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Introducing Drupal: The open source content management and web application framework

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"Drupal is... knowing that I have invested time and money in a web platform which can grow and evolve with my business, no matter what opportunities and challenges the future may bring"

"Drupal ... is the Swiss Army Knife of website development".

Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications.

It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.

Motto: Come for the software, stay for the community.

Official Websites: <a>www.drupal.org</a> | <a>www.drupal.com</a>

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Introducing Drupal: The open source content management and web application framework

  1. 1. 1 INTRODUCING DRUPAL THE MOST ADVANCED OPEN SOURCE CONTENT MANAGEMENT AND WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK Presented by / Company / A web, mobile, Drupal design and development services provider based in Lagos, Nigeria, Phone: 081 7608 4053 Email: info@icelark.com Tony N. Ogbonna (CEO/Developer Icelark Projects) @togbonna Icelark Projects (www.icelark.com) @icelarkProjects
  2. 2. 2 . 1 WHAT IS DRUPAL?
  3. 3. 2 . 2 WHAT IS DRUPAL? Personally... "Drupal is... knowing that I have invested time and money in a web platform which can grow and evolve with my business, no matter what opportunities and challenges the future may bring" "Drupal ... is the Swiss Army Knife of website development".
  4. 4. 3 . 1 WHAT IS DRUPAL? Officially... Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world. Motto: Come for the software, stay for the community. Official Websites: |www.drupal.org www.drupal.com
  5. 5. 4 . 1 WHAT IS DRUPAL? Further... A content management system (CMS) and a web application development framework. So, what is a CMS? A piece of software used to organize, update and present websites. A type of online web application.
  6. 6. 4 . 2 WHAT IS A CMS? A computer program that allows for the publishing, editing and modifying of content as well as maintenance from a central interface. Are often used to run websites containing blogs, news, shopping, etc. Many corporate and marketing websites use CMSs. typically aim to avoid the need for hand coding and running websites manually.
  7. 7. 5 BUT DRUPAL IS MUCH MORE THAN A CMS... It is a Web Experience Management system: 1. Content Management 2. Community Management 3. Commerce Management 4. Much more... Drupal is designed to make it easy for non-technical users to add, edit and manage different varieties of websites or web applications.
  8. 8. 6 DRUPAL AS AN APPLICATION FRAMEWORK... A piece of software with which you can build other application software. Can be what you want it to be. As a result, Drupal is usually described as... Powerful, flexible Extensible, reliable, configurable Scalable, stable and secure
  9. 9. 7 . 1 AWARDS... Drupal has been winning, at least one, awards every year since 2006 2014 CMS Critic Critics’ Choice: Best Enterprise PHP CMS CMS Critic Peoples’ Choice: Best Enterprise PHP CMS Weblizar: Top 10 PHP CMS 2013 Critic's Choice Award 2013: Best Free CMS 2012 Infoworld Bossie Awards 2012: The best open source applications
  10. 10. AWARDS (CONTINUES)...
  11. 11. 7 . 2 2011 Infoworld Bossie Awards 2011: The best open source applications 2010 Infoworld Bossie Awards 2010: The best open source applications Packt Publishing Open Source CMS Awards: Open Source CMS Hall of Fame (2nd place) 2009 Webware 100 Packt Publishing Open Source CMS Awards: Best PHP Open Source Content Management System (1st place) Packt Publishing Open Source CMS Awards: Open Source CMS Hall of Fame
  12. 12. 7 . 3 AWARDS (CONTINUES)... 2008 Webware 100 Packt Publishing Open Source CMS Awards: Best Overall Open Source CMS (1st place) Best PHP Open Source Content Management System (1st place)
  13. 13. 7 . 4 AWARDS (CONTINUES)... 2007 Webware 100 Packt Publishing Open Source CMS Awards: Best Overall Open Source CMS (1st place) Packt Publishing Open Source CMS Awards: Best PHP Open Source Content Management System (1st place) Packt Publishing Best Open Source Social Networking Content Management System (2nd place tie) 2006 Packt Publishing Open Source CMS Awards: Best Overall Open Source CMS (2nd place) Source: https://www.drupal.org/about/awards
  14. 14. 8 HISTORY: SO WHERE DID DRUPAL COME FROM? Dries Buytaert 2000, a student of the University of Antwerp, Belgium at that time. Built a web blog to communicate with his friends. After graduation he release the code as open source. Fast-forward to today, Drupal is maintained by one of the largest open source community in the world.
