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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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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:

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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