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Webinar: The Drupal Media Initiative

The Media Initiative is an unofficial but well-supported community initiative to improve Drupal's handling of images, video, audio, and other files and embedded media. This previously-recorded webinar discusses the inconsistencies and problems of handling media in Drupal, and the efforts to improve the authoring experience. Products of these efforts so far include the File Entity and Media modules in Drupal 7, which are demonstrated in this webinar. The Media Initiative is also trying to improve Drupal's default file and media handling by moving much of File Entity into Drupal 8 core.

This webinar is useful for anyone wanting to learn more about media handling in Drupal 7 and beyond, including project managers, site builders, developers, and themers. And if you want to get involved with this initiative, you will learn where to get started

Paul McKibben

Meet team member, Paul McKibben

Paul is a problem solver who relishes a challenge. His Computer Science education and 20-plus years of software development experience give him the expertise to push the Drupal envelope. In his role as Solutions Architect at Mediacurrent, Paul is comfortable with front-end and back-end development, ensuring that each site he builds is both well-structured and easy to use.

Paul earned an M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and a B.S.E. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. Prior to working with Drupal, he spent the bulk of his career developing Unix and Java applications in the telecommunications industry. Paul adheres to a Drupal best practices philosophy, tests his code thoroughly, and ensures that fail-safe measures are in place when updating or upgrading a site. His broad background allows him to solve unique problems across platforms and technologies, including content migration from proprietary systems to Drupal.

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