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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

Cesko - Slovenske Stretnutie / Czech - Slovak user meeting

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Submitted by Jozef Toth on Wed, 08/27/2008 - 15:08.
Session time: 
08/29/2008 - 16:00 - 08/29/2008 - 16:45


Stretnutie Cechov s Slovakov, bude to priestor aby sme sa zoznamit, porozpravat, vymenit skusenosti, poradit atd...


* predstavenie
* volna diskusia


Vybudovanie kontaktov a vytvorenie priestoru na stretnutia, DrupalCamps...

Web Application Canonicalization, Encoding and Transcoding Attacks

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Submitted by AmandaGiovanni on Mon, 08/25/2008 - 17:42.
Session time: 
08/29/2008 - 09:00 - 08/29/2008 - 10:30

Amanda Giovanni, Director of Enterprise Risk Management of CommonPlaces, Erich Breyrent, VP of Engineering of CommonPlaces, Matthew Nash, Cyber Security Consultant of Katalyst Strategies, and Arian Evans of Whitehat, will present findings from the third quarter 2008 Web Application Security Statistics Report.

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.

Cross-Site Request Forgery: The Sleeping Giant of Website Vulnerabilities

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Submitted by AmandaGiovanni on Mon, 08/25/2008 - 04:01.
Session time: 
08/27/2008 - 15:00 - 08/27/2008 - 15:45

Join us for a real life examples and a panel discussion around CSRF with Amanda Giovanni, Director of Enterprise Risk Management of CommonPlaces, Erich Breyent, VP of Engineering of CommonPlaces, Matthew Nash, Cyber Security Consultant of Katalyst Strategies, and Arian Evans of Whitehat.

Facebook Application Hackathon

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Submitted by Dave Cohen on Sat, 08/09/2008 - 19:57.
Session time: 
08/29/2008 - 11:00 - 08/29/2008 - 12:00

There is already a session about Facebook Application development. The session is scheduled for 11am on the 28th. At that time I'll talk about what a Facebook App is and tools for building them on Drupal.

This BoF will be a chance to work with the modules and ask questions specific to your own site. Perhaps even get your site running on Facebook, if you have not tried to do so already.

I'll be there to answer questions and help troubleshoot. So this is a good chance to get started if you haven't worked with Facebook before. And a good chance to ask questions if your stuck on any particular feature.

If you want to contribute to the Drupal for Facebook project, we can talk about the best ways to do that.

Usability Research Recommendations (based on usability study findings)

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Submitted by Noyz on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 16:37.
Session time: 
08/27/2008 - 16:00 - 08/27/2008 - 16:45


A discussion about the findings of the two formal usability tests conducted on Drupal, possible resolutions, and methods for building usable applications.


* Recap of the top usability issues
* The Drupal Audience - Persona's defined
* Possible Resolutions
* low hanging fruit (easy, impactful fixes)
* high hanging fruit (harder, but important fixes)
* Methods for user centered checks and balances


The goal of this BoF is to discuss the usability findings and offer up solutions that will make Drupal more usable for new and seasoned users. We'll present ideas, talk about our audience via personas, and highlight methods for achieving more usable results in the future.


No required resources. Although it would be helpful to familiarize yourself with the two usability studies, which can be found on (

Drupal Development Workflow and Deployment Best Practices

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Submitted by Fintan on Thu, 07/24/2008 - 13:10.
Session time: 
08/27/2008 - 11:00 - 08/27/2008 - 12:00


At Drupal for NGOs in London, UK, strong interest was expressed in sharing development practices for Drupal development.

So let's do it!

We'd like to share some of our experiences and ideas with you, and find out how you guys deal with things like auto-deployment, developmen-staging-live syncing issues and the use of version control systems to protect and distribute your work.


* We'll share with you our workflow and development best practices
* Hopefully you guys will share yours!


We hope everyone will walk away with more tools and techniques for deploying, and maybe come to some kind of agreement on best practices for Drupal workflow.

All in all I think this could be a very productive session.


We require no resources, but we might print out a little write-up regarding our experiences and techniques to hand out during the session.

Usability Sprint, Day 2

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Submitted by yoroy on Sat, 07/19/2008 - 02:39.
Session time: 
08/28/2008 - 16:00 - 08/28/2008 - 16:45

Fleshing out the plans is here:

Looking for co-hosts!

- do a card sort on the admin categories
- discuss the different 'dashboard' approaches people already use
- choose 2 options we want to compare / test

another example:
- let's pick a nice chunk of core interface text: labels, descriptions, help
- rework them for clarity, consistency and brevity.

BoF Usability Sprint Day 2

build prototypes: on paper, in photoshop and/or code
or: further work on interface copy, start documenting the copywriting guidelines we find.

Core node access API - next steps

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Submitted by weitzman on Thu, 07/17/2008 - 07:06.
Session time: 
08/30/2008 - 13:30 - 08/30/2008 - 14:30


Lets brainstorm about what improvements we can make to the node access control system.


* How to make it easier to grok
* What features should be there but aren't


Close with a sentence or two describing the outcome you'd like from this session. For example, is the goal to define a problem and come up with a solution? If you're imparting knowledge, what sort of knowledge should attendees hope to gain by the end?


Please read node_access() and all the functions it calls. Also be familiar with node_db_rewrite_sql(). If you have written a node access module, you are very encouraged to attend.


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Submitted by add1sun on Wed, 07/02/2008 - 17:48.
Session time: 
08/28/2008 - 15:00 - 08/28/2008 - 15:45


This workshop is for anyone interested in making video tutorials. Many folks like learning by seeing and my goal is to cover the web with Drupal tutorials. I'll be going over how I make my videos and various tips and tricks. I'd really like other folks to bring their experiences on different platforms and share lots of video ideas and help each other out. We'll also talk about what videos are already out there for Drupal and how to add yours to the mix.


- What software to use?
- Resources, tips and tricks.
- What material to cover.
- How to get your video up on the web.
- See if we can record a few during the BoF!


Give anyone interested in making videos some help getting started and provide a venue for existing videocasters to share knowledge.


If you would like to play along and/or record your own video you should have a laptop, preferably with screen capture software installed already. You can see a list of some popular software for various platforms along with some basic recording tips at