Past Meetup

CDMUG April 2012 Meet Up - Teams-Commerce-Git

This Meetup is past

70 people went

Duo Consulting

20 West Kinzie, Suite 1510 · Chicago, IL

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Warming up with the adventure of My First Team Based Drupal Project and then moving into CDMUG's first presentation on Commerce, April's meetup has something for everyone. Git nerds, get excited. Based on popular demand Tim Madden returns for a well deserved full presentation.

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.


My First Team Based Drupal Project by Gary Koehl Swimming in Commerce by Joe Moses Taming Git -- Continued by Tim Madden
Gary Koehl is a Computer Science graduate from the University of Delaware and has been working as a developer professionally for about 6 years. He has experience working across numerous frameworks as well as many custom built projects. Gary currently is employed as a software engineer at the Nerdery (

Joe Moses is Lead Technical Developer at global marketing agency Trekk, Inc. (, where he has spent the past six years developing web-based tools and applications for clients ranging from Adobe Systems Inc. to Xerox. By applying engineering technology studies to computer science, he employs continuous improvement methods and strives for simplicity to ensure his projects are efficient and elegant. He is continually experimenting with new technologies, with particular interest in the cloud and mobile web.

Tim Madden of Connect2Market ( helps clients by delivering them software tailored to serve their needs and opportunities.

Estimated Agenda:
6:00 - Doors Open
6:30 - Meetup Starts, Arrival, and Socialize
7:00 - Presentation: Gary Koehl - First Team Based Project
7:30 - Presentation: Joe Moses - Swimming in Commerce
8:15 - Presentation: Tim Madden - Taming Git -- Continued
8:45 - Questions, Answers, Closing/Wrap Up
9:00 - Beer @Dick's Last Resort ( (315 N Dearborn St (,+IL&cid=0,0,18147764509443110714&z=16&iwloc=A))

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.

Gary Koehl will be presenting....My First Team Based Drupal Project...the development process of my first team based Drupal project from start to finish. The presentation will include a look at how the deployment environment was created with the help of Drush, and how it tied in SVN to the project. The Features module will also be discussed and how we handled some of its limitations. Gary will also briefly touch on how we used the migrate module.

Joe Moses will be presenting....Swimming in Commerce.....go beyond a quick dive-in to show you how to stay afloat, navigate and effectively use the Commerce module(s). He’ll explain its features and show you how to use it from a site builder/admin perspective. To bring it all together, he’ll include a couple case studies and show examples of some sites running in the wild.

Tim Madden will be presenting...Taming Git...continuing the talk from last month with focus on using git itself -- and drush too! (We will not go through the slides again, but if you missed them you can review them here: )

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