Women in Drupal (Formerly DrupalChix)

Only about 1.5% of the people involved in open source are women, leaving us terribly underrepresented. In the Drupal world, we're up to a whopping 7% 10% 17%, which only gets us to awfully unrepresented. ;) This group is for anyone (male, female, or otherwise) who believes that we can do better and wants to help.

So if you:

  • are a woman who needs some help/guidance in order to get (more) involved with Drupal and the Drupal community
  • are a woman who wants to network and get to know other women involved in Drupal
  • are anyone who has ideas on things we can do to help encourage women to participate in Drupal

...then this is the group for you. :)

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DrupalChix Logo files

Posting a bunch of the DrupalChix logo files here for posterity, so everyone can find and use them whenever they need!

I had to turn the big file from Naxoc into a .gz file to upload it here, but FYI it contains several .pngs in different colours plus on .eps file. This is the file "drupalchixlogos.tar_.gz"

Got the other set from Rainbreaw, which is the file "drupalchixlogos2.tar_.gz" - it has the two different versions of the Drupalchix logo that they created for LA Drupal. She says:

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Where in the World are the DrupalChix?

There have been a number of comments about how to find other women in Drupal. We're scattered around, but maybe not as much as we think. And it would be nice to know if there are other DrupalChix nearby. Maybe it could even lead to some regional DrupalChix get-togethers :-)

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Introduction to Site Building with Drupal - NYC - April 20 - FREE TRAINING

2016-04-20 10:00 - 17:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Do you or someone you know want to learn more about Drupal? We're going to be in New York City to conduct an introductory class where you will learn just how much you can do by installing and configuring Drupal's contributed modules. FFW Agency's Ray Saltini will show you:

  • Best practices in Drupal project planning
  • Drupal's inherent tools and subsystems
  • Custom content types
  • Views
  • Taxonomy
  • Module selection
  • Customized site administration

…and more!

And you won't write a stitch of code.

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Room to share at Drupalcon New Orleans

I've booked a 2 bedroom (4 double beds + living room/kitchen) suite at the Staybridge for Drupalcon New Orleans and am seeking a couple of roommates.

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Drupal Developer

Monsoon Consulting encourages people to find out their limits, to reach them & then to go beyond.
Working with us is a challenge to constantly re-invent yourself and to go beyond your limits with collective effort and team spirit. Monsoon Consulting is a dynamic IT organization, requiring people who have a long-term view of the future. Any qualifications – we are more interested in demonstrable skills

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Contesting for Director At Large post for Drupal Association

Drupal association plays a key role in supporting Drupal Project, Drupal.org and the Drupal community. I am contesting for the Director At Large post on Association Board to help support the organization.

I would like to work with the Drupal Association and be a representative of the Asian community and contribute towards building community strategy. I would like to make a positive contribution towards community participation not only in terms of numbers but also in terms of quality of participation.

Having worked in multiple initiatives in the Drupal project, I understand and can align myself with the key goles of the association. Additionally my expeience in building Drupal teams and having been involved in strategic decisions in my organization will be of value in this role.

Want to know more about me, Shyamala Rajaram, checkout the candidate profile at: https://assoc.drupal.org/election/2016-director-large-election/candidate...

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some Drupal advice please

I'm wondering if anyone has time to mentor or offer some Drupal advice. I'm in the process of teaching myself Drupal while attempting to build a site and I could use some direction. I thank you in advance for your time, Wendy

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Drupalcon New Orleans

It's time to start submitting sessions for Drupalcon New Orleans. https://events.drupal.org/neworleans2016/news/submit-session-drupalcon-n...

Submission deadline is the end of February!! Would love to see a ton of sessions submitted from our great Women in Drupal community. If you have an idea, please submit those sessions today!!

Also, we have started the work on planning this year's Women in Drupal reception. The venue has already been picked out. If you are interested in getting involved, please message me.

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Senior Developer | Advomatic

We're hiring a Senior Back-end Developer, either full-time or contract.

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Seeking Drupal / Open Atrium volunteer developer


Is it OK - in terms of community guidelines and etiquette - to post a request for volunteer developer support for an Open Atrium/Drupal project here? It's for a women/girls serving nonprofit.

If so, read on! If not, disregard. (Or admins can delete or close the thread. No offense taken.)

