Events

Thursday August 19, 2010
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

DATE: 19 August 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Call for presentations! Pick a topic or area of interest and share it. Please come and share your thoughts as we continue to evaluate and add capabilities to our Drupal414 community web site. Dinner will be served please sign up.

LOCATION: C2 Graphics Productivity Solutions - 222 Erie Street - Suite 330 - Milwaukee, WI

AGENDA:
6:05 to 6:55 --- Inside/Out Ashe Dryden – Ash will present theming material for beginner to intermediate users. Topics - How to find a pre-made theme and install it. What is a theme made of (html, css, JavaScript, php)? , What is the file structure like? What are the best base themes? Theming Views/CCK.
6:55 to 7:05 --- Break
7:05 to 7:20 --- Kevron's Korner - Kevin Ciesielski will present those awesome applications and tools he has uncovered and discuss their potential value for Drupal developers.
7:20 to 7:50 --- Drupal Tune-ups - Bring you Drupal issue to the meetup for analysis, troubleshooting tips and possibly a fix.
7:50 to 8:00 --- Next Steps - Discussion on the agenda for our next meetup.

CONTACT: In the event that you have any questions or suggestions for future topics please contact Steve Klebar at 414-737-2596 or email mkehack@promentor.biz

Monday September 06, 2010
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Bring all of the stuff you haven't been able to get done during the day or things that you've gotten stuck on and need help with. This group is open to designers, developers, programmers - anyone who can work remotely.

We'll be meeting at Bucketworks every Monday. Parking on the street is free after 6pm, you can come in through the front glass doors (ring the bell!).

We'll provide power, internet, chairs, and tables. You bring anything you need to work on and any snacks or drinks you'd like.

Thursday September 09, 2010
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm
n/a
Saturday September 11, 2010
Start: 7:30 pm

2807 S. Herman St.
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Who?

Why, you! MKE Hacker House is for geeks, nerds, hackers, coders, musicians, artists, writers, makers, doers, thinkers, dreamers, and dancers. Especially dancers!

What?

A get-together to Get Stuff Done. Sometimes we all need a little motivation, a little discussion, and a lot of laptops in one room to be productive. Even if you don't, consider coming and starting a new project, dusting off an old project, or joining an open source project!

For more details, see MKE Hacker House

Monday September 13, 2010
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Bucketworks
706 S 5th St
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Bring all of the stuff you haven't been able to get done during the day or things that you've gotten stuck on and need help with. This group is open to designers, developers, programmers - anyone who can work remotely.

We'll be meeting at Bucketworks every Monday. Parking on the street is free after 6pm, you can come in through the front glass doors (ring the bell!).

We'll provide power, internet, chairs, and tables. You bring anything you need to work on and any snacks or drinks you'd like.

Tuesday September 14, 2010
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Kevin Schroeder - Technology Evangelist from Zend
Check him out at http://www.eschrade.com/ or @kpschrade on twitter.

During our first hour I will show and demonstrate the capabilities of various Zend products as well as talk about Zend’s open source and community contributions. We will look at the new Zend Studio 8.0, which is currently in public beta, but we will spend most of the time going over the features in Zend Server, our application server offering, demonstrating such features and Job Queues, Event Monitoring and Code Tracing.

In our second hour we will dive into how to build a Zend Framework-based application and show several of the Zend Framework components that might be interesting to you.

Freebies!
Raffling off a license for Zend Studio
$100 off Zendcon admission vouchers for anyone interested who attends

Make sure to grab a bite before coming - this hsould be 2 packed hours of awesomeness. We will probably be eating at La Perla before the meetup, so stop by.

This - as usual :) - is at Bucketworks.

Saturday September 18, 2010
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm
n/a
Sunday September 19, 2010
Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:00 pm
n/a
Monday September 20, 2010
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Bucketworks
706 S 5th St
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Bring all of the stuff you haven't been able to get done during the day or things that you've gotten stuck on and need help with. This group is open to designers, developers, programmers - anyone who can work remotely.

We'll be meeting at Bucketworks every Monday. Parking on the street is free after 6pm, you can come in through the front glass doors (ring the bell!).

We'll provide power, internet, chairs, and tables. You bring anything you need to work on and any snacks or drinks you'd like.

Thursday September 23, 2010
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

AGENDA:
6:05 to 6:55 --- Inside/Out Steve Klebar – Steve will lead a discussion on the services module and it uses and application.
6:55 to 7:05 --- Break
7:05 to 7:20 --- Kevron's Korner - Kevin Ciesielski will present those awesome applications and tools he has uncovered and discuss their potential value for Drupal developers.
7:20 to 7:50 --- Drupal Tune-ups - Bring you Drupal issue to the meetup for analysis, troubleshooting tips and possibly a fix.
7:50 to 8:00 --- Next Steps - Discussion on the agenda for our next meetup.

LOCATION: C2 Graphics Productivity Solutions - 222 Erie Street - Suite 330 - Milwaukee, WI

Call for presentations! Pick a topic or area of interest and share it. Join us as we continue to evaluate and add capabilities to our Drupal414 community web site. Dinner will be served, please sign up at www.Drupal414.com

CONTACT: In the event that you have any questions or suggestions for future topics please contact Steve Klebar at 414-737-2596 or email mkehack@promentor.biz

Monday September 27, 2010
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Bucketworks
706 S 5th St
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Bring all of the stuff you haven't been able to get done during the day or things that you've gotten stuck on and need help with. This group is open to designers, developers, programmers - anyone who can work remotely.

