Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls

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Intro to Drupal for Geek Girls

  1. 1. Open Source Software & the Drupal Community Isabell Schulz, Drupal Association Ambassador Amelia Berkeley, Self-appointed Chief Drupal
  2. 2. #GGMQ
  3. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 11. How Does the Community Work? •  Dries = Founder, in 2001 •  10 years Drupal •  Community •  Drupal Association
  12. 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. 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. 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. 15. Where to seek help •  IRC, #Drupal and #Drupal-Denmark on FreeNode •  Drupal.org and Drupal Denmark forums
  16. 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. 17. The Drupal
  18. 18. Thanks to our Drupal Day Sponsors!
  19. 19. •  Peytz •  Wemind Drupal shops in (Copenhagen)•  Halibut.dk •  Genau •  Reload! •  Geek Röyale town•  OperateIT •  ProPeople •  InformationIT •  Dwarf •  NodeOne

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