I first heard about WorkSpace in an interview on CBC radio. From their website:

WorkSpace is a shared work environment in downtown Vancouver. Our Gastown loft has meeting rooms, a lounge & a caf

Next Vancouver Drupal Meeting Set

The next Vancouver Drupal meeting is Thursday July 20th. Information at Drupal Groups site. There's going to be some really interesting presentations - Excellent!

Enterprise Encryption

July's CIPS Vancouver Security SIG meeting was a panel discussion on encryption in the enterprise. Panels can be dodgy, so I really wasn't sure it would be worth the trip. It was.

The panel consisted of representatives from Bell Corporate Security, BC Ministry of Attorney General, Bell Alliance Lawyers & Notaries Public, Accenture Business Services and the Vancouver City Police. In spite of the diverse group there was a clear consensus on most of the issues.

Some take away points that won't run afoul of non-disclosure:

Big Blue does Drupal

Some folks at IBM liked Drupal and wrote about it!

In Part 1 of a series titled Using open source software to design, develop, and deploy a collaborative Web site IBM authors Alister Lewis-Bowen, Stephen Evanchik and Louis Weitzman (apparently no relation to Drupal communities Moshe Weitzman) outline how they came to select Drupal. While I've never used Mambo or Typo3, the Drupal information is dead on to my experience. They also look at the blog oriented Movable Type, Word Press and TextPattern, and throw in Ruby on Rails for good measure.

The article is on the IBM developerWorks website: It's definitely worth a read if you're interested in an overview of some of the currently popular content management systems.

Web Traffic Analysis by Jakob Nielsen

Jacob Nielsen has crunched the numbers on his website's traffic log for his latest "AlertBox" (his email newsletter) and has some observations:

I found his information on Incoming Traffic from Other Sites and Search Engine Queries particularly interesting.

Pythonista Workshop

The local Python user group is putting on 3 day Workshop August 4th to 6th. With beginner and advanced talks the line up looks pretty good (though with Drupal, does one really need Zope :-) To top it off, language creator Guido van Rossum will be there.

Workshop Website:

Summer Camp for Drupal Geeks

Just over a week ago I went to summer camp! Drupal Camp Seattle 2006 to be precise.

There were no three legged races or pie eating contests, though I suppose a brave soul could have taken a swim in Lake Union. This was a group of 40 or so technical and non-technical people getting together to learn about Drupal (Hint: This site runs on Drupal).

In spite of 40 laptop computers in a heritage building with marginal Internal access and no air conditioning on a hot day there was great energy in the room. Some of the nicest people are using Drupal for some very cool websites.

First Post


It was time got a website, so here we go!

It's a little anemic at the moment. Ideas outstrip time and like the shoe maker's children, it probably won't get as much attention as it deserves. Not withstanding, the plan is to slowly grow it into some useful and/or interesting.



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