Drupal isn't built like other content management systems. And it's got a large and strong community. Julian Egelstaff will look under the hood at three systems that are all content management systems, but have very different architectures, and very different communities: Drupal, XOOPS/ImpressCMS, and TikiWiki. What effect does the architecture have on the community? Once we've looked at the differences in code, maybe we can see some interesting answers to that question. Knowledge of the Drupal codebase is not required to understand this talk, but knowledge of PHP would be an asset (but also not required).
Julian Egelstaff is a co-founder and technical architect at Freeform Solutions, a not-for-profit that provides IT consulting services to other not-for-profits. Julian has been working with Drupal since 2007 and with PHP for over 12 years. He got his ZCE certification in PHP in 2006. Prior to working in IT, Julian spent time writing and thinking his way to a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Philosophy.