Talks and Presentations

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Some intro text to come soon.

Drupal Fundamentals: An Intermediate Hands-On Workshop

Jul 7 2010 10:00 am

I'll be leading a two day Drupal training on July 7th and 14th thanks to the folks at the Metropolitian New York Library Council. Here's the description from their Summer 2010 catalog: Drupal has fast become one of the most popular, stable, and internationally-supported open source Content Management Systems for websites small and large.

Through four discrete modules delivered over two days, participants will receive training on the fundamental concepts, terminology, and skills needed to install, configure, and maintain a simple website using Drupal.

NOTE: Participants are not expected to have a foundation in PHP or database work. All work will be done via the Drupal administrative interface; no writing of PHP code will be necessary, although some code snippets will be discussed, explained and used as part of the exercises. This workshop is intended for those with some familiarity with Drupal, but no previous site creation or management is presumed.

By the end of this program, participants will:

  • Install an instance of Drupal for experimentation and further learning
  • Develop a basic understanding of Drupal concepts and terminology, permissions, users, and role settings
  • Learn how to set up and configure a Drupal website with contributed modules
  • Use Drupal’s administrative interface to create and manipulate “content types,”
  • Display content in customized ways using the “views” module
  • Automate simple tasks using the “Rules” module
  • Learn how to evaluate existing Drupal modules when deciding what to use for specific tasks in the future


57 E. 11th Street, New York, NY 10003
United States
40° 43' 59.3652" N, 73° 59' 32.4492" W

Radical Reference, Free Software Use in Librarianship

Apr 28 2009 4:30 pm
Apr 28 2009 5:20 pm

Radical Reference is an online reference service provided by volunteer library workers in a collaborative virtual setting using free/open source technology. Come learn more about how you can use this model to deliver services in your own communities (social, political, familial, spiritual, etc.). Presenters will share the five year history of the group and discuss how it collaborates, as well as give an accessible history of free/open source software.


Ocean Place Resort & Spa Long Branch, NJ
United States

Drupalcamp, How to and Q & A

Mar 6 2009 3:00 pm
Mar 6 2009 4:00 pm

Curious what it takes to run a Drupalcamp? Drupalcamp organizers from the U.S, Europe and around are gathering to discuss what it takes to run a drupalcamp as well as tips, tricks and best practices. We'll cover topics such as costs, venue choices, and how to find your audience. You'll leave this session with the knowledge and tools to hold a successful Drupalcamp.

Presented by:
Eric Goldhagen
Jacob Redding
Crystal Williams
Greg Knaddison
Chris Charlton
Blake Hall


Washington DC Convention Center DC
United States

Internet Telephony, Cell Phones and Open Source For Labor

Dec 7 2008 12:00 pm
Dec 7 2008 1:30 pm

more info to come soon, this is one of the two panels I'm on at the upcoming LaborTech conference. this one is a discussion of using Open Source internet telephony, sms and other communications technologies for organizing.

Open Source/Free Sofware: What it is, how to use and defend it in your Union

Dec 6 2008 4:30 pm
Dec 6 2008 6:00 pm

more info to come soon, this is one of the two panels I'm on at the upcoming LaborTech conference. this one is another incarnation of my Introduction to Free Software Presentation. This time with a Labor Union focus.


University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA
United States

Drupal Development for Community Media Centers

Jul 10 2008 1:30 pm
Jul 10 2008 3:00 pm

Usually, I post these before the presentation, not the day after, but this happened last minute.


Omni Shorham Hotel Washington DC, DC
United States

Urban Autonomous Cultural Spaces: ABC No Rio, who we are and what we do

Apr 26 2008 9:00 pm

City Mine(d) is organizing the KRAX Conference, a meeting between creative ideas in Barcelona and other cities, from April 23 to 26, 2008, focusing on urban autonomous cultural spaces - public spaces that support the creativity of a city’s residents, and generate debates about the way the city is managed. These are autonomous cultural production initiatives based on new models of (self)management and a coherent discourse in response to urban changes. There’s a need for political institutions to get to know and recognize these spaces and the value and richness they add to the city.


Carrer dels Carders, 12
Barcelona 08003

Drupal: Evaluating Contributed Modules

Mar 30 2008 10:00 am
Mar 30 2008 12:00 pm

It's time for NYC Drupal Camp again!

This time, I'm involved in organizing the event and also doing a workshop on how to evaluate contributed modules. The workshop is geared towards a broad range of folks, anyone from novice to experienced users of Drupal (drupal is a free/open source Content Management System)

workshop outline:


Politechnic University Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

Neo-Anarchisms and Technology

Nov 4 2007 11:30 am
Nov 4 2007 12:45 pm

This is the conference description of the panel:

What would a truly anarchist or anti-capitalist Internet look like? In light of the current debate of Net Neutrality in the United States and its implications for anti-capitalist or extra-capitalist communications, what interventions can or should anarchists make for Internet justice to prevail?


Vermont College Montpelier, VT
United States

Free Software and Online Collaboration

Jan 17 2007 7:00 pm
Jan 21 2007 3:00 pm

Starting with a primer on Free Software, this multi-day intensive took a group of Hawaiian activists through the process of selecting, setting up, and utilizing a website content management system, wiki, as well as secure and encrypted communications protocols.


Olelo Community Access Media Center Honolulu, HI
United States