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Guido van Rossum's Q&A from the Vancouver Python Workshop

Guido van RossumI had a great time at the Vancouver Python Workshop. Kudo's and thanks to the organizers and sponsors.

Akismet Inside = Comments Outside

AkismetArrrr, thar be comments on deck! (Sorry, getting in practice for Talk Like a Pirate Day).

Thanks to the anti-spam power of Akismet and the coding prowess of Markus Petrux at I feel comfortable enabling comments.

Bryght Gets Brighter

Local Vancouver company Bryght has scored a heavy hitter in the Drupal community. Steven Wittens announced in his blog he is moving to Vancouver to become a "Bryght Guy". Steven is one of the original Drupal developers and until February the only other core committer besides Drupal creator Dries

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!

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.

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.


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