Harley Orion to Lead Drupal Event Hosted by San Diego Software Industries Council
San Diego | 29 March 2012 -- The San Diego Chapter of the Software Industries Council is presenting the event “Drupal: Rapid, Flexible, Enterprise-Ready Open Source!” on Thursday April 5, 2012, starting at 5:30 pm. The event, to be held at Sheppard Mullin in Del Mar, will be led by Harley Orion, CEO of Orion Creative Group and Susan Rust, a Drupal Business Analyst and Strategist, co-founder of Drupal Anywhere, and chief organizer of San Diego’s recent SANDCamp Drupal conference.
Orion and Rust will be presenting the benefits of Drupal over other Content Management Systems (CMS), as well as discussing how to get started with it. Additionally, he will touch on how to evaluate your organization’s needs to determine if Drupal will be a good fit, how to identify a potential Drupal partner, and how to begin participating as a developer or as a company.
Drupal is a free, open source web development framework that incorporates features of a CMS along with powerful and flexible site architecture tools. It enables developers to create websites that are faster and more powerful, while being cost-effective. It also allows users to have greater access to their administrative tools, giving them the ability to control their web content more than other platforms.
“Keeping your website up to date with fresh content is vital,” states Orion. “A stale website is no longer good enough for your fans or for the search engines. Drupal enables your marketing team to take ownership of your site content, while providing exceptional security and stability.”
Drupal is quickly becoming a major web platform online. Currently, over 23% of the top 10,000 highest-traffic sites on the web are in Drupal, including the White House, Fast Company, and Warner Bros. Music, to name a few.
The event runs from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, with refreshments at 5:30 pm; at Sheppard Mullin in Del Mar. The cost for the event is $35 for members of the San Diego Software Industries Council, and $45 for non-members. For more information on the event, visit the San Diego Software Industries Council event page.
Date: April 5, 2012
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Registration/Networking/Refreshments
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Presentation
Fee: (Pre Registration Only)
SDSIC Member $35.00
Non Member $45.00
Location: Offices of Sheppard Mullin 12275 El Camino Real, Suite 200 San Diego, CA 92130
About Orion Creative Group
Founded in 2000, Orion Creative Group is a boutique digital agency located in Sorrento Valley, CA, focused on open-source web development (primarily Drupal), online marketing, and social media. We are passionate about helping brands authentically reach their best audience, in the most effective medium and in the most engaging way. We believe that combining a powerful, versatile and social web platform with a comprehensive online marketing program is the best route to success both online and offline.
About Drupal Anywhere
Drupal Anywhere provides consulting, training and emergency services to both customers and development firms. They specialize in assisting Drupal end-users with preparing an RFP through a managed process which transforms their business requirements into technical requirements by developing: Drupal basic training, Information architecture, user stories, roles and workflows, integration points, and site functional specifications.
About San Diego Software Industries Council
Bringing together San Diego’s software technology, data analytics and cloud-based application communities, the San Diego Software Industries Council works to promote industry growth and success, to address common technical challenges and business opportunities, and advocate for common interests.