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CDMUG January 2012 Meet Up - jQuery Night

  • Jan 5, 2012 · 6:00 PM
  • Duo Consulting

First meeting of 2012 will be a focus on jQuery with Drupal.  We will start by covering the basics of adding the library to your site, popular modules to get started, and finish by showing how to create your own plug-ins for Drupal.

Duo Consulting opens doors at 6:00pm for attendees to arrive, socialize, and hang out before meetups.  We try for presentations to officially start by 7:00pm. Comment your RSVP with full name and bring photo ID to gain authorized access to Duo's office downtown.


  • Site Building with jQuery by Erik Baldwin
  • Building jQuery Plugins by Kelly Meath

Kelly Meath is a software engineer at The Nerdery.

Erik Baldwin lives, eats and breathes Drupal. He is President and lead designer at CLoud NYNE Design.  His background in architectural design, graphic design, marketing and business consulting has made him a strong asset to his clients.

Estimated Agenda:
6:00 - Doors Open
6:30 - Meetup Starts, Arrival, and Socialize
7:00 - Presentation: Erik Baldwin - Site Building with jQuery 
7:45 - Break with Questions and Answers
8:00 - Presentation: Kelly Meath - Custom jQuery Plugins
8:45 - Questions, Answers, Closing/Wrap Up
9:00 - Beer @Dick's Last Resort (315 N Dearborn St)

The Chicago Drupal Meet Up Group is proud to present at least two featured presentations about the hottest Drupal topics each month. We have room for 75 people and all skill levels are welcomed. If you are brand new to Drupal we recommend attending one of our free monthly training workshops.

Erik Baldwin will be presenting....Site Building with jQuery....How to get started at the most basic site building level.  Popular modules such as jQuery Update, Views Slideshow, jCarousel, QuickTabs, and how to run a different version of jQuery alongside core w/o harming a single kitten.

Kelly Meath will be presenting....How to build custom jQuery plugins for Drupal....presentation will cover building custom jQuery plugins. It will also explain when to build custom jQuery plugins and why to use them. If time permits, we may look into Drupal's global javascript settings variable for storing and accessing data. A basic knowledge and understanding of jQuery and javascript would be beneficial.


Almost every CDMUG presentation is recorded and now available online @

If you are not able to physically attend, join us virtually in our #cdmug IRC chat room on freenode. Members hang out in the chat room on a daily basis even when meetups are not happening. If you are unfamiliar with IRC view feel free to utilize our web based chat client @

All meetups will be in traditional CDMUG fashion. No dress code, relaxed attitudes, open ideas, laptop encouraged, remember business cards, and we will probably go for a beer afterward.

Contact us if you are interested in presenting, have ideas for the group, have any type of feedback - or follow us on twitter @

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  • Roy

    Missed part of the first presentation, but the second had a nice demo and coding example. Thanks again!

    January 10, 2012

  • gskudlarick

    Excellent . Very helpful. Everyone was friendly, and the sessions very very open and conversational.

    January 7, 2012

  • Joel F.

    Excellent presentations. It was particularly useful to see some actual code.

    January 6, 2012

  • Chris T.

    Excellent discussion, great presenters, good pizza.

    January 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Learned alot about jQuery!

    January 6, 2012

  • Michael S.

    Excellent and timely! Will be applying my new found jQuery knowledge this weekend! Special thanks to Kelly Meath.

    January 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group of people. The topics flowed right into each other.

    January 6, 2012

  • tim m.

    2 excellent presentations

    January 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first meetup and it was great! The sessions were just what I needed.

    January 6, 2012

  • Brian S.

    Excellent presentations. Easy to follow.

    January 6, 2012

  • Jessica N.

    Great attendance, great content. good crowd.

    January 6, 2012

  • Matt E.

    I am a first-timer at Drupal Meetup, it was a great experience!

    January 6, 2012

  • Mike C.

    Best meetup ever. Fantastic presentations. We are having a JQuery issue at work, and I will use what I learned first thing Monday morning. Also, thanks for getting more Cheese pizza. I will bring a six pack next time!

    January 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The first section was good. The last one was great.

    January 6, 2012

  • Nathan P.

    Educational. Great presenters, information you can take back to work the next day and make your own projects that much better.

    January 6, 2012

  • Jason J.

    Very informative and helpful.

    January 6, 2012

  • John S.


    January 5, 2012

  • Manning P.

    Very helpful. Both presentations were very informative and helpful. Can't wait to try some new things.

    January 5, 2012

  • Melanie M.

    It was great! Learned tons of new info!

    January 5, 2012

  • Erik

    For anyone interested in following along while I'm presenting, my slideshow can be found at Please use Safari or Chrome for the best experience. Firefox is okay to use too, but does not fully support all CSS3 3D transitions as of v9. IE has not been tested, but I'm absolutely certain that even IEv10 won't render it properly.

    1 · January 5, 2012

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