Mike Collins and I recently spoke about Drupal at Drupalcamp Montreal. For those of you unfarmiliar with "Drupalcamp" think of it as a more light-weight, community oriented conference. It's a conference in that a diverse group of people interested in the same topic (Drupal) get together to talk Drupal but, in the spirit of open source, it's much more laid back and free flowing. I was part of two presentations (and chimed in during Collins theme discussion). I'll let him do a write up about his presentation so this will just cover the two that I was apart of.
Presentation one is a panel discussion with Penn State, Mcgill, and U. Calgary all answering questions. It covers:
- Server architecture
- Drupal architecture
- DB architecture / Shared Tables reasoning
- Management / Support
- Anything else people were interested in
Presentation two is all about our architecture. It covers:
- Breif background of the Institute setting up for why we're in the situation we are in
- How we've got Drupal configured
- How we've got our directories setup
- Sustainability / module selection rationale
- Demo of the network manager
- Questions from the audience
I'd like to thank those that attended both talks and Mcgill University for asking us to come up as well as hosting the event for about 150 members of the Drupal community. There were a lot of good presentations that I sat in on and if you're interested in seeing other people speak here's the link to presentations (growing by the day as they convert more of the video). http://drupalmontreal.blip.tv/posts?view=archive&nsfw=dc
Credit the great video work to DBN.ca!