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The UMD Drupal Users Group connects members of the university community who use the Drupal content management system to meet their web-related needs.

We meet at noon on the first Wednesday of each month in 2115 Tawes Hall.

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CANCELED - Drupal User's Group Meeting - Designing for User Experience

Designing for User Experience
Time: 
Wed, Jul 1st 12:00 pm

We've had to cancel this meeting due to illness. We'll try to reschedule.

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Revamping Drupal User Group website

Revamping Drupal User Group website
Time: 
Tue, Jun 16th (All day)

We are looking for volunteers to help with revamping the outdated Drupal User Group website during this summer. Please RSVP if you are interested in helping out. The site will be presented in the August meeting.

Here is a tentative schedule (will be revised once we get the volunteers together):

  • 6/3 - 6/19 volunteer sign up
  • 6/8 - 6/19 setting up local environment and learning git, clone git repo
  • 6/22 - 6/26 requirements & task breakdown: one meeting (in person + virtual) 1 week
  • 6/29 - 7/24 implementation (optional working sessions) 4 weeks
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    Important Announcements & Survey on the Drupal User Group

    Important announcements regarding the user group:

    1. Please take a few minutes to fill out a survey on the user group: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XNKGB8H
    2. Upcoming free Drupal Event Drupal Government Day in Bethesda, MD, July 22-24, see details here
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    Drupal Government Days in Bethesda, MD - July 22-24, 2015

    Drupal Government Days
    Time: 
    Wed, Jul 22nd 9:00 am

    This year Drupal Government Days will be held during July 22-24, 2015 at National Insititues of Health Campus in Bethesda, MD. https://www.drupalgovcon.org/drupal-govcon-2015

    It's a free event but you need to register for the ticket https://www.drupalgovcon.org/drupal-govcon-2015/registration if you plan to attend. Make sure to register early before they reach the limit, it has happened in previous years.

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    UMD Drupal User Group Summer 2015 Hike

    UMD Drupal User Group Summer 2015 Hike
    Time: 
    Sat, Jun 20th 9:30 am

    We would like to invite you to join us for a hiking trip on June 20th in the Potomac/Great Falls area. If you are interested in joining us, please sign up for the event. We will finalize the details once we know who will be going.

    Tentative plan: start hiking around 9-10ish, followed by lunch somewhere!

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    June 3 User's Group Meeting - Drupal Multisite

    Drupal Multisite – Setup, Use, and Pros & Cons
    Time: 
    Wed, Jun 3rd 12:00 pm

    Title: Drupal Multisite – Setup, Use, and Pros & Cons
    Location: 2115 Tawes Hall
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Category: Site building
    Presenter: Marie Gates-Liden from BSOS

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    April 1 Meeting Presentation

    Thank you to everyone who attended the April 1 presentation by Suran De Silva on Profile 2! We had a great turn out. Attached is the presentation from the talk.

    If you have any suggestions for a future meeting or are interested in presenting, please contact Kevin Nesline, remmell@umd.edu, or Megan Weng, sweng@umd.edu, we love to hear from you!

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    Drupal Users Group Monthly Meeting - Profile2

    Creating a user directory with Profile2
    Time: 
    Wed, Apr 1st 12:00 pm

    Title: Creating a user directory with Profile2
    Location: 2115 Tawes Hall
    Experience Level: Beginner-to-intermediate
    Categories: Site Building, Case Studies

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    Accompanying Tutorial for March 2015 Talk: Solr Search Integration with Drupal

    Hey All--

    I typed up what I covered during our March meeting here: http://www.monahan.io/blog/2015/03/11/solr-search-integration-with-drupal/

    If you're mainly just interested in the links to the different parts that make all this up, they're here for convenience as well:
    * Apache Solr: http://lucene.apache.org/solr/
    * Search API: https://www.drupal.org/project/search_api
    * Search API Solr Search: https://www.drupal.org/project/search_api_solr
    * Search API multi-index searches: https://www.drupal.org/project/search_api_multi

    Best,
    Liam

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    Monthly User's Group - Solr Search Integration on Drupal

    Solr Search Integration on Drupal
    Time: 
    Wed, Mar 4th 12:00 pm

    Title: Solr Search Integration on Drupal
    Location: 2115 Tawes Hall
    Experience Level: Beginner-to-intermediate
    Categories: Site Building, Case Studies

    For the March meeting, Liam Monahan from UMIACS will walk through configuring a Drupal site with search backed by a fulltext search engine. There are many choices for fulltext search, but Solr is one of the most popular and best-supported. The session will cover the following: