Drupal - Development Seed http://developmentseed.org Posts related to Drupal. en Development Seed Presenting at DrupalCon Denver http://developmentseed.org/blog/2012/mar/15/drupalcon-denver <p><a href="http://developmentseed.org/team/jeff-miccolis/">Jeff</a>, <a href="http://developmentseed.org/team/eric-gundersen/">Eric</a> and I land in Denver on Tuesday morning for DrupalCon. We're excited to get in touch with all our friends from the Drupal community (it's been a while!) and connect over node.js and our recent mapping work at <a href="http://mapbox.com/">MapBox</a>. We are presenting two sessions:</p> <p><strong><a href="http://denver2012.drupal.org/program/sessions/nodejs-javascript-and-future">Node.js, Javascript and the Future</a></strong>: Jeff will talk about our experiences building server side JavaScript applications in this session. He says, "for the past year I've been writing and launching websites built on node.js that run javascript on the server. This presentation is a update from the front lines of what using javascript for nearly everything is like."</p> <p><strong><a href="http://denver2012.drupal.org/program/sessions/designing-fast-and-beautiful-maps">Designing Fast and Beautiful Maps</a></strong>: Eric and I will show how to design fast and beautiful maps with <a href="http://mapbox.com/">MapBox</a> and our open source tools like the <a href="http://mapbox.com/tilemill">design studio TileMill</a>. We will also do an in depth walk though around <a href="http://mapbox.com/blog/announcing-mapbox-streets/">MapBox Streets</a>, the new fully global map with street level detail for the entire world - all powered by <a href="http://www.openstreetmap.org/">OpenStreetMap</a>. We'll also be talking about how we handle high traffic use cases like <a href="http://blog.foursquare.com/2012/02/29/foursquare-is-joining-the-openstreetmap-movement-say-hi-to-pretty-new-maps">foursquare's switch to MapBox from Google Maps</a>.</p> <p>If you're a site builder or mapping enthusiast, we'll get our hands into code, render maps, and walk through integration options between MapBox maps and Drupal in the BoF session <a href="http://denver2012.drupal.org/bof/fast-and-beautiful-maps-drupal-site-building-strategies-mapbox-maps">Fast and Beautiful Maps in Drupal - Site Building Strategies with MapBox Maps</a> that we'll host together with <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/sean_larkin">Sean Larkin</a> from <a href="http://thinkshout.com/">ThinkShout</a>.</p> <p>Anyone looking to talk more specifics about mapping, we are table crashing the exhibit hall with our friends <a href="http://www.phase2technology.com/">Phase2 Technology</a>, so look for the MapBox sign! The conference is large. Find us on Twitter to track us down: <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/ericg">@ericg</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/miccolis">@miccolis</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/lxbarth">@lxbarth</a>. Looking forward to talking with you!</p> <p><a href="http://mapbox.com/tour/#maps"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/6837304974_c8da02fe7b.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://tiles.mapbox.com/saman/map/map-bmq2erse"><strong>Zoomable street map of Denver and DrupalCon location is here.</strong></a></p> <!--break--> 2012-03-15T13:00:00+00:00 Development Seed http://developmentseed.org/blog/2012/mar/15/drupalcon-denver Vote for Mapping and the Future at DrupalCon Denver http://developmentseed.org/blog/2011/nov/09/vote-mapping-future-drupalcon-denver <p>We've submitted two sessions for <a href="http://denver2012.drupal.org/">DrupalCon Denver</a> based on our work making <a href="http://denver2012.drupal.org/program/sessions/designing-fast-and-beautiful-maps">beautiful custom maps</a> with <a href="http://mapbox.com/">MapBox's toolset</a> and <a href="http://denver2012.drupal.org/program/sessions/nodejs-javascript-and-future">fast data sites with Node.js and Javascript</a>. Session voting is <a href="http://denver2012.drupal.org/news/next-phase-selecting-drupalcon-denver-sessions">now open</a> and anyone with a Drupal.org login can cast a vote to help shape the schedule. Voting closes at midnight on <strong>Monday, November 14</strong> so if you'd like to see these topics covered at DrupalCon, <a href="http://denver2012.drupal.org/program/sessions/proposed">vote now</a>.</p> <p>Here are more details on our two sessions. Follow the links for additional information on both and to cast your vote.</p> <h2><a href="http://denver2012.drupal.org/program/sessions/designing-fast-and-beautiful-maps">Designing Fast, Beautiful Maps</a></h2> <p><a href="http://developmentseed.org/team/alex-barth">Alex</a> and <a href="http://developmentseed.org/team/eric-gundersen/">Eric</a> will show how to design beautiful custom maps with any data set using open source tools from MapBox. They'll show examples of <a href="http://mapbox.com/showcase">what's possible</a> - like <a href="http://www.npr.org/censusmap">NPR's Census map</a> and the World Food Programme's <a href="http://horn.wfp.org">Horn of Africa famine map</a> - and then dive into how to do it. By the end of the session, everyone will have seen an interactive, mobile-friendly web map made from scratch and launched on a Drupal site. <a href="http://denver2012.drupal.org/program/sessions/designing-fast-and-beautiful-maps">Vote here</a>.</p> <h2><a href="http://denver2012.drupal.org/program/sessions/nodejs-javascript-and-future">Node.js, JavaScript, and the Future</a></h2> <p>For the past year we have been using <a href="http://nodejs.org/">Node.js</a> and JavaScript to build <a href="http://developmentseed.org/projects/">fast data sites</a>. <a href="http://developmentseed.org/team/jeff-miccolis/">Jeff</a> will talk about what it's like to use JavaScript for everything, going in depth on node.js, its 'event loop' execution model, and async. He'll then compare it to PHP, talking about what each does well and where they're lacking. <a href="http://denver2012.drupal.org/program/sessions/nodejs-javascript-and-future">Vote here</a>.</p> <p>You can vote on the full DrupalCon Denver schedule <a href="http://denver2012.drupal.org/program/sessions/proposed">here</a>.</p> 2011-11-09T20:00:00+00:00 Development Seed http://developmentseed.org/blog/2011/nov/09/vote-mapping-future-drupalcon-denver