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Case Studies in Academia: Drupal at ASU & Johns Hopkins Knowledge for Health

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
310 Drupal Association

Presented by

Jeff Beeman (jrbeeman)
Arizona State University
Guy Chalk (gchalk)
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs
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Arizona State University's Web Consulting Services discuss the past, present and future of Drupal at a major educational institution. From the relative chaos that was the ASU web presence in 2006, to its large dependence on Drupal today, this session will cover the trials and successes of Drupal adoption on campus. Topics include:

  • Overcoming political obstacles
  • Evangelizing Drupal on campus
  • Establishing a hosting infrastructure
  • Supporting the ASU Drupal community
  • Mistakes and accidental triumphs
  • Working with the larger Drupal community
  • Working with Drupal-based companies
  • Immediate- and long-term future of Drupal at ASU
Experience: Beginner
Industry: education, library, non-profit
Tags: community, university

Are you still using Hierarchical Select? :) I'm still using your custom HS implementation for demo purposes:

We sure are :) The project we originally used it for is undergoing an overhaul to Drupal 6.x, along with some Solr integration. I also just helped a developer at University of Arizona get rolling with it on a development site.


Looking forward to meeting you :)

Just starting a Drupal implementation at our University (EKU). Lots of resistance to change! I would be eager to talk with you about "buy in" and training.

What modules are available that were mentioned for the K4Health? I'm interested in the File Cart module that was mentioned.

The slides for the presentation have been posted on my personal website.