May 19, 2011

Drupal 7, A Powerful Open Source Content Management System

Presenter: Phil Hershkowitz

Most members of NBIS have heard of Drupal, the open source content management system. Drupal recently released a major upgrade to Drupal 7.

Phil will provide an overview of Drupal and he will discuss some of the changes to Drupal that were made to enhance usability and improve the user experience.

He will also discuss the new hosted Drupal platform from Acquia, Drupal Gardens, which can greatly ease the pain of getting a Drupal site up and running.

Phil will give a live demo of building and administering a Drupal 7 site using Drupal Gardens, showcasing the improvements Drupal 7 has made in ease of use and administration.

Along the way, he will show off themes, regions, blocks, the new admin interface and other Drupal goodies and how Drupal 7 and Drupal Gardens has made selecting and modifying the visual design and appearance of a Drupal website fairly straight forward.

If there are specific questions and issues about Drupal you would like addressed, shoot Phil an email ahead of time so he can incorporate your request into the discussion: phil@philhersh.com

About Phil Hershkowitz

Phil has over twenty years experience in all facets of I.T. and Internet technologies.

At various times he has been a database designer, a network specialist and an application developer.

He had brief flings with Java and Ruby on Rails before settling on PHP and Drupal which he has been using for the last 4 years.

An expert webmaster, experienced in online marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Googles Adwords Pay Per Click (PPC) online advertising, he is excited by the power and flexibility that Drupal brings to database driven content management and the many features in Drupal that make it a powerful online marketing tool.

North Bay Internet Society

Meetings: Third Thursday of Every Month
2012 Schedule:
No Meetings in Aug. & Dec.

We usually meet in the Tarsier room at O'Reilly's buildings at the north end of Sebastopol

Doors open for socializing at 6:30 PM, "formal" meeting begins at 7:00 PM. Pot-luck refreshments.