GETTING STARTED WITH       DRUPAL       Johnnie Fox
DRUPAL UPSIDES?• Drupal   is Popular• Drupal   has Negative Un-Employment• Drupal   is open source.• Widely   available (f...
DOWNSIDES TO DRUPAL• Powerful    = Complex• Its   a stack of stuff to know• Programming      skills may not always help yo...
ROLES IN DRUPAL SHOPS• Designer/Graphics Builds wireframes and mockups. Graphics to be used in the site. Needs to be Drupa...
• Front      End Developer - Builds sites using mostly the admin interface• Developer   - Builds Modules and custom functi...
DRUPAL DISTRIBUTIONS• DrupalDistributions are premade drupal install profiles that are configured for a specific use case/app...
• Drupal  Commons - Social networking for business http://acquia.com/products-services/drupal- commons-social-business-sof...
RESOURCES• Drupal.org• gotdrupal.com• google   - just search for it
• aquia   installer - network.acquia.com/downloads• Xampp       - install your own• Drupal       gardens FREE hosting Drup...
ABOUT MECat HerderFire FighterBad DancerProject ManagerResearcherProgrammer                  Johnnie Fox                  ...
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  • Brief Intro to Drupal

    1. 1. GETTING STARTED WITH DRUPAL Johnnie Fox
    2. 2. DRUPAL UPSIDES?• Drupal is Popular• Drupal has Negative Un-Employment• Drupal is open source.• Widely available (free) training• Active Community• You don’t have to know everything to be productive
    3. 3. DOWNSIDES TO DRUPAL• Powerful = Complex• Its a stack of stuff to know• Programming skills may not always help you• Not every problem is a Drupal Problem
    4. 4. ROLES IN DRUPAL SHOPS• Designer/Graphics Builds wireframes and mockups. Graphics to be used in the site. Needs to be Drupal Aware.• Themer- Builds the theme in drupal. Has heavy knowledge of .CSS and HTML. May also know some PHP for theming functions.
    5. 5. • Front End Developer - Builds sites using mostly the admin interface• Developer - Builds Modules and custom functionality using PHP/Theme Layer/Drupal API• Project Manager / Customer account rep - manages the tasks of completing the work and the client interaction/expectations. Can be 2 different roles
    6. 6. DRUPAL DISTRIBUTIONS• DrupalDistributions are premade drupal install profiles that are configured for a specific use case/application. • Managing News - Rss Aggregator/news feeder www.managingnews.com • Open Atrium - bug/case tracker www.openatrium.com • OpenPublish - News publishing platform www.openpublishapp.com
    7. 7. • Drupal Commons - Social networking for business http://acquia.com/products-services/drupal- commons-social-business-software• CiviCRM - Drupal distro for NGO, Non-Profit and advocacy groups• Open Church www.openchurchsite.com• OpenEnterprise - Business website distribution www.leveltendesign.com/enterprise
    8. 8. RESOURCES• Drupal.org• gotdrupal.com• google - just search for it
    9. 9. • aquia installer - network.acquia.com/downloads• Xampp - install your own• Drupal gardens FREE hosting Drupal 7 www.drupalgardens.com• Books - • Using Drupal - Angela Byron et all.• Drupal Camps - Nashville, Atlanta, Asheville• IRC - drupal.org/irc
    10. 10. ABOUT MECat HerderFire FighterBad DancerProject ManagerResearcherProgrammer Johnnie Fox Twitter: @johnniefox www.musiccitynetworks.com www.johnniefox.com Real Time Data

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