This site is archived.


Casetracker / ticketing

sime's picture
Submitted by sime on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 13:46.
Session time: 
08/30/2008 - 15:00 - 08/30/2008 - 15:45

Any business or consultant using Casetracker. We will compare notes, discuss use-cases and helper modules.

This was rescheduled.

French User Group Meetup

Ori Pekelman's picture
Submitted by Ori Pekelman on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 13:44.

A short meeting to prepare for the road map of the French Drupal Community post Convention


* Training, Training, Training !
* DrupalCon Paris ???!!!
* Association, no Association?
* Newsleter to the whole of the community
* Schedule work on Drupal'n'GO

Collective funding and development for Drupal projects

abbood's picture
Submitted by abbood on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 12:12.
Session time: 
08/30/2008 - 15:00 - 08/30/2008 - 15:45


The same way Google has summer of code, this idea is to have something like Google year of code.

We're talking about a website where the community can collectively fund projects (ie bounties), design them collectively and fund them collectively.

This session is to hear your thoughts and ideas about the matter.


* FOSS Factory, an introduction
* Does the community need this model
* If so, what's the idea way of using it (ie implemented within the drupal website or left as an external site)
* what kind of problems would be posted on it, what level of expertise would be required to solve them.


Basically I would like to know if this idea makes sense at all, and if it does, I would like to know how to make it happen.


please see

Bringing Semantic Web to Drupal

gandalfar's picture
Submitted by gandalfar on Wed, 08/27/2008 - 23:21.

Session recording

Session time: 
08/28/2008 - 15:00 - 08/28/2008 - 15:45


Semantic web is a popular buzzword in Web industry today. Some even call it Web 3.0. There are a number of different ways to extract meaning from content. Some of them will be discussed with a more detailed case study of Zemanta, a tool for automatic suggestions for content while it's being created.


* Short overview of semantic web
* Tools and API's
* Zemanta, UI decisions and things to think about


The goal of this session is to learn a few things about current state of startups in this field and to see how one of them did integration into Drupal.


* Freebase Parallax -
* Zemanta Drupal module -

Hacks Happen

AmandaGiovanni's picture
Submitted by AmandaGiovanni on Mon, 08/25/2008 - 22:34.

Based on real-world data from thousands of Web application assessments, The presentation will provide a look at the top vulnerabilities that attackers are exploiting to steal corporate and customer data from public and intranet websites.

CommonPlaces, Katalyst and WhiteHat are the only source that can track these trends and deliver a comprehensive, straight-from-the-trenches view of the state of website security.

  • Identify and discuss the latest top ten vulnerabilities, by industry
  • Reveal the new threat that enters the Top Ten for the first time
  • Discuss promising new signs in the fight against website vulnerabilities
  • Present strategies for complete website security

Enterprise Adoption of Drupal - Architecture Matters

smattoon's picture
Submitted by smattoon on Wed, 08/20/2008 - 18:00.
Session time: 
08/28/2008 - 16:00 - 08/28/2008 - 16:45

In this roundtable format we'll discuss the unique challenges of penetrating the enterprise IT market for CMS. An architectural approach is essential to overcoming these challenges. We'll discuss our experiences in delivering solutions in large enterprises and try to identify a handful of architectural best practices for positioning Drupal as the right choice.


Technology adoption patterns within large enterprises are complex and often focus on risk mitigation over value creation and agility. Breaking out of this trap and presenting Drupal as ready for the enterprise requires some knowledge of Enterprise Architecture. We'll discuss experiences using different techniques such as

* Requirement Analysis
* Decomposition
* Modeling
* View point hopping
* Benchmarking
* Running Proof-of-Concepts

As a jumping off point, we'll reference certain tools and studies sponsored by Sun Microsystems for benchmarking and designing Drupal architectures.


