May 15 2019
May 15

The Drupal Event Organizers Group had a very productive DrupalCon Seattle (look for a blog post soon) and is taking the momentum from our in-person meetings to keep the initiative moving forward. Our next step is to create an official charter (similar to that of the CWG) to solidify our mission, process, and membership.

To that end, the Event Organizers Group is putting out a call for members of our Formation Board. This small group will be tasked with drafting a charter, reviewing it with the larger group, and then getting approval from Dries, the Drupal Project Lead, within the next few months.

We have representation from the US, and our immediate need is for members across the globe. If you're passionate about event organizing in your area and would like to be involved, please reach out to Avi Schwab on the Event Organizers Slack. We'll be having meetings at least bi-monthly and working asynchronously between them to develop the charter. We're committed to ensuring global accessibility, and as such will be alternating meeting times across the globe.

Mar 27 2019
Mar 27

Less than two weeks remain until the start of DrupalCon Seattle and the Event Organizers have a packed schedule. We’ve been meeting virtually throughout the year, and we’re all looking forward to the opportunity to meet in person and dig into the conversations further. Here’s a list of where we’ll be—from “official” organizer events, to sessions and BoFs that are of interest for organizers. Whether you’re an event organizer, interested in starting an event in your area, or just want to flag one of us down, here’s where to look.

Tuesday, April 9

Wednesday, April 10

Thursday, April 11

Thanks to Kaleem Clarkson (of DrupalCamp Atlanta) for all of his hard work on organizing the organizers and John Rearick (of DrupalCorn) for digging through the schedule to find many of these sessions.

We'll see you at DrupalCon!

Jun 21 2016
Jun 21
news.uchicago.edu screenshots via http://ami.responsivedesign.is/Completed Drupal site or project URL: https://news.uchicago.edu

The University of Chicago News Office is the central hub for all outward-facing press at the University—from new academic majors to presidential visits. The staff of 10-12 news officers create and publish over 1000 stories, videos, and photo galleries per year, many of which get picked up by major TV networks, newspapers, Reddit, and other outlets.

In 2011, the News Office developed a Drupal 6/Pressflow-powered site, which by mid-2014 was starting to feel the weight of the evolving web with pressures for responsive design, better speed during high-traffic events, and better content management tools. With over 20,000 content nodes, however, moving the site would be no easy task.

Screenshot of the old UChicago News site

In July 2014, the News Office contracted with Web Services to “Upgrade news.uchicago.edu from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7, preserving existing functionality. Update the design, including making it responsive.” Two years later, the new news.uchicago.edu launched: fully mobile-friendly, running on an upgraded hosting platform, and almost completely rebuilt from the ground up.

Screenshot of the new UChicago News site

About Drupal Sun

Drupal Sun is an Evolving Web project. It allows you to:

  • Do full-text search on all the articles in Drupal Planet (thanks to Apache Solr)
  • Facet based on tags, author, or feed
  • Flip through articles quickly (with j/k or arrow keys) to find what you're interested in
  • View the entire article text inline, or in the context of the site where it was created

See the blog post at Evolving Web

Evolving Web