Drupal: A Love Story

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Drupal presentation for the CMS Workshop at UNC in April '09. Handout is here http://www.scribd.com/doc/14387584/Drupal-UNC-CMS-Workshop

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Drupal: A Love Story

  1. Drupal: A Love Story Julia Kulla-Mader http://www.juliakm.com
  2. How We Met
  3. 2006
  4. Internship at DesignHammer
  5. Yippee! My Own Project
  6. Limited Budget
  7. Not a lot of time
  8. The Start of Something Beautiful
  9. Trustworthy • Security • Customizable Permissions
  10. Small, Modular and Useful • Lightweight core code • 4,000+ Modules
  11. Lots of Smart, Helpful People • 1,400+ at last Drupalcon • Active support forms • Used by major businesses & nonprofits
  12. I Love Drupal
  13. The Rough Period
  14. Hello Frankenstein • There’s a module for that! • CRM + E-Commerce = Pain
  15. Hacking Core & Other Misadventures
  16. Highly, Highly Customized Design = Pain
  17. It’s Over Drupal!
  18. Together Again
  19. New Nonprofit Job: AASHE • Hundreds of static files • Complex permissions • Desire for wiki, forum, award submission tools
  20. Limited Budget
  21. Not a lot of time
  22. I Miss Drupal
  23. Trustworthy • Security • Customizable Permissions
  24. Small, Modular and Useful • Lightweight core code • 4,000+ Modules
  25. Lots of Smart, Helpful People • 1,400+ at last Drupalcon • Active support forms • Used by major businesses & nonprofits • Acquia
  26. I Love Drupal (Again)
  27. Why It Will Work This Time
  28. Drupal Is Not Always the Right Tool “I want to collect widget numbers via voicemail that then are transcribed to text and posted to Twitter. After that happens, my oven should turn on.”
  29. Listen • To client requirements • To the Drupal community
  30. The Future
  31. The Future: Drupal “Next is to eliminate the web developer and to make online publishing even more accessible. At Acquia, our goal is to provide anyone who wants to build a website the tools they need to build the website they want. No restrictions..”
  32. The Future: You 1. Download Acquia Drupal 2. Buy “Using Drupal” 3. Join Triangle Drupal
  33. Thank you for listening

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