X PRIZE Foundation Drupal Case Study

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Published on April 30, 2008

Author: krynsky

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X PRIZE Foundation Drupal Case Study

About X PRIZE First X PRIZE $10 Million Ansari X PRIZE announced in 1996 for first private team to build and launch a spacecraft capable of carrying three people to 100 kilometers above the earth's surface, twice within two weeks. Won by Burt Rutan and financier Paul Allen on October 4, 2004. Knowledge & Technology purchased by Richard Branson of Virgin America and now being used by Virgin Galactic to offer the public trips into space. Current X PRIZES Archon X PRIZE for Genomics - $10 Million to first team to sequence 100 human genomes in 10 days Google Lunar X PRIZE - $20 million Grand Prize will be awarded to the team that can soft land a craft on the Moon that roams for at least 500 meters and transmits a Mooncast back to Earth. Progressive Automotive X PRIZE - $10 Million to first team to produce a 100MPG production capable automobile built with specific guidelines.

First X PRIZE

$10 Million Ansari X PRIZE announced in 1996 for first private team to build and launch a spacecraft capable of carrying three people to 100 kilometers above the earth's surface, twice within two weeks.

Won by Burt Rutan and financier Paul Allen on October 4, 2004.

Knowledge & Technology purchased by Richard Branson of Virgin America and now being used by Virgin Galactic to offer the public trips into space.

Current X PRIZES

Archon X PRIZE for Genomics - $10 Million to first team to sequence 100 human genomes in 10 days

Google Lunar X PRIZE - $20 million Grand Prize will be awarded to the team that can soft land a craft on the Moon that roams for at least 500 meters and transmits a Mooncast back to Earth.

Progressive Automotive X PRIZE - $10 Million to first team to produce a 100MPG production capable automobile built with specific guidelines.

Drupal was chosen for the following reasons Met all the requirements with regards to current and future planned functionality Could be deployed against requirements in a quick timeframe with limited resources Provided good performance using caching to handle traffic spikes X PRIZE was prone to Provided a very flexible platform to customize using standard LAMP stack Offered great extensibility in the form of modules Offered a low cost of ownership which is important for a non-profit Had a strong developer community with continuing support & upgrades

Met all the requirements with regards to current and future planned functionality

Could be deployed against requirements in a quick timeframe with limited resources

Provided good performance using caching to handle traffic spikes X PRIZE was prone to

Provided a very flexible platform to customize using standard LAMP stack

Offered great extensibility in the form of modules

Offered a low cost of ownership which is important for a non-profit

Had a strong developer community with continuing support & upgrades

Here’s a high level breakdown of the 4 month deployment plan Selection of new datacenter for hosting Setup & configuration of new servers (1 Production, 1 MySQL, 1 Development) Installation of Drupal Creation of templates for migration of existing sites Drupal configuration Creation of content types, categories, & other core setup Research, installation & configuration of all necessary modules Migration of all content from existing sites to Drupal Setup of user roles and access rights Training users on use of Drupal to create content Creation of new Google Lunar X PRIZE site, template, and content

Selection of new datacenter for hosting

Setup & configuration of new servers (1 Production, 1 MySQL, 1 Development)

Installation of Drupal

Creation of templates for migration of existing sites

Drupal configuration

Creation of content types, categories, & other core setup

Research, installation & configuration of all necessary modules

Migration of all content from existing sites to Drupal

Setup of user roles and access rights

Training users on use of Drupal to create content

Creation of new Google Lunar X PRIZE site, template, and content

Advanced Drupal Setup The reasons we chose this templating method were: Single admin UI to manage all sites Avoided duplicating setup for each site Single sign-on, registration & profile for users to interact on all sites Single codebase leveraged across all sites Ability to easily aggregate content to main foundation site using views

The reasons we chose this templating method were:

Single admin UI to manage all sites

Avoided duplicating setup for each site

Single sign-on, registration & profile for users to interact on all sites

Single codebase leveraged across all sites

Ability to easily aggregate content to main foundation site using views

GLXP Site GLXP Home 2 views on home page Custom icon prefixes Nav Functions code to link block titles out My Menu using “nice menus” navigation module

GLXP Home

2 views on home page

Custom icon prefixes

Nav Functions code to link block titles out

My Menu using “nice menus” navigation module

Teams Functionality Taxonomy Access Control Core only provides global “Administer Nodes” access rights Granular rights to creating / editing content types

Taxonomy Access Control

Core only provides global “Administer Nodes” access rights

Granular rights to creating / editing content types

phpBB module for Forum integration Intercepts and uses drupal account info Uses private message module Profiles link to Drupal profiles

Intercepts and uses drupal account info

Uses private message module

Profiles link to Drupal profiles

Other Notable Modules Used Admin Menu Brilliant Gallery / Lightbox 2 Pathauto Service Links Webform Captcha / Math Captcha Notify TinyMCE IMCE Feed API (soon)

Admin Menu

Brilliant Gallery / Lightbox 2

Pathauto

Service Links

Webform

Captcha / Math Captcha

Notify

TinyMCE

IMCE

Feed API (soon)

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