What is Drupal?

Submitted by Barrett on Mon, 02/28/2011 - 05:10

What is Drupal?

In preparation for his upcoming keynote at DrupalCon Chicago, Dries has posted a request on his blog that Drupal users answer the question of what Drupal is to them. My answer to the question is:

Drupal is the lackey that I force to write the boring, repetitive code (e.g., log in/log out, change password, database CRUD operations) so that I can focus on the interesting problems.

DrupalCon Chicago

Submitted by Barrett on Thu, 02/03/2011 - 12:51

I'm attending DrupalCon Chicago, March 7-10, 2011

There's just over a month left until DrupalCon Chicago. I've been going over the final session list and I'm jazzed. Looks like some great sessions this year. Now I just need to figure out human cloning so I can attend all the sessions I want.

I'm heavily oriented to the Coder track with a smattering of Implementation and Configuration sessions but a couple of the Theming sessions look really interesting as well.

This year's conference page also has a neat feature on the Schedule page: Each session has a button next to it to add it to your schedule (or remove it, if it's already on your schedule). You can then view your customized schedule through a tab on your account page. I haven't seen anything about how they implemented it, but my guess is that it relies on Node Queue. The only thing I'd change about what they've implemented would be to add a print-friendly version of the My Schedule list and maybe a means to export it in iCal or other calendar format.