The Cleveland Museum of Art's Migration to Drupal

Presented by Jeanne DeBonis.

Jeanne DeBonis is The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Web Developer hired in 2011 to bring the museum’s website development in-house. Her background includes client- and server-side programming in several languages as well as information design and content management.

The museum successfully migrated its website from a Sitecore to Drupal CMS in a matter of months and employed a third-party developer to help with a very rapid-development timeline necessary to support launching a new iPad application, ArtLens. The museum’s website is currently undergoing content and theming cleanup from the migration and further enhancements and search functionality to serve its internal content developers and diverse online audience.

The presentation will cover the reasoning behind choosing Drupal, the requirements for the new site and how the content types and structure were designed to fit them, migration from more than one source (both Sitecore and the museum’s digital asset management system containing its entire collection of art), how we use features to make changes, and what we’re using web services for (feeding the iPad).

Also, Jeanne can discuss lessons learned both in the migration and in working with a third-party Drupal developer, things we could have done better if the timeline was a little less aggressive, and plans for the future.

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Lightning Talks

We will begin the meetup with a short lightning talk, (5-10 minutes.)

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Campus Map

http://www.csuohio.edu/aboutcsu/campusmap.pdf

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After ~ Social

After, come for a bite, a drink, and conversation at Becky's -- a 5 minute walk, (E. 18th St between Chester & Payne.)

 

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  • Brant S.

    Great stuff all the way around (well, aside from the Zumba...). Thanks much to the organizers, and especially to Jarrod and Jeanne.

    February 14, 2013

    • Jeanne D.

      Jarrod had it easy ;-) I couldn't tell whether Jeff was laughing at the Zumba, at me, or at something he was reading about me online :-)

      February 14, 2013

    • Jeff S.

      ZUMBA

      February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My apologies - was planning on attending last night but was not able to make it at the last minute.

    February 14, 2013

    • Jeff S.

      No apologies necessary. Hope to see you at the next one!

      February 14, 2013

  • Persa

    This was a very informative meetup! It was a little long for my taste, but that may be because I have lots of meetings at work during the day. I love hanging out and catching up afterwards.

    1 · February 14, 2013

    • Jeff S.

      Good to know; thanks Persa. It seemed like folks had a lot of interest and questions, so I didn't want to cut things off. Same thing with the lightning talk, though we should probably be more vigilant on constraining time on those to leave more room for the presentation and allow more folks to hang out afterward.

      February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Outstanding event! I'm learning lots of cool stuff and appreciate the readiness of members to be helpful. Thanks to CSU for the new meeting space.

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Bart M.

    Awesome presentations. Great to see the power of Drupal being used for good.

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Jarrod R.

    Thanks again for the opportunity to speak at the meetup Jeff. I had a great time!

    2 · February 13, 2013

  • Jeff S.

    One of our very best meetups yet. Thanks tons to Jeanne and Jarrod for awesome presentations!

    3 · February 13, 2013

    • Jeff S.

      And thanks again to Tommie and Bart at CSU for hooking us up with the great new room!

      February 13, 2013

    • Jeanne D.

      Thanks Jeff, the audience was great, excellent questions, glad to be a part of this group.

      1 · February 13, 2013

  • Brant S.

    Planning to join you, but will be late arriving.

    February 13, 2013

  • Matthew

    Where I the best place to park?

    February 13, 2013

    • Jeff S.

      Parking at CSU can be hassle. Your best bet is lot 22. It's right underneath the plaza where we meet (Rhodes Tower). It costs $1 or $2 per 30 minutes (max 5 hours). I believe the meters on Chester are free after 6PM, too.

      February 13, 2013

  • Dennis J.

    I would like to discuss ways of deployment with features, uuid, uuid_feauters, or any other way to push mostly static configurations to code. For example, uuid_features seems to allow you to push content to code and then deploy. This would be great for several reasons. Thoughts?

    December 6, 2012

    • Jeff S.

      Awesome. That'd be great if you could talk about that stuff. Features is a cornerstone of my workflow, and I'd be happy to show it if it comes down to it, but I'm presenting this month so I'd prefer if someone else steps up.

      December 7, 2012

    • Michael S.

      Sorry I have to work late. I know I already RSVP'ed but I don't think I can make it.

      February 13, 2013

  • Persa

    Hey gang, my deployment strategy is not functional at the moment using capistrano, so I'd like to push this to next month when I have it all in place using another strategy :)

    February 12, 2013

    • Jeff S.

      Sounds good. No prob and thanks Persa!

      February 12, 2013

  • Jeanne D.

    Quick question - are people expecting me to show scripts? (someone mentioned Migrate scripts). I set up my presentation to focus on bigger-picture stuff, i.e., mostly overview of the whole migration project, the design updates, some of the workhorse modules that the site uses, the integrations with other resources including ArtLens, then lessons learned.

    February 12, 2013

    • Bart M.

      I think what you have planned sounds great. Too nitty gritty may bog it down. Do what you like!

      1 · February 12, 2013

    • Jeanne D.

      thanks Bart... just remember, YOU said that ;-)

      February 12, 2013

  • Jeanne D.

    oops, i never rsvp-ed

    February 12, 2013

  • Ron S.

    I will not be able to attend. Looking forward to the next meeting.

    February 12, 2013

  • Tony G.

    family obligations

    February 11, 2013

  • Sarah

    Will there be notes avail?
    I am not able to attend, unfortunately.

    1 · February 11, 2013

    • Bart M.

      Maybe Jeanne will post her presentation afterward.

      February 11, 2013

  • derek a.

    I will have my youngling...not yet a Drupaller...but soon.

    February 11, 2013

  • Matthew

    Maybe. I'm going to try to drive up.

    1 · February 9, 2013

  • Jeff S.

    Note the new location for this meetup!

    February 5, 2013

  • James R S.

    looking forward to this meetup - maybe i can even make this one

    1 · January 30, 2013

  • Jeff S.

    Hey folks, just a heads-up that I changed the opening segment of the meeting (before the main event) from a Learn Sprint to lightning talks, since it looks like we'll be packing the room again, making sprint logistics questionable.

    Persa Zula will present on site deployment strategies (primarily with Capistrano,) and Jarrod Rizor will present on Sass, the CSS meta-language.

    You don't want to miss this meetup!

    January 30, 2013

  • Matthew

    Maybe. I'm going to try to drive up.

    January 9, 2013

  • Persa

    Having worked with both Drupal and SiteCore, I am very interested to hear about why the switch happened :)

    January 8, 2013

  • Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - s.

    Great topic. I was at the Art Museum Crash Party and was amazed how the iPad app connected with the new website. I would love to learn how it was done: http://sosassociates.com/blog/2...­

    January 8, 2013

  • Shawn C.

    I would reckon that this project involved the Migrate project. I would love to see the scripts that were used for it, as I use migrate fairly often.

    January 8, 2013

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