Drupal at UAL
We aim to develop a new Drupal open source web development community of practice at UAL.
We recently submitted a bid to the UAL Communities of Practice fund as part of the DIAL, process.arts, ALTO UK and SCORE projects to develop a Drupal UAL open source web development community of practice. We're really pleased to announce the panel agreed to provide funding towards the development of this community.
Project outline and aims:
- Bring together the individuals at UAL staff and students who are working with drupal, meet and plan project approach below:
- Employ two artstemps drupal/web developers to help champion and support the development of UALs in house drupal community. (30 hours of support £408 artstemps)
- In collaboration with interested drupal project staff/developers and student developers we aim to hold 6 hackdays ( 3 hour dropin, software collaboration, discussion and experiment). The hackdays will be held in each college and will provide a drop-in service. An introduction to drupal: for those who would like to learn about drupal and UAL drupal projects and to discuss projects and code development and join the online community.
- Create and develop an open online UAL drupal network using process.arts groups http://process.arts.ac.uk/content/what-are-project-groups . The online network will promote the hackdays and support dialogue and resources development before and after hackdays. The outputs (Drupal introduction resources, summary of debates and new and future software development ideas and collaborations) the findings of the hackdays will be published in this space.
Contact: Chris Follows - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Chris, I've just posted a few lines on DrupalCon this summer. http://process.arts.ac.uk/content/drupal-con-munich-2012-opportunity-enhance-students-he-experience
Like we said, we could use one of the hack days to present what has been discussed at the conference to students, hopefully to gather more interest over the Drupal UAL developers.
I also hope we'll be able to start some sort of distant collaboration with some other institutions, as one of the talk precisely aims at this.
what you think?