Drupal Focus On Enterprise

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Wed, 26/05/2010 - 14:00 - 21:00

Drupal Focus On Enterprise

MySQL and the UK Drupal community are pleased to invite you to a half day event focusing on the benefits and challenges of using Drupal in your business.

Whether you are evaluating Drupal or running in production, this yearly event is a great opportunity to learn more about Drupal deployments, put your questions to the experts, and connect with the London Drupal community.

This event is free, but registration is required:

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How Learning Styles Ease the Drupal Learning Curve

Paula Hudspith, Director of Learning, IO1 Limited

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This is an informal, interactive session lead by Paula Hudspith from IO1.  For many, Drupal has a steep learning curve.  In this session you'll discover how understanding learning styles and incorporating them into formal and informal training sessions can boost someone's learning experience, interest and retention rate.  This is a hands-on session so please bring along your laptop.

Drupal and Web Services

Django Beatty, Managing Director, Adub

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

A look at the cutting-edge of Drupal web services and some interesting applications for enterprise.

Enterprise Search In Drupal

David Stuart - Axis Twelve

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Exploring Drupal and Apache Solr advanced search features including indexing File attachments, Drupal Apache Solr Views, Synonyms, N-Gram Filters and Faceting.

Using Drupal To Deliver Professional Video

Jakub Suchy, Director, Dynamiteheads

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Examples of using video in Drupal and a a detailed look at the new Brightcove Module for Drupal.

Communicating With Your Users With Email And SMS

Robert Castelo, Director, Code Positive

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

How to keep users connected with a website by broadcasting content via email and SMS.

How RDF Will Impact Internet Marketing

Fintan Galvin, Managing Director, IO1 Limited

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

RDF explained, and how the semantic web will boost your SEO.

Scaling and Managing MySQL for Drupal

Ivan Zoratti, Director of Sales Engineering, MySQL

5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

A look at how to scale and manage the backend database infrastructure that Drupal runs on.

Location, Maps, Drupal and You

Andrew Larcombe, Freelance Geospatial Consultant

5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Using Drupal to leverage your business' geospatial data - a beginners guide

Proving The Value Of Social Networks For Businesses

Matt Rhodes, Head of Client Services, FreshNetworks

7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Using case studies of businesses and organisations who have used Drupal as a social media platform, Charlie will look at how businesses can prove the value of social media and online communities, and will show how to measure success and ROI.

i18n - Multilingual Drupal

Russell Blakeborough, Director, BrightonART

7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Find out what it's like run an international website: an introduction to Drupal's multilingual features followed by a short tour of Brightonart's latest production in 5 languages - energyunion.eu

Adding Enterprise Content Management to your Drupal site using CMIS

David Gildeh, Founder & Director, SambaStream

8:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Drupal currently has little out the box support for managing and searching documents. This presentation will show how to integrate an Enterprise Content Management system with your Drupal site.

Securing Your Digital Identity with Drupal

Mysty, white hat security systems expert

8:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Demonstrating how easy it is to secure digital identities and make the web safer with OpenID in Drupal.


Food, Drink, and Books

Packt Publishing have kindly donated Drupal books to be won by a few lucky attendees, and food and drinks will be provided.


There is a pub below the venue, where the meeting will likely move afterwards.

The tag for this event is dfoenterprise, all presentations will be available after the event, and we may be providing live streaming.

What is Drupal?

Based on it's feature set and the strength of it's community, Forrester Research have recommended Drupal as one of the top web applications for enterprise use.

Out of the box Drupal provides a rich toolset to manage the content and behaviour of your website, including content management and advanced community building features.

Drupal is also framework for rapid development, so new features such as eCommerce can be quickly added by installing a plug in from a library of existing modules, over 6,000 currently available, or you can develop your own modules and plug them in.

Who's Using Drupal?

Sony, Universal, Warner Brothers, AOL, Yahoo, Adobe, Imagination, Pfizer, and Price Waterhouse Coopers...and many other organisations. You've probably been to a Drupal site without realising it.


Hosted by MySQL, one of the most popular databases used with Drupal.

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mysty's picture

'Securing Your Digital Identity with Drupal' slides

.. are up at slideshare via http://bit.ly/dcmoWK

However, most of my session was in hands on demo mode so there is not much in the slides really apart from the resources page at the end perhaps. So I've pasted them below:


•Anti Phishing Working Group (APWG) –http://www.antiphishing.org •OpenID –http://openid.nethttp://wiki.openid.net/Librarieshttp://openiddirectory.com •On *.drupal.org –http://drupal.org/project/openid_provider (Walkah) –OpenID Roadmap http://groups.drupal.org/node/21221(Alex Barth & others) •Swekey –http://drupal.org/project/swekeyhttp://www.swekey.com/ •Walkah’s dc2009 session –http://dc2009.drupalcon.org/session/openid-drupal-and-open-webhttp://www.archive.org/details/DrupalconDc2009-OpenidDrupalAndTheOpenWeb •Chris Messina, Lullabot discuss OpenID, identity online –http://www.lullabot.com/audiocast/podcast-71-chris-messina-and-open-identity •Hosting platforms used in demos –http://www.linode.comhttp://omega8.cc (many thanks for the test drive!) 


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& the file for drush make to create your own OpenID provider


core = 6.x

projects[] = drupal

projects[] = xrds_simple

projects[openid_provider][patch][] = http://drupal.org/files/issues/621956-13_openid_provider_form.patch


Drupal and Web Services

After a bit of a fight with slideshare, I've uploaded my presentation:


Any word on videos of this event?