Drupal Drop In - London, April 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)
London, United Kingdom
DrupalCon Chicago Catchup
Couldn't make it to DrupalCon Chicago? Keen to catchup with all the latest in the Drupal community? Attended DrupalCon but worried you might have missed some important information or cool stuff?
Relax! The London Drupal Community in association with Capgemini, Claranet, and Base One are putting on a DrupalCon catchup session to give you all the highlights from Chicago.
We have room for 80 attendees, if all tickets are taken please add yourself to the waiting list.
Prizes and Survey
Claranet has organised a survey on Drupal and cloud computing which will be used to provide data for various upcoming articles. Please help publicise Drupal by taking this short survey, which will also enter you into a draw for these two books from Packt Publishing:
The Prairie Initiative
A Social Architecture Project for Drupal.org
Leisa Reichelt, UX Consultant
What's a home broadband company doing at a Drupal event?!
Enabling Drupal 8 to output data in multiple formats for different and emerging devices and services.
Rob Brown, Drupal & Mobile Apps Developer, Amnesty International
Butler and the plans for Drupal 8
Marcus Deglos, Senior Drupal Developer
Presentations will start at 6:30 p.m.
Food and Drink
Free food and drinks this month sponsored by Claranet.
Pub After Event
We will move to a pub after the last presentation at 9 p.m., please register here to get more info on the Drupal pub event.
The tag for this event is #drupal_ldn, all presentations will be available after the event, and we may be providing live streaming.
What Is Drupal?
Out of the box Drupal provides a rich toolset for quickly setting up and maintaining a website, including content management and advanced community building features.
Drupal is also framework for rapid development, so new features such as eCommerce can be quickly added by installing a plug in from a library of existing modules, over 6,000 currently available - or you can develop your own modules and plug them in.
Who's Using Drupal?
The White House, New York Observer, MTV UK, The Economist....and many more. You've probably been to many Drupal sites without realising it!
This event is organised by Mark Baker, and Robert Castelo.
Mark Baker is an Open Source sales and marketing expert.
Robert Castelo is a director at Code Positive, a Drupal London consultancy with a long history of involvement in the Drupal community.
Capgemini are proud to be a part of Drupal London and contribute to the growth of Drupal in the UK. Capgemini are expanding their team and looking for people at all levels of Drupal experience - if you want to find out more about joining Capgemini please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Platform as a Service (PAAS) – Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) – Managed Network Services
With a track record for innovation, Claranet manages and delivers industry-leading IT infrastructure solutions ‘as a service’. They have a reputation for excellence and deliver cost-effective, flexible and reliable services to businesses, irrespective of their size or industry sector.
Claranet’s expertise in hosting, networks and applications means they can offer businesses integrated platforms, and the choice of ready-built or bespoke infrastructure solutions. Their client base ranges from SMEs to well-known corporate clients – including FIVE TV, Amnesty International, Harvey Nichols, and the F.A.
For more information:
Base One are an agency that works with B2B businesses looking for a Sustainable Competitive advantage in the digital age.
Their approach is to take the best technical platforms available and to craft them into solutions to meet their clients' business objectives by providing a great user experience. They have been using Drupal as their primary platform for the past year and love its power and flexibility.
Base One provides a full range of services relating to web and application deevelopment and digital marketing as well as broader services that help businesses innovate to improve their performance.
For more information:
Visit the Base One website: www.baseone.co.uk