Drupal Development Meets Business at Southwest Drupal Summit 2011

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Open source content management software developers from across the southwest will gather in downtown Houston, TX, for the Southwest Drupal Summit 2011 presented by NeoSpire Managed Hosting and Linux Journal on January 27-28. The Southwest Drupal Summit will bring together Drupal experts, beginners, and business leaders to share success stories, investigate new opportunities, and gain insight on the prominent enterprise-level Web application platform.

hearing from real-world business people - the why, the what, the how of Drupal, lessons learned and best practices for large-scale Drupal deployments, including training and support, are major takeaways from the event.

Open source content management software developers from across the southwest will gather in downtown Houston, TX, for the Southwest Drupal Summit 2011 presented by NeoSpire Managed Hosting and Linux Journal on January 27-28.

Drupal is an Open Source Content Management System designed for power and flexibility and remains one of the safest developmental platforms in the industry. Drupal enables companies to embrace communities and to harness the power of the social Web to deliver real business value. Businesses can use Drupal to efficiently and cost effectively build customized Web sites and connect with communities using the internet.

The Southwest Drupal Summit will bring together Drupal experts, beginners, and business leaders to share success stories, investigate new opportunities, and gain insight on the prominent enterprise-level Web application platform.

Katherine Druckman of Linux Journal, co-organizer of the Summit, shared the vision behind the Southwest Drupal Summit: "Our goals with the event are to place an emphasis on large-scale, enterprise-level Drupal successes and to promote the use of Drupal in the enterprise. Additionally, we will educate attendees about Drupal design, development and business best practices as well as communicate the powerful impact that a social business strategy with Drupal as its foundation can have on every business."

The Summit features an impeccable lineup of speakers providing attendees the opportunity to hear from Drupal experts in areas of development, design, and business strategy. The event organizers are pleased to announce the keynote address will be delivered by the Drupal 7 core maintainer and the recipient of the 2008 Google Open Source Award for Best Contributor, Angela Byron. Other notable experts to speak include: Narayan Newton, the scalability expert behind examiner.com; Kyle Rankin, author of The Official Ubuntu Server Book and Knoppix Hacks; James Walker of Status.net; Liza Kindred from Lullabot; and Jason Burnett, the Director of Network Services for NeoSpire Managed Hosting. Rohit Anabheri, co-chair of the summit, says, "hearing from real-world business people - the why, the what, the how of Drupal, lessons learned and best practices for large-scale Drupal deployments, including training and support, are major takeaways from the event."

After learning innovative techniques, acquiring new skills, honing best practices, and discovering superlative implementation strategies, Drupal users and developers can expect to walk away from the weekend with cutting-edge knowledge for building solid Web sites and applications.

The event will be held in Houston, TX, at the Magnolia Hotel. For more information and to register, visit http://www.swdrupalsummit.com.

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