User Group Agenda and Updates (Feb. 2nd, 2018)

Hi all,

As discussed, I’ve made some verbiage updates to our Meetup pages to try to make our meetups accessible and more interesting to a larger audience. Please feel free to review the updates and provide feedback or make further changes.
Also, please feel free to offer any suggestions on new ways to reach more people for our meetups.

The proposed topic schedule is at the bottom with the new addition to make every third meetup a bit different and have more hands-on meetups.

The first, new ‘hands-on’ meetup will be in April where we will discuss testing patches for contrib modules to verify if the patch resolves the issue it is intended for. We’ll go over various methods of applying patches for testing and how to to add a patch to your composer file. We’ll also perform live patch applying and testing to verify if the patch works as expected and then report back to the issue queue.

Please obtain a list of possible patches you’ve found that may be good for testing during this meetup. We’ll review the lists and pick the best patches/issues to test then.

Some other potential topics that were discussed for our new, hands-on meetups are:

  • Review the TBDUG.com website for content and structure improvements
  • Upgrade the TBDUG.com website to Drupal 8
  • Performing code reviews/walkthrough of existing code to discuss how it works (most likely custom code that a member created)
  • ‘Bug squashing’ – Creating patches for bugs in the issue queues for core or contrib modules
  • Creating a new (simple) module
  • Performed drupal.org documentation updates
  • “Lightning Session” short 10 minute topics from multiple members

Proposed Schedule

  • March
    • Darren
    • Drush
  • April (hands-on)
    • Patch Testing
  • May
    • Adam
    • Custom migrations
  • June
    • Shawn & Adam
    • Drupal Commerce 2.0
  • July (hands-on)
    • Hand-on TBT
  • August
    • Shawn
    • Picture module, responsive images and breakpoints
  • July
    • Michael
    • TBD

September Meetip Canceled

NOTICE: The September meetup for the Tampa Bay Drupal User Group has been canceled due to hurricane Irma. Please stay safe and take proper precautions for the storm. We'll see you next month.

Virtual Drupal Mini-Camp

Atlanta Drupal User's Group is hosting a full-day, virtual Drupal mini-camp on Friday, June 16. They've lined up eight excellent speakers from across the US (and India) on intermediate Drupal 8 topics. There are inviting Tampa Bay Drupal meetup group organizers, and your meetup members to attend.

The website for the minicamp is www.minicampatlanta.com.

Members can learn more about the event and register there. The price is a mere $15.