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.
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Here is the dealio. Cheeky Monkey Media is expanding their team and you might be just the code monkey they need. The reason we are looking for another hand is because we like to deliver the best to our clients.Read more
It has been more than five years since the Waterloo Region Drupal Users Group started.
Special thanks to:
- Richard Weait who co-started the group, and kept hounding me for it, so that we don't commute to Toronto (gas was cheaper then!)
- Charles McColm and Paul Nijjar for making a venue available all these years without missing a beat, opening early and closing after we all leave ...
- All past speakers and long time members.
So, what did you like about the group? What memories do you have? What ideas do you have to make it better?
Post below any thoughts you have ...Read more
For our June session, we have several members of the group who have attended DrupalCon Portland 2013, which is due to start on May 20th.
If you are attending, take some notes about anything you find interesting: new announcements, new products, new technologies, trends, hot topics, ...etc.
Then prepare a few slides and share them with the group on our June meeting.Read more
Drupal's move to using Symfony2 components for version 8 will introduce many changes for Drupal developers as well as a steep learning curve.
This talk will aim to give you a head start on that process. Jeremy Cook will introduce the Symfony2 framework by taking a look at its goals and architecture. He will then take a look at the lifecycle of a request and how it is converted into a response in a Symfony2 app.Read more
For April's meeting we are having something new ...
Our guest wants to build a site for a specific audience and wants to know the following:
- Is Drupal a good fit? Or other technologies are better/simpler/easier?
- What modules to use?
- What information architecture to base the site on?
- and many other details on how to build a site using Drupal.
The person who wants the site built will do a brief 15 minute presentation, and then the rest of the evening is will be using the "wisdom of the crowd" to ask questions, propose answers, have discussions, and find solutions ...Read more
By the time you've installed and set up your first Drupal site, you're probably quite aware of the mystical connection between Drupal and Lego*. Create the content types, build the views, pull in additional functionality through the thousands of contributed modules, and BAM! Site done! Just like building an awesome spaceport with Lego.
Except! Maintaining and updating a live site presents a new set of challenges compared to building a site before launch.Read more
Drupal is a modular, open source web content management framework that ships with basic functionality in the form of core modules. For the most part, you add new functionality with third party modules (known as contributed modules) that can be downloaded from Drupal.org. At some point you may find limitations. You may want to modify functionality in a contributed module or core. You may want to move your configuration to code, or access an external data source.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
*This job is only open to people who live in the Waterloo Region area as some office work may be required.
-Provide web administration and content development for www.thebuffmom.com (a drupal site).
-Consult with staff and users about creating, selecting, and organizing web content to ensure effective representation of The Buff Mom, a health and lifestyle company based in Waterloo Region.
-Updating/adding content to site.
Future opportunities and responsibilities may include:Read more
AgentLocator has a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Drupal developer to work at a leading real estate marketing agency in central Mississauga. They require an exceptional Drupal Developer to work on a key project in building custom modules.
- 3 years or more experience with object orientated programming
- Web Open technologies such as Drupal, PHP, MySQL
- Strong back end technical skills
- Have a Drupal.org I.D
- Be able to present code sample
Drupal isn't built like other content management systems. And it's got a large and strong community. Julian Egelstaff will look under the hood at three systems that are all content management systems, but have very different architectures, and very different communities: Drupal, XOOPS/ImpressCMS, and TikiWiki. What effect does the architecture have on the community? Once we've looked at the differences in code, maybe we can see some interesting answers to that question.Read more
Happy new year everyone ... hope you had a good holiday season ...
For our January meeting, our speaker will be Devin Howard of our venue host, The Working Centre
He will take us through the process of using UberCart for building The Working Centre's donations website. This included writing a custom module as well.
Devin will also discuss:
1) The state of the site when he got involved
2) How to install/configure/use Ubercart
3) The customizations they had to do
I'm in need of advice on Migration & Modules for a move from X-cart to Drupal7.Read more