• Site Factory, Pattern Lab, and Drupal - The Ocean States New Web Platform

    Join Drupal Providence this month as we welcome Jason Pamental (https://rwt.io) to chat with us about his latest project. Jason is leading a team building a new web platform for the State of Rhode Island. They have combined the power of Pattern Lab, Acquia Site Factory, variable fonts, and surprising to some Drupal 9.

    The new system allows the state to easily spin up a new site using the same stable footing the platform was built with. Join us to hear all about this amazing platform, how it was built, and how it’s helping Rhode Islanders on a daily basis.

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  • Learn More About Drupal.org Merge Requests

    Online event

    Join us for our February meetup with Drupal Association CTO Tim Lehnen. Tim will be walking through the new drupal.org merge request system. In this comprihensive walk through he will touch on how users can create a branch, get their code into it, and merge that code into a project's repo. He will look at this process from both a user and maintainer perspective. Showing how this process is easier and faster than the previous patch workflow. Lastly, Tim will share tips for converting a patch workflow to the new GitLab Workflow.

    It's sure to be a helpful overview of the new merge request process. We look forward to seeing you on Feb. 25th at 8pm ET and be sure to bring your Drupal.org merge request questions!

  • Boston Drupal & Providence Drupal Meetup - Virtual Conversation

    Join the Boston Drupal Group & Providence Drupal Group for a night of Drupal focused conversations.

    Virtual Conversation: The State of Drupal 9

    For our April meetup, we will be going virtual! (Thanks COVID-19!). Please join us as we go through and discuss the State of Drupal 9 using the deck / presentation provided free to the Drupal community thanks to @gaborhojtsy

    Location: https://jitsi.org/jitsi-meet/

    (Room link will be sent the day of the meetup to people who have RSVP'd "Yes"). As well as, posted in the Drupal Boston and Drupal Providence Slack channels.

    Image credit: https://pantheon.io/blog/your-module-ready-drupal-9-click-here-find-out

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  • Drupal Global Contribution Weekend 2020

    Oomph, Inc.

    Drupal Providence will be participating in the Drupal Global Contribution Weekend for the second year. This is a weekend where Drupalists gather for one weekend around the world solving issues in the Drupal issue queue.

    Everyone is welcome; You do not need to be a developer to participate, non-technical folks can work on improving documentation on Drupal.org. If you have built a site in Drupal, you can contribute. We will split into groups and work on Drupal core issues. Bring your laptop! For new folks: you can get a head start also by making an account on Drupal.org, getting some contribution tools, and developers can install git before coming and git clone Drupal 8 core.

    Instructions for cloning Drupal 8 core with git: https://www.drupal.org/project/drupal/git-instructions

    We will be communicating with the Drupal community over the Drupal slack channel. Make sure to create an account following the instructions here: https://www.drupal.org/slack

    Lunch will be sponsored and provided by New England Drupal Camp (https://nedcamp.org) for all who participate.

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  • Lightning Talks & End of Year Review

    Oomph, Inc.

    At this meetup, all attendees are encouraged to discuss a brief topic with the group. Topics are not formal and do not need to be prepared prior to the meetup.

    Not sure what to talk about? Here are some ideas:

    * Talk about something cool you're working on currently
    * Discuss something you've recently learned
    * Ask a question to a problem you're trying to solve
    * Discuss some things you've learned in 2019
    * Talk about some goals you have for 2020

    There is no agenda or structure to these talks. This is a time for group collaboration!

    Food and beverages will be available to all who attend.

  • Drupal Contribution Night

    Oomph, Inc.

    Join us as we will spend the evening contributing to projects on Drupal.org. We will work in groups to fix issues in modules, profiles, and themes. This is a great opportunity to learn how to contribute to Drupal and earn contribution credit on your Drupal.org profile.

    Things you will need:
    * A computer with a running instance of Drupal
    * A Drupal.org account
    * General understanding of git and composer

    Food and beverages will be available for all who attend.

  • Featured Presentation: Flexible Design Systems with Layout Builder

    Speakers: J. Hogue & Kathy Beck

    Has Layout Builder surpassed the Paragraphs module as the way to build a set of flexible components for design systems? This talk will cover the pros and cons of both approaches and dive into a real world example project that is using Layout Builder with custom built design controls for layout, color, size, spacing, animation and more.

    The RISD Publication platform, called Codex, is a platform to produce multimedia content in support of gallery exhibitions and scholarly research. The RISD team has taken the tools that we have produced and started to create “publications” that are more like artwork themselves. Layers of video, audio, imagery, and text are being combined in ways that the system supports, but that we did not fully imagine as we built it. Session will include examples from Codex as well as code snippets from the projects internal workings.

    Image borrowed from: https://evolvingweb.ca/blog/using-layout-builder-module-drupal-8

  • Drupal Lunch Sponsored by Lullabot

    Cassarino's Restaurant

    Join Drupal Providence for Lunch!

    Lullabot is sponsoring a lunch in the middle of Providence's historic Federal Hill. Lunch will be buffet style and offer something for everyone. Come join your friends in the local Drupal community for lunch and some Drupal talk.

    All attendees must RSVP for this event prior to the event. Due to space if you don't RSVP you won't be able to attend. RSVP closes August 13th.

    Please reach out to John Picozzi with any dietary restrictions.

  • Lightning Talks: Drupal & Wordpress Combined Meetup

    Oomph, Inc.

    At this meetup, we're teaming up with the Rhode Island Wordpress Meetup Group! All attendees are encouraged to discuss a brief topic with the group. Topics are not formal and do not need to be prepared prior to the meetup.

    Not sure what to talk about? Here are some ideas:

    * Talk about something cool you're working on currently
    * Discuss something you've recently learned
    * Ask a question to a problem you're trying to solve

    There is no agenda or structure for these talks but please focus your lightning talk to be no longer than 10 minutes in length. This is a time for group collaboration!

    Food and beverages will be available to all who attend.

  • Featured Presentation: How to Fall in Love with Drupal Again

    Drupal is a couple years away from being 20-years-old. In this talk, Matt Westgate will earn his 2275 user_id from drupal.org and share his high, low, and funny moments with Drupal and offer practical advice for anyone feeling burnout or uncertain about Drupal and the future.

    Matt Westgate is the Co-Founder and CEO of Lullabot, one of the foremost strategy, design, and Drupal development companies for large-scale publishers of household-name websites.

    Who Should Attend: Everyone
    Prerequisites: None

    Food and drinks will be available for all who attend.