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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

Collective funding and development for Drupal projects

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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

Hacking Climate Change with Drupal and the Semantic Web (roadmap to the semweb)'s picture
Submitted by http://davidset... on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 08:44.
Session time: 
08/30/2008 - 11:00 - 08/30/2008 - 12:00

We will cover the current state of the Semantic Web in Drupal, what can be done and how this can all be used to make a difference in climate change.

What are you waiting for? Hack Climate Change

The BoF is in the Main Floor. If you don't know where it is contact me.

  • A quick overview of the existing modules
  • How to use them
  • Cover strategy for integrating semantic tech into Drupal
  • A little semantics goes a long way
  • Yahoo Searchmonkey as a platoform to deliver rich search and rich semantic experiences for your websites
  • Hack Climate Change - a social and tech movement to "Do the right thing"

So come one and come all... Bring your ideas and your brilliance. I plan on talking little and listening a lot!

Useful links
Here are some links to wet your appetite (shameless plug!)





David Peterson has been a Semantic Web believer for a few years now. He is based in Queensland Australia and works with BoaB interactive (a science communication and knowledge management company). I have a wonderful wife and 2 (soon to be 3) children and want the world to be a better place for them.

Hack Climate Change is a personal passion of his and he believes the Semantic Web is the perfect vehicle to make this happen.

I blog for Sitepoint and cover Semantic Web and Drupal topics:

Nicholas Roberts is a producer/project manager from Sydney Australia who works with BoaB interactive - a science and sustainability web company - in tropical north Queensland near the Great Barrier Reef.

He has 10 years of experience in internet, IT & media including a few years in newspapers for News Corp. Has worked for left-leaning think-tanks, an oil conglomerate, a university, a global multi-media empire, advertising firms and community arts. His most intense work experience was working as webmaster for News Corp in Australia from 2000-2003 during Sept 11 and the invasions of Afghanistan & Iraq.

Lately his focus has been on the intersection of internet, sustainability, media and democracy. He is in Europe for September to attend Drupalcon and the European Social Forum in Malmo in Sweden, September 17-21. He is also researching organising the Australian Social Forum to be held late 2009 and a multi-platform media cooperative.

He is a sucker for punishment.

Usability Sprint Day 3 - Node Form Group

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Submitted by jan Krummrey on Thu, 08/28/2008 - 17:12.
Session time: 
08/29/2008 - 15:00 - 08/29/2008 - 15:45

Extra BoF Spot for the Usability Sprint

Group working on the Node Forms

Looking behind, good and bad

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Submitted by Gábor Hojtsy on Thu, 08/28/2008 - 13:23.
Session time: 
08/29/2008 - 16:00 - 08/29/2008 - 16:45

Building a website for is a challenging matter. There are lots of features to work with, the site should adapt to the needs at any time and of course should show that when Drupal is used to build its own conference website, it should do cool stuff for its attendees and other interested parties.

There were lots of design decisions made on the site given the needs we specified based on our look at previous Drupalcons and our own expectations. Sometimes existing modules fit well into our plans, quite a few times we needed glue code or our own code to do the work. Sometimes our own code resulted in superb end results but then also sometimes made mistakes. It also turned out that some of our design choices were not perfect and in some cases our implementation was not adaptive as we wished.

I hope to tell stories about these experience, dive into some details about the implementation, glue code, own code. You will most probably not get clear recipes, and definitely not ready to use code.

Ps. (If we have time and interest, we can get into the making of - our management website for this event and lessons we learned using and sometimes not using that).

Drupal + Solr = Love

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Submitted by voidberg on Thu, 08/28/2008 - 02:01.
Session time: 
08/30/2008 - 13:30 - 08/30/2008 - 14:30


Apache Solr is a search server built on top of Lucene which offers an HTTP interface, faceted search, caching and replication. Drupal has already a module (ApacheSolr) which does a very good job but which doesn't use some of the more advanced features. This talk will introduce them to you and will show you how you could use them to build cool stuff with Drupal.


* Introduction to Solr
* The ApacheSolr module
* Schema
* Request handlers
* Input parameters
* Cache warming
* Geolocation: Localsolr and C-Squares


The goals of this BoF is to introduce people to Apache Solr and show them how they can use it in Drupal.


Bringing Semantic Web to Drupal

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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 -

Microformats in Drupal

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Submitted by v on Wed, 08/27/2008 - 15:56.
Session time: 
08/29/2008 - 13:30 - 08/29/2008 - 14:30
  • Overview

    • Do you know Microformats?
    • Do you use Microformats?

    This BOF is for brainstorming and discussing the use and relevance in Drupal.

  • Agenda

    • Who's behind Microformats
    • What is a Microformat
    • hCard
    • hCalendar
    • etc?
  • Goals
    • Brainstorming and raising the awareness the value off Microformats
  • Resources

CiviCRM survivors

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Submitted by joachim on Wed, 08/27/2008 - 14:41.
Session time: 
08/29/2008 - 16:00 - 08/29/2008 - 16:45


CiviCRM is a constituent relationship management system that integrates with Drupal.
That's the simple version of the story.

Now here's what was overheard at Port Royal last night: 'Dude -- do you not realize the ground you're walking on is littered with corpses?'

Don't let the next lot of corpses include yours.

If you're working (fighting) with CiviCRM now, if you've worked with it in the past, or you know that you'll be needing to use it in the future, come along and we'll share experiences, tips, and code.