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Drupalcon report

  1. 1. Five Things I Learned at DrupalCon 2010 Julia Kulla-Mader http://www.juliakm.com @JuliaKM
  2. 2. Drupal + Government Growing in Popularity • The New York Senate is doing great things with its Drupal website (live streaming, focus on open standards, Chartbeat for live analytics) • White House is contributing Drupal Modules (http://www.whitehouse.gov/ tech) • White House Keynote: http://sf2010.drupal.org/conference/sessions/open- source-government
  3. 3. Drupal Distributions Are the Next Big Thing • Fully functional packages can now be downloaded from Drupal.org (all you have to do is install) • OpenAtrium is a super-popular distribution • Drupal Distributions Presentation: http://www.archive.org/details/ DrupalconSf2010DrupalDistributionsOnDrupal.org
  4. 4. Services Module Powering Android and iPhone Apps • Developers are using the services module to create iPhone and Android applications • Example application: http://greatbrewers.com/story/beercloud-iphone • Services + iPhone presentation: http://www.archive.org/details/ DevelopingAppsForIphoneipadandroidUsingDrupalAsBaseSystem
  5. 5. Big Advances in Theming • Fusion Theme lets you customize all sorts of things via the user interface • Drupal Gardens lets you focus on the design of sites without worrying about the server • Fusion Presentation with Sheena: http://sf2010.drupal.org/conference/ sessions/theming-fusion-new-approach-layout-and-modular-styles
  6. 6. Drupal is not Just for Developers Anymore • There were lots of business-focused presentations on running a Drupal shop, project management, and usability • The crowd was far less developer-heavy than the past DrupalCon
  7. 7. (Bonus) Drupal 7 is a Big Deal • Drupal 7 will include RDF integration • Semantic Web Presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/scorlosquet/rdf- presentation-at-drupalcon-san-francisco-2010 • Drupal 7 include lots of improvements for designers • Drupal 7 Theming Presentation: http://sf2010.drupal.org/conference/ sessions/grok-drupal-7-theming • Drupal 7 will be more powerful. Fields API means independent DB support (MongoDB, CouchDB, etc)
  8. 8. DrupalCon 2011 • March 8-10 in Chicago • http://chicago2011.drupal.org/

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