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Jamming in the Innovation Garage with Drupal at AutoTrader.com

  • Apr 21, 2009 · 6:30 PM
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PROGRAM: Jamming in the Innovation Garage with Drupal at AutoTrader.com PRESENTER: Scott Markle, Technical Architect - AutoTrader.com Next Gen Product Development Team WHEN: Tuesday, April 21st, 2009, 6:30 pm WHERE: MATRIX Resources For the past ten years AutoTrader.com employees have had just one way to submit suggestions: ideas at autotrader dotcom. This mailbox was erratically monitored and provided little feedback to those who volunteered ideas. It became a black hole that veteran employees learned to mostly ignore. Employee suggestions are far too valuable to lose -- nobody is closer to the customers. This year, inspired by sites like dellideastorm.com and mystarbucks.com, AutoTrader has created a social network – the “Innovation Garage” -- for collecting and vetting employee ideas. The core functionality is provided by Drigg -- a suite of Drupal modules that emulate the features on digg.com. Employees can now share their ideas with the whole company, comment on ideas and vote for their favorites. The most popular ideas bubble up to the top, helping the company to prioritize, while weekly digests keep users engaged. OUR PRESENTER Scott Markle is a Technical Architect with AutoTrader.com, the leading online automotive classifieds marketplace. With more than 3.5 million vehicle listings, AutoTrader.com attracts more than 15 million shoppers each month. Scott helped launch AutoTrader.com in 1998, and has since played a key role in advancing technology there - and has also purchased 8 cars (an occupational hazard). Space will be limited. Please take the time to RSVP on our Meetup.com page
http://www.meetup.com... AGENDA 6:30 pm - Networking 7:00 pm - ADUG Business and Introductions 7:10 pm - Presentation 8:00 - 8:15 pm - Q&A OUR SPONSOR Thank you AutoTrader.com for sponsoring food and refreshments for our April meeting. If you or your organization would like to sponsor a future Drupal user group session please contact Dave Terry at dave dot terry at mediacurrent.com. OUR HOST MATRIX Resources is a premier IT staffing and solutions provider to the business community as well as the preferred partner for career assistance by job seeking IT professionals. MATRIX is headquartered in Atlanta, with office locations throughout the U.S. The MATRIX conference room is located in the South Terraces. Directions:
http://tinyurl.com/ae.... Park in any unmarked space and take the garage elevator to the second floor; follow the arrows until you reach the South Terraces atrium. From there take the elevator or stairs behind the elevators to the 2nd floor. - Suite 250. You can also follow the Atlanta Drupal Users Group on: Twitter:
http://twitter.com/dr... LinkedIn: Search Groups for "Atlanta Drupal Users Group"

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  • David J.

    Small but interesting group. Seems like a good group of people to continue meeting.

    April 22, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent presentation. Well organized, and included all the practical bits a Drupal developer would want to know (e.g. modules used, lessons learned, etc.).

    April 21, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group of people, well worth it.

    April 21, 2009

  • Russ W.

    Excellent presentation, well done!!!

    April 21, 2009

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