The new barcampmilwaukee.com is a site running Drupal, and I’m pretty damn impressed with it. Blake did most of the work, ok, pretty much all of the work, and I helped just a bit with the PayPal stuff and the CSS. (The site from the first BarCampMilwaukee is still available at 2006.barcampmilwaukee.com)

This site is very cool. Drupal gave us so many great features out of the box, I can’t imagine doing it from scratch without a great framework to take us most of the way there.

Just to highlight a few features, by the time we get to BarCampMilwaukee2, you should have a good idea who the other participants are and what interests you may share, the sessions people may want to see happen, what opinions people have on things, how to donate, and who donated.

I first encountered Drupal back in 2002, and back then saw it has potential, and I’m glad it’s turned into a mature system. I really want to get more into Drupal, as I keep coming across projects that might be a good match for it’s capabilities. Drupal interest in the Milwaukee area is also growing, and if we’re lucky, we may see a DrupalCampWisconsin before the end of the year.

At BarCampMilwaukee2, Blake will do a session titled BarCampMilwaukee.com in ten minutes, and I’ll definitely be there.

2 Responses to “barcampmilwaukee.com, now with Drupal!”

  1. dpkNo Gravatar says:

    so there seems to be a big local fanbase for drupal. what about typo3, mambo, joomla, wordpress, magnolia, midgard, …?

    I gave drupal a shot once in the form of civicrm. Gah! non-intuitive backends seem to be the rule in the world of FOSS CMSes. I would rather use a wiki. But drupal keeps truckin’ so that large a user base indicates good stuff. I will just have to find the time and some entry point to it…

  2. Yeah, there are definitely some local Drupal fans… I’m a big WordPress fan myself (I think I have almost 1/2 dozen WP sites.) I seem to remember someone saying they were looking at Joomla a while back. If you are at BarCampMilwaukee2 (or any Web414 meeting) you can definitely get some opinions/help with Drupal.

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