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DrupalCon Portland 2013 Opens to Record Attendance [May 21, 2013]

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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The Drupal Association

Event features keynote by Drupal founder, Dries Buytaert; substantial content focused on upcoming Drupal 8 release.

The Drupal Association, the nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the Drupal open source CMS project flourish, today announced that DrupalCon Portland 2013 has set a new record for attendance. The event opens today with more than 3,300 attendees, including a mix of individual developers, designers, IT managers, agencies and Fortune 100 companies. The event takes place at the Oregon Convention Center.

“The amazing global community that powers Drupal continues to grow in energy and numbers,” said Holly Ross, Executive Director of the Drupal Association, which produces and hosts annual DrupalCon events around the world. “DrupalCon is where the community comes together to share and grow technical and design skills, network with friends, exchange best practices and drive the Drupal project forward.”

As always, DrupalCon kicks off with Drupal founder, Dries Buytaert’s keynote address followed by three days of keynotes, technical sessions, training and networking events. Speakers include renowned user experience expert Karen McGrane and Silicon Valley author and engineering leader Michael Lopp.

Weather.com Moving to Drupal

Today, I am proud to announce that one of the highest profile websites in the world, Weather.com, will be joining the Drupal community. With 100 million unique visitors per month, to my knowledge, Weather.com will be the highest traffic Drupal site in existence, validating the open source content management system's power and flexibility within the high-traffic website landscape.

Online Experience Drives Tourney Participation At Delaware Sports Complex [April 26, 2013]

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Friday, April 26, 2013
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MediaPost

By Bryan House

Near the shores of Rehoboth Beach, Del., stands a premier destination for traveling youth baseball and softball teams. The 95-acre facility at Sports at the Beach features 16 fields, 30 batting cages and dormitory accommodations for visiting teams. From March to November, ball clubs from all over the East Coast descend upon its bluegrass-sod fields to participate in weekend and week-long tournaments.

The complex’s website, sportsatthebeach.com, serves as the digital platform for every stage of the Sports at the Beach experience. From recruiting teams, managing registrations and arranging tournament pairings to publishing bracket updates and broadcasting a LiveStream of key tournament games, the Sports at the Beach site connects players, parents and coaches with up-to-the-minute tournament details. Since some tournaments can attract as many as 100 teams in a weekend, visitors jam the complex’s wifi access to stay up to date on pairings and schedules.

Digital Capabilities Power Growth of Site and Registered Members

Sports at the Beach implemented Drupal, the open source content management system, in 2012, taking advantage of available e-commerce and event registration modules to manage team registrations and e-commerce payments. Moving to the open digital publishing platform also helped the site become scalable and always accessible during peak-traffic periods during the complex’s marquee tournaments, often held during holiday weekends.

Drupal is feitelijk dat geworden voor webportals wat Eclipse is voor applicatieontwikkeling, en heeft daarom het potentieel om Microsofts Sharepoint of vergelijkbare commerciële portalapplicaties flinke concurrentie te bezorgen.

De ondersteuning die wij hebben gekregen van Acquia was erg goed, snel en efficiënt. Ze voegen steeds weer nieuwe services en tools toe, dus wat je koopt is niet statisch, maar groeit in waarde. Met maar drie mensen in onze afdeling internettechnologie heeft Acquia ervoor gezorgd dat we veel meer met Drupal kunnen dan anders mogelijk was geweest.

Der Support, den wir durch Acquia erfahren haben, war sehr gut, schnell und effizient. Die haben auch immer neue Services und Tools hinzugefügt, so dass unsere einstige Bestellung nichts Statisches darstellt, sondern kontinuierlich im Wert steigt. Mit nur drei Mitarbeitern, die unsere Web-Abteilung betreiben, hat Acquia es uns ermöglicht, viel mehr mit Drupal zu erreichen, als es sonst möglich gewesen wäre.

Was Drupal angeht, so hat es sich für Webportale zu dem entwickelt, was Eclipse für die Anwendungsentwicklung darstellt, und besitzt damit das Potential Microsofts Sharepoint oder ähnliche kommerzielle Portal Anwendungen auf diesem Gebiet erheblich herauszufordern.

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