ALE CENTRAL MTG. for Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Filed at 11:51 am under by Ruscetta

The feature presentation for our ALE Central Meeting
at 7:30pm on Thursday, July 21st, 2011 will be:

“An Introduction to Drupal CMS”
presented by David Tomaschik

— MP4 Pixeo of this presentation is now available for download
courtesy Steve Brown and at:
— and via Torrent with the torrent file at:
— and among other ALE presentations courtesy of Aaron at:
— with the presentation slides available courtesy David at:

– Drupal is a freely distributable open source Content Management
System used for building everything from basic websites to web
applications and social media sites. Drupal is scalable and can
be tailored to meet many needs, from small personal sites to
sites that get millions of hits a day. This presentation will cover
everything from choosing a hosting platform to building content
to utilizing the power of community contributed modules, with
specific topics including:
– Why is Drupal the right choice?
– Choosing a hosting platform
– Initial installation and configuration
– Building basic content
– Managing themes, blocks, and other features
– The power of “contrib” (community-contributed modules)
– An overview of custom development
– How to run multiple sites from one codebase

— David is a system administrator and Drupal developer at Kennesaw
State University. Additionally, he is currently pursuing a M.S. in
Information Security from Georgia Tech. When he’s not at the computer
(a rare event), he enjoys sci-fi books and movies and amateur

The meeting will be held at Emory Law School in our
usual Gambrel Hall, room 1C venue.
Our meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found at

…and if you missed our March meeting, be sure to
check out Davids excellent presentation on
“Protecting Privacy, Identity & Systems with GnuPG”
available at

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