Boston Drupal Meetup

Excellent meetup last night. The stuff I actually thought to jot down:

My Lightning Talk was on my collaborative knowledge base project at the day job. The Node Auto Term (NAT) module was pointed out as an potential substitute for the book module.

David mentioned an issue he has having with Automatic Nodetitle (the string "0" turning into a null) - it uses the Token module, which I've just signed up to co-maintain along with pathauto, so I want to take a quick look at that (if I can squeeze another ten minutes out of the next couple of weeks...).

Picked up on SuperGenPass, looks like a good alternative to using the same password for all those little test sites I create...

chx is in town, and gave us a quick demo of simpletest. As a module developer, it seems like a good idea (before even adding your own tests) to use it to make sure your contributed module doesn't break anything outside of its own domain.

Douglas followed with a demo of Eclipse integration, bringing you right to the line of code where simpletest failed.

Somewhere along the line a DrupalDojo screencast on Drupal 6 Theming was mentioned, I will need to check that out (along with several others).

Actually, that probably came up as Moshe updated us on Drupal 6 (a nation turns its lonely eyes to Views) and Drupalcon Boston (registration already about 50% above Barcelona).

Lisa is looking for some help with the location module.

Maureen is doing cool stuff with forms (group of toggles, including an Other with a text field).

Andreas spoke on embedding media.

And, I saved the most personally intriguing for last... Ari talked about the challenges of importing 2000+ HTML pages into Drupal, to many a sympathetic ear. Moshe opined that a specialist in the dirty work of content migration might really clean up. As I'm re-entering the consulting world, that perked my ears up. On the day job I was involved in a major data migration (from one HR/Payroll system to another), and learned a lot about fitting square data into round rows. Definitely an avenue I will look into pursuing...