The Making of

BCaron's picture
2012-09-19 13:00 - 14:00 America/Chicago

Hello ESIP Drupalistas and open-source CMS Internet mavens... (Please excuse cross posting).

We have a special demo scheduled for next wednesday's call:
Wed, September 19, 1pm – 2pm (Central Time)

The Team from Phase2 Technology will be describing their work and taking questions.

This will be very interesting to many who are looking to host multiple sites with shared content...

Looking forward to your participation in the call.


bruce caron
ESIP drupal WG chair

Hear from the team that developed the Drupal platform and is consolidating hundreds of sub sites that, previously, were a challenge to maintain. The Department of Energy brought in the Phase2 Technology team to to create a platform that integrates many sites into a central point, enables easier sharing of content and features across sites, and doesn’t require developer intervention. And they wanted it all under a uniform and award-winning design that defines the platform’s experience today.

The presentation will cover early architectural decisions and will look into some of the key CMS technologies used such as Organic Groups, user-generated blocks and block entities (aka "Beans") that added significant flexibility and simplicity for users working within the platform. The team will also provide updates on the new innovations on the platform that aimed at supporting the Department if Energy's needs and goals.

Here are links to bios of the presentation team:


Here's the Webex info (Central Time)
Drupal Cluster Call
Wed, September 19, 1pm – 2pm (Central Time)

Here are the WebEx details for the call, Wed, September 19, 1pm – 2pm (Central Time)
To start or join the online portion of the meeting:
Click join next to the meeting name, Drupal Workgroup. (Note: If the meeting has not yet started, join will not be visible, and it will say 'Display Info'. Wait a minute and refresh screen)
Enter your name and email address
If you are asked for a password, enter the access code: 23128757 with no spaces or #.
To join the audio portion of the Conference meeting with the phone:
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Attendee access code: 23128757#


meeting name

mossy2100's picture

Use "Drupal Work Group", not "Drupal Workgroup" as the meeting name when searching on Webex.

meeting time

mossy2100's picture

The meeting is at 4am for me, so I won't be able to attend. But if there's an audio stream I can listen to later, please let me know.

Drupal Webex recording

BCaron's picture

The ESIP Federation should be recording the audio and graphics for this presentation. It will go up on the Drupal Working Group page of the ESIP Commons. I will put the link here too.

Bruce Caron is Executive Director of New Media Studio, Inc. and the New Media Research Institute in Santa Barbara: 501(c)3 public charities building informatics for education

Hi BCaron, is there any audio

Sylvain Lecoy's picture

Hi BCaron, is there any audio and graphics available ? I could not assist the event and look forward to see the presentation.

Many thanks,

Sylvain Lecoy

Earth Science Information Partners

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