[drupal-devel] Drupal conference, Amsterdam

Kieran Lal kieran at civicspacelabs.org
Tue Sep 27 07:24:18 UTC 2005

On Sep 27, 2005, at 12:17 AM, Bèr Kessels wrote:

> I really would like to see a discussion and meeting for a better  
> (newer) media
> handling in Drupal.
> So I still volunteer for this (in addition to my relations talk,  
> not instead
> of) media:
> Title: Drupal in media communities
> Description: Look at the present state of media handling in drupal.  
> Look at
> communities around media in Drupal. Podcasting, Vodcasting, Remixing,
> Creative Commons, scattered file storage (flickr), import of media  
> and so on.
> Talk about how the future in this should look. Are we ready for it  
> yet?

Colin has been working on the audio node.  Farsheed is working on the  
playlist module, and the Artist profile in CivicSpace.  Uwe has  
modified the video node and now supports channels(feeds) for the  
Democracy TV client.  We have one torrent tracker available and I  
just got permission to GPL a second if it's presented in a non-piracy  
context.  Aggregator supports enclosures.

We have been talking with the Internet Archive about long term  
storage of media from CivicSpace/Drupal sites.

This would be a good topic because we should have an integrated  
solution for Drupal as a media aggregation, remix, and broadcast  
platform in the next few weeks.


> Bèr
> On Tuesday 27 September 2005 07:46, Dries Buytaert wrote:
>> Hello,
>> any more proposals?  We could use a dozen more. ;-)
>> On 22 Sep 2005, at 14:54, Dries Buytaert wrote:
>>> next month, many of us will be in Amsterdam to attend the Drupal
>>> conference: http://drupal.org/conference-amsterdam-2005.  The goal
>>> is to meet in person, to educate new users, to brainstorm about the
>>> future of Drupal, to get some development done, and to have fun in
>>> and around Amsterdam.  Antwerp was fun, Portland was fun, Amsterdam
>>> will be fun too so better be there.
>>> People can self-organize and get some hacking done in small or
>>> large groups; we'll provide the space.  To do so, we're renting a
>>> venue for either 2 or 3 days -- Ber and Bert are finalizing the
>>> deal.  Furthermore, Boris secured some funding so the Drupal
>>> conference will be free to attend.  More details will follow  
>>> shortly.
>>> First things first.  We plan to do a number of Drupal presentations
>>> and to do so we need people to present.  The idea is to do many
>>> short presentations (maximum 10 minutes, lightning talks) followed
>>> by a discussion (maximum 20 minutes).  Possible topics include (but
>>> are not limited to): (i) a module you've written, (ii) a module you
>>> plan to write, (iii) a website or project you've done, (iv) a
>>> proposed core change, (v) the results of a survey, analysis, or
>>> benchmark, (vi) a problem or bottleneck you observed, (vii)
>>> drupal.org related issues,  etc.  Anything Drupal can be discussed
>>> and everyone is encouraged to submit a topic.  The presentations
>>> are fun and informal; they have proven to be a great way to get
>>> feedback and directions.
>>> If you want to present something, please send an e-mail with the
>>> topic of your proposed presentation and a two line description.
>>> I'll add the presentations to the conference page  at http://
>>> drupal.org/conference-amsterdam-2005.  If you like to see something
>>> presented rather than presenting it yourself, you can request a
>>> presentation.  Once we have enough presentations, we'll categorize
>>> them in groups.  I hope to get more than 20 presentations by the
>>> end of next week.
>> --
>> Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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