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Guitar Module Showcase

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Submitted by flobruit on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 17:08.
Session time: 
08/30/2008 - 11:00 - 08/30/2008 - 12:00

This is a small informal presentation of the guitar module ( which lets you put guitar chord diagrams on your website.

Depending on the interest, we can go through how to use the module, how it works, potential use cases and planned features.

French User Group Meetup

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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

Drupal in the Cloud

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

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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

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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.

Drupal and the Semantic Web: the Neologism project

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Submitted by scor on Tue, 07/29/2008 - 17:56.

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Session time: 
08/30/2008 - 15:00 - 08/30/2008 - 15:45


The Drupal community is jumping in the Semantic Web bandwagon. Semantic Web Applications built with Drupal are starting to emerge from the different use cases of the community.

The Neologism project is one of the applications that benefits from the power of Drupal, but also constitutes a building block for the Semantic Web.

Neologism is a lightweight web-based vocabulary editor and publishing tool built with Drupal. It makes vocabulary authoring easy and fun. Just create a vocabulary, add classes and properties to it, and your vocabulary is instantly published and available online! Several formats are supported via content negotiation: HTML, RDF/XML and N3. All the term URIs are dereferenceable and point to their human readable description.

Some other Semantic Web projects could also be presented in this BoF.


* What is the Semantic Web
* Neologism use case: how Drupal helped us
* Why a Vocabulary editor?
* Other Semantic Web projects built with Drupal
* The future of the Semantic Web and Drupal

Rules - new opportunities for site builders!

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Submitted by fago on Tue, 07/29/2008 - 11:23.

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Session time: 
08/27/2008 - 15:00 - 08/27/2008 - 15:45


The rules modules allows site administrators to define conditionally executed actions based on occurring events (ECA-rules). It's a replacement with more features for the trigger module in core and the successor of the workflow-ng module.

It opens new opportunities for site builders to extend the site in ways not possible before.


* Module overview - What is it and why do I need it?
* Usage example: Build a simple workflow with rules and CCK.
* Advanced features: Rule Sets and scheduling
* How modules can use the rules API to extend it.
* Comparison to the trigger module and drupal actions
* Outlook


By the end of this session attendees will be familiar with the capabilities of the rules module and will know how to make use of it to speed up site development.
Module developers will know how easily their modules can be extended and how to obtain better code reusage by developing with rules.

You should be familiar with popular drupal modules like CCK and Views. Coding skills are not required but beneficial for a better understanding of the short part about the API.

Introducing Memetracker

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

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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).

Accessibility Best Practices in Drupal Theming

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Submitted by v on Sun, 07/27/2008 - 10:55.

Session recording

Session time: 
08/29/2008 - 11:00 - 08/29/2008 - 12:00


Online Presentation Slides

Accessibility should not be considered an option or an add-on. It is the responsibility of the entire team, from the designer, to the coder, to the writer, to the themer, and even to the business development team.


  1. Accessibility Guidelines & Drupal
    • WCAG
    • PAS 78
    • Section 508
  2. Themes & Accessibility
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JavaScript
  3. Modules & Accessibility
    • For administrators
    • For end users


Fortunately, Drupal has a solid foundation for coding standards and separating its data, logic, and presentation separate from each other. This has greatly contributed to the ease in which to make a Drupal site accessible. But is it enough and could it be better?


Link to the slide:

Support of drupal for RIA like Flex

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Submitted by sree on Sat, 07/26/2008 - 20:22.


I would be talking about how drupal supports the RIA like Flex based applications.


* Introduction to RIA
* Introduction to Flex
* How drupal supports Flex based applications
* Difficulties involved
* Future support


To make the people aware of the support provided by drupal to use RIA.


Flex based drupal modules.

Closing remarks

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Submitted by Kristof Van Tomme on Thu, 07/24/2008 - 11:31.

Session recording

Session time: 
08/30/2008 - 16:00 - 08/30/2008 - 16:45

Recap of the conference, farewell until the next Drupalcon.