My own fair-to-middling presentation skills must have been amazingly fortified by the best of Emma Jane‘s magical advice for we presenters, because yesterday I was able to get my point across!
Also, it is evident that the level of interest in Drupal being able to count on an agile approach based Drupal built project management, prototyping and deployment and monitoring application to be made available as a Drupal distribution profile, and to remain available free as in beer and in free speech… is very high. It’s on its way to Mars.
Over a hundred people were present at the presentation yesterday Thursday at 4:15, and despite the fact that I only had 30 minutes (plus a generous 15 minutes overlap with the break) to present some pretty involved relationships and workflows, plus show some practical demonstrations, the response in terms of interest was overwhelming.
Later on more than twenty people signed up for an account on projectflowandtracker.com and started working on their projects!
The enthusiastic throng that gathered after the talk immediately planned a BoF for 3:30 today (please attend if you are interested) where we are going to talk in detail about how to sign up for a free account on Project Flow & Tracker, how to use it, and how to collaborate on its development.
I am sure that in just a couple of weeks it will be available for download as an install profile and will become a prototyping, self-docoumenting base from which to develop, deploy and monitor your website applications, leveraging a number of sister Drupal GPL projects, like Aegir, and work going on to marshall the Nagios monitoring system. This will not be your typical case tracker toy.
Thanks to Drupal 6, I am so happy I was able to get Project Flow & Tracker into functional shape, and now with the crowd sourcing its existence it will take off like a rocket!
Drop by to sign up (pending quick moderation) at http://projectflowandtracker.com/.
If you just want to look around, then login:
Project Flow & Tracker is no longer mine alone! It will not grow because of the skills of any one individual and it will not serve as a tool for anyone’s “cornering the market” on what’s available for free in beer, Linux and agile. It now belongs to the Drupal community proper and now even the clients can get in on the freedom.
¡Viva Drupal! ¡Viva Agile and Scrum! ¡Viva Project Flow & Tracker!