CW 2005: Drupal Workshop

This isn’t a review of the excellent all-day session on using Drupal as a writing course community content management system, but just a way to say thanks to Charlie Lowe, Jim Kalmbach, Bradley Bleck, and Tim Lindgren (as well as some helpful long-distance commentary from Samantha Blackmon and Clancy Ratliff) for a great workshop. Kieran Lal assisted as well with some tutoring and a short and impressive presentation on CivicSpace, the reincarnation (?) of the DeanSpace distributed open source content management system designed specifically for the needs of a grassroots political campaign. I learned lots and lots and lots today — my brain hurts — and I’m looking forward to trying out some of Drupal’s way-beyond-just-blogging capabilities with my students in the fall.

My presentation’s tomorrow morning. (And, uh, I could still really use some help with a title.)

CW 2005: Drupal Workshop

3 thoughts on “CW 2005: Drupal Workshop

  • June 17, 2005 at 6:15 am
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    Wow–I’d be interested to hear more about CivicSpace, especially if the Dean name was mentioned in its background/reincarnation. Can’t wait to hear more and good luck today! I like the Paris and me, BTW.

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  • June 17, 2005 at 11:49 am
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    I figured you might be, Daisy. Unfortunately, I only got the brief info from Kieran’s presentation, and he’s a much better person to ask. Still, the idea of designing social software for explicitly political purposes is fascinating; in some ways, the relation between the political agenda and the technological agenda seems to be inverse of whatCollin and Jeff were talking about a while back, at least in its sequence. Perhaps the lesson to be taken is that neither can precede the other.

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  • June 18, 2005 at 1:12 am
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    Sorry that you got no input on the title and feel certain that you came up with an appropriate one. Hope the presentation went well.

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