Drupal Users Group Meetings (2015 to Present)

2018 Meetings

12/25/18

Cancelled, due to winter break week.

11/27/18

10/23/18

9/25/18

Location: Bradley Conference Room (012)

  • Responsive Design Woes and Fixes - Michael Sheldon
  • COE Podcast Website - Eric Sembrat
  • Using Mailchimp with your Websites - Tim Whelan

8/28/18

Location: Bradley Conference Room (012)

  • Drupal 8 Mercury Module: Fletch Moore

7/24/18

Location: Bradley Conference Room (012)

  • Drupal 8 Distribution and Components: Kevin Pittman
  • Caring Coin Primer and Awarding: Eric Sembrat
  • Plesk Upgrade and You!: Bryan Williams

6/26/18

Location: Bradley Conference Room (012)

  • GT Theme Update – Darin: 15 mins
  • Intro to Drush and Github – Eric Sembrat: 15 mins
  • Debrief on CSS Workshop and Global Accessibility Day Workshop: 15 mins
  • EU GDPR Discussion – Group: 15 mins

5/22/18

Location: Bradley Conference Room (012)

Lightning Talks

4/24/18

Cancelled, due to USG Web Tech Day and OIT IT Symposium

3/27/18

Location: Bradley Conference Room (012)

  • Discussion – Drupal Security Updates & You!
  • Kevin Pittman and Webforms for Drupal 8
  • DrupalCon Nashville planning – folks not attending, bring your topics you want to hear about. Attendees – bring yourselves and your goals for session viewing!

2/27/18

Location: College of Design (East) Room 214

  • IC Representatives: Institute Communications GT Theme Redesign Update
  • Alfred Bacon: Visual Regression Testing Intro

1/23/18

Location: College of Design (East) Room 214

  • Elections / Organizational Structure
  • Open discussion of topics for the year

2017 Meetings

12/26/17

Cancelled, due to winter break week.

11/28/17

Location: College of Design (East) Room 214

Drupal 8, campus themes, and GTDUG organization for 2018 and beyond.

10/24/17

Location: College of Design (East) Room 214

  • Jennifer Tomasino – Institute Communciations – will be going over SEO for top-level web and how Institute Communication is experimenting with content strategy and organization.

  • Kevin Pittman – Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts – Drupal 7 to 8 Migration is a "flipped" presentation, where instead of a slide set, all of the notes are already online, and I'll be doing a live demonstration for the presentation.  If you want to be prepared and/or follow along, you can find the notes at the following URL:  https://webdev.iac.gatech.edu/drupal-8-migration

9/26/17

Location: College of Design (East) Room 214

OIT A11y Tools (Kim K.)

8/22/17

Location: College of Design (East) Room 223

  • Google AMP and Drupal (Jimmy K.)
  • Google CSE Issues/Concerns/Checks (Eric S and group)

7/25/17

Location: College of Design (East) Room 214

    • Drupal Security and You – Recent Webform Woes (Adam A.)
    • Search using Google Search Engine (Group)

    6/27/17

    Location: College of Design (East) Room 214

    • Announcements
    • Conference summaries and feedback - Eric Sembrat and others
    • Update on Drupal 8 migration of the drupal.gatech.edu site and showcase of upgraded Georgia Tech Resources for Webmasters site - Kevin Pittman
    • Lessons from DrupalCon Baltimore - Eric Sembrat and others
    • Carousel Woes / Working with Accessibility - Group discussion
    • Slack 101 - Communicating with Drupal community off campus - Eric Sembrat

    5/23/17

    Cancelled

    4/24/17

    Cancelled Due to DrupalCon.

    3/28/17

    Location: College of Design (East) Room 214

    • Annoucnements
    • Informal Discussion of DrupalCon and USG Web Tech Day
    • Ideas for Future 2017 Meetings

    2/28/17

    Location: College of Design (East) Room 214

    • Announcements
    • Mercury Reader vs. Feeds Importer - Eric Sembrat
    • Drupal 8 Migrations - What the Ivan Allen College is doing, plus status of possible Drupal 8 versions of Georgia Tech specific tools (GT Theme, etc.)  - Kevin Pittman
    • The Importance of Updated Modules - Sam Frank

    1/24/17

    Location: College of Design (East) Room 214

    • Announcements
    • Leadership Elections

    2016 Meetings

    12/13/16

    Special Combined November / December Meeting

    Location: College of Design (East) Room 214

    • Announcements
    • Guest Speaker: Kendra Skeene of GeorgiaGov
      • Benefits of centralized platform
      • Case study on accessibility initiative
    • Update on Web Governance Committee / Web Advisory Committee - Kim Kruthaup
    • Upcoming GT Druapl Leadership Election - Jimmy Kriigel and Eric Korotkin

    10/25/16

    Cancelled, due to IT Conferences

    9/27/16

    Location: College of Design (East) Room 217

    • Announcements
    • Demo if upcoming Annual Report website built with Drupal and JQuery - Eric Sembrat
    • Demo of Drupal Taxonomy Access Control - Christina Tabor
    • Update on upcoming changes to Web Governance Committee - Adelle Frank
    • Mercury Updates - Adelle Frank

