A Guide to the 2012 NTC for Nptech Experts & Drupal Dorks

Credit: BuzzFeed http://www.buzzfeed.com/scott/nerd-venn-diagramTo nonprofit tech geeks: I bring glad tidings. There is going to be more to love at the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conrerence this year. First, a quick rundown of the Drupal content planned to date for the 2012 NTC in San Francisco. Then, some background on changes in the NTC that aim to improve it for those of us who are seasoned nptechies.

Some Thoughts on Standards

Bike paths

I’ve been working on a few new Drupal projects this fall, as well as a WordPress site, and they’ve led me to ruminate a bunch about standards and best practices, and why they’re extra important for the kinds of nonprofits I serve.

A Drupal 7 Rebuild for Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger - homepage screenshot

I just wrapped up my most recent project—a rebuild for Action Against Hunger (ACF USA)—and it was one of the most satisfying projects I've done in a long time. I was really excited for the chance to build a Drupal 7 site, but during the discovery process of the project, we tried our best to talk them out of it. We were concerned that too many modules wouldn't be ready for prime time, and that they'd have to compromise too much on functionality. And here's where the project got really interesting. Basically, we decided to cleanse their site with the fire of Drupal 7. 

Summertimes

Rainbow lanternsIt's been a very busy and summery summertime for me. Lots of berry picking and being outside, swimming and picknicking. Work-wise, I've been building a Drupal 7 site for a great nonprofit org with whom it's been a joy to work. It's a sizeable site with a complex design. I was worried that Drupal 7 wouldn't be up to the task. But so far, so good.

My Current Fave Geeky Haunts

There's Facebook and Twitter, and many of us spend a fair amount of time there, myself included. But I belong to many other smaller online communities. Some of them are particularly interesting places where there are tech-related socializing and resource-sharing discussions that I don't want to miss, and so I check in with them regularly. Here are my current favorite nonprofit tech geeky places to hang out online:

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