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ENTICE meeting

Hello ENTICE people.

The next ENTICE meeting will take place tomorrow Wednesday 5th November at 14:00 in building 31/S-028

You can find the details here.

Kind Regards,
Sotirios

New CERN Social module version

A new version of the CERN Social module has been published on the infrastructure.

As new features this new version adds new functionality like:

  • New social conversation block
  • New people block
  • Now replies can be hidden from the display when needed.

Please find more information and configuration example on the demo page:

https://demo-social.web.cern.ch

 

Best regards,

Eduardo for Drupal Admins

Entice hack meeting Wednesday 10 September

We will be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 on Wednesday 10th of September at 4pm.

Got a question about your website, a problem, an idea, or just want to help other people out? We'd love to see you there.

Many people start asking about the new CERN CDS Media Plugin module that is centrally managed.
This is something that we were working on for quite some time now along with other things for CDS
and it will help you to embed CDS resources (images and videos) in the body of your node. It is not
officially released yet but since many of you want to know how to set it up we will be happy to show you
how to do it in our next meeting.
 

Entice hack meeting Wednesday 18 June

We'll be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 Wednesday 18 June at 4pm.

Got a question about your website? Want to share a problem, an idea or want to help other people out? We'd love to see you there. 

Entice hack meeting Thursday 5 June

We'll be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 this Thursday 5 June at 4pm.

Got a question about your website? Want to share a problem, an idea or want to help other people out? We'd love to see you there. 

Entice hack meeting Wednesday 21 May

We'll be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 again next Wednesday 21 May at 4pm.

Got a question about your website, a problem, an idea, want to help other people out? We'd love to see you there. 

One thing I'd like to explore next time is ideas to improve the Entice website itself, making it a living, relevant resource for us all. Bring along your ideas...

Over the past two sessions I helped a lot of people who seemed to be grappling with very similar front-end development issues. How do I tweak this block? How can I change the layout of just the front page? How can I put an image in the banner? I wonder whether talks or workshops on these front-end issues might be useful. If you think so, please complete this survey. Please share this link with anyone you know at CERN who might be interested - this doesn't have to be focussed on Drupal.

Entice hack meeting Thursday 8 May

The next hack Entice hack meeting will be at 4pm on Thursday 8 May in the new part of restaurant 1.

Based on informal feedback I think the first hack meeting was useful. It was a little chaotic, but I think it was a good opportunity - especially for beginners - for people to bring issues along and get support. Hope to see plenty of helpers along next time. We'll try alternating between Wednesdays and Thursdays for these meetings to give those with regular commitments on a particular day to come along. Suggestions on how we can improve the format always welcome!

I met briefly during the last hack with Harri Toivonen who is working on the CERN IdeaLab project. He suggested that we may be able to use the new IdeaLab space for our hack meetings later this year once it's ready. In the meantime we'll try agin with the informal setting of resto 1: several people stayed on for a refreshment until quite late on, during which some interesting ideas bubbled up.

We'll look at having a more traditional Entice meeting towards the end of May to give an opportunity for the Drupal service managers to announce service and infrastructure changes and to get feedback from the community. More on this to come over the next couple of weeks.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the next hack, 8 May!

Next Entice meeting - new format 16 April 2014

Thank you to everyone who took part in the recent survey that I posted online. The results are here.

Around a third of the Entice list responded. Several things that strike me from this survey:

  1. Presentations are not necessarily people's favourite means of learning and sharing.
  2. The majority of people describe their proficiency in developing in Drupal as 'beginner' or 'intermediate'.
  3. Some people would like to see Entice deal with web content management issues at CERN beyond Drupal.

I'm not sure yet how to best to cater for this last point - if you have suggestions please let me know. More on this in future.

Cath Noble, Cian and I had a quick brainstorm yesterday about the other two points. We thought it would be good to try a new 'hack' format for meetings. The idea is to set up a more frequent, less formal and more participatory format. Something that is closer to the Drupalcamp and hack sprint meetings that the Drupal community itself uses.

Please join us for the first Entice 'hack meeting' at 4pm Wednesday 16 April at the end of the new part of restaurant 1 (the area with the high tables).

Come to help others (there will be people fairly new to Drupal who have projects they want to get started), get ideas, solve a problem, or simply to see what's happening. We have a couple of ideas for mini projects to get started on, such as improving the documentation area of the Entice website - we'll see who turns up and what people want to work on. I look forward to seeing you there!

We'll try and set this meeting to run every two weeks - I'll send a reminder email for the next one.

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