Here is the information about another groups Meetup on January 6th. (TOMORROW!)
Building Web Solutions with Drupal and PHPhttp://www.meetup.com/Central-Ohio-Drupal/calendar/12005328/
Matthew Radcliffe will demonstrate best-practices for Drupal development using PHP.
He will give us an introduction to the Drupal API. He will also show us how to use that API to build our own modules.
We'll also look at the global $user object, authentication, altering forms, and essential resources to develop for the Drupal framework.