach.