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

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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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Meet, greet, and exchange tips, tricks, and secrets ...

Start: 
2014-02-20 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

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 ...

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Anyone has presentations to offer?

We don't have a talk topic nor speaker for February.

Anyone has talks to offer? Adventures? Mishaps? Lessons?

Post a comment below ...

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February Meetup: A Visit from Pantheon's Matt Cheney and Jeff Pflueger

Start: 
2014-02-18 19:00 - 21:00 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us for our next Toronto Drupal User Group meetup on Tuesday, February 18th. The meetup with take place at CSI Spadina, located at 215 Spadina Avenue (Suite 120), starting at 7:00pm.

Pantheon's co-founder Matt Cheney and account manager Jeff Pflueger are coming up to Toronto to present about Pantheon's Drupal hosting services.

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Global Drupal 8 sprint in Toronto

The Toronto Drupal Users Group is hosting an event as part of the Global Drupal 8 Sprint.

Details are here https://groups.drupal.org/node/400153

So, you have the choice of participating in Toronto, or in London, as posted earlier.

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Drupal 8 Global Sprint - January 25, 2014

Start: 
2014-01-25 09:00 - 16:00 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Sprint

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.

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London, Ontario Drupal Global Sprint Weekend January 25, 2014 and January 26, 2014

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 ...

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Brainstorming Session: Making a Large Complex Site Responsive

Start: 
2014-01-16 19:00 - 21:00 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

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.

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Ontario Public Service wants four senior Drupal developers

Cross posting this job post to Toronto, Waterloo and London groups.
Please cascade to other Ontario groups that may have an interested audience.

https://groups.drupal.org/node/394268

Employment type: Full time
Telecommute: Allowed

Senior Developers
• 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?

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Senior Drupal Developers with strong PHP skills | Freeform Solutions

Telecommute: 
Allowed

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.

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No DUG Waterloo Region meeting for December 2013

Start: 
2013-12-19 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

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.

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Toronto Tech Wrap-Up Party 2013 (Charity Event Supported by DUGTO)

Toronto Drupal User Group is participating in the big #TOTechWrap charity event on December 3rd.

Please join us in helping to raise money for the Daily Bread Food Bank! Details below are copied from their event page:

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RSVP ON THE UNIIVERSE PAGE: http://sqz.co/d3KGi9y

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Drupal Developer | Therefore

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

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 apply@therefore.ca with dugjob in the subject.

Alex

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Upcoming Toronto Drupal Events

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 3rd
https://groups.drupal.org/node/377558

December Meetup: Case Studies
December 16th
http://www.meetup.com/dug-to/events/148966502/

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Integrating MERCI and Ubercart

Start: 
2013-11-21 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

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.

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Senior Drupal Developer | Bob Lewis (Please read listing and contact person at the end, not me)

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

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]---

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Sidebar on some pages that will hold blocks but not on all pages

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?

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Migrating and Importing data with the Migrate module for Drupal 7

Start: 
2013-10-17 19:00 - 21:00 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

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.

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Drupal Association Board elections: Voting ends on the 19th

Cross posted from Holly Ross' post detailing it all.

Voting ends in 2 days. Do it now.

Cast your vote for the 2013 Association Board elections

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Drupal 7 Views Configuration Training in Toronto: October 22

Start: 
2013-10-22 09:00 - 16:30 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

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.

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Drupal 7 in a Day Training in Toronto: October 21

Start: 
2013-10-21 09:00 - 16:30 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

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.

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