About me • .PT • Acquia Europe • Technical Consultant • Drupal* many things • Passionate about web and communities • Travel lover
About us Drupal & open source expertise • Dries Buytaert, Drupal founder • Gabor Hojtsy, D6 • Angie Byron, D7 • Many leading community contributors in engineering, support, and consulting. Software industry experience • Cloud site deployment • Professional technical support • Services delivery
Features Are Common Across Community Sites “Core features are now table stakes.” Melissa Parrish, Forrester. Symantec Blogs Wiki Proﬁles Friending Commenting Status updates UK Gov Event calendar Forums Ratings Reputations Polling Groups File sharing Tagging SEO Analytics Registration Drupal.org Intel etc…
Packaged into Rapid Deployment Package Site-‐building work can focus on your unique needs -‐ not on the basics Symantec Nvidia UK Gov Commons Drupal.org Intel
Commons Behind the scenes • Drupal 6 Core • ~ 60 contributed modules • Set of optional features that provide Enterprise 2.0 sauce. • No customizations, meaning default plug and play Drupal behavior.
Groups Flock together. • Private and public. • Features that promote sharing among group members (activity streams, blogs, documents). • Features conﬁguration per group. • Wikis, blogs, discussions, groups, friends, event calendars, and more
Proﬁles Be yourself. • Customized proﬁles. • Customized ﬁelds. • User badges and clear identiﬁcation. • Interests sharing and matching. • Facebook status updates.
Share And learn. • Follow users in groups and in the community. • Share activity and your feelings. • Learn with others activity and ﬁnd new people. • Collaborate in common issues and discussions.
What Makes Commons Unique? • Built by a global community, for communities • Administrators -‐ better manage users and groups • Content Contributors -‐ eﬃciently manage content and collaboration • Members -‐ create unique personalized experiences • Community Managers -‐ easily make changes and produce analytics • Developers -‐ innovate new social business processes
Administrators Can Create Custom Roles Administrator Authenticated Anonymous Users Users Roles authors editors GroupsUnlimited custom of like users roles, Permissions Create Page Edit Page Operations allowed by role permissions & views Views My Posts All Posts Determined by permissions
Contributors Get Flexibility of Drupal CMS • No need for separate CMS & integration • Preset, and conﬁgurable content types • Self-‐organizing or managed groups • Pre-‐deﬁned content views • Free tagging and pre-‐deﬁned vocabularies
Members Can Create Personalized Experiences Users work the way they want with dashboards • Personal & group dashboards • Social bookmarking • Curated content • Subscriptions to content & discussions
Community Managers Track & Analyze Results • Participation & engagement metrics • New Users • Content • Comments • Group joins • Variable date ranges • Complements Google Analytics
Developers Have Freedom to Innovate • Extend Commons with 10k+ modules • Open standards support: • Document management • Application integration • User access & authentication
There’s a module for that! • Directory integration • Ldap / CAS / Shibolleth / Google Apps support • Integration with other platforms • Salesforce / CMIS / File Depot • Import/Export information • Node Import / Views Data Source / Feeds • More granular control on groups • OG User Roles / Content Access • Better control on worﬂows • Workﬂow / rules
More Examples Symantec http://symantec.com/connect Novell http://novell.com/communities GSA http://interact.gsa.gov/ World Economic Forum https://www.welcom.org/login?destination=home Nvidia http://developer.nvidia.com/ Red Hat http://opensource.com/ PSCU Financial Services http://www.riskbuzz.com/ Mitt Romney Campaign http://mittromney.com/ Seventh Generation http://www.seventhgeneration.com/ Social Media Today http://socialmediatoday.com/ More case studies at: http://showcase.acquia.com/taxonomy/term/916
Helping Your Community Innovation Drupal Community Modules 10k+ Upgrades & Releases Acquia Remote Administration Support & Maintenance Acquia Network Hosting Acquia Managed Cloud Training Acquia Training Implementation Acquia JumpStart Strategy Acquia Commons Partner
So, before your questions. I do have a question.
So, before your questions. I do have a question. Would you like to join Acquia?
So, before your questions. I do have a question. Would you like to join Acquia? We are hiring EVERYWHERE!
So, before your questions. I do have a question. Would you like to join Acquia? We are hiring EVERYWHERE! • Consultants • Support • Sales • Engineering