There was an interesting and timely article on the eduGuru blog this week regarding how Duke University used Drupal to power their new homepage.

CWS and Web Communications are currently developing a new OSU homepage.  We are also using Drupal to power the content of the new page.  We can’t give out too many details right now, because we’re busy developing the new site.  Details about the new site and process will be available to campus soon.

David Barner of Web Communications will be providing a demonstration and overview of the new homepage at the April Drupal on Rye session.  If you can’t make the session, we will be providing  wrap-ups and videos via this blog after the meeting is complete.

As a reminder the April Drupal on Rye session will be Tuesday, April 27th from 11:30am – 1:00pm in Kidder 278.  Hope to see you there!

We finally have the video from the March 2010 Drupal on Rye uploaded and encoded into OSU Media Manager.  We did our best to give everyone speaking a microphone, but some commenters were faster than we could keep up with.  For the April meeting, we’re trying a different location which should help with the audio recording.

Part 1 – Employee CCK discussion

Part 2 – New Drupal on Rye Blog

Part 3 – Campus Taxonomies

Part 4 – Distribution of Shared Code

Part 5 – Details of upcoming release

Part 6 – Additional Discussion

The April Drupal on Rye session has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 27th from 11:30am – 1:00pm.  The session will be held in Kidder 278.

Some suggested topics of discussion include:

  • Demonstration of the new Bibliography module
  • Overview of the new OSU Homepage

In addition, several CWS employees will be attending DrupalCon 2010 (the Drupal Convention).  Our plan is to bring you updates and information from the conference at the next few Drupal on Rye Sessions.

We’re looking for other ideas from all of you out there.  Feel free to suggest ideas by leaving a comment on this post or sending a help ticket to CWS using the form at http://oregonstate.edu/cws/contact

We hope to finalize the agenda soon.

Registration is optional, but helps us know how many people to expect.