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Drupal 7 is due to arrive any day now. Are you ready? What needs to happen to bring Drupal 7 to life?

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Shivering with anticipation

  1. 1. Shivering with Anticipation The Epic Incubation of Drupal 7
  2. 2. But first... a networking minute
  3. 3. Meet a stranger. <ul><li>&quot;Howdy Stranger.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I am [state your name]&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Drupal is my [nemesis, partner, better half]&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I tend to prefer [development, design, client relationship management]&quot; </li></ul>
  4. 4. a bit about me  
  5. 5. a bit about you  
  6. 6. When last we met...  
  7. 7. Hot Librarian  
  8. 8. For those of you who missed it.  
  9. 9. Last year's presentation in one slide. <ul><li>Drupal < 7 = gawky teen </li></ul><ul><li>                       WordPress =  cheerleader </li></ul><ul><li>Joomla! = Mac Geek </li></ul><ul><li>               ...and D7 (we are hoping) =   </li></ul>
  10. 10. It has been a year and a bit...  
  11. 11. fan dancer  
  12. 12. with a hint of...  
  13. 13. Frank Furter  
  14. 14. Why the epic striptease of Drupal 7's release?  
  15. 15. Websites are starting to speculate...  
  16. 16.  
  17. 19. books are being written  
  18. 21. Where does that leave us?  
  19. 22. Moonbase Alpha-6
  20. 23. Caught in the Act  
  21. 24. Typical reaction to Drupal Install Screens
  22. 25. Upon seeing the new D7 Installer.
  23. 26. Typical reaction to the admin page.
  24. 27. Reaction to seeing the admin panels in D7 for the first time.
  25. 28. The overall effect of Drupal 7 - Alpha 6
  26. 29. Typical face of user looking for a module.
  27. 30. Well...  it's getting better...
  28. 35. Yes, but what about  DRUPAL 7???  
  29. 37. Great! What does that mean?  
  30. 38. That means it is up to the community to make it happen.  
  31. 39. Who me?  
  32. 40. Yes. You.  
  33. 41. What you can do to help. <ul><li>Review existing issues </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a testing environment </li></ul><ul><li>Apply and test existing patches Submit bug reports </li></ul><ul><li>Create patches Port modules </li></ul><ul><li>Port themes </li></ul>
  34. 42. When D7 gets released,  the work continues.  
  35. 43. What else? <ul><li>Drupal isn't anymore difficult than WordPress. Designers perceive this is the case though. Why? </li></ul><ul><li>DESIGNERS </li></ul><ul><li>- build amazing themes and publish them </li></ul><ul><li>- explore jQuery capabilities in the UI </li></ul><ul><li>- share your experiences with theming </li></ul><ul><li>DEVELOPERS </li></ul><ul><li>- explore ways of inviting designers into your module </li></ul><ul><li>- ask designers what they wish for  </li></ul>
  36. 44. Free Stuff!  
  37. 45. [email_address] [email_address] @the_opus

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