News tagged "Drupal"

March 13, 2014 / Michael Gregor and Benjamin Chodoroff

Opening local government with Drupal

A few months ago, the Michigan Suburbs Alliance needed to rapidly prototype and deploy a web application to help municipal governments publicize vacant board and commission seats. We excitedly jumped on the project and launched in early February.

September 8, 2013 / Libby Cole and Michael Gregor

Helping Tour de Troit grow

Have you heard of Tour de Troit? Many locals know it as the annual massive bike ride that’s been taking place in Detroit for 12 years. The event is an incredible undertaking that has become very successful. It’s evolved into an organization that now produces multiple events focused on cycling and running while financially supporting non-motorized transportation projects.

July 1, 2013 / Michael Gregor

A new home for Excellent Schools Detroit

One of the most pressing topics in Detroit (and across the country) is the future of education. Many individuals, organizations, and governments are pitching their ideas to improve the experience that students and their families have in Detroit’s schools. One of those organizations is Excellent Schools Detroit — whose mission is to ensure an excellent education for every Detroit child. Much of the organization’s work is focused on teaching families about the education system and evaluating the effectiveness of Detroit’s schools.

January 24, 2013 / Doug Reith

Drupal Issue Queues: winter cleaning!

Here in the chilly midwest we have a tradition called "Spring Cleaning." Each spring, like bears emerging from hibernation, we emerge into the warm weather and spend a weekend restoring our homes to some state of cleanliness. However, it is currently January and we are enjoying (or enduring) the single digit temperatures (not including the wind-chill).

June 25, 2012 / Michael Gregor

Coming soon to a browser near you: the Allied365 resources catalog

We're so excited about this project that I had to spend a little time telling you about it (even before it launches)! Later this week, we will launch the Allied365 catalog in collaboration with Allied Media Projects. This new website will allow organizers and activists around the globe to connect with knowledge and resources that are relevant to their work. Allied365 -- a new piece of AMP's online infrastructure -- will focus on organizations who attend the Allied Media Conference or are otherwise involved with AMP's mission to create media strategies for a more just and creative world. Organizations will be able to create a profile (and edit as necessary) and then post "offerings" to the community. Think of a curated business directory, except created by and for a movement.

April 25, 2012 / Benjamin Chodoroff

The making of

When we first started talking about creating a Work Department blog, a simple vision came into mind: the expected featureset is pretty well-defined at this point, and even though the term itself might be falling by the wayside, most visitors know what to expect out of a blog. So we got busy: Nina started drafting some posts, Libby came up with a nice style to match our regular 'ol web presence, and I began to tinker with a Drupal 7 install. After getting the basics all set up, I soon became bored and my mind started wandering around the screen... what could make this more exciting... hmm... how about a user-modifiable array of our runes?

April 3, 2012 / Nina Bianchi

Overhauling the Allied Media Projects homepage

Most people associate the Allied Media Projects organization with the annual Allied Media Conference. To some extent, that makes sense because prior to the formation of the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition in 2009 and the subsequent launch of the Detroit Future media training programs, AMP’s primary focus was organizing the conference. Through the launch of Detroit Future, AMP has grown its vision and successfully built out a range of new programs which seem to be evolving on a daily basis. At the same time, the process of the presenting the Allied Media Conference has become a year-round collaborative organizing process, engaging dozens of coordinators from across North America in presenting tracks and sessions, network gatherings, and practice spaces. Over 2,000 participants are expected for the 2012 AMC.