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Evolving Web at DrupalCamp Montreal 2013

The sixth annual DrupalCamp Montreal was held at the UQAM Coeur de Sciences on October 26th. We had a new format this year, with a lively panel discussion on Friday evening about the future of the web, including panelists from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, W3C, and other organizations. This was followed by a full day of sessions on Saturday on a wide variety of Drupal topics.

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Writing Documentation with Restructured Text and Sphinx

Documentation is great, and clear, consistent, easy-to-read documentation is even better. Sphinx is a tool that helps you create structured documentation that looks great. Using Sphinx, you can write your documentation using the restructured text markup language. Sphinx then uses the Python docutils library to parse the restructured text files into other formats (HTML, PDFs, etc).

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HTML & CSS Workshops in Montreal

Over the last couple years, I've been ramping our training program at Evolving Web. We've built out a whole curriculum of courses for people who want to build websites. Most of our courses focus on Drupal, the open source content management system, but we also have more general web design and development courses.

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Installing the WxT-Drupal Distribution for Government

The Web Experience Toolkit distribution of Drupal (aka WxT-Drupal, wetkit, or wet-boew) is a version of Drupal designed for organizations with a bilingual and accessibility requirements. Specifically, it's designed for Canadian government and public organizations. It has built with support for English and French, and includes a theme that provides accessibility and responsive support.

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Mastering Nginx by Dimitri Aivaliotis - Book review

I can confidently say that this book will teach you a lot about nginx, both as tutorial and reference. It's now mandatory reading for anyone on our team who will ever touch an nginx config file.

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Views Configuration Training at DrupalCon Portland

Evolving Web is running a Views configuration training at DrupalCon Portland this year. Views is the most popular contributed module on Drupal.org and an essential tool for any Drupal website. It allows you to create dynamic listings of content with just a few clicks of the mouse.

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Ottawa's First Ever DrupalCamp a Success!

Ottawa held its first DrupalCamp on February 22-23rd. The camp included a summit about Drupal for government, a codesprint, and sessions. Being in Ottawa, the themes for the camp included the Drupal Web Experience Toolkit (WET) distro and adoption of Drupal by the Government of Canada. The WET distro has been adopted by many government departments, and the camp provided a venue for people to discuss progress of and the direction of the distro.

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DrupalCamp Toronto 2012

Last week, I headed to Toronto for DrupalCamp Toronto 2012. Toronto has a thriving Drupal community and the camp attracts a mix of Drupal developers, site builders, designers, and end users. With more and more organizations in the city using Drupal, the camp is a great place to share knowledge, do networking, and find out what's going on in the larger Drupal community. This year's camp was held at the recently renovated Burroughes Building at Queen and Bathurst. The venue's open concept layout promoted lots of interaction among attendees.

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