Countdown to DrupalCon San Francisco 2010 - Final Session List has been posted

DrupalCon 2010 is in sight! In less than 30 days over 2,000 Drupal fans will descend upon the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco.

The final schedule has been posted, so get ready to plan your DrupalCon San Francisco 2010 experience. Sign-in, and then sign-up for your favorite sessions! http://sf2010.drupal.org/conference/schedule

This year, the hottest sessions at DrupalCon will cover topics such as: Whitehouse.gov's use of Drupal, Facebook applications, Twitter integration, iPhone apps and Web services, cloud computing, e-commerce, the latest trends in Web design, how to get started with Drupal, and much, much more. All sessions fall into one of six tracks including First Impressions, Design & Usability, Code-Free Success, Technical Details, Leveraging Drupal for Business, and Providing Professional Drupal Services.

Registration for DrupalCon San Francisco is only $195 through March 25. After that, it goes up to $225. All attendees will be able to participate in three full days of sessions and seminars led by the best and brightest minds in the Drupal community.

Register at https://sf2010.drupal.org/registration

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the DrupalCon 2010 sponsors. This event wouldn't be as amazing without their support.

Drupal 7.0 Alpha 3 released

Update: Drupal 7.0 Alpha 4 is available now!

Our second Drupal 7 alpha version was released just over a month ago. Today, we're proud to announce the release of the third 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!

The release notes contain a list of the biggest changes. The most notable change for developers is Drupal 7 now ships with jQuery 1.4 and jQuery UI 1.8. We've also fixed a number of critical issues since the previous alpha, most importantly one that caused passwords to be stored in plain-text under certain conditions. Oops. :P This is a great time to reiterate...

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. It is expected that there will be 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.

Brazen Careerist: A Career-Focused Social Network for Young Professionals

Brazen Careerist is a premier Generation Y career-based social network. Our goal is to help shift job seeker's and the recruiter's approaches to focus on social strengths and ideas instead of just experience. We have been using Drupal for almost two years to help us scale and add social features rapidly. Using it as a platform has been crucial to our success and will continue to be in the foreseeable future.

Most recently, we gave our users new and powerful ways to participate in idea-based conversations. We also rolled out innovative integrations with external social-networking sites and revolutionary ways to display your online resume. We'd like to showcase some of these new features to the Drupal community, and hopefully get some more great ideas from you guys!

Drupal.org redesign implementation update, and sprint March 19th

The Drupal.org redesign continues to progress. This is great news and a morale boost for everyone involved.

Since our front page post on February 3...

Drupal 6.16 and 5.22 released

Drupal 6.16 and 5.22, maintenance releases which fix issues reported through the bug tracking system, as well as security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. Drupal 6.16 also fixes other smaller issues.

Upgrading your existing Drupal 5 and 6 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features in these releases. For more information about the Drupal 6.x release series, consult the Drupal 6.0 release announcement, more information on the 5.x releases can be found in the Drupal 5.0 release announcement. Drupal 5 will no longer be maintained when Drupal 7 is released. Upgrading to Drupal 6 is recommended.

New Drupal Book - Drupal 6 Attachment Views

Drupal 6 Attachment Views, by me, J. Ayen Green, is my second title from Packt Publishing. It is aimed at Drupal web site developers who want to build more functionality and interaction into their views, but aren’t ready quite yet to take on panels. As a reader of drupal.org, you can receive a 15% discount (see below) and benefit the Drupal Association!

I wrote this to be a fun, informative, hands-on learning guide. It uses actual case study that was developed in parallel with the book’s writing. This guide presents purposeful and interactive examples that build on each other. Clear, concise instructions and practical examples help you to learn quickly to use this exciting feature of views.

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