Open Source software tools are a great resource for non-profit organizations to cost-effectively connect, communicate and activate donors and members using the Internet. One of these free tools for website creation and management is Drupal, a content management system that uses a modular approach that allows organizations to easily customise their websites and use blogs, video and user content to build their communities.
Drupal has a very active community that will gather at DrupalCamp Florida on February 20 and 21st, where new and seasoned users learn about and share their knowledge of Drupal. The event is an opportunity to get an overview of Drupal and the developer and user community in Florida. Saturday will be a day-long educational conference with beginner, intermediate and advanced tracks. Sunday will be a Site Development Sprint to build a Drupal web site for a non-profit organization.
Information and Registration - www.2010.fldrupalcamp.org
Date: Saturday February 20th and Sunday February 21st
Location: Mind Comet, 385 Pearl Lake Causeway
Altamonte Springs, Florida
About the Free Website
The idea is that we're going to pair up seasoned Drupal developers with novice developers to build an entire Drupal site in one day for a local non-profit organization. We'll be selecting the organization to work with based on a number of factors - the most important being the desire and commitment to want to build an online community for their organization. We're in the process of creating an application form, but until then, I wanted to get the word out that we are planning this event for February. We are trying to collect leads from interested organizations now for the time when our application process is ready to accept your bids. There is a discussion on our Florida Drupal Group Site, but any official announcements will be through the 2010 FL DrupalCamp site.
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