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Drupal Focus On Publishers

Drupal London Community

Friday, August 13, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (BST)

Drupal Focus On Publishers

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The Drupal London community, IPC, Adub, and Code Positive are pleased to invite you to a half day event focusing on the benefits and challenges of using Drupal in publishing.

Whether you are evaluating Drupal or running in production, this yearly event is a great opportunity to learn from other publisher's experiences, put your questions to the experts, and connect with the London Drupal community.


Introduction To Drupal
Robert Castelo, Director, Code Positive,

An introductory guide to what Drupal is, who makes it, and where it came from.

Relaunching The Look.co.uk Website
Tom Singer, Technical Team Lead, IPC Media

A case study of how the Look.co.uk website was succesfully relaunched using Drupal.

Building A Scalable Microsite
Mark Evans, Technical Team Lead, IPC Media

A case study of the cutting-edge technical architecture employed in the recent Dell Sack the DJ microsite for NME.com

Enterprise Integration with Drupal Web Services
Django Beatty, Managing Director Adub

A selection of case-studies showing how Drupal functionality can be easily integrated with existing diverse systems in your organisation.

Adding Enterprise Search To A Website
David Stuart, Technical Manager and Owner, Axis Twelve

How Apache Solr can be used to add highly scalable, fast, and feature rich search to a Drupal website.

Professional Drupal Site Building
Stewart Robinson, Director, Full Fat Things

Strategies to build great sites that last.

Drupal Video Handling
Jakub Suchy, Director, Dynamite Heads

A guide to video handling options using Drupal.

EurActiv.com: An Editorial Workflow In Three Languages
Vamory Traore, Technical Manager, The Web A-Team

How to implement an editorial workflow involving journalists, reviewers and translators with Drupal.

Drupal Security Overview
Robert Castelo, Director, Code Positive
Jakub Suchy, Director, Dynamite Heads

Best practises for site adminstrators and developers to keep a Drupal website secure. Presented by members of the Drupal Security Team.

+ More presentations to be confirmed......


Pub lunch and socialising from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. at The Refinery, which is on the ground floor of the same building as the event. Please tick the 'Lunch' checkbox to reserve a seat, food prices £9 - £20.

We will also go to The Refinery for drinks after the event.


Packt Publishing have kindly donated Drupal books to be won by a few lucky attendees.

What is Drupal?

Based on it's feature set and the strength of it's community, Forrester Research have recommended Drupal as one of the top web applications for enterprise use.

Out of the box Drupal provides a rich toolset to manage the content and behaviour of your 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 6,500 currently available, or you can develop your own modules and plug them in.

Who's Using Drupal?

New York Observer, MTV UK, The Economist, Mute, IFRA, Hachette-Filipacchi, IPC....and many more. You've probably been to a Drupal site without realising it.


The event will be limited to 140 attendees. If it fills up before you get a ticket, please add yourself to the waiting list.

The tag for this event is dfpublishers2010, all presentations will be available after the event.

IPC, Adub, And Code Positive

IPC produces over 85 iconic media brands, with our print brands alone reaching almost two thirds of UK women and 44% of UK men – almost 27 million UK adults – while our online brands collectively reach 20 million users every month.

IPC's diverse print and digital portfolio offers something for everyone, with a focus on three core audiences: men, mass market women and upmarket women.

IPC Digital is the division of IPC Media responsible for the web technology behind many of IPC's iconic brands. Reaching nearly 20 million consumers each month, IPC's fast-growing websites and innovative digital campaigns are an important part of IPC's cross-platform offering for some of the UK's leading advertisers. IPC's websites aim to inform, entertain and inspire consumers across a wide variety of subjects, whatever their individual interest or passion.

IPC Media’s top websites include goodtoknow.co.uk, marieclaire.co.uk, housetohome.co.uk, trustedreviews.com, nme.com, nuts.co.uk, mousebreaker.com, ybw.com, whatsontv.co.uk, wallpaper.com, instyle.co.uk, womanandhome.com, nowmagazine.co.uk, horseandhound.co.uk, cyclingweekly.co.uk, look.co.uk, countrylife.co.uk, decanter.com, whatdigitalcamera.co.uk and loaded.co.uk

Adub is a specialist Drupal consultancy for enterprise, with in-depth experience of major brands within the publishing industry, providing end-to-end site development services and consulting in strategy and planning, module selection and development, scalability and performance tuning, migration and upgrades.

Code Positive is a Drupal specialist consultancy based in London with a long history of involvement in the Drupal community.

Have questions about Drupal Focus On Publishers? Contact Drupal London Community

When & Where

IPC, Blue Fin Building
110 Southwark St
SE1 0SU London
United Kingdom

Friday, August 13, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (BST)

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