Drupalcon london So What's This "Drew Paul" Thing You Do?

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This session walks through some 'Drupal best practices' to explain your role to people who are unfamiliar with Drupal. We'll also cover techniques for combating know-it-all's and Drupal-haters, as well as ways to explain Drupal to your friends and colleagues.

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  • Drupalcon london So What's This "Drew Paul" Thing You Do?

    1. 1. Drupalcon London 2011So What’s This “Drew Paul” Thing You Do?(Explaining Drupal to Others)David Needham, Kate Miller25 August, 2011
    2. 2. Droo-puhl? What’s that?
    3. 3. Drupal to the average person: Drupal lets me build websites that help people build their own websites (without needing to know anything about programming).
    4. 4. Drupal to IT people: Drupal is an open source system for managing content and displaying it on the web. There’s no software to install, works on every OS (even mobile) and is modular.
    5. 5. Drupal to Drupal people: I build and maintain themes on Drupal.org and volunteer at Drupalcon and local DUGs.
    6. 6. Drupal to the authorities: “I build websites.”
    7. 7. A Brief History of Drupalhttp://drupal.org/about/history
    8. 8. Drupal is open source
    9. 9. Why not use...
    10. 10. So you want a job in drupal... •Custom Drupal resume + portfolio •Help the community •Hang out in IRC •Attend DUGs, cons, camps, etc
    11. 11. Measurable acts on Drupal.org:•Comment in forum posts, issue queues,groups, etc•Submit patches, have them included•Become a maintainer or co-maintainerOffline acts:•Have an active role in cons, camps, etc•Generally, be awesome.
    12. 12. “ "What is Drupal?" Its the last thing youll see before youre cast into the pit for your insolent questions.” @drupaltruth
    13. 13. Thank You.Follow us @chapter_three

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