Virtual DrupalNYC Meetup - April 7, 2021



April 7th, 2021

6:00pm – 7:45pm EDT

Additional Information


Welcome to the DrupalNYC monthly meetup! All are welcome to attend.

This meetup (on Zoom), including any audio or video that attendees share will be recorded and published publicly.

We look forward to seeing you!


The agenda is always subject to change. All times EDT.

  • 6:00 pm - Join the call, get your camera plugged in, and hop on #meetup in DrupalNYC Slack to introduce yourself to other attendees. While we wait for everyone to join, if you have a question about anything Drupal, ask the audience!
  • 6:15 pm - Announcements (inc. hiring or looking to be hired)
  • 6:30 pm - Presentations
  • 7:45 pm - Closing remarks, virtual happy hour :)


Lightning talks

Come prepared (or unprepared!) to give a short talk (max. 10 minutes) on a topic of your choice! Optionally email with a title for your talk so we can promote it in advance.

Add a Robust Events System to Your Drupal Site in Minutes

by Martin Anderson-Clutz

Managing dates and times can be complex: with timezones, daylight savings time, leap years, and even regional formatting differences, there's a lot to manage. On top of all that, the editors on your site are familiar with feature-rich calendar software from the likes of Google, Apple, and Microsoft, and will expect your site to follow their conventions.

This talk will focus on how the use of Smart Date, and its companion module Smart Date Calendar Kit, will give your site a robust events system, quickly and with minimal effort. The provided install includes intuitive, drag-and-drop management of events, and is fully extensible, so you can build on it to meet the specific needs of your site. Even better, adding recurring dates support is only two clicks extra!

We'll start with a stock Drupal 9 install, and you'll see the installation in real time, with a variety of features demoed.


Martin started his Drupal journey in 2005, with version 4.6. Since then, his passion the community has been shown in his frequent participation at Drupal user groups, local Drupalcamps, and Drupalcons, often as a speaker. He has been with Digital Echidna since 2015, where he currently goes by the moniker of Senior Consultant, Solutions Architect. He also maintains a number of contrib modules, including Smart Date, Search Overrides, and a few others.

Joining the video conference

We will send the link to join the Zoom meeting on or before the day of the meetup to the email address you use when you RSVP. If you need help joining the meetup, please find support on DrupalNYC Slack.


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Speakers needed

We can't host our meetups or lunch & learns without willing speakers! Volunteer to speak or request a topic for a future meetup and we'll find a speaker for it:

Interested in helping to improve our website, No experience necessary. We will mentor you as you get your hands dirty on a real Drupal website!

Email or join #website-improve on DrupalNYC Slack.

Get in touch

Have feedback for your volunteer organizers? We want to hear it:

Interested in sponsoring a future meetup? We'd love to hear from you:

We *always* need more speakers! Volunteer to speak or request a topic:

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