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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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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Group exercise: redoing three sites, single sign on, Drupal commerce

Start: 
2013-09-19 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

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?

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carlabowes's picture

Drupal commerce set-up help

Hi there,

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.

Thanks,
Carla

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kbahey's picture

No meeting for August

There seems to be little interest in a meeting tonight.

So, there will be no meeting for August.

Enjoy the summer ...

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deviantintegral's picture

August meeting?

Any thoughts towards an August meeting? If anyone has something they'd like to present feel free to say so.

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kbahey's picture

No meeting for July

Hello All

We did not have any sessions proposed for July.

I think we should take a summer break, unless enough people think otherwise?

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capnjav's picture

Anyone else headed up to Drupal Camp Toronto this weekend?

Excited for to Drupal Camp Toronto this weekend? The program is looking great. Anyone else from KW planning to attend?

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Luckhardt Labs's picture

Register for DrupalCamp Toronto!

The next DrupalCamp Toronto is happening next month and registrations are coming in fast! Be sure to register now to reserve your spot at this year's event!

http://2013.drupalcamptoronto.org/user/register

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Frontend Developer | Cheeky Monkey Media

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

/=========PLEASE NO AGENCIES OR RECRUITERS=========\
/=========MUST BE BASED IN NORTH AMERICA=========\

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.

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kbahey's picture

Five years of Drupal meetings in the Waterloo Region

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 ...

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kbahey's picture

DrupalCon Debriefing: share what you have observed and learned

Start: 
2013-06-20 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

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.

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kbahey's picture

Symfony2 Framework: what is it, how and why it is included in Drupal 8

Start: 
2013-05-16 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

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.

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Western New York Drupal Minicamp April 27, 2013

There is a mini Drupal camp in Western New York, not too far from here. A day trip actually.

Here is more information and signup.

Some Toronto folk are discussing car pooling from the GTA.

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kbahey's picture

Group exercise: How do I build a Drupal site that does ...?

Start: 
2013-04-18 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

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 ...

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deviantintegral's picture

A Workflow for Release Management

Start: 
2013-03-21 19:00 - 21:00 America/Toronto
Event type: 
User group meeting

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.

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pixelite's picture

Drupal 7 Module Development Training in Toronto

Start: 
2013-03-27 09:00 - 2013-03-28 16:30 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

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.

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pixelite's picture

Drupal 7 in a Day Training in Toronto

Start: 
2013-03-26 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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Drupal Administrator | The Buff Mom Fitness & Lifestyle Coaching

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

*This job is only open to people who live in the Waterloo Region area as some office work may be required.

Current responsibilities:

-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:

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Senior Drupal developer | AgentLocator

Employment type: 
Full time
Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

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.

Essential Skills:
- 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

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