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Drupal courses for beginners girls

Under non-profit organisation Czechitas (czech IT courses for girls) we are going to make another gender-imbalanced weekend course for girls similar to well established RailsGirls.

Are there some tutorials good for beginners weekend courses (like them from RailsGirls)?
Somebody experienced with beginners?
Or some similar events in the world?

Thank you for help :-)

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Drupal 7 node titles - symbols convert to html entities in Zen sub-theme

Hi there. I have a problem with D7. My node titles are converting some symbols to html entities. IE: '&' is converted to '&' etc. This happens on all content types and regardless of whether I'm using automatic node titles. Here's a few examples:



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Drupal 8 Pre-release Get together, Fullerton, CA (Orange County)

2015-11-14 16:30 - 18:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
Drupal 8 Release Party

I have a Drupalista friend from San Diego who will be visiting on 11/14 and we figured since we won't be able to celebrate the release together on the 19th, we'd take the opportunity to do a pre-celebration get together. We'll be meeting at Bootleggers Brewery in Fullerton for beer, pizza and cake (yes, that's a good combo!) at 4:30 pm. If you happen to be in the area please join us!

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Problem with SQL statement in Views D7

Hi there, I'm hoping a SQL ninja will find it in his or her heart to provide me with some advice.

I've created a page view which does the following:

  1. Pulls in nodes from two different content types
  2. Filters by two different term references, one for each content type.

It's not working, although in my mind (and limited sql understanding), it should. I think maybe there's an issue with the inner joins, because it seems the sql statement would working if they weren't there.

Anyways, I've attached two images, one of the api and one of the actual sql statement.

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Anita Borg Institute upcoming conference and interesting links

In October I am going to the Anita Borg Institute's Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in Houston. http://gracehopper.org. One of the questions on the registration asks if I am a member of Systers, which I wasn't, so I looked it up. It sounds interesting and thought I would share this with all of you. http://anitaborg.org/get-involved/systers

Would be fun to have some other Drupal Women join me at this event, if anyone is interested, or already planning on attending, please let me know so we can meet up.

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DrupalCon Barcelona - call for sessions closing soon!

Hey everyone!

The call for sessions for Barcelona DrupalCon is closing on Monday
"The call for content will close on June 8 at 23:59PM Barcelona local time (UTC +2)."

Submit your ideas now!

A few people have asked me for ideas on what they should talk about - and I have 2 pieces of advice.

The topic doesn't matter as much as 2 other factors.

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Drupalcon Annual Women in Drupal Reception

2015-05-12 18:00 - 20:30 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

This event is FREE for all attendees.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drupalcon-lax-women-in-drupal-tickets-15166... so we have good catering numbers.

With only about 20% of DrupalCon who identify as women, we know it can feel lonely when you are walking around the event, especially if this is your first DrupalCon.

Come and meet other women in Drupal and the local technology community. We invite you to attend the Women in Drupal which is a hosted reception at the historic and delicious Engine Company No. 28.

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Looking for Open Source Developer

Hello everyone,
We are looking for an open source developer. Here's the link to the job posting.
Please feel free to pass this on.
Best regards,

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Free Webinar by Megan Sanicki, COO, Drupal Association: Cracking the Community Code

2015-04-15 21:30 - 22:30 Asia/Kolkata
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Building communities is an artsy science that is a strategic initiative for organizations of all kinds from nonprofit to for-profit. In this webinar, we will remove the mystery of building thriving online communities. We will look at community building best practices from leading community managers such as Jono Bacon of Ubuntu, and will understand how to use these pro-tips to grow and nurture global communities through a case study on Drupal.

Why Should You Attend This?

o To learn how the Drupal community grows and is nurtured
o To learn about the community management best practices

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Women in Drupal event @ Drupalcon LA

Hello Ladies,

We are working really hard to keep the Women in Drupal reception free for all attendees, https://events.drupal.org/losangeles2015/women-drupal. Being as Los Angeles is a bit more costly than previous locations, we are having to get a few more sponsors than normal to keep it that way.

If you or company can sponsor, please use the Contact Us link, on the bottom of the event page, to let us know how much you can contribute.

Any amount is welcome, we are about $2,000 short of our goal for this event.

Thank you so much for your consideration.


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