    8/23/16

    Location: College of Design (East) Room 217

    • Announcements
    • Two Factor Authentication - Jimmy Kriigel
    • Overview of SEO Task Force - Eric Sembrat
    • RFP Contracts on campus - Eric Sembrat
    • Accessible Manual Slide Show - Kevin Pittman
    • Mercury Content Freeze - Adelle Frank

    7/26/16

    Cancelled

    6/28/16

    Location: College of Design (East) Room 217

    • ECE Editor Demo - Rachel Ponder
    • Migrating a Non-Georgia Tech Site to Drupal 8 - Kevin Pittman
    • Drupal 8 Development Issues and College of Engineering Drupal 8 Plans - Eric Sembrat

    5/24/16

    Location: Engineered Biosystems Building Room 3029

    May 24th Meeting Notes

    • Announcements
    • DrupalCon Updates
    • Acquia Updates
    • Friday Help Desks

    4/26/16

    Location: College of Design (East) Room 217

    • Announcements
    • Adelle Frank (10 minutes) - Issues with upgrading to 2.6 version of theme
    • Bruce Hilicus (10 minutes) - Demo of his solution to the “check-in with RFID reader” issue he had
    • Eric Sembrat (10 minutes) - Libsass/grunt discussion
    • DrupalCon (20 minutes at the end?) - Collaboration and session selection

    3/22/16

    2/23/16

    Note: Meetings now on fourth (4th) Tuesday of each month.

    • Announcements
    • Eric Sembrat - IT Accessibility Policy           
    • Eric Sembrat - Project Management site update
    • Kevin Pittman - Paragraphs module and how IAC has used it for content layouts
    • Open Discussion: How to organize pages in handbooks (editor vs. developer vs. DX vs. general)        

    1/15/16

    • Announcements
    • Jimmy Kriigel - Drupal + SSL, pros and cons
    • Open Discussion: Date and time of Monthly meetings and Helpdesk
      • Agreed to move meetings to 4th Tuesday of each month at 1 PM (swapped with 2nd Helpdesk time)
    • Vote on New Leadership Committee

    2015 Meetings

    12/11/15

    Cancelled - Leadership elections to be held in January

    11/20/15

    Location: Wilby Room, Price Gilbert Memorial Library

    • Announcements
    • Celebrate Release of Drupal 8!!!!!
    • EHS Case Study - Christina Tabor
    • Technique Used for Recommendations Secondary Forms for EntityForms - Eric Sembrat
    • Drupal 8 Discussion - Will Rusk
    • Drupal 8 Port Plans - Adelle Frank

    10/16/15

    Cancelled due to DrupalCamp Atlanta

    9/18/15

    Location: Highland Bakery Bradley Conference Room

    • Announcements
    • Feedback and discussion of GT Theme and Drupal Express (and GT Editor) - Adelle Frank

    8/21/15

    Location: Highland Bakery Bradley Conference Room

    • Announcements
    • Demo of work-around to jump to the referring parent entity of a child entity when using Rules with Entity Reference - Eric Sembrat
    • Using Feeds XPath Parser to migrate simple pages from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7

    7/17/15

    Location: Highland Bakery Bradley Conference Room

    • Announcements
    • Demo of tool to track and organize orders for captioning videos through AMAC - Eric Sembrat
    • Update on OIT Web Hosting service and recent issues - Doug Curtis
    • Multi-site discussion (pros/cons, gotchas, who's doing it, etc.) - Adelle Frank

    6/19/15

    Location: Highland Bakery Bradley Conference Room

    • Announcements
    • Update on the status of Drupal Express - Adelle Frank
    • Customizing the Mercury (Hg) Reader module - Jimmy Kriigel
    • Demo of new custom module that brings Mercury (Hg) Reader functionality to the GT Carousel - Will Rusk

    5/15/15

    Cancelled due to DrupalCon Los Angeles

    4/17/15

    Location: Highland Bakery Bradley Conference Room

    • Announcements
    • Mercury (Hg) Reader versus GT Calendar versus other options for displaying Mercury news and event items - Mike Alberghini
    • Open Discussion

    3/20/15

    Location: Highland Bakery Bradley Conference Room

    • Announcements
    • GT Scholar Testing - Eric Sembrat
    • Introduction to the Panels Module - Eric Sembrat
    • Panels Module Examples - Jimmy Kriigel

    2/20/15

    Location: Highland Bakery Bradley Conference Room

    • Announcements
    • Introduction to Views - Adelle Frank
    • Advanced Views Building 1 - Mike Alberghni (field rewriting, contextual filters, exposed filters, attachments)
    • Advanced Views Building 2 - Eric Sembrat (relationships explained)
    • CSS for Views - David Williams
    • Advanced Views Theming - Eric Huffman

    1/16/15

    Location: Highland Bakery Bradley Conference Room

    • Announcements
    • Voting for our first official leadership committee structure