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 8 Theming with Pattern Lab

Start: 
2018-02-15 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join our monthly meeting of the Waterloo Region Drupal User Group meetup.

Date: Thursday, February 15th, 2017
Time: 19:00 to 21:00
Location: The Working Centre, 58 Queen Street S., Kitchener

For our February meeeting, Tyler Struyk and Eric Bremner, both with the University of Waterloo, will do a presentation on Pattern Lab and how they are using it with their Drupal 8 project at the University of Waterloo.

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Templating with Twig in Drupal 8

Start: 
2018-01-18 19:00 - 21:00 America/Toronto
Event type: 
User group meeting

In this session we will look at some of the cool stuff you can do with Twig in Drupal 8. Topics include:

  • What is twig?
  • Twig filters
  • Drupal specific filters
  • Using variables and conditionals
  • Adding classes
  • Creating paths, urls, and links
  • Attaching libraries
  • Embeds and Includes

Along the way you'll also see how themes are structure in Drupal 8, some tips for structuring theme files, and more.

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Open Scholar at the University of Waterloo

Start: 
2017-11-16 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join our monthly meeting of the Waterloo Region Drupal User Group meetup.

Date: Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Time: 19:00 to 21:00
Location: The Working Centre, 58 Queen Street S., Kitchener

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Monthly Meeting: Decoupled Drupal Using Ember

Start: 
2017-10-19 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join our monthly meeting of the Waterloo Region Drupal User Group meetup.

Date: Thursday, October 19th, 2017
Time: 19:00 to 21:00
Location: The Working Centre, 58 Queen Street S., Kitchener

With Decoupled Drupal being in vogue with many of its users these days, we have a session on just that.

Previously, we had talks on Decoupled Drupal using AngularJS.

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Laravel, a PHP Framework

Start: 
2017-09-21 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join our monthly meeting of the Waterloo Region Drupal User Group meetup.

Date: Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Time: 19:00 to 21:00
Location: The Working Centre, 58 Queen Street S., Kitchener

The summer vacation is over, and this means that the Waterloo Region Drupal Users Group meetings are to resume.

For a long time, Drupal has been a self contained system, with almost all components developed in-house. Before Drupal 8, we've had calls to 'get off the island', and explore what is out there.

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DUG Meeting: Avoiding The Boom/Bust Website Cycle

Start: 
2017-06-15 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join our monthly meeting of the Waterloo Region Drupal User Group meetup.

Date: Thursday, June 15th, 2017
Time: 19:00 to 21:00
Location: The Working Centre, 58 Queen Street S., Kitchener

Our speaker for January is Dave Hansen-Lange (dalin), a long time contributer to the Drupal project.

The topic is: Avoiding the boom/bust website cycle

Dave will talk about how to ensure that your clients remain satisfied, while also making income more consistent.

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Monthly Meeting

Start: 
2017-05-18 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join our monthly meeting of the Waterloo Region Drupal User Group meetup.

Date: Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Time: 19:00 to 21:00
Location: The Working Centre, 58 Queen Street S., Kitchener

For our May meeting, we don't have a set topic or speaker. The meeting will be about anything the attendees like to discuss, whether it is questions about Drupal, sites they have built, cool things they have found, ...etc.

Anything goes ...

If someone has a topic on this short notice, please contact me, and I will update this announcement.

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Monthly Meeting: Accerlated Mobile Pages (AMP) in Drupal

Start: 
2017-04-20 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join our monthly meeting of the Waterloo Region Drupal User Group meetup.

Date: Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Time: 19:00 to 21:00
Location: The Working Centre, 58 Queen Street S., Kitchener

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is a web technology that aims to improve a web browsing experience by reducing page load and render times. The AMP project is supported by Google and in many cases, providing an AMP version of a website can lead to preferential placement in search results, especially, but not limited to searches from a mobile device.

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Monthly Meeting: Using Migrate for Drupal 6 to Drupal 8 Migration

Start: 
2017-03-16 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join our monthly meeting of the Waterloo Region Drupal User Group meetup.

Date: Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Time: 19:00 to 21:00
Location: The Working Centre, 58 Queen Street S., Kitchener

Paul Nijjar is the webmaster for the KWLUG, and he has taken it upon himself to migrate from the current Drupal 6 site to Drupal 8. With the migration almost complete, Paul can now share with us all the secrets of this process.

