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.

kbahey's picture

How the University of Waterloo team launched on Drupal

Start: 
2012-10-18 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

For our October session, the University of Waterloo team who worked on the launch of their new homepage site in Drupal will present on the following aspects that were involved in the process:

  1. Web design process,
  2. Frontend development work
  3. Web accessibility considerations
  4. System admin considerations
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Drupal Accessibility Sprint in Toronto (Nov 18 2012)

Start: 
2012-11-18 10:00 - 18:00 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Sprint

November 16-18 is an exciting time to be in Toronto if you are interested in Drupal and Accessibility.

Along with:

Drupal Accessibility Sprint Toronto -- #a11ySprint

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Drupal for Developers in Toronto: November 15

Start: 
2012-11-15 09:00 - 16:30 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

This course is suitable for experienced developers who are interested in Drupal. We will cover the fundamentals of site building, module development and theming by building a site during the class. You will be introduced to Drupal’s hook system and learn how to participate in and contribute to the Drupal community.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

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  • Identify typical skills needed for and tools used in Drupal development
  • Explain the Drupal page model and articulate what an example page in a Drupal site constitutes
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    pixelite's picture

    Drupal in a Day Training in Toronto: November 14

    Start: 
    2012-11-14 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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    angus_muir's picture

    LDAP authentication

    Anyone have experience with LDAP authentication.

    I am having a hard time getting it to work. No error messages are being returned but I cannot login.

    When I configure the server setup, I run the test, but it returns nothing. Is it supposed to confirm that it's working?

    Server Properties

    sid = BHNC_LDAP
    name = LDAP
    status = 1
    ldap_type = ad
    address = LDAP://10.191.200.5/
    port = 389
    tls = 0
    bind_method = 1
    basedn = Array ( )
    binddn = CN=read only,OU=Contractors,DC=BHNCDSB,DC=CA
    user_dn_expression =
    
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    deviantintegral's picture

    Building Communities using Organic Groups

    Start: 
    2012-09-20 19:00 - 21:00 America/Toronto
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Drupal is used all over the world for running online communities. The Organic Groups module is what powers many of these sites including Energy.gov, The Economist, and groups.drupal.org itself.

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    kbahey's picture

    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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    pixelite's picture

    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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    pixelite's picture

    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.

    Read more
    kbahey's picture

    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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    have1's picture

    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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    kbahey's picture

    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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    kbahey's picture

    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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    adixon's picture

    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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    thesunrise's picture

    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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    kbahey's picture

    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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    thesunrise's picture

    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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    pixelite's picture

    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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    megan_m's picture

    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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    fizk's picture

    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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