Chicago Drupal Meet Up Group (CDMUG) is a developing resource to grow Chicago's Drupal Community. RSVP @ for our next event or learn from our training services. CDMUG has 1200+ members and draws 70 – 90 members, on average, each monthly meet up. Plus we organize our annual DrupalCamp Chicago. Group environment is very open – we discuss ideas, debug problems, and brainstorm current personal or client Drupal projects. View our video presentation archive of past events. Meet Ups take place monthly at Duo Consulting in downtown Chicago. A projector will be available, free wifi, and laptops are encouraged. All skill levels are welcomed, remember business cards.

May 2011 Meet Up: Thur May 19th @ 6:00 pm

Thu, 05/19/2011 6:00pm


Duo will start opening doors at 6:00pm for attendees to arrive, socialize, and hang out before meetups. We are hoping to officially start presentation by 7:00pm. Comment your RSVP with name and bring photo ID to gain authorized access to Duo's office downtown.


  • What I learned on my way to Drupal 7 by Joel Finkel
  • Drupal as a framework for iOS mobile development by Rachel Jaro

Joel Finkel started writing computer code in 1348, when he created a database to track population collapse during the Black Plague.

Drupal @CMSExpo: Public Meetup Monday Night

Mon, 05/02/2011 8:00pm

Panel of about 10 users will summarize "Drupal in 1 Minute". Matthew Lechleider will provide insight to the magic of Drupal user groups, CDMUG, and how to participate in your local community. Plus everyone's favorite Drupal user Dries Buytaert will be speaking about "Lessons learned from the road". Catch up on the latest news following Drupalcon, CMS Expo, and enjoy the company of brilliant people from all over the Drupal community.

Open to the public! Anyone who is a member of a user group or is interested in joining a user group is encouraged to attend.

April 2011 Meet Up: Thur April 28th @ 7:00 pm

Thu, 04/28/2011 7:00pm


Duo will start opening doors at 6:00pm for attendees to arrive, socialize, and hang out before meetups. We are hoping to officially start meetup by 7:00pm. Comment your RSVP with name and bring photo ID to gain authorized access to Duo's office downtown.


  • Git for Beginners by Anna Kalata
  • Live Video in Drupal by Gershon Bialer

Anna Kalata is a freelance Drupalista focused in user experience, site building, and front-end design/development.

March 2011 Meet Up: Wednesday March 16th @ 7:00 pm

Wed, 03/16/2011 7:00pm


One week after Drupalcon Chicago, we will be discussing/recapping what we learned, thought, and hope to share with our community. At the same time, down the street, Civicon took place in Chicago and we have Young-Jin Kim from Emphanos to provide a summary of what we missed. Plus Young-Jin will be doing an introduction to CiviCRM. In addition, CDMUG rock star Andy Martha converted into Drupal 7 and lived to tell the stories of upgrading from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7.

PreDrupalcon Free Drupal Training and Install Workshop

Sat, 03/05/2011 10:30am


Based on member feedback, CDMUG for the first time ever, we will have our "Free Drupal Training and Install Workshop" on a Saturday. This is perfect timing because Drupalcon starts the following Monday. Come learn Drupal and be prepared for Drupalcon Chicago!

What is Drupal? Where did Drupal come from? How can Drupal help you? Drupal 6 or Drupal 7?

Jump into the driver seat with our hands on experience known as the "Drupal Test Drive". Not only will we cover an introduction to Drupal, you will also be given a free temporary Drupal website.

February 2011 Meetup - Thursday Feb 24th @ 7:00 pm

Thu, 02/24/2011 7:00pm


We are excited to announce Michael Carney and John La Voie will be presenting: Let's Talk Taxes. Second presentation will be a group panel discussing accounting software.

Michael Carney - opened MWC Accounting in 2009 after spending 5 years in public accounting. He provides entrepreneurs and small businesses accounting support and assists in the development of relevant financial information to help them understand where their business stands.

Drupal 7 Release Party! (Chicago)

Fri, 01/07/2011 7:00pm


January 7th 2011, Chicago's Drupal 7 release party!


NEW ADDRESS - 1925 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA

We are meeting at Lisa's OFFICE and Yoga Studio to celebrate. No official presentations planned, meetup is more social and celebratory. However, we are more than happy to provide a free temporary Drupal 7 site to test.

January 2011 Meetup - Wednesday Jan 5th @ 7:00 pm

Wed, 01/05/2011 7:00pm

Wednesday January 5th 2011 @ 7:00 pm

Drupal 7 is ALMOST here. To celebrate at our January meetup, Matthew Lechleider will start with an Introduction to Drupal 7.

We are excited to announce Fred Salchli and Joel Hughes will be presenting: Moving Mountains of Legacy Content into Drupal.

Matthew Lechleider - is a product of the Nintendo Generation. He has spent 10 - 15 hours online every day since before the Internet was cool. He enjoys speaking at conferences, skateboarding, music festivals, Linux and Drupal.

4th Annual Holiday Open Source Social Event

Mon, 12/06/2010 7:00pm


CDMUG is having our 4th annual Holiday Open Source Social Event to get together without the laptops, projectors, and WiFi too simply hang out and party. Join us all for a fabulous shin-dig in honor of every CDMUG member and the efforts we make to give back to the Chicago community.

CDMUG November 2010 Meetup

Thu, 11/18/2010 7:00pm

November will be our last meetup of the year with presentations. December is a slow meetup month and will only be our 4th Annual Holiday Open Source Social Event. 2011 will be an extremely exciting year in Chicago Drupal as we will be the host city for Drupalcon. During November meetup the Drupalcon Chicago team will be giving a presentation of what to expect and recruiting volunteers. If you are interested in helping Drupalcon Chicago, this is your chance to get involved.

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