Nice to see everyone last night, including a couple of new faces.
The discussion moved around a fair bit, some major topics were:
- Rohan's http://goingbackhome.org project is going ahead full steam with serious interest from hospitals, government bodies and many others, all around Aus. If you're interested in getting involved development is happening at http://devel.goingbackhome.org/ - due to the private nature of the project data several of signed non disclosure agreements to get access to the development and staging sites. Rohan is in the process of setting this up, so if you've got a spare moment to help out a worthy project see http://devel.goingbackhome.org/ on how you can help out.
- Jaymie demoed panels and general discussion flowed around how and where panels was useful (aka blocks in Drupal suck). Another "full stack" layout solution worth checking out is http://drupal.org/project/context
- Jaymie demoed aegir - http://www.aegirproject.org/ - sheer magic that allows you to manage large networks of Drupal sites. If you got anything more than a handful of sites to manage it is an absolute life saver. And if you're running a debian based system (e.g. ubuntu) install is as easy as
apt-get install aegir. But remember, you'll need a box without an existing control panel (Cpanel, Plesk, ISPconfig, etc) as aegir doesn't play well with other systems which control apache directly.
So that's a few of the things that came to mind.
See everyone in December ... where I hear rumour OntheNet will be having an open bar?!?!