Michael Anello (@ultimike) is co-founder and vice president of DrupalEasy, a Drupal training and consulting firm based in Central Florida. Michael has been one of the main organizers of the Florida Drupal Users' Group and Florida DrupalCamps for over five years, and also helps manage the Drupal Association's Community Cultivation Grants program.
Michael has been developing Drupal sites for over 7 years specializing in module development, theming, and general site-building. He can be heard interviewing fellow Drupal community members, talking about current Drupal news, and highlighting new and upcoming modules on the twice-monthly DrupalEasy Podcast.
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Drupal is an incredibly powerful content management system with an enourmous number of well-written, extendible, and flexible contributed modules. Learning to be proficient in Drupal core is a great and necessary skill, but learning to leverage contributed modules will really advance your skills to the next level.
This presentation will start with a base Drupal install, some contributed modules, and a .csv file containing a few thosand points of interest (via Data.gov), and demonstrate how to import build out a fully-functioning site in less than 45 minutes.
Feeds, GeoField, and OpenLayers are just three of the modules that will be used to import, display, and perform proximity searching on the data. No custom coding will be used, the power of Drupal core and contributed modules will provide everything we need.
*UPDATE* - blog post with full details on the implementation now available.