Posts Tagged ‘Drupal’

Hot Tin Roof MD Shares Social Media Expertise at Drupal for Business

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Hot Tin Roof’s director Sarah Lee will today give a presentation on social media for startups at Scotland’s first Drupal for Business event. The talk, held jointly with Gareth Alexander of GA Web Applications Development, aims to equip companies with the tools needed to maximise the benefits of social media.

Sarah’s PR career began in the press office of East of Scotland Water. After moving to the private sector she worked on both business and consumer media campaigns for Scotland On Line, Compaq, Indigo Vision and Newell & Budge, before launching Hot Tin Roof in 2002.

Under Sarah’s directorship, Hot Tin Roof has built up a dynamic reputation as one of Scotland’s leading PR agencies for digital and technology companies, working with many pioneering startups including NCTech and miiCard, as well as established organisations like ScotlandIS and The University of Edinburgh.

Leveraging social media to boost online reputations is a core component of each Hot Tin Roof campaign. From interacting with customers to increasing sales, social networking on Twitter and Facebook and professional networking on sites such as LinkedIn is more important than ever.

The presentation will explore advantages and pitfalls of social media for startups. The session will also outline how to integrate Drupal to benefit social media, and examine what content works best for which social network.

Sarah Lee comments: “I’m passionate about the power of social media and, in the rapidly changing media landscape, it has become a vital tool for promoting startups. I’m delighted to be giving this presentation and look forward to helping those attending harness the exciting opportunities social media presents.”

Drupal for Business is part of DrupalCamp Scotland 2012, and runs on Friday 25 May. Held at the Informatics Forum in Edinburgh, DrupalCamp Scotland comprises of three free events held over the 25 and 26 May. In addition to Drupal for Business there will be a short introduction to Drupal and full-day training sessions on the Saturday.

For more information contact Sarah Lee.

Edinburgh hosts second annual DrupalCamp

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

DrupalCamp Edinburgh 2011
Venue: Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh.
Date: 21 May 2011, 9am – 5pm.

Drupal users from across Scotland will come together this weekend for the second annual DrupalCamp Edinburgh. The focus of the free event will be on building the Scottish Drupal community and encouraging its adoption by developers and businesses.

Drupal is an open-source content management system written in PHP. It is supported by an active developer community and is free to download and share. Community is at the heart of the Drupal project and face-to-face events for users take place all over the world.

Duncan Davidson, one of the organisers of the event, says: “We have sessions aimed at all levels of practitioner, from beginner through to advanced. The aim is to bring people together and help them to see the benefits of developing websites and applications using Drupal.”

He continues: “Around 80 delegates have registered so far, an increase of almost 50% on last year already. We have been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from our sponsors and couldn’t do it without them.”

In addition to full community and business sessions and lightning talks – a series of 15-minute presentations to give new speakers an opportunity to present – the closing session of the day will discuss the formation of a Scottish Drupal Association. It is hoped that a nationwide organisation could support user meetups that already take place in Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as encouraging expansion across other parts of the country.

DrupalCamp Edinburgh will take place in the Informatics Forum at the University of Edinburgh on Saturday 21 May 2011. To find out more or to register, please visit

The organisers can also be contacted on Twitter via @drupalCampEDI and the hashtag for the conference is #dcedi11.

For more information, please contact Duncan Davidson.

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