NYC Joins Worldwide Drupal 7 Release Celebration

January 07, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
January 7, 2011 - The long-anticipated Drupal 7 was officially released on January 5, 2011. In observation of this, over 250 parties in 90 countries will take place on Friday, January 7th, and New York City is certainly no exception.

This sold-out, free event is hosted by Treehouse Agency, ThinkDrop, and Growing Venture Solutions. It features guest speakers from enterprise-level organizations leveraging the Drupal platform, several Drupal-related raffle items including a "Killer Prize" — registration for the upcoming Do it with Drupal conference from Drupal training firm Lullabot — and video streaming with other Drupal 7 parties across the country.

The event takes place at Klimat, and additional sponsorship is provided by CivicActions and Packt Publishing.

Drupal 7 marks a major milestone for the Drupal platform. The new version features an easier-to-use, more intuitive interface—a big selling point for those caught up in CMS indecision. Additionally, some top modules have been incorporated into the core platform, and a new database abstraction layer brings substantially enhanced performance and scalability options to the table.

For the enterprise-level organization, the improved performance and gentler learning curve for users of Drupal 7 reinforces Drupal's status as a top CMS contender for mission-critical systems.

The update is being met with enthusiasm from corporate users:

"Since moving to Drupal, the quality of life of our editorial staff has *greatly* improved. With all the usability improvements of Drupal 7, we can't wait to upgrade and make the people creating and managing content on The Economist online even happier."

Rob Purdie - The Economist

"As we prepare to relaunch on Drupal we are excited to explore the possibilities of Drupal 7, and look forward to contributing and being an active part of the New York Drupal community."

Jamie Clark & Igor Shindel - Zagat

Full details on Drupal 7 are available on the site. For more information on the NYC Drupal 7 Release Party or the NYC Drupal community, contact acham [at]

Treehouse Agency builds, architects, and themes complex, large-scale websites and the content management systems (CMS) that power them. These sites support the vision and growth of content-rich organizations including Fortune 500 companies, media and publishing entities, and government institutions. The Treehouse approach combines an assemblage of powerful technologies and best practices to create rock-solid systems that are virtually limitless in their scalability and extensibility.

Growing Venture Solutions is a small Drupal development and training firm specializing in Drupal security reviews and conference and event websites using the Conference Organizing Distribution (COD). GVS developers maintain some of the most popular contributed Drupal modules and all team members are are actively involved in the Drupal community as organizers and educators.

ThinkDrop is a Internet consultancy and think tank specializing in strategy and development of open-source web technologies based on Drupal. ThinkDrop opened its doors in 2010. ThinkDrop's commitment and passion is building sustainable, innovative tools and advancing technological education, especially in emerging markets. ThinkDrop believes that knowledge is the best return on investment and partners with organizations to develop their knowledge management and implement technology to meet their strategic goals. ThinkDrop looks for creative challenges and partners that want to innovate.