Greg Knaddison (Greggles), Ben Jeavons (Coltrane) and Brad Bowman (beeradb) gave a session on modules you might consider using when you build a Drupal site. This was kind of the followup to the session at Drupalcamp Colorado. The first set of videos can be seen on the Camp post - and I had a tripod there so the video is quite a bit more steady - but the presentation in Paris was a little different.
Posted below are the videos from that presentation. I hope they are informative.
The Economist project really reflected a collaboration between quite a few shops out there with the Economist as the central hub of activity. They worked using several teams all using Scrum meaning that there needed to be a scrum of scrums each day. I found the informal style of the talk easy to watch. Here are my shaky videos of the presentation.
NOTE: Sorry about 5 and 6 being QuickTime - I'm waiting on the embed codes from blip.tv. Click twice to start those videos or click twice to stop them.
Roel De Meester gave a talk on Aegir at Drupalcon Paris. These are my notes.
The Aegir session covered a basic overview of what and how the system can be used to rapidly deploy instants of Drupal. It culminated with three short case studies of how it is currently being used.
What is Aegir? Aegir is simply a bunch of linux scripts plus a Drupal site. You can think of it as one site to lead them all. The current beta (0.3) is a stable release and can be deployed.
I'm sitting on a plane from Paris to Philadelphia after Drupalcon. My feeling was very good about the Con. The presentations that I attended were, in general, good. There were a few that were not-so-great, but that's pretty normal. Not all sessions will be great. I took quite a bit of video - not all sessions, but quite a few. I took some notes. I'll get my notes and video up on line as I'm able.
Here are the shaky videos I took yesterday from Dries' "State of Drupal" keynote. Most are on YouTube - one ended up on BlipTV because it ended up being 17 seconds longer than the 10 minute mark.
I hope you enjoy them!
On August 8th, Ian Cairns and Matt Tucker presented on Open Atrium. Video was taken from several angles and cut together by Laura Scott, the President and Creative Director of pingVision. Laura posted the video this morning on blip.tv - I mentioned I'd link to it at the time I posted my comments. Thanks Laura!
Here it is:
At tonight's DBUG meeting in Boulder Ian Cairns from Development Seed and Matt Tucker from pingVision demo-ed Open Atrium. These are my rough notes from the presenation. pingVision has taken video which will be posted in the near future.
Open Atrium is an install profile (albeit a complicated one) to create a client based intranet.
Open Atrium is an intranet in a box that has group spaces to allow different teams to have their own conversations. It comes with six features - a blog, a wiki, a calendar, a to do list, a shoutbox, and a dashboard to manage it all.
A word of warning, if you want to eat at the resort restaurant you had best make reservations. The dining hall has fairly limited seating and it appears to be the only eatery close by the cabins. Otherwise, plan on cooking in your unit (if you have a kitchenette) or driving to another establishment.