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My contribution to the DrupalCon opening session

on Sun, 09/29/2013 - 13:48

I wasn't in Prague on the first day of DrupalCon, but that didn't stop me from contributing to the opening session. Here is the "song" that I "sang", with all of the lyrics. Enjoy!

My contribution to the DrupalCon, Prague, opening session.
I am the very mo-del of a Dru-pa-list de-vel-o-per
I’ve pu-blished code, and had some beers with every core con-tri-butor
I know the seven function stack, I’ve got it in my memory
From al-tered forms to en-ti-ties, oh these are el-e-mentary!
I’m very well a-cquain-ted too, with da-ta-base ab-strac-ter-y
and all the boot strap sta-ges

Open Source Music - Video from the DrupalCon Session

on Sat, 09/28/2013 - 20:14

The "Bach to the Future" session at DrupalCon Prague was fun, and a success, I think. Together with my wife, pianist Kimiko Ishizaka, I presented the concept of open source music, showed how Drupal is enabling the MuseScore project to thrive and treat musical scores as semantic content, and gave a demonstration showing the cool things you can do with digital scores and live performances. Kimiko Ishizaka played a selection of pieces from the Well-Tempered Clavier on the venue's Steinway grand piano, and it was a lovely way to start the final day of DrupalCon.

Here's the video of the entire

Bringing Bach to DrupalCon and beyond

on Mon, 08/05/2013 - 23:38
Open Source Bach. It was an idea so simple yet completely audacious that it made the front pages of BoingBoing and Slashdot, was written about in Wired, The New Yorker, F.A.Z., Spiegel, La Stampa, and brought together a diverse team that included a publisher, a piano manufacturer, and a notation software company. At the center of it all was pianist Kimiko Ishizaka, my wife and muse. Now, after 11 years of dreaming about it, I'm bringing Kimiko to DrupalCon to perform for you, the Drupal community.
The success of the Open Goldberg Variations depended on three very important websites - Drupal