Join IxDA and Kelly Bell as she presents a product called Drupal Gardens. This product allows folks to get up and running on Drupal 7 within - literally - 15 minutes or less (depending on your needs). The interface provides a point-and-click, fully customizable, fully portable entry into Drupal 7 without needing to have a background in programming or Drupal.
As a UX designer that is almost always building Drupal sites, Kelly uses Drupal Gardens as a ready-made interface to work and experiment with. The product is not intended to replace rapid prototyping tools like Axure PR, but it is being used for this purpose more and more. Kelly uses Drupal Gardens to reduce the need for requirements writing and, in some cases, replace it all together.
Why Should I be Interested in Drupal?
Drupal is going to be receiving a lot of attention in the digital community this year with the release of Drupal 7. Already the fastest-growing CMS in the world last year, it is expected to take even more market share this year. This means that more and more of our clients will be asking for Drupal by name. The UX community needs to be ready. As UX professionals, we need to be aware of emerging technology trends, and Drupal is a rising star that is here to stay.
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About our Speaker
Kelly is the founder of a national Drupal development cooperative based in New York City called Gotham City Drupal. Their goal is to enable a small group of closely-knit, like-minded Drupal professionals to collaborate and cooperate to find and retain relationships with quality clients and their projects, bringing the highest degree of professionalism and standards to the work, while promoting and contributing to Drupal within the development and client communities. In her work as founder of Gotham City Drupal, and the Director of Digital Strategy for Count Me In, NYC, Kelly consults with C-level executives to provide technical solutions for their business needs, present a recommendations portfolio and then execute on those recommendations.
About our Host J.P. Morgan is a leader in financial services, offering solutions to clients in more than 100 countries with one of the most comprehensive global product platforms available. They have been helping our clients to do business and manage their wealth for more than 200 years. J.P. Morgan's business has been built upon the core principle of putting their clients' interests first. To learn more about J.P. Morgan, visit the website.