Top Must-Attend 2017 Drupal Meetups In Australian Region

by Tahha Ashraf  May 24, 2017

Drupal Meetups in Australia

Meetups have long been the events that bring developers, designers and enthusiasts together for free interchange of ideas. This is why open source communities have a long tradition of regular and special meetup events that ensure great community relations.

australia drupal meetups

In an attempt to rally a dispersed and diverse community of open-source Drupal enthusiasts, multiple Drupal meetups take place all around the World. The frequency of these events is significantly prominent in Australia and our compilation of event-list only goes on to support our argument here.

Here’s a list of Drupal meetups happening in Australian region throughout the year:

Sydney Drupal Meetup

Organized every third Thursday of the month by active members of Sydney Drupal Users Group, Sydney Drupal meetup is an excellent event for beginners as well as professionals to come share the hall with similar enthusiasts as themselves.

Upcoming Meetup: Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM, at Service Rocket, 17-19 Alberta St. Level 3, Sydney.

Organizers: Murray Woodman, Ivan Zugec, Magda Kostrzewa, Robyn Stanley, and Ryan Cross

Facebook: Drupal Sydney | Twitter: @drupalsydney

DrupalMel Mentoring

Arranged by Melbourne Drupal, this is one-of-a-kind Drupal meetup that is perfect for expert as well as beginners Drupal users; the latter can truly benefit from the former in such a gathering. Drupal enthusiasts gather around to discuss app-related key issues that surface the Internet.

Upcoming Meetup: Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM, at State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Corner of LaTrobe Street, Melbourne.

Organizers: Brian Gilbert and Stuart Clark

Facebook: Drupal Melbourne | Twitter: @DrupalMelbourne

Drupal Brisbane

Drupal Brisbane has been fairly active in organizing regular Drupal meetups and it’s open and free for all. It’s the perfect platform for both, newbies and pros to showcase their latest code. Drupal Brisbane events are usually divided into three parts with one of them being fairly technical that assures the meetup remain relevant to the subject.

Upcoming Meetup: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM, at Rooftop Terrace, Wesley House Level 9/ 140 Ann St. Brisbane.

Organizers: Tony Aslett, Simon Cooper, Chris O’Neill, Sean Cleary, and Vladimir Roudakov

Drupal Gold Coast

Drupal Gold Coast has always been able to pull off small but some of the most fruitful meetups for Drupal community in south of Brisbane. The group and its events are best suited for Drupal enthusiasts of all levels, it doesn’t matter if you’re a designer, developer, content administrator, or just someone who wants to learn.

Upcoming Event: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM, at Level One OntheNet Building, 165 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes.

Organizers: Jaymie Jones and Saul Willers

Twitter: @drupalgoldcoast

Wellington Drupal Meetup

This is perhaps one of the biggest groups of Drupal in New Zealand and covers all the subjects related to Drupal. Some of its frequently discussed agendas include: Drupal job opportunities and contribution. The group is well-connected with other communities across the globe and this meetup take place on first Tuesday of every month.

Upcoming Meetup: Tuesday, June 6 at 6:00 PM at Wellington Drupal Meetup, at Catalyst Level 3, 150 Willis Street, Wellington

Organizers: Alex Matthews, Gold, and Joshua Waihi

The Auckland Drupal Meetup Group

With over 350 active members, Auckland Drupal Meetup Group is one of happening circles of Australia’s sister country, New Zealand. It covers almost all the subjects related to Drupal and recently this group arranged a meetup to talk about Entity Browsers and Configuration Management.

Upcoming Event: TBA

Organizers: Katie Graham and Gareth Hall

DrupalAct

If you’re interested in Drupal content management framework, then DrupalACT arranges just the right kinds of meetups for you in Canberra. Its event should get you all the answers related to module creation, theme designs, and site architecture. The DrupalACT has some of the most experienced Drupalists in the domain who welcome all kind of queries.

Upcoming Meetup: TBA

Organizers: Gavin Tapp, Chris Skene, Joshua Li, and Yi Jiang

Twitter: @Drupalcanberra

Drupal WA

The Drupal WA arranges meetups for Drupalists in Western Australia and Perth, however, visiting enthusiasts of Drupal are also welcome to join in. In the recent past, Drupal WA conducted lightning talks and is currently looking for a location of its next big event, i.e., contributing back to Drupal. The group focuses on app-related problem solving and encourages users to make contribution towards Drupal.

Upcoming Meetup: TBA

Organizer: Jorge Castro

Twitter: @DrupalWA

Learning Drupal Sydney

This group performs volunteer duty of mentoring newbies in the Drupal world. In addition to providing basic training and understanding of latest Drupal version, it encourages them to be confident enough to mark their contributions in the global Drupal community.

Upcoming Meetup: TBA

Organizers: Ryan Cross and Robyn Stanley

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About Tahha Ashraf

Tahha Ashraf is a Digital Content Producer at Cloudways, a Managed Cloud Hosting Platform. He loves talking about brands and writes content related to online marketing. He is fond of creativity and writes poetry in his free time.

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