Using Drupal in a formal news media environment requires careful thought.How do Drupal's content creation concepts and user roles apply to the publishing industry? How is newsroom workflow implemented on the Drupal platform? And how do open source frameworks like Drupal impact traditional print business models? Representatives from Mother Jones Magazine, the New York Observer, and other high profile media organizations will talk about their use of Drupal in a formal news publishing environment.
- Content creation process
- Editing process
- Publishing process
Much work is being done to improve search in Drupal, and several different approaches have emerged, including ApacheSolr, Xapian, and Lucene, to name a few. This panel will include five minute lightening talks on the options and then a discussion on the merits of the different tools, the downfalls, and when it makes sense to use what.
Robert Douglass, Jacob Singh, Audrey Foo, Simon Lindsay, Chris Pliakis, and Johannes Wehner
Drupal excels at building social networks. I'll be diving into some of the theory behind what makes social networks tick plus demoing a large social network based on Organic Groups we're building at BYU.
- Introduce the key principles for understanding social networks -- expect to see chaos, social objects, social gestures, ego and object centric networks, and communities of practice.
- Discuss the five key principles for building successful social networks.
Engage is a social media website run by PBS that brings together content and personalities from around the PBS universe. It contains an aggregator of PBS station and program blog postings, a jQuery powered live chat feature to allow users to ask questions of their favorite PBS personalities, and an interactive, geocoded gallery of PBS projects. Chapter Three's Matt Cheney will be joined by members of the PBS Engage team in this presentation.
Palantir will demonstrate a high-profile Drupal site for a design school and art museum at a renowned American university that incorporates an envelope-pushing theme and utilizes jQuery, Domain Access, a generic remote data access layer, and a new GPL'd Flash player.
We’re not yet at liberty to reveal its identity, but Palantir is currently at work on a high-profile Drupal site for a design school and art museum at a renowned American university that is currently scheduled for launch just prior to Drupalcon DC.
In this demo I will present Development Seed's news tracker for teams: Managing News. I am going to explain its most important features, we will take a look at some of the gears under the hood, kick its tires and talk about creating a product with Drupal and future plans with Managing News.
Consider attending if you are a communications person with a weakness for news tracking, if you are interested in RSS/Atom aggregation, if you are building your own Drupal product or if you're dreaming of building one.
First I am going to show and explain the most important features in Managing News which include
- RSS/Atom aggregation
Online collaboration, social networking and enterprise content management are having transformational effects on organizations, large and small, government and commercial. With robust content management functionality and integration with communication applications, Drupal is uniquely positioned to power collaboration and knowledge management in a distributed enterprise. This session will address developing with Drupal to support several multi-national distributed enterprises.
pingVision will present the new Pregnancy.org Website. The presentation will include: Development of a Basal Body Temperature Tool using the Google Chart API; ad serving from three services, integration of vbulletin, various other tools; and a sizeable import of users and articles from the old and inflexible PHPNuke site.
- Introduction - An overview of business objectives and challenges.
- Architecture - How the project was planned, details on architecture, and
management strategies to complete the project.
- Lessons Learned - What did we learn? What worked? What didn't work?
- Questions and Answers - Ask questions, get answers
You have access to tons of information, Eric Gundersen of the online strategy shop Development Seed will talk about how interactive maps, data visualizations, and other online tools can quickly show you the bigger picture around large scale international issues. Eric will demo the new Pandemic Preparedness Mapping site (http://preparedness.interaction.org/) built for InterAction to prevent the spread of a catastrophic disease like bird flu.
You've signed up to be one of those hand waving people at the front of the room and your talk has been accepted. Congratulations! You have lots of things to say. Your module ROCKS! Your code is AWESOME. Your designs are SASSY. But your fear of presenting is also ... well ... a value larger than zero. Come learn how to transform your speaking experience from scary snarling dogs to kittens playing with yarn. (A longer pre-con workshop is also being planned.)
Emma Jane Hogbin
From competing in public speaking competitions, to teaching IT at community college, to delivering engaging and entertaining conference presentations, Emma Jane Hogbin (that's me) has a lot of experience in the art of talking. In this session you will learn some quick tips to help you with your own conference presentation. Specific topics will include: