Western Maryland DUG

A growing core of Drupal professionals here in Washington County have been meeting informally for a while now and wish to encourage like-minded Drupalistas in the area to join with us to share information and encouragement.

This group is for Drupal people in or near Washington County, Maryland who can't make it to meetings in Baltimore or Washington D.C.

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php[world] 2015

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2015-11-16 08:00 - 2015-11-20 13:00 America/New_York
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From everyone at php[architect], we welcome you to this year’s php[world] conference. We strive to create an amazing experience for the greater PHP community that brings together developers from Drupal, WordPress, Joomla!, Magento, Zend Framework, Symfony, Laravel, CakePHP and more.

We invite you to explore the website to learn more about the conference, and if you have any questions for us, please don’t hestitate to contact us for more information.

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Western Maryland Drupal Users Group Meetup on May 14th, 2015

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2015-05-14 19:00 - 21:00 UTC
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We are having our meetup, as usual, on the second Thursday of this month, and we are sprinting into May with an awesome lineup.

Our first speaker this month will be Stephen Recker, Drupal Developer at ICF International. In his talk, "Keep Your Eyes on the Dashboard," he will share tips and tricks learned in the trenches. Creating an efficient interface can be difficult in Drupal, and Stephen shows how Panels can help keep things simple.

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Western Maryland Drupal Users Group Meetup on March 12th, 2015

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2015-03-12 19:00 - 21:00 UTC
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We are back to having our meetup on the second Thursday of every month, and we are racing into March with a killer lineup.

Our first speaker at our March meetup will be Matthew Morrison, Web Developer and Themer Extraordinaire at High Rock Studios. He will be presenting Lessons Learned with SEO in Drupal: "SEO is not a game of getting the most traffic, it's a solution for getting the best results..."

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Western Maryland Drupal Users Group Meetup on February 12th, 2015

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2015-02-12 19:00 - 21:00 UTC
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We are back to having our meetup on the second Thursday of every month. Hope you can join us on this particularly special evening as we mark Abraham Lincoln's 206th birthday!

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Western Maryland Drupal Users Group Meetup on October 9th, 2014

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2014-10-09 19:00 - 21:00 UTC
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This month we are hosting an open forum wherein attendees can get help with specific problems they are having with their Drupal sites. In past months we have had great success discussing particular issues brought up during our question and answer periods, so we decided to devote an entire evening to an open forum.

Throughout the evening, of course, there will be the usual no-host bar and lots of eating off of B&B's newly invigorated menu. Hope to see you there!

Also, please be sure to join us in November when we will raffle off a free and complete license to PHPStorm!

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Western Maryland Drupal Users Group Meetup on September 11, 2014

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2014-09-11 19:00 - 21:00 UTC
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With "Headless" Drupal all the rage, we are very excited to have as our speaker this month, David Dan, who will demonstrate his latest successes with "Real-Time Apps with Drupal 8 and Angular." David is doing some new and exciting things with Drupal that we are sure you have not seen anywhere else.

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php[world] Conference

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2014-11-10 (All day) - 2014-11-14 (All day) America/New_York
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The team at php[architect] (who run the longest running technical journal dedicated to the PHP programming language) are excited to invite you to attend our newest conference: php[world] - Happening this November 10-14th in Washington, D.C.

We've successfully run many conferences over the last 12 years, our main one being php[tek] in Chicago each May. But we've seen how PHP has been evolving over the years, and php[tek] is really focused on the core/bespoke PHP crowd.

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Western Maryland Drupal Users Group Meetup on August 14, 2014

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2014-08-14 19:00 - 21:00 UTC
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Because our open forum format was so successful last month, we will be reprising it this month with a round table discussion of “The Coolest Things I Learned at Capital Camp Gov Days 2014.” This will be your chance to hear about all the newest Drupal news from folks who went to this exciting event, or to share with us what you learned there.

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Western Maryland Drupal Users Group Meetup on June 12, 2014

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2014-06-12 19:00 - 21:00 UTC
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This month we will lead off the evening with High Rock Studio's Stephen Recker as he explains how to make a Drupal site Multilingual. Topics include localization and transliteration. If this all sounds like Greek to you, then you need to hear this talk.

