Computers in Libraries, 2010
Tagged with drupal
Eric Goldhagen and I are leading a hands on preconference workshop (#W11) at Computers in Libraries. It's Sunday, April 11 1:30-4:30 (Thank dog they didn't schedule us for a morning session!) in Washington, DC.
Our original title which they truncated, not without cause, is "Drupal Kitchen: a Hands-on Workshop for Anything from Creating Blog Posts to Overwriting Theme Functions."
I updated some modules on my site this weekend, mostly on my own because I'd taken notes the last time through. I had to ask for help a few times, and it seems like some steps change a bit from time to time, but if you are a novice on the command line sick of being totally dependent on a programmer friend or partner, see if this will work for you for updating your Drupal site:
Note: these instructions are for someone like me, who has down this a few times, but with someone holding her hand the whole time, but who does know how to wget and tar –zxvf, even if she messes up the order of the letters sometimes.
- Circus Amok season schedule
- Intro to Drupal Session Notes
- OCLC WorldCat Hackathon
- One Web Day
- Over 200 new NYPL card holders
- RNC Welcoming Committee
- [Siva Vaidhyanathan]'s essay on the myth of the "digital generation"
- Taxpayers off the hook for GOP convention lawsuits
- White House DJ Battle
My overall feeling is that it was great to see such a large and motivated group in action--providing two days of training and peer learning, friggin' delicious bagels, and pizza, all for free.
I updated this site yesterday, from Drupal 4.7 to Drupal 5.7, with much help from Eric. We decided not to move it up to 6.x, since 6.x has some incomplete modules in its core. (If I'm misstating that, it's on me, not Eric, btw.) I thought I'd summarize my experience with the process a bit, since I know there's a lot of interest in Drupal among librarians.
It's Drupal BarCamp time, once again in NYC, and as usual, I'll be out of town. But if I weren't going to be at WAM, I'd be at Brooklyn Polytechnic learning how to make this site (and others, notably Radical Reference) better.
Sign up now, they're capping registration at 120. It's free. You'll learn the same kind of stuff other groups might charge you $1200 for.