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August 20, 2009

Live blogging from DrupalCon Paris 2009

DrupalCon Paris 2009 is just around the corner. This is the most important event for the Drupal community around the world, bringing Drupal users, developers, designers and decision makers altogether. DrupalCon Paris features 800+ attendees, 100+ sessions, 3 conference days, 2 code sprints and a day of commercial Drupal training.

DrupalCon is where some of the best developers and leading business owners cross paths, exchange ideas, find partners and conceive projects. It’s where community ties are strengthened and Drupal's future is decided. It's where you want to be to make things happen. (about DrupalCon)

As an Acquia Drupal Platinum Partner, Propeople will actively participate at the event and will provide live coverage of the conference on Propeople blog. DrupalCon Paris schedule has many overlapping session that runs in the same time and we are limited to cover one session at a time. So, note the DrupalCon Paris live blogging schedule.

Day 1 (Sep 1)

The warm-up day will include code/documentation sprints, informal training, and commercial events. No live blogging is planned for this day, except something interesting occurs meanwhile.

Day 2 (Sep 2)

10:00-11:00 The state of Drupal by Dries Buytaert, the original creator and project lead for Drupal.
11:20-12:10 Drupal 7 Status Update and Next Steps by Angela "webchick" Byron, the Drupal 7 core maintainer.
13:40-14:30 45 Modules in 45 Minutes - the Best Modules You're Not Using by Michael Anello, partner in DrupalEasy.com
14:50-15:40 Drupal for Good meet-up by José San Martin, the Brazilian Drupal shop owner.
16:10-17:00
Communicating design - Sketching your way to understanding by Roy Scholten, an interaction designer working on a better Drupal user experience.
17:15-18:00 Basics of making a mobile website with Drupal by Tom Deryckere, software architect working on the open source parts and integration with Drupal.

Day 3 (Sep 3)

09:00-09:45 Drupal for Media + Edipresse Success Story by Duvivier Pierre Jean, responsible for the Webfactory in the Department of Digital & Business Development of Edipresse Switzerland.
10:00-11:00 Social + Media: What We Need Next by Chris Heuer, a social media evangelist.
11:20-12:10 Web Typography Fundamentals: From Em Dash to Hanging Punctuation by Mark Boulton, designer from the UK who runs the studio behind the recent redesign of Drupal.org
13:40-14:30 Reinventing Journalism with Drupal by Claudio Luís Vera, creative director for Studio:Module.
14:50-15:40 Drupal and Microsoft by Hank Janssen, Microsoft’s Principal Software Development Engineer for the Linux Integration components.
16:10-17:00 Drupal Ingredients for your Website Dish, or Modules You Should Use on Every Site by Ben Jeavons, senior developer at pingVision.
17:15-18:00 Performance and High Availability best practices by Barry Jaspan, Principal Engineer at Acquia.

Day 4 (Sep 4)

9:00-9:45 Functional Interactive Design by Laura Scott, President and Creative Director of pingVision
10:00-11:00 Semantic Web fundamentals by Dan Brickley, contributor to Web standards in the W3C community
11:20 - 12:10 Faceted search means more sales - e-commerce with Ubercart and Apache Solr by Mike O'Connor, a Commerce Guy who pushes the limits of e-commerce with Drupal.
13:40-14:30 Keep your code safe - Tips from the security team by Heine Deelstra, Technical Lead of the Drupal security team. 14:50-15:40 Staging Drupal: Managing your project in multiple environments by Erich Beyrent, Vice President of Engineering at CommonPlaces e-Solutions, LLC.
16:10-17:00 Accelerated grid theming using NineSixty by Jake Strawn, engineer/themer with CommonPlaces E-Solutions
17:15-18:00 Closing session

Day 5 (Sep 5)

The final day of code/documentation sprint. No live blogging is planned for this day, except something interesting occurs meanwhile. Schedule your time to follow the most interesting sessions at the DrupalCon Paris on Propeople blog.

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