The Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, & Computing (CEISMC) at Georgia Tech came to Sevaa Group with an exciting and engaging problem: students in their curriculum were tracking projects with heavily macro'd and locked down Excel worksheets. They wanted something more flexible, more resilient, and easier to share amongst class teachers. They want a web application, and in keeping with the grand Georgia Tech tradition, they wanted it based on Drupal! 

Follow this project's story as we discuss highs, lows, and the thrilling final product. You'll learn:

  • How concrete data modeling and planning can be the backbone of a web application.
  • That even good modeling and planning will be shown to be flawed in the face of contract work.
  • The latent power of Drupal 7 and Organic Groups.
  • Troublespots and crisis found only upon release to dozens of middle schoolers.
  • The secrets behind the custom code for our email-free signup.

If you want to see the lifecycle of a small web app built almost exclusively in Drupal, this will be an exploritory session for novices and experts alike.