Drupal at ASU


          Jeff Beeman
    jeff.beeman@asu.edu
  @asudrupal | @doogiemac
Who we are
Web consulting services
What we do
Shared Web Hosting
Contracted dev
Core services
Core services
Drupal + ASU Webauth
ASU (Zen) theme
Enterprise Drupal
Enterprise Drupal
Support & consulting
Community
How’d we get here?
asu.edu in 2006
•   Over 1 million pages; ~500,000 hits per day
•   Fractured online services; Decentralized IT
•   Little...
2006: Balkanization
2010: Drupalized
Biggest obstacle: Politics
Politics

•   Territorial site ownership
•   No incentive to unify
•   No supported tools
•   No community
The approach
     The velvet glove
          a.k.a.
     Carrot vs. stick

Make Drupal so tasty people
 can’t resist movin...
Tactic #1:
            Tools
• Standard platform (Drupal + modules)
• Standard environment (shared hosting)
• Standard bra...
Tactic #2:
    Community
• Web Community
• ASU Drupal Users Group
• Drupal Office Hours
• Training: Lullabot / ASU
• Suppor...
Today
• Buy-in from key players                  • Enterprise environment
• Web hosting environment: 25 servers      • Consisten...
Hosting environments

• Shared hosting
• High-performance
• Enterprise
• Cloud
Future
Challenges
• Clean up the mess we’ve made
• Address growing pains
• Cloud / hosted services
• Tools dedicated to Drupal ho...
Challenges
• Change is slow and difficult
• Institutional perception
• Prove Drupal as legitimate
• Focus support efforts
•...
Positive outlook


• Despite the challenges, we’re in a great
  position.
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Drupal at ASU - Drupalcon 2010

  1. 1. Drupal at ASU Jeff Beeman jeff.beeman@asu.edu @asudrupal | @doogiemac
  2. 2. Who we are
  3. 3. Web consulting services
  4. 4. What we do
  5. 5. Shared Web Hosting
  6. 6. Contracted dev
  7. 7. Core services
  8. 8. Core services
  9. 9. Drupal + ASU Webauth
  10. 10. ASU (Zen) theme
  11. 11. Enterprise Drupal
  12. 12. Enterprise Drupal
  13. 13. Support & consulting
  14. 14. Community
  15. 15. How’d we get here?
  16. 16. asu.edu in 2006 • Over 1 million pages; ~500,000 hits per day • Fractured online services; Decentralized IT • Little collaboration and cooperation • All kinds of CMSs (or lack of CMS) and languages • Lack of single university-wide vision for user experience • No uniform brand • No universal navigation
  17. 17. 2006: Balkanization
  18. 18. 2010: Drupalized
  19. 19. Biggest obstacle: Politics
  20. 20. Politics • Territorial site ownership • No incentive to unify • No supported tools • No community
  21. 21. The approach The velvet glove a.k.a. Carrot vs. stick Make Drupal so tasty people can’t resist moving to it.
  22. 22. Tactic #1: Tools • Standard platform (Drupal + modules) • Standard environment (shared hosting) • Standard branding (theme)
  23. 23. Tactic #2: Community • Web Community • ASU Drupal Users Group • Drupal Office Hours • Training: Lullabot / ASU • Support & Outreach
  24. 24. Today
  25. 25. • Buy-in from key players • Enterprise environment • Web hosting environment: 25 servers • Consistent look; global templates; w/ ~100 sites each Drupal sites use central theme • Core sites in Drupal: libraries, news, • Consistency in apps (modules) student services, etc. • Improved repurposing of content
  26. 26. Hosting environments • Shared hosting • High-performance • Enterprise • Cloud
  27. 27. Future
  28. 28. Challenges • Clean up the mess we’ve made • Address growing pains • Cloud / hosted services • Tools dedicated to Drupal hosting (i.e. Aegir) • Data: Usage statistics
  29. 29. Challenges • Change is slow and difficult • Institutional perception • Prove Drupal as legitimate • Focus support efforts • Training • Mobile
  30. 30. Positive outlook • Despite the challenges, we’re in a great position.
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