Case Study

Drupal Camp Asheville 2022 - IN PERSON - July 8th-10th

Improving Data Access and Editorial Experience for the Center for American Women and Politics

Sean Walsh
of
CrowdCG
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Sean is a co-founder of CrowdCG and works with higher ed and non-profit clients primarily using Drupal, since 2012. Sean works as a full stack developer and provides design oversight for projects.

Jessica Bladon
of
CrowdCG

Jessica is a co-founder of CrowdCG and work with higher ed and non-profit clients primarily using Drupal, since 2012. Jessica manages accounts and projects and works on content strategy and site building.

The Center for American Women and Politics recently launched 2 Drupal websites that fulfill a long held goal of providing greater access to their data on women officeholders. This presentation will talk about these 2 projects, including the challenges and successes of each.

Overcoming Backdrop barriers: module ports and themes

Justin Keiser
of
Academy of Model Aeronautics
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Justin Keiser, Drupal Web Programmer for the Academy of Model Aeronautics, learned about Backdrop CMS at DrupalCamp Asheville in 2019.
The upgrade process from Drupal 7 to Backdrop CMS is a refactoring rather than a rewrite but can still have challenges.  It can, however be a cost-effective solution for an organization happy with their existing website and platform.

Backdrop CMS as a viable Drupal 7 upgrade path: A case study featuring Stanford University

Eric Toupin
of
Aten Design Group
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Eric is a senior developer at Aten Design Group, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. He's been working with Drupal for more than a decade, has built a handful of sites in Backdrop CMS, and recently completed two major Drupal 7 to Backdrop CMS upgrades.

This session will discuss Backdrop CMS as a viable, secure, and innovative tool in the Drupal family of software solutions.

Drupal 9 Multisite: Lessons Learned from 67 Sites and Counting

Mac Clark
of
NC Dept. of Information Technology
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Mac works on a Drupal 9 multisite platform supporting 67 state government websites. They are migrating the last of their Drupal 7 sites to this platform in summer 2022, and they couldn't be happier to finally be finishing that up. Ha is also a part-time history teacher.

The Digital Solutions team at the NC Dept. of Information Technology has developed a custom distribution of Drupal 9 that supports 67 state government websites, including Governor Cooper's official site, the COVID-19 Response Portal, and the NC Citizen Portal.

Rebuilding the College Website During a Pandemic: A Journey of Discovery

Kevin Pittman
of
Georgia Institute of Technology

A look at my 2020 year-long project of migrating the website for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech from a completely proprietary content system to Drupal 9, all while dealing with the uncertainties and headaches of a pandemic.  We'll explore how I dealt with finding and getting content out of a one-of-a-kind CMS with zero documentation and managed the project with virtually