Brave the ice and snow and join us for some warming Drupal fun in what should be a packed meeting! We're going to begin the meeting with a presentation, discussion from Bob Fabian about his work rolling out Drupal for CIPS - Canada's Association for IT Professionals. (click "read more" for full details).
We'll also spend some time talking more about the upcoming Drupal 6 release, specifically (by request) some of the developer API changes that will be required for upgrading modules to the next version.
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Thursday December 13th
Location: Centre for Social Innovation - 215 Spadina Ave, 4th floor [map]
Drupal and CIPS
CIPS is Canada's Association for IT Professionals. It's been around since 1958 and has accumulated a dog's breakfast of websites at the National, Provincial, and Local level. Money's tight, but something has got to change. We're moving towards an early 2008 launch of a Drupal environment for the society's websites. Initially, National (cips.ca), a few Provinces, and selected local Sections will be coming online. This presentation will describe the journey thus far, and the expected future journey.
Bob Fabian is a volunteer with CIPS and chairs the CIPS Web Advisory Panel. Bob was the first Chair of Computer Science at York University and has held senior positions in industry and consulting. He's now a (semi-retired) independent consultant. He has published dozens of articles in the trade press and is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences. (fabian.ca)