What happens when educators want to make an opensource textbook?
In 2012 we were awarded a highly competitive Rhizome commission (through rhizome.org) to design and develop an open source textbook/toolkit. We knew we needed to seek out a dynamic scalable platform that could support our ambitious plans. Individually we all had deep experience with web development, but we had not spent much time with Drupal. While it seemed the natural choice (based on functionality, documentation, and community) we had a lot to learn. In the end we merged Blocks, Views with a great deal of custom code, while radically altering the future of textbooks. During this talk, we will discuss our outsider views on Drupal, our sins against "the Drupal way," and the process of building a complex Drupal site for people who are not Drupal developers.
Learn more about the ARRAY project and its founders.