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Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls
Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls
Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls
Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls
Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls
Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls
Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls
Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls
Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls
Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls
Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls
Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls
Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls
Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls
Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls
Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls
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Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls

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Intro to Drupal slides from Geek Girl Meetup Copenhagen on 22 Jan 2011

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  • 1. Open Source Software & the Drupal Community Isabell Schulz, Drupal Association Ambassador Amelia Berkeley, Self-appointed Chief Drupal
  • 2. #GGMQ
  • 3. Sign-up for Drupal Day •  31 signed up •  14 WordPress users, 19 want to learn to make Drupal sites •  Looking for a CMS 9, looking for a webshop, 4 •  Experience: •  none: 14 some 9 OSS users- large experience with Joomla, WP, or other 7 •  Want to learn about: •  4 designing 1 troubleshooting 3 modules 1 theming 10 vil network
  • 4. Drupal: WTF is it? •  Framework? •  Drupal is a free and open source CMS written in PHP and distributed under the GNU Public license. (wikipedia) •  Discuss:
  • 5. Drupal in #s •  currently powering 1% of the web (2020 Goal: 20%) •  Drupal ( Joomla) developers are earning ca 2x more than WP developers (source: Mashable) •  Dries’ state of Drupal 2010 speech: •  module-based system makes development easier, but need for standardization of modules dire •  OSS CMS’s are changing the way people develop websites •  community is ≈10% female (greatest of any major OSS CMS) (source: Dries’ Keynote)
  • 6. Why Drupal? •  Come for the code, stay for the community •  Salaries ca 2x higher than WP developers; demand for jobs in DK exploding (source: Mashable) •  extreme growth in market- Joomla development is slowing down as WordPress’ is picking up- WordPress turning into a real CMS, but not competitive on large sc•  Real competition is not between OSS CMS’, but betwee proprietary software vendors and static HTML sites
  • 7. THE FUTURE: •  “Going into 2011, there are two things impacting Acquias [and Drupal’s] future that still concern me: ✴  the scarcity of great Drupal talentand ✴  Drupals growth. •  The demand for Drupal experts continues to be much larger than the supply -- it limits the adoption of Drupal by our customers, the growth of our partners, as well as our own ability to hire Drupal talent.”
  • 8. Predictions for 2011 •  Drupal 7 delivers noticeably better usability, design, accessibility, scalability and marketing •  Drupal as CMS of choice for iPad development •  priority for Drupal on low- end sites (small scale) with improved media handling and WYSIWYG editing •  Improved “Drupal as a Product” distributions
  • 9. Drupal: growing pains •  Community is large and growing quickly •  Rock Stars are over-represented- need more Roadies: •  Business-savvy (Dries: “we need a business model”) •  extreme need for developers- proprietary support danger •  interest in the non-sexy roles: documentation, translation, module organization/maintenance
  • 10. Drupal: challenges •  needs technical distribution packages •  concentration of developers in the non- english speaking world •  PHP does not have good unicode support ATM- needs evolution •  module queue issues- growing, growing
  • 11. How Does the Community Work? •  Dries = Founder, in 2001 •  10 years Drupal •  Community •  Drupal Association
  • 12. Drupal Association •  Board of Directors •  General Assembly •  Executive Director, Events Manager, Sponsorship Coordinator •  Main focus: •  Infrastructure of Drupal.org and other community sites •  DrupalCon •  Git migration •  Redesign of drupal.org •  Drupal 7
  • 13. Getting started •  www.lullabot.com/ideas- blog, podcasts, videos, training •  books- Packt Publishing •  drupal.org Getting Started video series •  Drupal Danmark camp- find me on Twitter for infos
  • 14. How to Get Involved? and what you can do for Drupal •  Development •  Become Front-end Expert •  Testing/issue queue •  Translation (icanlocalize) •  Documentation •  Trainings •  Events
  • 15. Where to seek help •  IRC, #Drupal and #Drupal-Denmark on FreeNode •  Drupal.org and Drupal Denmark forums
  • 16. Drupal Events •  Drupal Dev Days Brussels - 4-6 Feb 2011 •  DrupalCon Chicago - 7-11 Mar 2011 •  DrupalCamp Lisbon - 26 Mar 2011 •  Drupal Government Days Brussels - 8-9 Apr 2011 •  DrupalCamp Stockholm - 6-7 May 2011 •  Drupal Business Days Helsinki - 26-27 May 2011 •  Drupal Design Camp Berlin - June 2011 (dates unconfirmed) •  DrupalCon London - 21-16 Aug 2011 •  ...
  • 17. The Drupal
  • 18. Thanks to our Drupal Day Sponsors!
  • 19. •  Peytz •  Wemind Drupal shops in (Copenhagen)•  Halibut.dk •  Genau •  Reload! •  Geek Röyale town•  OperateIT •  ProPeople •  InformationIT •  Dwarf •  NodeOne

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