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Acquia Web 2.0 Expo Launch Pad video

On April 24, Jeff Whatcott and I gave a 5-minute Drupal demonstration and Acquia pitch at the Web 2.0 Expo Launch Pad event. Here's the video (larger version here).

Speaking at Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco: Launch Pad

On Thursday, April 24 I'll have the privilege of demonstrating Drupal at the Web 2.0 Expo Launch Pad event in San Francisco. Acquia and five other companies will have five minutes each to demo their product or service in front of a large audience and a panel of VC's. It's a huge honor for Acquia to be chosen among the 150 companies that submitted applications and a wonderful opportunity to show off Drupal in front of thousands of its potentially likely users.

In February, I gave a two-hour talk about Drupal at the Boston PHP User's Group. In the past I've spent as long as five full days teaching Drupal developer seminars. In San Francisco, I'll have three minutes—Acquia's VP of Marketing Jeff Whatcott seems to insist on spending at least some of our time talking about our company :-). How would you demonstrate Drupal's depth and flexibility in three minutes? What would you show?

I hope you are able to join us in San Francisco to find out our answer to this challenge. Launch Pad starts at 1:30pm PDT and we are first up, so do not be late! Note that you can attend the session for free using an Expo Only pass—use the discount code websf08opw when you register.

For those who can't make it, we'll post video online as soon as we can afterwards.

Speaking at Drupalcon Boston 2008: The Future of Fields

Drupalcon Boston 2008 takes place from March 3, 2008 to March 7, 2008 at the Boston Convention and Expo Center. With a (predicted) sold-out crowd of 800 attendees, three top-notch keynote speakers, 60 sessions, industry networking events, a job fair, code sprint, and more, it is going to be quite a party!

Along with three colleagues, I’ll be speaking on Tuesday morning about The Future of Fields:

Speaking at BostonPHP on 02/28/2008: An in depth view of Drupal

I’ll be speaking at the BostonPHP User’s Group on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 6:30pm:

Alive, Kicking, and Speaking in Barcelona

Some of you may have noticed (who am I kidding? there is no "you" reading this site regularly...) that I've been gone awhile; my previous post here was in May. Well, I just got married and so have been, ah, rather busy. :-) I am finally back from the land of endless planning and greatly looking forward to DrupalCon 2007 in Barcelona. Besides all the Drupal excitement, this will also be my first trip with my wife (I keep emphasizing that word assuming it will eventually seem real) since our wedding; the official honeymoon isn't until later this year.

More relevantly, I'll be giving a variety of presentations at DrupalCon 2007:

Web seminar: Using Images with Drupal

On June 21, 2007 at 1pm US/Eastern, I’ll be giving an online seminar titled Using Images with Drupal. Drupal has a wide variety of methods and modules for uploading, storing, and displaying images. This seminar will help you decide which approaches best meet the needs of your site. It covers:

  • Creating image nodes with the Image module.
    • Associating Image nodes to posts with Image Attach.
    • Embedding images in content with Image Assist.
  • Adding image fields to custom node types.
    • Using multiple images and/or multiple image fields.
    • Automatically formatting image fields with the imagecache module.
    • Controlling image field display.
  • Showing multiple images on a page with dynamic “previous/next” links.
  • Using Views to display images in node lists.
  • Associating images with categories with Taxonomy Image.

This event will be live with interactive audio, screen casting, and Q&A. Space is limited. Register now at http://druplinars.com/using-images-drupal.

Free web seminar: Intro to Drupal: Installation and Basics

On June 15, 2007 at 1pm US/Eastern, I’ll be giving a free online seminar titled Introduction to Drupal: Installation and Basics. This seminar is an introduction to Drupal for first-timers. It covers:

  • Installation
  • Creating and managing content pages
  • Basic site-building features: modules, comments, menus, sidebar blocks, categories, and more
  • User accounts and access control
  • Defining custom object types with the Content Construction Kit (CCK)
  • Displaying lists and summaries of content with Views

This seminar will help you decide if Drupal is the right website solution for you and provides the foundation for all other seminars offered at Druplinars.com.

This event will be live with interactive audio, screen casting, and Q&A. Space is limited. Register now at http://druplinars.com/introduction-to-drupal.

Instructors wanted! See http://druplinars.com/teach for details.

Free web seminar: Site building in Drupal

I just launched http://druplinars.com, a new site that offers online training seminars for the Drupal community.

On May 10, 2007 at 1pm US/Eastern, I'll be giving a free seminar titled "Site building with Drupal: CCK, Views, E-Commerce, and more." It will a behind-the-scenes tour of how to build a site like Druplinars.com using the powerful features of core and contributed Drupal modules (CCK, Views, E-Commerce, imagecache, Persistent Login, securepages, and more) and also showing when custom coding is necessary. This event will be live with interactive audio, screen casting, and Q&A.
Space is limited.

Instructors wanted! See http://druplinars.com/teach for details.