  15. 15. 9 . 1 DRUPAL IN PERSPECTIVE To date Drupal has... ...8 core versions and the core code base is updated at least once every month. As a result your website will always be up to date in terms of security and web standards.
  16. 16. To date Drupal has... ...over 32, 000 extension modules, over 2, 000 themes and close to 1000 distributions. These represents various functionality with which you can create almost any type of website or web application you can imagine. Most likely, a module exists for your every need.
  17. 17. 9 . 2 To date Drupal has... ...over 1.2 Million people in 228 countries (including Nigeria) speaking 181 languages power Drupal. 2% of websites in the entire Internet runs on Drupal. 6% of the top 1 million websites runs on Drupal. 9% of the top 100k websites runs on Drupal. As a result Drupal is well tested, robust and very secure.
  18. 18. 9 . 3 10 WHO IS USING DRUPAL?
  19. 19. 11 . 1 DRUPAL AS A PUBLISHING PLATFORM NBC: http://www.nbc.com
  20. 20. Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com
  21. 21. 11 . 2 The Economist: http://www.economist.com
  22. 22. 11 . 3 12 . 1 DRUPAL IN GOVERNMENT Whitehouse.gov
  23. 23. http://www.australia.gov.au
  24. 24. 12 . 2 Offical French Govt Portal: http://www.gouvernement.fr
  25. 25. 12 . 3 French Senate: http://www.publicsenat.fr/
  26. 26. 12 . 4 13 . 1 DRUPAL IN TOP UNIVERSITIES Harvard: http://www.harvard.edu
  27. 27. Stanford: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu
  28. 28. 13 . 2 Oxford: http://www.ox.ac.uk
  29. 29. 13 . 3 DRUPAL IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY Pink: http://www.pinkspage.com
  30. 30. 14 . 1
  31. 31. Michael Jackson: http://www.michaeljackson.com
  32. 32. 14 . 2 Warner Bros: http://www.warnerbros.com
  33. 33. 14 . 3 Grammy Awards: https://www.grammy.com
  34. 34. 14 . 4 WWE: http://www.wwe.com
  35. 35. 14 . 5 Lady Gaga: http://www.ladygaga.com
  36. 36. 14 . 6 15 . 1 DRUPAL IN NON-PROFITS Amnesty International: http://www.amnesty.org.uk
  37. 37. GreenPeace: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk
  38. 38. 15 . 2 United Nations: http://www.un.org/en/index.html
  39. 39. 15 . 3 Electronic Frontier Foundation: https://www.eff.org
  40. 40. 15 . 4 World Economic Forum: http://www.weforum.org
  41. 41. 15 . 5 Red Cross: http://www.redcrossblood.org
  42. 42. 15 . 6 Rotary International: https://www.rotary.org
  43. 43. 15 . 7 Doctors Without Borders: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org
  44. 44. 15 . 8 DRUPAL IN BIG ENTERPRISE (FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES) Nokia: http://www.nokia.com
  45. 45. 16 . 1
  46. 46. Pinterest: https://business.pinterest.com/en
  47. 47. 16 . 2 Twitter: https://dev.twitter.com
  48. 48. 16 . 3 Tesla: http://www.teslamotors.com
  49. 49. 16 . 4 17 . 1 DRUPAL IN NIGERIA MTN: http://www.mtnonline.com
  50. 50. Edo State Government: http://webportal.edostate.gov.ng
  51. 51. 17 . 2 Udenu Local Government: http://udenu.en.gov.ng
  52. 52. 17 . 3 Deluxe Online Shopping : http://deluxe.com.ng
  53. 53. 17 . 4 Edusko (Online Schools Info System): http://edusko.com
  54. 54. 17 . 5 ShippingPosition Online: http://shippingposition.com.ng
  55. 55. 17 . 6 18 . 1 THE FUTURE History of the web... 1990: The Static Web 1995: The Dynamic Web 2005: The Assembled Web 2015: ???
  56. 56. 18 . 2 THE FUTURE? The Experience Web The Internet of Things The Rise of Mobile Drupal as a hub for third-party aggregations... ... Headless Drupal Drupal is moving beyond the dynamic and Assembled Web and heading towards the Experience Web
  57. 57. THE FUTURE... Multiple Channel Integration potentials: RESTful API, Semantic web, 100s/1000s of 3rd party integrations
  58. 58. 18 . 3
  59. 59. 18 . 4 THE FUTURE IS NOW: DRUPAL 8 IS OUT!
  60. 60. 18 . 5 THE FUTURE IS NOW: DRUPAL 8 IS OUT! The Latest version of Drupal: Drupal 8 The long awaited stable version of Drupal 8 (Drupal 8.0) was released yesterday! Join us at the end of this event tomorrow when we join the rest of the world to celebrate the release of Drupal 8!
  61. 61. 19 IN CLOSING... "Drupal is radically changing online spaces." "Is your space one of them?"
  62. 62. "Drupal is the framework with which I launch my mind in the web." THANK YOU!
  63. 63. 20 21 - THE END - | - www.drupal.org www.drupal.com www.DrupalNigeria org - A Presentation of Icelark Projects - www.icelark.com @icelarkProjects

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