Keynote: Drupal as the future Web Platform

Day: 
Sunday 23rd January
Time Slot: 
4:00 - 4:45pm
Room: 
Glo Digital Room
Presenter(s)
Josh Koenig's picture
Josh Koenig
Attending
taylor.robert.johnson's picture
RdeBoer's picture
mpriest's picture
SeanBannister's picture
nathan's picture
Jeff's picture
andrew_swinn's picture
lee's picture
jon's picture
mcorbenster's picture
michael's picture
Sheree's picture
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Skill Level: 
Advanced
Topics: 
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Contrary to what buzz-hungry pundits may say, the web is far from dead. Indeed, the growth of web domains and websites is accelerating as more and more people worldwide gain access to fast, reliable net access and begin making the transition from information consumer to information-sharer.

However, the problem of content management remains unsolved for most users, be they individuals looking to express themselves, businesses looking to engage customers, or international NGOs seeking to fulfill their mission more effectively. A disorganized (and dizzying) array of narrow point-solutions, custom builds, and open source tools crowd the field.

In this context, Drupal is uniquely positioned to break through as the first all-around platform for the web. Major challenges remain, but many are already being addressed by Drupal core, and/or by various elements within the wider community. This presentation makes the case for Drupal as a leading platform for the future web, reviewing the opportunities at hand and laying out some of the work to be done to realize the full potential.

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