by Alex Kirmse
Zappos has been using Drupal for over 3 years. We have utilized Drupal for homepages, landing pages, brand pages, various static content driven websites (blogs.zappos.com, developer.zappos.com), and many other uses.
Topics we will be covering in this case study include:
by Roger Lopez
This summer, the US Department of Energy re-launched Energy.gov on Drupal. The technical requirements of the project were driven by an internal need to consolidate the publishing and editorial resources of dozens of program offices. This session will discuss the challenges of developing a platform that will serve the current and future needs of the department, and the tools and techniques we developed along the way. We will also be discussing the projects that will be contributed back to the Drupal community on behalf of the work done for this project.
The technical discussion will include:
by Jeff Walpole
TakePart, the digital division of Participant Media, uses its films and hundreds of social action partners to develop a a rich ecosystem of related content and social action campaigns. To effectively meet TakePart's mission goals of building awareness and propelling positive social change, we built a platform on OpenPublish that showcased their work and connected the dots between campaigns, actions, related content and partners. TakePart is not alone in having highly customized content and publishing requirements, and this session covers the 10 needs publishers require from Drupal for an effective publishing platform.
Topics we will cover include:
The official website of the GRAMMYs gets pounded on GRAMMY Sunday, as music fans by the millions flock to the site for a list of winners, red carpet photos, live behind-the-scenes video, etc. Learn how The Recording Academy and Lullabot optimized Drupal – and used Varnish and Akamai – to withstand this massive traffic spike while serving up news and information in near-real time
12th–14th October 2011