On Friday, November 1, 2013, attendees gathered for the LILRC sponsored program, “Drupal Bootcamp for Beginners” with guest speaker Alvar Astigarraga, Computer Specialist IV at the NYC Transit Authority.
Drupal (https://drupal.org) is an open source content management platform (CMS) powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.
In this hands-on session, Alvar presented attendees with the fundamental principles of how Drupal works by demonstrating the process of getting a Drupal site online, from how it’s installed all the way to finding a hosting company. He also provided attendees with an opportunity to create content, explore modules, and much more through a case study project. As a group, attendees created a sample library catalog and got to see the back-end of the system as an admin user.
For additional information and resources on getting started with Drupal vist:
- Drupal: https://drupal.org/
- Drupal in Libraries: https://groups.drupal.org/libraries
- Xampp: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
Special thanks to the Greenley Library at Farmingdale State College for hosting this program.