At DrupalCon Chicago there was a ton of energy around Drupal's staging and deployment problem. At his keynote, Dries identified this as one of the major initiatives for the Drupal 8 cycle, and following the keynote three Core Conversations were given on the topic by myself, David Strauss, and Howard Tyson. Those talks sparked conversations which continued through the week and generated a lot of really cool ideas. This post is intended to document the ideas that were discussed (at least the ones I heard) and to use those ideas to foster further discussion.Read more
It looks like Palantir has made the source for the DrupalCon mobile app available on github: https://github.com/palantirnet/drupalcon_mobile
Here is the footage of last week's VoIP Drupal announcement at DrupalCon Chicago 2011:
The video provides background information about the VoIP Drupal initiative, describes the overall organization and roadmap of the project, and concludes with potential applications of the platform.
Thanks so much to the VoIP Drupal team, to CivicActions, and to everyone who provided constructive feedback throughout this journey. We are now looking for partners to test VoIP Drupal, contribute code, and make sure it lives up to its expectations!
I was impressed to see the number of people at DrupalCon this year with a visible disability. I didn't get to speak with hardly any of them, but I do think it's worth while to look at measures that have been made to make our events more accessible. I'm hoping that London is able to learn from & improve the experiences of people attending. I don't know what feedback #DrupalChi was collecting from attenders, but...Read more
BoF at DrupalCon Chicago 2011 3/10/2011 11:00am
Everett Zufelt (via Skype)
The group agreed on three topics for the BoF:
- Gates and guidelines for D8
- What we missed in D7 to fix for D8
- Empowering themers and developers with documentation
In case you missed the exciting news announced Thursday afternoon at Drupalcon Chicago, next year’s North American Drupalcon is coming to the Denver Convention Center March 20-22.
This is a huge honor to have Colorado hosting this enormous event that brings together thousands of the brightest developers, designers and business leaders from the worldwide Drupal community for learning, sharing, growth and fun.Read more
Hi everybody, if you were at the BoF today, it was great meeting all of you. Sometimes I feel like Drupal discussions are more of a "support group", but it was nice to see that many orgs are grappling with the same problems we have. The idea of Workflow/Workbench and approval processes was pretty revealing. As always, the implementation usually reveals the organizational culture. Museums sure are quirky, aren't they?Read more
Some notes from the Drupal Commerce shipping BOF from Drupalcon 2011.Read more
At Drupalcon? Join us Thursday 12-1PM in the Erie meeting room for Revolutionary Drupal: Coding and Supporting Social Change
Technology doesn't drive social change, but it is one tool used -- from the streets of revolutionary Cairo to community organizers in Detroit. Can we help support these social change movements with Drupal? Are there ways we can code and structure Drupal projects to make them more useful to activists? Does Drupal have a role in protests and strategic direct action?
This session will be an open discussion for those working around social change, case studies of using Drupal, and brainstorming for ways we could collaborate or support Drupal projects that support social change.Read more
Here's the tentative schedule for the focused BoFs on Project Management. I took the liberty of scheduling one over lunch; if there's a major objection to that, let me know.
- Tools - Wednesday, 10-11 in the Ontario room
- Methodologies - Wednesday, 12-1 in the Ontario room
- Multi-threading projects - Wedensday, 6-7 in the Ontario room
I put these all on Wednesday to leave time for any follow-ups on Thursday.