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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Converting a site to Responsive Design using Zen grid, Omega, Sass and Compass

Event type: 
User group meeting

For our August meeting, Tyler Struyk will be presenting on a variety of tools and methods he used to convert his website into a responsive design.

This will include:

  • dealing with menus
  • dealing with images
  • how to accomplish this with the omega and zen grid theme
  • An overview of Sass and Compass that helped achieve the above
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Drupal 7 Theming & Layout in Toronto: September 14

Start: 
2012-09-14 09:00 - 16:30 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

You know how to make flexible content types, how to structure your site with custom paths and menus, and how to create dynamic lists of content with Drupal. And yet - you've found the limitations of the core block system to place the content on your site. Now you want to know how you can get control of where content is placed in your page structure.

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Drupal in a Day Training in Toronto: September 13th

Start: 
2012-09-13 09:00 - 16:30 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Are you curious about Drupal, or debating whether it is the best tool for your marketing website, online magazine, or social network? Drupal in a Day is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of Drupal, providing site builders and decision makers key insight into how Drupal works behind the scenes.

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Call for presentations/topics

Hello all,

We have a presentation on Organic Groups by Andrew Berry for September.

We don't have a topic for August 16th though.

If you think you have something interesting for others, then please propose a talk. It can be as little as half an hour, show casing a site built with Drupal, anything new in the Drupal community, ....etc.

Post below ideas and topics you have.

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Drupal / Digital signage developer | HAVE1.COM

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

We are looking for someone that has experience working with Drupal and the Google apps api - we have a project that involves Risevision (an open source digital signage software based on google apps) - one of our clients is looking at building a control panel that utilizes different functions in the Risevision software and it would all be accessible via the one Drupal interface. We have more documentation for any individual interested in working on this exciting project with us. We are hoping to find someone that is located in or near Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.

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Session topic change

Due to a medical emergency, the presenter for the previously scheduled session for tomorrow will not be able to make it, and we rescheduled for July.

We will be talking about Drush for tomorrow's session.

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Using Drush for faster management of your Drupal sites

Start: 
2012-06-21 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Did you know that Drupal has a command line interface?

Indeed, it is called Drush (DRUpal SHell).

You can do a lot of things faster from the command line, instead of loading web pages and clicking on things. It works on Windows, Linux and Mac OS/X.

For our June meeting, Andrew Berry and Khalid Baheyeldin will be presenting all you need to know to use this marvellous tool.

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Blackoutspeakout, June 4

Many Canadian non-profit organizations are protesting the latest federal budget, here:

http://www.blackoutspeakout.ca/

If you know of any organizations that use Drupal and would like to participate, you're welcome to use and/or recycle this simple D6 sandbox module (based on a similar module created for the US sopa campaign earlier this year).

http://drupal.org/sandbox/adixon/1611860

or just use this command to grab it:

git clone --recursive --branch master http://git.drupal.org/sandbox/adixon/1611860.git blackoutspeakout

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Drupal Developer | Pome Soft

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

Experienced Drupal Developer needed
Must have knowledge on Apache Solr, & Panels
Must have advanced theming & module development experience
Respond with drupal.org username
Hourly rate & location

All other entries that dont read the above guidelines will be deleted

Thanks

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Strategies and methods for building communities and fighting spam

Start: 
2012-07-19 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

As your community site grows, your page rank improves, and traffic increases. This attracts more spam, and increasingly more intelligent spammers: Bots and humans alike.

For our July meeting, long time Drupal site builder, designer and enterpreneur Ivan Raszl will describe four levels of spam protection that allow your sites to grow by allowing in legitimate users and keeping spammers out.

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Drupal Developer | Pome Soft

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

Drupal Developer with expertise in Theming and Module Development
This position is not for beginners

Only apply if you have immediate availability
Provide the following

References:
Drupal.org username
Hourly Rate:
Skype name:

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Drupal Accessibility Sprint in Montreal June 15-17, 2012

Start: 
2012-06-15 09:00 - 2012-06-17 17:00 America/Montreal
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Sprint

Montreal's local Drupal Association is hosting a 3 day Accessibility code sprint running from 9-5 (and possibly later) on June June 15th, 16th and 17th. Everett Zufelt of and Mike Gifford will lead the sprint which will be held at the offices of Evolving Web, 114-300 rue du Saint-Sacrement, Montreal. Wheel chair access is via rue Le Moyne. Ten dollar Parking can be found nearby on rue University.

Weekend attendees will need to buzz 114 to get access to the building.

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Theming From the Ground Up

Start: 
2012-05-17 19:00 - 21:00 America/Toronto
Event type: 
User group meeting

In this session we will explore the world of Drupal theming from the ground to the tree tops. Topics include:

  • Basic structure of a theme
  • What's new in Drupal 7
  • Where does that code come from?
  • Customizing Drupal's HTML output
  • Demo: Creating a custom theme
  • The road ahead: Initiatives and proposals for Drupal 8
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Great Drupal Web Designers in the Waterloo Region

Hi everyone,

I'm a Drupal freelance programmer in Kitchener-Waterloo looking to build a network of great Canadian Drupal theme designers (individuals, not entire companies).

D.org profile: http://drupal.org/user/473174

If you are interested in working with me to create websites, please add your comments to this page.

How it would work is, if I come across a project that needs both back-end and front-end development, I will fully develop the backend and then ask you to create the Drupal theme and if they have a PSD, arrange the theme to match their desired look.

Cheers,
Yonas

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thesunrise's picture

Drupal Developer | Pome Soft

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

Drupal 5 to Drupal 7 Content Migration
Only apply if you have done this before
Inlcude hourly rate and location

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thesunrise's picture

Drupal Developer | Pome Soft

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

Knowledge of Drupal Theming and Module Development Required (Advanced)
When replying include your hourly rate and location
No Project Managers or Firms allowed

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Drupal Front End Developer - Client Support / Computing Consultant | University of Waterloo

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

University of Waterloo is currently seeking a qualified candidate to perform Drupal development work on the university’s central web content management system.

Note that the position is posted with the job title of Client Support / Computing Consultant in Information Systems & Technology (IST).

The job ad is as follows:

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Drupal Developer / Themer | Simalam Media

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

We're looking for an experienced Drupal developer who is able to help us complete a project.

Please send at least 3-5 examples of enterprise level portfolio pieces. Those with agency experience will be given preference.

Contact Adam - adam@simalam.com

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kbahey's picture

Drupal 7 and schema.org for a more structured Web

Start: 
2012-04-19 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Two years or so, we had a talk about the Semantic Web by Stéphane Corlosquet, who was one of the contributors to Drupal core in the area of Semantic Web.

Now that Drupal 7 has been out for a while and has this feature out of the tar.gz file, it is time for a recap, specially that we do have a large user, University of Waterloo, who use the Semantic web on their Drupal sites.

Schema.org is a joint initiative from the major search engines to build a collection of schemas that webmasters can use to markup their HTML pages.

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Web Developer | Humber College

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

Position Summary

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