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Second Stanford Drupal Summit

February 14, 2012 - 4:00pm
Location: (550 Panama Mall)

The Stanford Open Source Lab is pleased to announce the official date of the Second Stanford Drupal Summit, a campus-wide initiative sponsored by IT Services, University Communications, and the Stanford Law School. This event is open to any member of the Stanford community using, contemplating using, or simply interested in the use of Drupal in the Stanford environment. Morning refreshments will be supplied.

What is the Stanford Drupal Summit?

Drupal is here, it's mainstream on campus, and will only become more so over the next 24-36 months. Yet, despite active support from our friends at IT Services, and a strong grass-roots network on campus that supports both the drupallers mailing list and the TechCommons web-site, we often find ourselves in a situation where the lack of a stronger central vision of where we want to see Drupal headed on campus results in multiple groups looking to solve the same or similar problems individually - we keep reinventing the wheel. As well, it is important that third-party modules we select meet the University's goal of online accessibility and overall quality; collectively evaluating specific modules across multiple instances, or reviewing multiple modules that do similar things in an effort to find "the best" choice benefits us all is a strong desire that I am sure we all share. In short, the Summit is an effort to further solidify the collaborative efforts that have already resulted in Drupal’s rapid acceptance and up-take on campus.

WHAT TO EXPECT?8:30 AM: Refreshments 9:00 AM: Welcoming remarks
  • Overview from IT Services - Drupal @ Stanford
9:05 AM: Keynote Address
  • Ranga Jayaraman, Stanford GSB
9:20 AM: Library Web Redesign
  • Stu Snydman, SULAIR
9:30 AM: IT Services Drupal Offerings
  • Stanford Web Services
9:45 - 10:30 AM: Breakout groups
  • Collect current inventory of sites and applications built on campus in Drupal
  • Adoption issues (implementation, maintenance, training, etc.)
  • Wish list of future initiatives (needs/wants/desires)
10:30 - 11:00: Break and Mingle
  • Discuss with your colleagues
  • Drink coffee, eat pastries
11:00 - 12:00: Now What?
  • Reconvene and share results of breakout groups with the assembled summit
  • Open discussion
  • Closing thoughts and next steps
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