A distribution for Drupal User Groups
As the organizer of the Drupal User Group in Szeged (Hungary), I’ve been working on a design and distribution package that all Drupal User Groups regardless of language and location could use.
It all started when we needed a website for the DUG in Szeged, as we didn’t have a place where members could find information and materials, where all previous presentations and demo files could be collected and made available.
As I don’t like ugly websites without a concept, I thought a logo would be the first step that we could then build a design on. And if we are creating a logo, why not make it customizable? So I briefed the designer to use an open source font for the name of the city, so that Drupal User Groups in other cities could easily adapt the logo.
This approach led me to the idea of sharing the whole theme of the website with the community. Or even better - having written a blog post about distributions earlier - I thought we could create a distro for Drupal User Groups that they could immediately use in all cities and languages after changing the logo.
For a while, we were thinking about the features a website like this should offer, and we managed to come up with a feature list. Please share your opinion or ideas in the issue queue! We are working with the designer on the wireframes based on these features. The next step will be a code sprint in Szeged dedicated to develop the theme and install profile of the DUG websites.
If you are interested, we’d be happy to see you at the code sprint on 9th February at the Mono club in Szeged!