Orange County Chapter

Program, March 2012

Drupal - Platforms 2012

Monday, March 12, 7-9 pm

Drupal: A Technical View of the Popular Open Source CMS

Drupal is a powerhouse in the realm of content management. But Drupal is more than just a CMS, it's a platform + framework + CMS all in one. Now, thousands of modules later and one year after the release of version 7.0, the Drupal platform continues to win awards world-wide and praise from adopters for being easier to use, highly extensible, and high performing. While Wordpress may be the dominant choice for small blog sites, many people discover Drupal is that next step above by providing an architecture that promotes extensibility, tight services integration, great administration control, and scales in both features and performance. And while Drupal offers a tasty interface for regular site users, there is a powerful command line utility for sysadmins & developers called Drush (a.k.a the "Drupal Shell") which is the ultimate weapon for day-to-day Drupal CMS control that is unrivaled. Come see how Drupal has changed with the needs of today's, and tomorrow's, Internet. This presentation will cover technical details of how the platform should be used, how it performs today, and where the platform is going. Your next Web venture can be built on top of Drupal - you won't be disappointed.

Author and long-time tech community leader, Chris Charlton has been involved with Drupal for over six years, an organizer of LA Drupal for four years, and a web developer since the late 1990s. Currently he is Managing Consultant at Stauffer New Media Development, a premier PHP/Drupal consulting agency based in Los Angeles. Having flown around the country for years talking about Drupal, Chris continues to mentor the local community and grow the level of Drupal talent across Southern California. Also see Chris here.

Drupal is a popular open source content management system powered by PHP. Currently powering the official WhiteHouse.gov web site and thousands more, Drupal now powers over 1% of the top 1M web sites and integrates with any third part service or platform including mobile.

Stauffer New Media Development: We Speak Drupal ® is an Internet development consulting agency based in Los Angeles; an official SILVER ACQUIA Partner & Reseller and registered Drupal Organization.

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