I am happy to announce our next meeting agenda. Matthew Mowers is going to present on his latest project.
Matt says, "...
The site on which I will be presenting is an events site that I will try to launch soon in Ames. Events of various types are posted by either "venues" or "individuals", and users are able to browse events on a filterable google map. The exposed filters are Location, Event type, Time range, Keyword Search, and a couple others. Anonymous users can browse events, as well as look up the schedules and basic information on the venues. In addition to these tasks, authenticated "individuals" may also designate favorite venues, become friends with other users, and add events to personal schedules. Authenticated "Venue" users are simply allowed to post and view their own events, edit their information, and view fans. I am also considering using Fivestar for rating venues, but this feature has not yet been added. The design of the site is tailored toward mobile web users, although I haven't yet had the opportunity to test the site on a mobile browser (to this point I have simply been resizing my desktop browser window).
The subjects I would like to address at the drupalcorn meeting are:
1. Briefly describe site. Interact with site as Anonymous user, Individual user, and Venue user (15 mins).
2. Custom code (20-30 mins)
a. PHP: briefly discuss the various functions in my custom glue code and see if anyone has suggestions for improving this code.
3. Suggestions for improving security
4. Suggestions for improving speed
5. Suggestions for improving SEO
6. Any other suggestions
Right now I'm trying to get my site online so I can test on other devices as well. If you would like to take a look at it before the meeting let me know and I'll send the url when I get it online.
We'll be meeting in Room 9, Curtiss Hall at Iowa State University Google Map. Please excuse the mess in the hallways as parts of the building are being remodeled.
As always, there will be time for open discussion/question time. If you have a question, or would like to bounce ideas around with others, please come and share!