Category Archives: Drupal

Interview with Drupal and open source evangelist, Jeffrey A. “Jam” McGuire

I remember first meeting Jeffrey A. “Jam” McGuire in person at DrupalCon Denver. We talked about communities, music, and shared ways to show why open source is a better way. Even before meeting him, I could tell from my first interaction with him that he was passionate about Drupal and open source. He’s becoming an in-demand Keynote speaker and presenter at Drupal and other business and software events around the world. He’s already a staple for the Intro to DrupalCon session and always seems to incorporate music and singing as part of the performance. Continue reading

TriDUG Meetup November 16 – 6:30PM at Red Hat

I wanted to let you know about next week’s TriDUG (Drupal User Group) meetup on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 starting at 6:30PM, hosted at Red Hat. The agenda is below and if you’re planning on attending, RSVP at meetup.com.

This is actually part two of a series TriDUG is hosting about using Drupal with non-profits. Last month, Drupalers were introduced to SpringBoard followed by a presentation from Hesketh.com on working with clients. Next week, TriDUG has more of the same great stuff. Continue reading

Drupal Meetup with Views and Theming on July 13

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On July 13th, I’ll be hosting a Triangle Drupal User Group (TriDUG) meeting at Red Hat from 6:30-9pm. The topics will include Introduction to Views & Introduction to Theming. You’ll get to meet some great folks from the local Drupal community and learn about more about Drupal, an open source content management system powering website like whitehouse.gov and opensource.com. Continue reading

DrupalCamp SC Session Notes: Making Drupal Admin Easier

Roger Soper presented Making Drupal Admin Easier at DrupalCamp SC here at SouthEast LinuxFest in Spartanburg, SC. The purpose of the talk is to make our lives as Drupal Admins a little easier. At the same time, the modules that he presented also create a better user experience for people who enter content. Ultimately, it makes it a more pleasant experience for the users, saving time for admins and users.

Here are my notes from the session: Continue reading

DrupalCon Chicago: Creating an Online Community the Open Source Way

DrupalCon Chicago

I was ecstatic to present at DrupalCon Chicago this year. When George Demet from palantir.net and co-chair of this years DrupalCon contacted me a few months ago, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to present at DrupalCon. Continue reading

The pulse of the Drupal community after 10 years

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Believe it or not, Drupal is turning 10 years old in 2011. Beyond providing a content management platform that powers millions of websites, Drupal has a thriving user community. And it’s not just coders. There are web designers who work on themes and deployment, content providers, admins, and everyday people who use Drupal for their job, organizations, or self-interests. Continue reading

Great day at Boone DrupalCamp

The weather was perfect for the first Drupal Camp in Boone, NC. I got a good 3.5 mile jog in this morning on the Appalachian State University (ASU) campus to get the day started. Time for the camp to begin.

Finding parking was easy, then you just followed the signs to the registration area. The day kicked off with Continue reading

Getting excited about the first DrupalCamp Boone

I’m heading up to Boone, NC this weekend to attend my first DrupalCamp and the first DrupalCamp held in Boone. My first trip to Boone was for Leadership North Carolina orientation a few years ago. Then we went on a mini-family get-away last summer with my in-laws to check out the Tweetsie Railroad with our then, 3-year old son Zander.

This weekend, I’m looking forward to learning more about Drupal, including sessions Continue reading