Attendees will meet others interested in enterprise adoption of Drupal, and can build the community focused on this market. Ideally, a set of best practice architectural approaches to positioning Drupal in the enterprise will come out of this session.

drupaleo - talent growing and hiring for drupal

peterzoe's picture
Submitted by peterzoe on Fri, 08/01/2008 - 10:53.
Session time: 
08/28/2008 - 11:00 - 08/28/2008 - 12:00


Since the drupal world is constantly growing with more and more (non-)commercially oriented projects and people starting off, I thought it was time to come up with a platform that tries to connect projects (as well as staffing requests), people (drupalists) and knowledge. As of now I am in the final stage of launching this non-commercial platform, called drupaleo, as a beta version.


  • presentation of drupaleo concept and solution design
  • live demo
  • discussion on content structure (taxonomy)
  • general feedback, ideas and contact
  • Goals

  • Introduce drupaleo
  • Gather feedback
  • Find (developing) supporters
  • Resources

    clear mind required

    Drupal in the Cloud

    mindlace's picture
    Submitted by mindlace on Thu, 07/31/2008 - 20:13.

    Session recording

    Session time: 
    08/30/2008 - 11:00 - 08/30/2008 - 12:00


    A "Cloud" offers a virtualized datacenter infrastructure that allows you to build your own network applications. In this session, we'll cover an approach to implementing Drupal in the cloud using the popular Amazon Web Services as the cloud service.


    What with this cloud stuff?
    An overview of what clouds are and what they're good for.
    Drupal on Amazon Web Services
    APIs, tools, and techniques.
    Persistence issues and solutions
    Where to store /files & database backups.
    Cluster management overview
    Clusters go great with clouds. Here's some cluster tools and services, some cloud specific some not.
    High availability in the cloud
    The issue of reliability in the cloud, and an overview of deploying redundancy and failover
    Auto-scaling in the cloud
    Killer app of Clouds is being able to grow your site on demand; here's some popular ways to do it.
    Future of clouds
    Providers other than Amazon, DIY clouds, and more.


    After this session you should have a good idea of the possibilities available to you when deploying Drupal in the cloud, and a good enough technical understanding to deploy a Drupal server in the cloud.


    You can get a general understanding of cloud-based deployment with only a general understanding of the LAMP stack; to get the most out of this session you should be familiar with setting up Drupal on a fresh linux install using only the command line.

    Drupal'n'Go / Drupal For Good Code Sprint

    Ori Pekelman's picture
    Submitted by Ori Pekelman on Wed, 07/30/2008 - 12:42.

    A community effort to help a NGO get some ass-kicking internet presence

    On the first weekend of October 2008, in only 2 days, the Drupal French Community will build a complete and live website for a selected NGO. All free. Free as in free beer, and free as in free speech.

    A lot of the organizational details have been ironed out.

    Though we have discussed a lot the question of "how the hell do we pull this off?" and have a detailed an action plan... there must be a million things we forgot.

    Who should come?

    So we are calling on all that have experience in organizing Codesprints/ Hackathons/ Mashpits and generally community events to join us and share their experience and thoughts.

    What should come out of the session?

    We would really like to hace constructive criticisms on our plan to adjust and augment it so we can put all the chances on our side to pull off this event.

    Introducing Memetracker

    kylemathews's picture
    Submitted by kylemathews on Tue, 07/29/2008 - 08:24.

    Session recording

    Session time: 
    08/27/2008 - 16:00 - 08/27/2008 - 16:45


    Memetracker is an exciting new module being written as part of Google Summer of Code. The module can be used to build news aggregator sites similar to Techmeme and Google News and also can serve as an excellent conversation tracker within online communities.


    * What is a memetracker (define terms, show examples)?
    * Why would I want a memetracker?
    * Different ways memetracker can be deployed or how to integrate memetracker into a Drupal site
    * Future direction for Memetracker


    That session attendees understand what a memetracker is and when and where memetracker is appropriate to use. The session is intended for newcomers to the memetracking world.


    Ideally, session attendees will have installed and used the memetracker module. Failing that, session attendees will have read the memetracker handbook page (yet to be written btw, but will before Drupalcon).