[ESIP-all] WEDNESDAY ESIP Drupal Working Group Telecon: Phase 2 talks about building Energy.gov for DOE

Bruce Caron bruce at tnms.org
Fri Sep 14 18:47:19 EDT 2012

Hello ESIP Drupalistas and open-source CMS Internet mavens... (Please
excuse cross posting).

We have a special demo scheduled for next wednesday's call:
Wed, September 19, 1pm – 2pm (Central Time)

The Team from Phase2 Technology will be describing their work and taking

This will be very interesting to many who are looking to host multiple
sites with shared content...

Looking forward to your participation in the call.


bruce caron
ESIP drupal WG chair


Hear from the team that developed the Energy.gov Drupal platform and is
consolidating hundreds of sub sites that, previously, were a challenge to
maintain. The Department of Energy brought in the Phase2 Technology team to
to create a platform that integrates many sites into a central point,
enables easier sharing of content and features across sites, and doesn’t
require developer intervention. And they wanted it all under a uniform and
award-winning design that defines the platform’s experience today.

The presentation will cover early architectural decisions and will look
into some of the key CMS technologies used such as Organic Groups,
user-generated blocks and block entities (aka "Beans") that added
significant flexibility and simplicity for users working within the
platform.  The team will also provide updates on the new innovations on the
platform that aimed at supporting the Department if Energy's needs and

Here are links to bios of the presentation team:


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Here's the Webex info (Central Time)
Drupal Cluster Call
Wed, September 19, 1pm – 2pm (Central Time)

Here are the WebEx details for the call, Wed, September 19, 1pm –
2pm (Central Time)
To start or join the online portion of the meeting:
Click join next to the meeting name, Drupal Workgroup. (Note: If the
meeting has not yet started, join will not be visible, and it will say
'Display Info'. Wait a minute and refresh screen)
Enter your name and email address
If you are asked for a password, enter the access code: 23128757 with no
spaces or #.
To join the audio portion of the Conference meeting with the phone:
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Attendee access code: 23128757#

Bruce Caron, PhD
Research Director
New Media Research Institute
NASA Science on Drupal Central Project
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Santa Barbara, CA USA
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