Western Mass Drupal Camp

Western Mass Drupal Camp will be held in Amherst MA on 1/21/12

I was very happy to find out this weekend that I will be speaking next weekend (1/21/12) at Western Mass Drupal Camp in Amherst.

I’ll be walking through a case study of the site ISITE Design recently designed and built for the JFK Jr Forum at the Harvard Institute of Politics (The Forum site is new, the Institute of Politics site is existing).

As I wrote in the session description:

An interesting project – in some ways a very simple Drupal site with a single content type, but lots of interesting features.

Key features we’ll review include:

  • Kaltura – open source (and SaaS) video platform for livestreaming, transcoding, and delivery, including HTML 5 video
  • Programmatic content migration from EZ Publish, using Feeds
  • Homepage feature carousel and “featured” forums: Views, Blocks, Nodequeue
  • Complex Views (Headers, Contextual Arguments, rewriting)
  • Taxonomy: Speakers, Moderators, Cosponsors, Subjects
  • Calendar of Forums

Looks like it will be a very full day of sessions, including presentations on responsive design, Drush basics, Views, and usability testing.