Drupal Sun was inspired by the way tools like Google Reader and Feedly take feeds and make them easy to read.
Drupal Global Training Days are a recent initiative in the Drupal community, created this year by the Drupal Association to help spread Drupal adoption. The concept is to organize free or at-cost intro Drupal training on a given day, to grow the Drupal community. Drupal companies and local user groups are encouraged to organize a training session in their area as part of the event.
There will be a hive of activity around multilingual Drupal at DrupalCon Munich 2012! Whether you're new to multilingual Drupal or a developer wanting to change how Drupal works with language, there are lots of opportunities to get involved.
Yesterday, Alex and I presented at McGill University's School of Computer Science about starting a tech company in Montreal. We talked about how we went about starting our business when we graduated from McGill back in 2007. We had a great turnout with lots of eager comp sci students eager to learn about how to get into tech entrepreneurship.
This week I had the chance to speak at ConFoo, Montreal's annual conference on web technologies. The conference attracts speakers and attendees from across Europe and North America, as well as locals from Montreal. On the list of speakers this year were Andrew Zmievsky who presented on Geotools and ElasticSearch and James Duncan from Joyent speaking about Node.js.
Last night we held Montreal's February Drupal meetup at Notman House. The meetup included a four presentations of Drupal modules and projects.
Over the past two months, we've held four public Drupal trainings out of our office in Montreal. It's been an amazing experience for building up the Montreal Drupal community, practicing our training talents, and introducing lots of people to Drupal.
Drupal and ApacheSolr are a great combination. Drupal provides the infrastructure for managing content, taxonomies, and users. Solr provides a scalable search index, allowing for results to be dynamically faceted so users can narrow down their results.
The Montreal Drupal community came out in full force earlier this week for our first meetup of the year. In addition to the familiar faces from Whisky Echo Bravo, McGill University, Espeo and other companies, were some newer members like Ryan Weal and Geoff Brown. On the agenda was Drupal7 and other projects that people had worked on since our last meeting.
In an attempt to jump on the blog bandwagon, I've created my first site in Drupal Gardens. Drupal Gardens - Acquia’s foray into the blogosphere - is targeted at your Average Joe. With limited admin controls and easy-to-use modules, Gardens trims away many of Drupal’s administrative features to provide users with a simplified version of the CMS.
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