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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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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:

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Git Workflows

At our last meeting a week ago we chatted a bit about GIT and how to use it.

Here's the link to the tutorial I started during the talk. It focuses primarily on managing branches, something that comes up every day:
http://pcottle.github.io/learnGitBranching/

After you do the tutorial, read a bit about rebasing vs. merging from Linus Torvalds, who created GIT (and Linux):
http://www.mail-archive.com/dri-devel@lists.sourceforge.net/msg39091.html

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Drupal Commons and GIT Basics

An introduction to Drupal Commons and GIT
Time: 
Wed, Feb 4th 12:00 pm

Title:Drupal Commons and GIT Basics
Location: 2115 Tawes Hall
Experience Level: Beginner
Category: Site Building

Ilia Kurenkov from ARHU will present the Drupal Commons distribution of Drupal and discuss its features, strengths, and weaknesses, in particular as we consider using it for our new group website. Ilia will also go over some basics of using the GIT version control system since we will be using that to collaborate on the new site. A rough outline of the talk is as follows:

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Drupal Users Group Monthly Meeting - Tawes Hall 2115

Drupal and FullCalendar
Time: 
Wed, Dec 3rd 12:00 pm

Title:Drupal and FullCalendar
Location: 2115 Tawes Hall
Experience Level: Beginner
Category: Site Building

Brock Fanning from ARHU will cover installation and usage of the FullCalendar library and module, as a Views-based calendar solution for Drupal. FullCalendar is an open-source javascript library for rendering calendars, modeled after Google Calendar. Using Views and the FullCalendar module, this library can be easily leveraged to create user-friendly calendar solutions in Drupal 7.

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November 5 Meeting Documents/Notes

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the November 5 demo on Course Management by Myeong Lee and Megan Weng. Attached is the presentation slides. You may obtain the source code from https://github.com/myeong/courses

We have received many helpful feedback from the attendees and will incorporate some of them into our project.

We also announced the schedule for the Drupal User Group talks: http://drupaluser.umd.edu/node/154

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Monthly meeting schedule for 2014-15

We are looking for speakers for spring, 2015. Below is a list of scheduled talks and topics:

Date Speaker Topic
09/10/2014 Valerie Hoy, AGNR Google Analytics
- Meeting Documents/Notes
10/01/2014 Christian Presley, IBBR Using Drupal webform to accept payments to university accounts
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Drupal Users Group Monthly Meeting - Tawes Hall 2115

UMD Course Listings from Testudo to Drupal
Time: 
Wed, Nov 5th 12:00 pm

Location: 2115 Tawes Hall
Experience Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Category: Coding and Development

For the November meeting, Myeong Lee and Megan Weng from ARHU will demonstrate how to pull course information from Testudo into Drupal sites. The session will cover all the components needed to make this happen:

  • Python script for scrapping the testudo site and creating JSON file (credits to both Brady Law and Myeong Lee)
  • Migrate scripts for processing the JSON file and creating nodes in Drupal
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October 1 Meeting Documents/Notes

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the October 1 presentation by Christian Presley on integrating Drupal Webforms with the University's payment processor, Frontstream Fasttransact.

Christian has kindly provided his presentation from that day, along with the components of their module in development, both of which are attached to this post.

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Drupal Users Group Monthly Meeting - Tawes Hall 3252

Using Drupal webform to accept payments to university accounts
Time: 
Wed, Oct 1st 12:00 pm

Location: 3252 Tawes Hall
Experience Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Category: Coding and Development

This month we welcome Christian Presley from the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, who will review their module-in-development for using Drupal webforms to accept payments to university accounts.

Description:

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Drupal Users Group Monthly Meeting Minutes - 09/10/2014

Thank you to everyone who attended the monthly meeting on 9/10/2014! Below is a recap of the meeting minutes:

  1. Valerie from AGNR did an awesome presentation on "Google Analytics"! You may see the power point here: http://drupaluser.umd.edu/node/147.
  2. Starting this year, we are inviting the departments/units on campus to host the User Group on annual basis. ARHU and English will co-host the meetings from September 2014 to August 2015. If your department/unit is interested in hosting next year, please let us know!