Next we will hear from the inspiring and energetic Matt Mendonca, who will give us an "Intro To Drupal Module Development."He will explain what the hook system is and write a simple, but non-trivial module, explaining what is going on at each step.

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Western Maryland Drupal Users Group Meetup on May 8, 2014

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2014-05-08 19:00 - 21:00 UTC
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We had such a great turnout last month with people who are new to Drupal that we have recruited High Rock guru Nick Kline to give a talk entitled "Getting Started With Drupal - We can do this the easy way, or we can do this the hard way." Nick will discuss the different ways that a new user can get a Drupal development site up and running easily. He will also discuss how to configure a full-featured Drupal development environment such as that used by the developers at High Rock.

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Western Maryland Drupal Users Group Meetup on April 10, 2014

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2014-04-10 19:00 - 22:00 UTC
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Please join us for another exciting Drupal Meetup at Bulls and Bears in Hagerstown on Thursday, April 10th at 7pm. Nick Kline, High Rock's Web Team Lead, will declare "Hello Twig!" Our second speaker, Drupal Configurationist Stephen Recker, will give a talk titled, "You, Too, Can Use Entity Reference Views to Connect OG Membership Types." All this fun will be followed by lots of Q&A time and new friends. This is the program will not be snowed out, we have been assured.

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Western Maryland Drupal Users Group Meetup on March 13, 2014

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2014-03-13 19:00 - 22:00 UTC
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Please join us for our third Drupal Meetup at Bulls and Bears in Hagerstown on Thursday, March 13th at 7pm. Matt Morrison of High Rock will discuss "Wordpress or Drupal, the answer is not so simple." Our second speaker, Matt Mendonca, will give a short talk titled "Cloud Hosting with Acquia - it pays to be awesome." All this fun will be followed by lots of Q&A time and new friends. This is the program that got snowed out last month.

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Western Maryland Drupal Users Group Meetup on February 13, 2014

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2014-02-13 19:00 - 22:00 UTC
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Please join us for our third Drupal Meetup at Bulls and Bears in Hagerstown on Thursday, February 13th at 7pm. Matt Morrison of High Rock will discuss "Wordpress or Drupal, the answer is not so simple." Our second speaker, Matt Mendonca, will give a short talk titled "Cloud Hosting with Acquia - it pays to be awesome." All this fun will be followed by lots of Q&A time and new friends.

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Western Maryland Drupal Users Group Meetup on December 12, 2013

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2013-12-12 19:00 - 21:00 UTC
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We have another exciting Drupal meetup coming up in a few weeks, on Thursday, December 12th at 7pm. David Dan of High Rock will discuss Search API/SOLR and Stephen Recker, also of High Rock, will do a presentation about Entity Reference Views. All this followed by lots of Q&A time and new friends. Hope to see you there.

We meet at Bulls and Bears, just a few blocks south of Hagerstown's Public Square. There are no-host drinks and food available. Because they are not charging us for the room, we encourage you to come and have dinner and drinks with us while we meet.

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Western Maryland Drupal Users Group Meetup on November 14, 2013

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2013-11-14 19:00 - 21:00 UTC
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I look forward to seeing you at our next Western Maryland Drupal Users Group meetup. We will be discussing all things Drupal. A few people have offered to give presentations, program tbd. As well, we hope to spend a lot of time getting to know each other, sharing exciting Drupal news, and helping each other out with whatever stumbling blocks Drupal has brought our way.

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Proposed monthly WMDUG Meetup

Things are really heating up Drupal-wise in Washington County. We have had some interest in getting this group more active. To that end I propose that we start having regular meetups the second Thursday of every month. The first one would be November 14th, 2013.

We don't have a location as of yet, but we have a number of really great options right here near the Hagerstown Public Square.

Let me hear from you and when we can get a few people committed to come we will line up presentations and a venue. Thanks.

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Please let me introduce myself...

My name is Stephen Recker. I am a freelance multimedia produced living in Western maryland.

I have a Drupal 7 site (http://www.virtualantietam.com) for my new book, Rare Images of Antietam. You can also view my bio there.

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