20 - Thursday

BOFS Thursday 1-2 pm: The Other 7% - Women and Drupal

Maybe only 7% of attendees are women, but we can have a voice too. Let's get together to talk about our experiences with Drupal and the Drupal community. Questions, ideas, and advice are welcome. We are meeting today during lunch in BOFS #3 on the second floor.

Time: 
13-14
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Asset Management

Asset management, particularly the management of audio, video, and image content, tends to be the cornerstone of most of our large-scale projects.
While we've had nominal success with a variety of the image management tools for Drupal, every module tends to have weaknesses:
- image-only support
- duplicating work already in core
- poor architecture
- SLOW
- lack of organization or file-system-like structure

Time: 
11-12
Average: 4.9 (27 votes)

Drupal for Facebook

[UPDATE: I've attached the slides from my presentation. Also, code is checked into http://drupal.org/project/fb.]

There's a lot of buzz about Facebook Applications these days. Scan drupal.org, groups.drupal.org, even facebook.com and you'll find a lot of interest in how Drupal works with Facebook. But you'll find mostly questions, not clear answers, about what Drupal means to Facebook and vice versa. This is in part because the Facebook API is so new, and in part because there is no prevailing vision of what Drupal <--> Facebook integration really means.

Time: 
16-17
Average: 3.3 (11 votes)

I18N information architecture: how to organize global websites

Let’s say you are localizing your Drupal install. How can you create an alphabetical ordered list in Chinese, which doesn't have alphabetical ordering? Your taxonomy might have problems: “Public schools” means almost the opposite in the US versus the UK – now what? How do you handle sites with 2, 4 or 50 languages or locales? What to do if an article hasn't been translated?

Time: 
16-17
Average: 4.8 (24 votes)

Creating a Drupal Specific QA Team

Open source code traditionally finds quality through the initial code review process prior to to a commit, and also the "release often" policy of getting lots of hands on the code early.

But sometimes it can be beneficial to do some more structured QA (quality assurance work) even if it's done in a nontraditional manner.

I hope that through this session wo can talk about some current and possibile initiatives to improve the quality of Drupal's code. The metric that I use to define "quality code" in this area is the number of unknown critical bugs that are shipped with a product.

Time: 
16-17
Average: 4 (13 votes)

Ubercart.org Shop Talk

Ubercart.org has been around for almost a year as the community hub for the Ubercart project, handling everything from documentation to support to bug tracking. We've taken advantage of many great contributed modules in our site construction, particularly Views + CCK + Contemplate which you'll find behind our new contributions and sites directories as well as the new issue tracker and part of the documentation. While we may be doing things right now, we've done plenty of things wrong along the way and would be more than happy to share our experiences with other site developers and hear what's worked for you.

Time: 
15-16
Average: 4 (18 votes)

Drupal and Open Technology Devlopment in support of Capability Building for Humanitarian and Stabalization Operations

A presentation on our 3 year involvement and significant investment in (as DoD) with the adoption and deployment of drupal and floss -

Presentation will cover the concepts of "microinfrastrcture" the relationship to open source communities (specifically with Drupal as a case study) the challenges of management, investment and capability building, both within the community, and for "consumer" of drupal products.

Time: 
10-11
Average: 4.4 (16 votes)

Building High Traffic and Scalable Businesses with Drupal

Can Drupal meet the needs of my fast growing business?

More and more startups and high traffic sites are evaluating Drupal as a development platform. I get A LOT of inquires from startups and existing large internet sites interested in switching to or using Drupal and most of theses people have the same questions and concerns that I had 3 years ago when we selected Drupal as the platform for NowPublic. This talk aims to provide an overview and discussion of the common questions and concerns that come up when evaluating Drupal as a platform for developing high traffic, scalable, business and the issues that these businesses face in using Drupal.

It is my hope that this presentation will help people at the conference who are evaluating Drupal or interested in it’s potential as a highly scaleable application framework, and that the Drupal community will gain insight into the concerns of businesses, the topics and concerns often covered in the evaluation process and in using Drupal for business, and that NowPublic and other businesses will get a chance to learn from the community and help themselves by participating and getting more involved.

Furthermore, I hope that this will form the foundation for a set of resources and documents that we can build out over time to facilitate the evaluation process so that individuals or business evaluating Drupal have a solid starting point from which to address their concerns, and so that we encourage more companies to use Drupal!

Time: 
15-16
Average: 4.6 (31 votes)

Install Profiles: what are they, where are they heading

We'll walk through the process of creating an install profile using Drupal's core "Default" as an example, and show how you can create an install profile using cut and paste.

You don't need to be a hardcore developer to make an install profile: it's patience and lots of tweaking and tuning until you've got it right.

The install_profile_api project now includes a rudimentary profile wizard that works with crud.inc to do some of the basics of creating an install profile for you.

Time: 
14-15
Average: 4 (24 votes)

Rich Internet Applications with Flex

Despite what the media will have you believe, rich Internet applications
(RIAs) and AJAX are not new. With Web businesses like Google and Yahoo! and brick and mortar companies like Harley Davidson and Sherwin Williams embracing RIAs for their online presence, the media buzz is giving way to the reality of a better Internet. Rich Internet applications are everywhere.

Time: 
12-13
Average: 3.8 (19 votes)
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