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Come hear Acquia's leadership team - Dries Buytaert, Jay Batson and Tom Erickson - talk about how Acquia is supporting customers today. We will provide an overview of Acquia's support model for all of Drupal 6.x and our vision looking forward. In addition, we will talk about our newest products and services, including Acquia Search and cloud-based hosting, our partner program, and how Acquia is participating in the global Drupal community.
- Acquia business update
- Supporting customers, not modules
- Acquia Search
- Cloud-based Drupal hosting
- Community participation
Attendees will walk away with an understanding of Acquia's support model, our products and services, and our value to both new and existing Drupal site owners.
Dries Buytaert, Jay Batson and Tom Erickson
On the Saturday following the conference, josh_k will be helping conference presenters and others with tips, tricks and demos to share sign into the Drupal Dojo's live screen-sharing system (DimDim), and to record screencasts of their work. We'll have a workstation available for recording, and we'll distributing DimDim logins to any interested participants.
Our goal for this event is to collect valuable video documentation from popular presentations - a quick screencast is often a lot easier to follow than the video from the back of the room - and to "open up" the Saturday code sprint for more outside participation.
The Drupal Association is nonprofit organization that provides support for the Drupal community via events such as Drupalcon, marketing of Drupal, and support for Drupal.org. In this session members of the Association will talk about the progress it has made to support the Drupal project and discuss what areas it will take on in the future.
Dries Butaert and other permanent members in attendance.
- Drupal Trademark
- Drupal.org upgrade and infrastructure
- Drupal redesign
- DA Election results
- Drupal marketing
- Drupal local events
- Drupal development and
- Business development
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 - before you take the microphone!
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:
Everyone can join in the documentation sprint. You don't even need to write documentation if you don't want to; we have lots of different tasks from simply reading handbook pages to coding modules. You don't even need to know how to install Drupal! As a matter of fact if you are new to Drupal or an aspect of Drupal (like first time with Views or theming) you are an extra valuable resource and we'd love your help.
While we have lots of ideas lined up to get you started, you can also focus on work that you've wanted to dive into with a supportive group to bounce ideas and ask questions. We'll have plenty of people around to show you the ropes, give guidance, and generally have a good time. Feel free to stop by for as long or short a time as you like and explore a variety of docs work.
A retrospective homeage to Drupal. We'll relive the funniest and most significant moments during it's 8 year life.
Moshe will kick off the session with a list of highlights and lowlights and comic moments. Then I'll open up the floor for anyone to share their memories. Some examples:
Just how do you re-design a website when you have 300,000+ clients? Is design by community as bad as design by committee?
In this presentation we'll discuss the community centric approach we have taken to this project and the various tools and activities we used to recruit, engage with and communicate with the community, including some innovative approaches to participatory and crowdsourcing design.
User Experience Design, Design By Community, Design for the Web, Information Architecture
An understanding of the process of redesigning drupal.org.
Mark Boulton: Creative Director, Mark Boulton Design
Leisa Reichelt: UX researcher and Interaction Designer, Disambiguity.com
The system administrator for drupal.org gives a rundown on the current infrastructure. This will cover web node configuration, centralized management, the database cluster and relations with the Open Source Lab. Included in this will be plans for the future and how drupal's infrastructure will be modified to respond to growth and new technology.
In this presentation, I will be covering not just the current configuration of the drupal.org infrastructure, but more specifically the parts that are showing some strain and why. This is not just useful for those interested in drupal.org's stability, but also to those who run their own sites.
One of the major enhancements made to the Drupal development cycle has been the addition of a fully automated testing bot, built on the testing framework in Drupal 7.
This session will focus on automated testing as it relates to Drupal 7: its history and direction, the automated testing bot: what has gone into it and where the future leads, and most importantly what is the end gain to the Drupal community.
Curious what it takes to run a Drupalcamp? Drupalcamp organizers from the U.S, Europe and around are gathering to discuss what it takes to run a drupalcamp as well as tips, tricks and best practices. We'll cover topics such as costs, venue choices, and how to find your audience. You'll leave this session with the knowledge and tools to hold a successful Drupalcamp.
A panel of previous Drupalcamp organizers will be start the session off with a brief overview of their experience in running Drupalcamps. They'll then present a common set of tasks that each believes is necessary to run a Drupalcamp (cash requirements, venue requirements, volunteers, etc.). The latter part of the session will be open to audience Q&A.
Panels of Experts