Drupal Users Group Meetings (2015 to Present)

2019 Meetings

3/26/19

Location: Bradley Conference Room (109)

2/26/19

Location: Bradley Conference Room (109)

  • Library D8 Redesign - Heather Jeffcoat
  • Contributions, Github Enterprise, and You! - Eric Sembrat
  • FYI Georgia Tech @ drupal.org - Eric Sembrat

1/22/19

Location: Bradley Conference Room (109)

  • Officer elections
  • Latest Security patches
  • GT, D8, and You page

2018 Meetings

12/25/18

Cancelled, due to winter break week.

11/27/18

Location: Bradley Conference Room (109)

Social discussion of Drupal and other IT topics.

10/23/18

Location: Bradley Conference Room (109)

Meeting Video for October 23, 2018 (Available to the Georgia Tech community only)

Discussion of the effects of the PHP 7.1 upgrade planned for OIT Web Hosting

9/25/18

Location: Bradley Conference Room (109) [Room was renumbered]

  • 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)

Meeting Video for August 28, 2018 (Available to the Georgia Tech community only)

  • 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