We'll be meeting at Bucketworks every Monday. Parking on the street is free after 6pm, you can come in through the front glass doors (ring the bell!).

We'll provide power, internet, chairs, and tables. You bring anything you need to work on and any snacks or drinks you'd like.

Tuesday September 28, 2010
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

First half: Open QA
Joel and I will be leading an open Question/Answer section. Have a bit of code that is stumping you? Bring it! Need some suggestions on some different tools? Let's share. Just know where to go 'from here', we can cover that too. This will be a pretty informal portion - similar to our previous on Developer Best Practices / Tips and Tricks.

Second half - Arlen Walker: The Saga of Tracker 9725

Showing the trials of adding unit tests to decade-old legacy code from an Open Source project which was designed and written without testing in mind. We'll cover some approaches to testing legacy code, some test "smells," breaking dependencies, and along the way show how adding the tests led to "discovering" bug #9725 and fixing it without looking for it.

Saturday October 02, 2010
Sunday October 03, 2010
Monday October 11, 2010
Start: 6:00 pm

First part: Open Talk
After the great response we had to last meetup's open talk, we're going to do it one more time. This time it's on a Monday - so we're hoping to have even more of a crowd. Aaron will facilitate introductions and the floor will be open to most dicussions. Last meetup we spoke about what was most challening, where each member was in their PHP knowledge, what was some new exciting projects they were working on and more.

Second part: Joel Clermont presents
Title: What's new and exciting in PHP 5.3?

Overview: PHP 5.3 is over a year old, yet many developers have been slow in moving to it. What are they missing out on? This talk will take a deep dive into three new features of 5.3 and show interesting use cases for each. The first topic will group together three very similar and overlapping features: lambdas, anonymous functions and closures. The second feature we will discuss is namespaces, a topic of heated debated prior to 5.3's release. The final topic of discussion will be late static binding.

6:00p.m. Bucketworks - remember - new schedule - SECOND MONDAY AND FORTH TUESDAY

Thursday October 14, 2010
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm
n/a
Monday October 18, 2010
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Bucketworks
706 S 5th St
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Bring all of the stuff you haven't been able to get done during the day or things that you've gotten stuck on and need help with. This group is open to designers, developers, programmers - anyone who can work remotely.

We'll be meeting at Bucketworks every Monday. Parking on the street is free after 6pm, you can come in through the front glass doors (ring the bell!).

We'll provide power, internet, chairs, and tables. You bring anything you need to work on and any snacks or drinks you'd like.

Thursday October 21, 2010
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Bots and CAPTCHA, Services Module

Call for presentations! Pick a topic or area of interest and share it. Join us as we continue to evaluate and add capabilities to our Drupal414 community web site. Dinner will be served, please sign up.

LOCATION: C2 Graphics Productivity Solutions - 222 Erie Street - Suite 330 - Milwaukee, WI

AGENDA:
6:05 to 6:55 --- Inside/Out Ben Groenevelt – CAPTCHA Bot Relief - Drupal414 Case Study, Steve Klebar – Services module, external Drupal connections for data uploads or downloads.
6:55 to 7:05 --- Break
7:05 to 7:20 --- Kevron's Korner - Kevin Ciesielski will present those awesome applications and tools he has uncovered and discuss their potential value for Drupal developers.
7:20 to 7:50 --- Drupal Tune-ups - Bring you Drupal issue to the meetup for analysis, troubleshooting tips and possibly a fix.
7:50 to 8:00 --- Next Steps - Discussion on the agenda for our next meetup.

CONTACT: In the event that you have any questions or suggestions for future topics please contact Steve Klebar at 414-737-2596 or email mkehack@promentor.biz

Monday October 25, 2010
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Bucketworks
706 S 5th St
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Bring all of the stuff you haven't been able to get done during the day or things that you've gotten stuck on and need help with. This group is open to designers, developers, programmers - anyone who can work remotely.

We'll be meeting at Bucketworks every Monday. Parking on the street is free after 6pm, you can come in through the front glass doors (ring the bell!).

We'll provide power, internet, chairs, and tables. You bring anything you need to work on and any snacks or drinks you'd like.

Tuesday October 26, 2010
Start: 6:00 pm

Today's powerful Technology Tools allow us to communicate like never before, integrating both art and science to deliver dynamic measurable results for marketing initiatives. 1 to 1 marketing, Web2Print (W2P) and Personal URLs will provide greater response and interaction, this along with aggressive customer data collection create an environment for success. Todd Thompson kicks off this business and intro section with talk about Technology Marketing. Todd Thompson is the Director of Digital at ScanGroup in Waukesha.

In the programming section, Aaron Saray will introduce you to PHP Design Patterns, explain why they're important, show you where you've seen them (and that they're not that scary). Finally, he will cover the first five design patterns you need to know.

As usual, Bucketworks at 6p.m.

Thursday November 11, 2010
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm
n/a
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