Session Submissions Open for DrupalCon Copenhagen

You can now submit your session proposals for DrupalCon Copenhagen, which will be held August 23-27. The conference will feature the following tracks:

  • Introducing Drupal
  • Theming, Design & Usability
  • Code & Development
  • Configuration, Set-Up & Performance
  • Drupal for Business
  • Providing Professional Drupal Services

Drupal 7.0 Alpha 4 released

Update: Drupal 7.0 Alpha 5 is available now!

Our third Drupal 7 alpha version was released just over a month ago. Today, we're proud to announce the release of the fourth alpha version of Drupal 7.x for your further testing and feedback. The first alpha announcement provided a comprehensive list of improvements made since Drupal 6.x, so in this announcement we'll concentrate on how you can help ensure that Drupal 7 is released as soon as possible and is as rock solid as the previous Drupal releases that you've grown to love!

This release includes many critical bug fixes and other improvements, including:

  • Color module now usable by themes other than Garland.
  • Usability improvements including re-weightable roles and saner Forum module defaults.
  • A variety of optimizations made to data import-related functions to make migrations faster.
  • Lots of previously missing documentation for hooks has now been documented. Hooray!
  • Increased test coverage, particularly core Tokens.
  • Lots of smaller bug fixes, security patches, and improvements.

Please see the release notes for more details.

It is important to note that this alpha version should not be used for production sites. We've resolved most errors reported so far, but there are outstanding known issues (including security issues) and most likely some problems that have not been reported as of yet. Our next release will be on or about May 21, 2010. If the upgrade path is working, and all known security issues are fixed, this will be a beta. Otherwise, it will be another alpha release. It's expected we will have a few beta versions and at least one release candidate before Drupal 7.0 is finalized. You can help us reach the final release date sooner by testing this alpha and providing feedback.

Announcing Drupal's 2010 Summer of Code students

Drupal is excited to announce that we have 18 amazing projects in this year's Google Summer of Code. This is the sixth year that Drupal has participated in the program, bringing the total investment made by Google in Drupal through the SoC to over $450,000. This investment has resulted in numerous modules and core improvements, but more importantly it has brought in many long time contributors to the drupal project and helped keep numerous other contributors engaged and active in the community.

This year's Summer of Code projects focus on integrating Drupal with other APIs, improving and updating popular contributed modules, improving security, and helping to build new functionalities that will help keep Drupal at the cutting edge. Some of the projects still require co-mentors, and we'll be trying to connect these students with the community in a real world setting, so if you're interested in helping out with community bonding or code review, or even if you just want to keep tabs on the SoC progress, join us over at the Summer of Code group - it's not too late for you to help out!

Please help us in thanking Google for their support of Drupal and all Free & Open Source Software projects, and please welcome our Summer of Code 2010 Students.

Register now for DrupalCon Copenhagen

The DrupalCon European organizing group and the Danish Drupal Community is pleased to invite everyone to register for DrupalCon Copenhagen, which will be held at the world-famous Bella Center August 23rd to 27th, 2010.

Drupalcon Keynotes to be streamed live at 1:30 PM PDT (GMT -7) Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

Thanks to Brightcove and the DrupalCon San Franciso Organizing Committee, Dries Buytaert's State of Drupal keynote will be streamed live from the main stage of DrupalCon San Francisco beginning at 1:30 PM PDT (GMT -7) on Monday. Please join us at to watch Dries share his assessment of where we are and vision of where we are going.

Entelligence: Grant Application, Submission and Review

One of the more intricate websites recently completed by ISL Consulting is the grant submission site, Entelligence built for Jobson Healthcare Information (JHI) in New York. The premise of the site is familiar to many, especially in the non-profit world: users register on the site and submit an initial proposal (this site accepts grant proposals from young scientists for research in cardiopulmonary medicine).

There are strict deadlines for submission. These are evaluated in detail by a Steering Committee (SC). Deliberations are managed by a Chairman, who assigns reviewers and collates the rankings and comments from SC members online. These are confidential until a final, simultaneous online/offline voting meeting that determines the winners. As the function of the site shifts, the administrative interface changes.

The website’s behavior also shifts substantially for applicants and judges depending on the grant submission stage.


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