What's New With Drupal?

by Tim Erickson | at MinneBar 10 | 3:45 – 4:35 in Louis Pasteur | View Schedule

Drupal is open source CMS software maintained and developed by a community of over 1,000,000 users and developers. Drupal can be suitable for projects as small as a personal blog or for large scale enterprise projects.

The Twin Cities is home to one of the most vibrant and active Drupal communities in the country. With multiple meet-ups per month and one of the best Drupal Camps in the country.

This session will include:

  • A brief introduction to what Drupal is
  • A guide to the local Drupal community and how you can get involved in Drupal development
  • A list of some great tools and strategies for getting started with Drupal
  • An update and very brief tour of Drupal 8 - which is currently in Beta release

Tim Erickson

I'm a long time resident of the Twin Cities who is very active in the local, national, and international Drupal community. I've presented at several regional Drupal camps and national conventions and recently I've become very involved in the Backdrop CMS community.

I spent many years working in the area of online civic engagement with E-Democracy.org and have a strong interest in online communities. I'm a frequent participant at local hack-a-thons and Open Twin Cities.

I am the owner of Triplo. Triplo is a local Drupal Development shop that also provides mentoring and support services to local freelance internet designers and developers.