An Automatic Nodetitles PHP Snippet to automatically create titles based on taxonomy terms and date fieldsFri, 2009-05-15 23:22 — victorkane
So the political situation is heating up in Argentina just like Paris, France, and class struggle organizations and political parties are taking part in the current electoral process in order to focus on the struggles and issues facing the challenge of making the bosses pay for the crisis instead of the working class. So, helping out here, on a certain website I am using a content type to publicize events. The content type happens to be called "event" and happens to be used by the Event module (a long standing and ancient module created and maintained by many Drupal masters). Most of the events concern the visits of an electoral candidate to a specific physical location. So the best thing would be to have the title reflect that.
So the socially conscious webmaster justifiably got sick and tired of entering the candidate and location into taxonomy term fields, entering the date into the start date field, and then repeating all of that in the title.
Just so's you know, things are jumping at Project Flow & Tracker:
- Even though we are still in pre-Alpha, over 50 people have signed up to work on their projects, with the aim of benefitting from an agile, test-driven approach tailored to website applications (see Roadmap below).
- There's a "stop the music"* podcast on how to set up your project so as to take advantage of the PFT "forest and the trees" content navigation model.
- I just sent out a Roadmap for April, 2009 to all those who have signed up as product owners to work on their projects online. Reproduced below.
So there you have it folks, short and sweet. Remember: for every 1000 hours you and your client (their work counts too) spend working on a project, 400 at least should be spent on writing and running functional acceptance tests. Sound like too much? You need... Project Flow & Tracker.
With the presence of DrupalCon DC 2009 attendees coming from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela, and with the participation of Greg Knaddison (Drupal Association General Assembly member who has travelled extensively in South America) and other Drupalistas with ties to South America, an historic meeting of the South American DrupalCon Organizing Committee, chaired by Drupal Association Board Member Cary Gordon, was held on Saturday March 7, at the DrupalCon DC 2009 venue, the Washington Convention Center. The clear intention of holding a DrupalCon in South America in June, 2010 was formally announced to the Drupal Association and to the world at large. In addition, a series of DrupalCamps were announced for this year: Sao Paulo, Brazil (April, 2009); Buenos Aires, Argentina (June, 2009); Lima, Peru (September, 2009).
For the full report, go to:
DrupalCon South America 2010
A clear intention was registered and formally announced to the Drupal Association for the holding of a DrupalCon in South America in 2010, to be held in between the North American (March) and European (September) DrupalCon's, which is to say sometime around June, 2010.
It was resolved to plan for a series of well-planned and strongly attended DrupalCamps in the course of 2009, in the context of strong interaction and cooperation between Drupalistas in the entire region, and in strong cooperation with the Drupal Association and leading Drupal sponsors.
- April, 2009: near Sao Paulo, Brazil
- June, 2009: Buenos Aires, Argnetina
- September, 2009: Lima, Peru
Cary Gordon stressed that each organization should plan to the best of its ability, but should not overload itself with unrealizable objectives. The DrupalCamps could be conferences, or the more informal "unconferences", and in either case, the Drupal Association will put the local organizers in direct communication with experienced mentors who will walk them through the events. The recent New York DrupalCamp unconference is an example worthy of note, it was a great success with 170 signups and 130 attendees.
It was agreed that each of the drupalistas in each of the South American cities and their users groups would actively collaborate with each of the DrupalCamp's to the fullest extent possible, by sending delegations and providing other support and assistance.
Needless to say, the meeting ended on a high note of enthusiasm, as can be seen in the "official photograph" (unfortunately Cary had to rush off to catch a plane):
My own fair-to-middling presentation skills must have been amazingly fortified by the best of Emma Jane's magical advice for we presenters, because yesterday I was able to get my point across!
Also, it is evident that the level of interest in Drupal being able to count on an agile approach based Drupal built project management, prototyping and deployment and monitoring application to be made available as a Drupal distribution profile, and to remain available free as in beer and in free speech... is very high. It's on its way to Mars.
Over a hundred people were present at the presentation yesterday Thursday at 4:15, and despite the fact that I only had 30 minutes (plus a generous 15 minutes overlap with the break) to present some pretty involved relationships and workflows, plus show some practical demonstrations, the response in terms of interest was overwhelming.
Later on more than twenty people signed up for an account on projectflowandtracker.com and started working on their projects!
moshe weitzman Oct 21, 2008
Stream of consciousness notes:
Still main maintainter of the Organic Groups module, which he authored.