[NBLUG/talk] OT: Drupal talk tonight at SoCoSA(June 5)
eric at nblug.org
Tue Jun 5 14:52:31 PDT 2007
Hey there fellow linux users...
Thought some of you might be interested in tonight's SoCoSA meeting topic...
Drupal is a web content management system that runs on Linux (and other
OSes). In fact, it's the system that both NBLUG and SoCoSA use to manage
Meeting location is the same as NBLUG, but we start a little earlier...
(and on a different day of the month, of course)
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Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 14:22:14 -0700
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Subject: [SoCoSA/notify] Meeting Tonight: Drupal (June 5)
So, first off, we have a special prize drawing tonight:
Free USENIX '07 Tech Session pass.
The event is in Santa Clara; June 20-22 (W-F) are the days covered by the
free pass. Show up before the speaker starts to get a chance at the prize.
Anyways, on to tonight's meeting details:
Topic: Drupal Content Management System
Speaker: Steven Peck; Documentation Team Lead for the Drupal Project
Time: 7pm for the talk; 6pm for pizza/social hour.
Date: Tonight, June 5th 2007
Pizza: not free tonight; sorry; show up before 6:10pm to get in an order
Where: usual location, O'Reilly in Sebastopol
Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community
of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on
a website. AKA, an "open source content management system." Tens of
thousands of people and organizations have used Drupal to power web sites,
including SoCoSA.org. It works on a variety of platforms including Unix and
Steven is the Drupal project's Documentation Team Lead, one of the leaders
of the Drupal Association, a user of Drupal since 2003, and a fellow System
Steven will cover such topics as:
* What Drupal is and why you might want to use it.
* Setting up a Drupal site
* installing modules
* Picking the right modules so that upgrading or migrating are easy
* theming your drupal site
* letting your users create and edit content
* Drupal is written in PHP and uses a SQL (usually MySQL) backend, but you
won't need to know any PHP or SQL to understand any of this talk.
* Things SoCoSA's website could do to use Drupal better. ;)
Our July 3rd meeting a month from now will be our own Augie Schwer talking
about PowerDNS: http://socosa.org/node/213
August is still up in the air, but there's some talk about doing a talk on
the puppet unix configuration management system.
Eric Eisenhart <freiheit at SoCoSA.org>
SoCoSA Founder and President
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