Building a community site can be a daunting task. Should you use a distribution or go with a more customized approach?
This session will discuss the approach of starting with basic Drupal 7, building a basic data model, and using entities to build a decoupled foundation so that you can scale your community and add functionality without refactoring your site.
The following topics will be discussed:
- Data modeling
- Content strategy
- User roles/profiles
- Social media
If you want to build more efficient sites using a decoupled flexible approach, this session will help introduce some of the latest techniques to accomplish your goals.
Drupaling since 2007. Active in the South Florida Drupal community spreading the word and helping others learn Drupal.
BSEE and BSCS from FIU (state university in Miami). I did a co-op at NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia. After graduation, I worked for Siemens in Boca Raton and Munich (where I learned to ski in the Alps just south of Munich). I worked for other telecom companies, including Nortel, Motorola and XponCard (small SIM card manufacturer). More recently I worked for a small pharma CRM company, where I began learning Drupal after hours and on weekends. Now I am focused on Drupal full-time!
A perpetual novice, I am always trying to improve the ways to build Drupal sites more efficiently: In a decoupled flexible manner.
The more Drupal I learn, the more I realize how little Drupal I know. But to me, that is the best part of learning Drupal.