How to use the Drupal community (for nonprofits), from NTC Drupal Day 2014

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A short introduction on how to use the Drupal community, specifically tailored for nonprofits. Drupal is an open-source content management system (CMS).

This was the opening session at Drupal Day, at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, D.C. in March 2014.

More information about Drupal Day:
http://myntc.nten.org/eventdetails/precon/drupal

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How to use the Drupal community (for nonprofits), from NTC Drupal Day 2014

  1. 1. #14NTCdrupal @rootwork HOW TO USE THE awesome DRUPAL COMMUNITY
  2. 2. #14NTCdrupal @rootwork
  3. 3. #14NTCdrupal @rootwork Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/45273580@N04/13005774895 THE DRUPAL COMMUNITY Where to get help, support, ideas and inspiration
  4. 4. #14NTCdrupal @rootwork Head to groups.drupal.org 1. LOCAL MEETUPS
  5. 5. #14NTCdrupal @rootwork 2. DRUPALCON One North American and one European (and probably one Southern Hemisphere) DrupalCon each year. Next Drupalcon: Austin, TX, June 2–6 austin2014.drupal.org
  6. 6. #14NTCdrupal @rootwork 2b. FREE DRUPALCON! Every single session from every single DrupalCon ever is recorded and available free. youtube.com/DrupalAssociation
  7. 7. #14NTCdrupal @rootwork 3. DRUPAL DOCS
  8. 8. #14NTCdrupal @rootwork 4. ISSUE QUEUES • Great for specific error messages • Great if you know the module • Not great for “what could be causing this” questions
  9. 9. #14NTCdrupal @rootwork 5. DRUPAL GROUPS Head to groups.drupal.org (again)
  10. 10. #14NTCdrupal @rootwork 5. DRUPAL GROUPS groups.drupal.org/drupal-for-good groups.drupal.org/drupal-for-activists-and-campaigns
  11. 11. #14NTCdrupal @rootwork 6. INSTANT REPLY CHAT(not actually what it stands for) drupal.org/irc It’s not scary! And it’s really useful to learn! #drupal-ngo
  12. 12. #14NTCdrupal @rootwork 7. NTEN MONTHLY CALLS • Free monthly discussion calls hosted by Johanna Bates and me (next call Thurs. March 27) • Email/web discussion list bit.ly/npdrupalnotes
  13. 13. #14NTCdrupal @rootwork 8. RESOURCES Drupal Planet: drupal.org/planet Web Wash: webwash.net Modules Unraveled podcast: modulesunraveled.com/podcast Lullabot Module Monday: lullabot.com/blog/articles Lullabot videos/podcast: drupalize.me (some free, some paid) Code Karate videos: codekarate.com Node One videos: nodeone.se/sv/learn-drupal
  14. 14. #14NTCdrupal @rootwork HAVE A GREAT DRUPAL DAY! Ivan Boothe ivan@rootwork.org www.rootwork.org @rootwork slideshare.net/rootwork

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