Drupal: A Love Story

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Drupal presentation for the CMS Workshop at UNC in April '09. Handout is here http://www.scribd.com/doc/14387584/Drupal-UNC-CMS-Workshop

Drupal presentation for the CMS Workshop at UNC in April '09. Handout is here http://www.scribd.com/doc/14387584/Drupal-UNC-CMS-Workshop

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  • 1. Drupal: A Love Story Julia Kulla-Mader http://www.juliakm.com
  • 2. How We Met
  • 3. 2006
  • 4. Internship at DesignHammer
  • 5. Yippee! My Own Project
  • 6. Limited Budget
  • 7. Not a lot of time
  • 8. The Start of Something Beautiful
  • 9. Trustworthy • Security • Customizable Permissions
  • 10. Small, Modular and Useful • Lightweight core code • 4,000+ Modules
  • 11. Lots of Smart, Helpful People • 1,400+ at last Drupalcon • Active support forms • Used by major businesses & nonprofits
  • 12. I Love Drupal
  • 13. The Rough Period
  • 14. Hello Frankenstein • There’s a module for that! • CRM + E-Commerce = Pain
  • 15. Hacking Core & Other Misadventures
  • 16. Highly, Highly Customized Design = Pain
  • 17. It’s Over Drupal!
  • 18. Together Again
  • 19. New Nonprofit Job: AASHE • Hundreds of static files • Complex permissions • Desire for wiki, forum, award submission tools
  • 20. Limited Budget
  • 21. Not a lot of time
  • 22. I Miss Drupal
  • 23. Trustworthy • Security • Customizable Permissions
  • 24. Small, Modular and Useful • Lightweight core code • 4,000+ Modules
  • 25. Lots of Smart, Helpful People • 1,400+ at last Drupalcon • Active support forms • Used by major businesses & nonprofits • Acquia
  • 26. I Love Drupal (Again)
  • 27. Why It Will Work This Time
  • 28. Drupal Is Not Always the Right Tool “I want to collect widget numbers via voicemail that then are transcribed to text and posted to Twitter. After that happens, my oven should turn on.”
  • 29. Listen • To client requirements • To the Drupal community
  • 30. The Future
  • 31. The Future: Drupal “Next is to eliminate the web developer and to make online publishing even more accessible. At Acquia, our goal is to provide anyone who wants to build a website the tools they need to build the website they want. No restrictions..”
  • 32. The Future: You 1. Download Acquia Drupal 2. Buy “Using Drupal” 3. Join Triangle Drupal
  • 33. Thank you for listening