During our meeting Paul will:

  • share his (sometimes arduous) experiences in this migration, and
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DUG Meeting: ‘Composer: what is it and how should Drupalers use it?’

Start: 
2017-02-16 19:00 - 21:00 America/Toronto
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join our monthly meeting of the Waterloo Region Drupal User Group meetup.

Date: Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Time: 19:00 to 21:00
Location: The Working Centre, 58 Queen Street S., Kitchener

Our speaker for February is me (Liam McDermott).

The topic is: Composer: what is it and how should Drupalers use it?

From how to install Composer for use with Drupal, to common usage patterns, this
talk will offer an introduction to Composer and a head start on how to use it.

Composer describes itself as a, 'Dependency Manager for PHP.' We'll talk about

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Job Posting: WLU Looking for Drupal Developers

Mark Weiler wants everyone to know that there is a new job opening for a web developer at WLU in Waterloo.

Here is the job posting.

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Correction: Open Scholar Talk is for June

The date for the Open Scholar talk was set for May, but the speaker is not available for that date. The Open Scholar meeting will be on June 15th instead.

Meanwhile, if you have a proposed talk for May 18th, please contact me.

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Director At Large Voting closes today!

If you have not voted yet, for the At Large Director position, please do this now. Voting closes today!

Almost anyone who has been active on drupal.org with a user ID is eligible to vote.

Review the candidates and vote here:

https://assoc.drupal.org/election-post/18/vote

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Guelph job posting: Senior Drupal Developer/DevOps

A Guelph based firm is looking for a Senior Drupal Developer/DevOps.

The job posting can be found here:

https://jobs.drupal.org/giantgoat-web-development/job/13834

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Live stream: ‘Composer: what is it and how should Drupalers use it?’

Start: 
2017-02-24 15:00 America/Toronto
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Live stream version of the Composer & Drupal presentation from the last meetup.

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The topic is: Composer: what is it and how should Drupalers use it?

From how to install Composer for use with Drupal, to common usage patterns, this
talk will offer an introduction to Composer and a head start on how to use it.

Composer describes itself as a, 'Dependency Manager for PHP.' We'll talk about

Read more
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DUG Meeting: How to Create a Website on a Tight Budget

Start: 
2017-01-19 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join our monthly meeting of the Waterloo Region Drupal User Group meetup.

Date: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
Time: 19:00 to 21:00
Location: The Working Centre, 58 Queen Street S., Kitchener

Our speaker for January is Dave Hansen-Lange (dalin), a long time contributer to the Drupal project.

The topic is: How to Create a Website on a Tight Budget

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DUG Waterloo Group Meeting

Start: 
2016-11-17 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join our monthly meeting of the Waterloo Region Drupal User Group meetup.

Date: Thursday, November 17th, 2016
Time: 19:00 to 21:00
Location: The Working Centre, 58 Queen Street S., Kitchener

For our November meeting, we are having an informal group get together, with some new members from the area.

Meetings for the Waterloo Region Drupal Users Group happen on the third Thursday of each month (except for July, August and December). The meetings are held at The Working Centre, at 58 Queen Street South in Kitchener, between 19:00 and 21:00.

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Speakers for November 17, 2016 Waterloo Region Drupal User Group

It's a bit short notice but we seem to be unable to contact our scheduled speaker for November for WRDUG. I'm more than happy to host the space if we have a speaker. I'm also happy to host the space for an informal meeting if members just want to get together and talk shop.

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Three Drupal 8 Sites

Start: 
2016-10-20 19:00 - 21:00 America/Toronto
Event type: 
User group meeting

Megan McDermott from Woolwich Web Works will show some Drupal 8 sites she has been working on.

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Presentation needed for Oct 20

Khalid is out of the country for a while, and we don't have October's presentation finalized yet.

It is possible that Nik will present his ticketing system for Drupal, but this has not been confirmed. Would somebody in the group be willing to show us something for October? It does not have to be a polished or fancy presentation -- showing off a site you developed or a module you worked on would be just fine. If Nik confirms then that will be a fine presentation, but it would be nice to have a backup plan.

The date of the next meeting is Thursday, Oct 20, at 7pm, in downtown Kitchener.

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