Lev Tsypin will be presenting “Drupal, what is it good for?” tomorrow (Wednesday) morning in the Marquam room at 10:00.
My presentation will cover some Drupal basics including history, core concepts, and system structure. From there, we will dig into Drupal’s strengths and weaknesses, finishing off by discussing the types of projects Drupal is best suited for, including specific examples for each case.
My hope is that developers new to the platform will gain a better understanding of when to approach a new project with Drupal, more experienced developers will gain a bit of insight on when not to use it, and non-techies will have some help in choosing a platform for their projects along with an understanding why developers they work with select a given platform. Please note that this talk will not delve deeply into the technical details of Drupal.
Recommendations for other talks? Where to start! I only wish there weren’t so many overlapping talks I’m interested in. Some that caught my eye include the Web Server Shootout, Open Source Tools for Developers, Drizzle, Django, and the keynotes. I basically want to exposure to new topics for me, or a deeper insight into ones I’m already familiar with.