Presenting at the LADrupal meetup
There was an LADrupal meetup last night (details are at http://groups.drupal.org/node/93759). I was given the opportunity to present on our site launch to the various members of the LADrupal community last night in Santa Monica. There was a fairly large audience (I actually talked with folk from UCLA, UC Irvine, and CalTech and there were a few institutions I didn't get a chance to speak with). The presentation seems to have gone really well and the screencast is now up at UCI at http://replay.uci.edu/clients/drupal/CalArts_Presentation_-_Flash_%28Lar.... For obvious reasons, its all from my perspective (so don't chew me out on some of my comments and if I didn't present on an aspect that was interesting to you (I was hard-limited to about 40 minutes after which we were kicked out of the Santa Monica Public Library)) but I hope you enjoy what I presented.
As a secondary note, everyone I spoke with about the site had nothing but good things to say (the biggest compliment being "this does not look like a Drupal site" and "I didn't realize I was looking at a site built using Drupal"); They were both really good comments to hear :) I may not agree with all of the design decisions that were made for the site but I am nonetheless very proud of it (especially the backend architecture that is powering it) and very appreciative for working at a place like CalArts which provided me with a large amount of freedom.