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Tuesday, August 23 • 11:30 - 12:30
Drupal vs. The Nature of Bureaucracy
Why do so many web development projects go so wrong, and why is it so painful just to think about it?

This workshop will use the example of Drupal to explore how open source technology and philosophy can be therapeutic when set up against classic bureaucratic dysfunction, such as feature creep, design-by-committee, non-compiling approval loops and meaningless corporate-speak.

Our speakers will set the audience up with a heavy dose of irony before letting them loose in a free-form requirements gathering workshop which the speakers will attempt to build during the session as an example of rapid live Drupal development.

Attendees will definitely have fun, but should also leave with new ideas about what organisations and individuals within them can do to make their lives easier when dealing with technology projects which are headed south. 

Speakers
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Rox Flame

Xequals
An impassioned advocate of Drupal, agile methodologies and Open source, Rox Flame is an experienced Solutions Architect and Developer with Project management experience who has worked on 40+ Drupal websites in his career. Rox has been a business owner, co founder of Xequals for the last 6 years as a Solutions Ninja / Art director, and a co founder of Level up; Wellington's only game-dev specific co-working studio, situated right in the beating... Read More →
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Thomas Murphy

Xequals
Tom has a background in corporate comms teams as a technical project manager and digital channel manager, successfully prising various organisations away from closed-source CMSs which have driven them mostly insane. As a result of this trauma, he's decided that most technology problems are actually culture problems, and refuses to make a separation between the two. His favourite tool is Drupal because it's the fastest way to stop websites... Read More →


Tuesday August 23, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
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