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Drupal Presentation @ the Higher Education Web Symposium

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The first part of ZivTech's presentation on Drupal made for the Higher Education Web Symposium @ UPenn

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Drupal Presentation @ the Higher Education Web Symposium

  1. 1. Introduction to Drupal <ul><li>Created for the Higher Education Web Symposium </li></ul><ul><li>@ UPenn on 07/16/08 </li></ul><ul><li>Presented by </li></ul><ul><li>Alex Urevick-Ackelsberg </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Jody Hamilton </li></ul><ul><li>ZivTech – http://zivtech.com </li></ul>
  2. 2. Harvard University C:Documents and SettingsWaltDesktopWebSiteImagesHarvardScience2.png
  3. 3. Yale University
  4. 4. UC Berkeley
  5. 5. Stanford University
  6. 6. Washington University St. Louis Washington University in St. Louis
  7. 7. Washington University St. Louis
  8. 8. Ohio State University
  9. 9. Ohio State University
  10. 10. Bradley University
  11. 11. Bradley University
  12. 12. Brigham Young University
  13. 13. Georgia Tech University
  14. 14. Michigan State University
  15. 15. Michigan State University
  16. 16. Oregon State University
  17. 17. Queen’s University
  18. 18. Oregon State University
  19. 19. Oregon State University
  20. 20. Portland State University
  21. 21. Portland State University
  22. 22. San Jose University
  23. 23. Hamline University
  24. 24. Indiana University
  25. 25. University of Prince Edward Island
  26. 26. University of British Columbia
  27. 27. Cal Institute of the Arts
  28. 28. Ohio Northern University
  29. 29. Rice University
  30. 30. What is Drupal? <ul><li>Open Source Content Management System and Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Created and maintained by thousands of Developers, many of them working for Drupal shops, orgs, or companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet enabled community </li></ul>
  31. 31. Drupal's Community <ul><li>Drupal.Org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects (Modules and Themes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Issue Queue </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal Planet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feeds from Drupal Developers and Shops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal Services </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Drupal's Community <ul><li>Groups.Drupal.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// groups.drupal.org/drupal -education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://groups.drupal.org/drupal-for-good </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://groups.drupal.org/curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drupal Dojo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// groups.drupal.org/drupal -dojo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://drupaldojo.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Drupal's Community <ul><li>IRC Channels on Freenode </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#drupal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#drupal-support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#drupal-dev </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#drupal-themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#drupal-consultants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#drupal-dojo </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Drupal's Community <ul><li>Mailing Lists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In Person </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meetups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DrupalCamps (like BarCamps) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DrupalCon (bi-annual) </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Who uses Drupal? <ul><li>Universities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yale, Harvard, Penn State, Rice, MIT, Stanford, and many more. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>unicef, The United Nations, PBS, Belgian Government, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, NASA, NATO, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. Who uses Drupal? <ul><li>Companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reuters, Yahoo, Sun Microsystems, Sony BMG, Adobe, IBM, Universal Music Group, The BBC, The Onion, FedEx, Nike, MTV, Forbes, AOL, Fast Company. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You? </li></ul>
  37. 37. Why use Drupal? <ul><li>cheaper - other systems cost tens- to hundreds-of-thousands of dollars just for a site license </li></ul><ul><li>flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>extensibility </li></ul><ul><li>strong community support - many come from the online organizing and non-profit world </li></ul>
  38. 38. Why use Drupal? <ul><li>Corporate/enterprise level support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquia (The “Red Hat” of Drupal) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Modules built and supported by large companies such as Adobe and Sony </li></ul><ul><li>Development cycle - new full release every 12-18 months, each release has seen the “core” improve greatly, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal 7 promises to be the &quot;killer&quot; release </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many support options & no developer/company &quot;lock in&quot; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can  always find a new developer if yours isn't working out, many support options, Aquia. </li></ul></ul>

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