For over a year now, Peter and I have been working on re-developing our web based conference management codebase with Drupal. The opportunity to do this for a real conference with a real need arose when we were asked to join the technical committee for the 2010 Australian Computers in Education Conference.
Simplenews is a quick and easy way to set up and manage newsletters on Drupal, but if you add it to a site which already has users, you might want a way to quickly subscribe all your users to your newsletter.
Rather than click through all users and manually subscribe them - which can be a little bit boring if you have thousands of users - you can run a few SQL queries to mass-subscribe everyone in one go.
It was a drupal filled week. We set two new Drupal sites free into the world, and signed up to sponsor DrupalSouth.
DrupalSouth is happening in Wellington on the weekend of 23-24 January 2010. It promises to be New Zealand's largest gathering of Drupalppl with Australia and elsewhere due to the proximity of linux.conf.au taking place the week immediately before hand. The totally fabulous Angie Byron and Emma Jane Hogbin will be speaking, as will scores of other great Drupal professionals, and not-so professionals. After attending Melbourne DrupalCamp earlier this year, I am really looking forward to participating and getting to know more of the local community.