Meeting with Dries Buytaert and Acquia Tuesday 22 May

18 May update: Note new timing and venue!

Dries Buytaert, Drupal's 'inventor' and head of Acquia, is coming to CERN next Tuesday afternoon. He's coming, along with Cyril Reinhard, Acquia's new lead in France, on a fact-finding mission to see what we are doing with Drupal here at CERN. The provisional agenda is:

  • pre-meeting: Discuss new CERN website challenges and postponed Drupal summit (Dan, Linalis, Mark Boulton Design)
  • 3pm - 3:15pm: The Drupal infrastructure at CERN (Jarek)
  • 3:15pm - 3:40pm: Acquia's large scale Drupal initiative (Dries)
  • 3:40pm - 4pm: Open discussion, questions (all)

If you'd like to come and join us at 3pm please sign up using this form: If you would like to present an activity / project during this meeting or set up a separate meeting with Dries / Acquia please let me know via the form. At the moment I have 513-1-027 booked but if there are lots of us I may have to find a new room, so please sign up and I'll let all participants know of any changes of venue.

Drupal summit at CERN postponed

The Drupal summit at CERN is postponed - date to be confirmed. This is only the second Drupal summit planned in Europe and it was a challenge to gauge demand and set the appropriate format. After running research among those who had registered we found a mismatch between what the programme offered and what people were looking to gain from the event. Rather than go ahead with an event that didn't match expectations I decided to postpone the event and rework the programme to make this summit a successful event for networking and learning - I want this done right rather than done soon.

Apologies to those who already signed up for tickets - you should receive an email from me directly.  


New CERN Drupal theme available for limited testing

We've just got the first version of the new CERN default theme. It's not stable yet, but I'd welcome some help in testing it from a limited number of people. If you are interested in testing it in order to do a first bug sweep I'd appreciate the help - drop me a note.


New CERN Drupal theme meeting

If you are interested in hearing about the new CERN Drupal theme, join me and Mark and Alex (both from Mark Boulton Design – the team leading the new CERN website redesign): 10am Wednesday 14 December, room 60-3-22

Please drop me a note if you are planning to come along as space is limited and we may need to find a bigger room (if that's possible - I've not found one yet!).

The theme is not ready, but we can present the design rationale and show you some prototypes, and of course it will be an opportunity for you to give your feedback. We can also talk about the CERN core website redesign and show you ideas for the new users' page dashboard.


Send a Drupal greeting

Every year CERN creates a print Christmas card and an online, paperless version to send by email. To date the electronic card was a static image - although last years' had a bit of animation:

This year Silvia and Seb (in the graphic design section) created a Drupal version that allows you to create one with a personalised message. Please test it out - we'd like to iron out any wrinkles before announcing this on the users' page:

Comments directly to Silvia or via the comment form below please!



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