The goal of the Providence Drupal Meetup is to help develop not only the community of designers and developers who know Drupal, but to introduce business and site owners to one of the most mature open source content management systems out there. Our goal is to develop an open forum in which to allow participants to show what they know, ask questions and demonstrate the capabilities of Drupal and the vibrant community that supports it.
Topics / Agenda Ideas
Each Meetup will feature one or more presentations and ample question & answer and networking time. Some ideas discussed for inclusing are:
- Client Showcase - we'd like to get some of our clients to come and discuss how Drupal has worked for them. There's no better way to know what it's like to live with a particular CMS day-to-day than hearing from someone who has.
- Getting Over Garland - there's a lot more to what Drupal can be besides the ubiquitous starter theme Garland. We'll talk about how Themes work, show some tips and tricks for developing them and look at some of the standout examples of sites that have totally shed that 'just out of the installer' look.
- 30 Minutes In... - you can do a lot with Drupal, and we'll show you just how much you can accomplish in just 30 minutes. Of course, there's lots more to building a website than what you can do in 30 minutes, but you'll be amazed at just how much functionality can be set up in such a short amount of time.
- Islands have Bridges - no site can afford to be an island, and Drupal has a multitude of tools - both core and in the form of contributed modules - to tie in to many different sites and services. We'll talk about some and show some of the possibilities for creating truly integrated web solutions.
That's just what we jotted down on the back of a napkin at our first organizing meeting. We're always looking for more ideas, so speak up!
Questions and Contributions
This site is by and for the Drupal community in Providence. We'd like to see this site develop as a gathering place, resource, idea exchange and whatever else might support those who work with it and those who use Drupal on a daily basis. Sign up, get in touch and get involved!