Overview of Drupal

Doug Vann

Tuesday March 23rd 2010 at 7:00pm
Wheaton, Illinois Institute of Technology - Rice Campus, Room 103


What is Drupal and how did I get tangled up in this crazy thing


Doug Vann is a Drupal Developer & Trainer for Chicago-based Duo Consulting.

Doug entered Geekdom as a fifth grader in 1983 with a Commodore 64 and a 300 baud connection to CompuServe. Twenty-seven years later he leads the Indiana Drupal Users Group and develops in Drupal full-time. Catch Doug's blog at Google "Drupal Song," and you're likely to find a few videos of Doug, jamming on the guitar, unabashedly proclaiming his passion for Drupal!

His love for learning and experimenting in Drupal is overshadowed only by his love to teach and evangelize it. He has presented in Minneapolis, Toronto, Indianapolis, Ohio LinuxFest, the Lullabot event: DoItWithDrupal, and DrupalCamps in Orlando, Madison WI, Atlanta, Chicago, and L.A. You can often find Doug on the FREENODE IRC Network in Drupal-support helping people get through the steep learning curve of Drupal. Doug, his wife of 14 years, and their 4 children reside in Indianapolis.

Upcoming engagements in IL for Doug Vann are the CMS Expo May 3-5 in Evanston & the Webcontent Conference June 6-7 in Chicago.

Getting to the meeting

The next general meeting of UniForum Chicago will be:

        IIT Rice Campus
        Room 103
        201 East Loop Road
        Wheaton, IL 60187-8489
Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
The 19-acre campus is located just northeast of the intersection of Naperville and Butterfield roads in sou th Wheaton's Danada development. The campus is three miles west of the Butterfield Road interchange of the N orth-South Tollway (I-355) and two miles north of the Naperville Road interchange of the East-West Tollway ( I-88).

From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on B utterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.

From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.

From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn north (right when exiting westbound, left when exiting eastbound) to Warrenville Road. After the short distance, turn right at the traffic light to get to Naperville Road and turn left (north) for 1-2 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, ( Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. If you arrive late, we suggest that you park and enter at the main doors at the south end of the building. IIT has started locking the other doors at 7pm, so the north doors by room 103 might be locked once we've started the meeting.

Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.

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