At Drupalcon Boston, Kevin Bridges (of pingVision) and John Mahoney (of Popular Science) were interviewed after plenary was completed and pingVison's work on the Popular Science site was recognized. It was a short discussion on the collaboration between pingVision and Popsci in the Drupal development of the Popular Science site. The interview was posted on the Sun Media Cast site.
I compared it to winning the Oscar for Best Picture. Yesterday, pingVision won the top Drupalcon Boston award for Drupal Web Development for its work on the Popular Science migration from Vignette 7 to Drupal. Both Megan Miller and John Mahoney are to be congratulated. They worked hard with the pingVision staff to ensure the project went smoothly.
Today, the switch was flipped. Popular Science is now officially launched as a Drupal site. Three weeks ago, I wrote a bit about the process the team went through to develop the site and today it launched with imported content from Vignette 7 (a proprietary CMS) and Typepad. It involved a huge effort on the part of pingVision and the Popular Science team and was a model for collaborations between developers and clients.
Mid to late January, Popular Science's site will re launch with a new look and feel running on Drupal. pingVision has been quietly working on the project over the last couple of months. Implementation of this site brought us to use a hybrid version of the agile method of development.