Drupalcon Boston 2008 - human rights http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/taxonomy/term/159/0 en The Witness Video HUB http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/witness-video-hub <p>The WITNESS Video Hub is a participatory website where anyone, anywhere can upload human rights related media that can be used to create change. The site features web-based video upload via cell phone and other mobile devices, content distribution, tools for online community building and advocacy, and Google maps integration with a custom-designed full-screen mode and switcher.</p> <p>From a technical perspective, the WITNESS project required covering new ground in both Drupal and in third-party integration. Working with the team at WITNESS, CivicActions built a robust and full featured video upload, conversion (transcoding), and playback suite for the Drupal content management system, called <A href="http://drupal.org/project/media_mover">Media Mover</a>. With Media Mover at its core, the site enables users to upload and categorize video with a comprehensive vocabulary including both geography and issues. This system of organization allows users to find, watch and share relevant videos, and then join groups and campaigns around the world using the <A href="http://drupal.org/project/og">Organic Groups module</a>.</p> <p>Comprised of an information architect, a designer, a project manager, engineers, and themers, the CivicActions team has worked in close collaboration with Witness–from an initial strategy phase to beta launch and ongoing iterative releases. With its rich toolset, the WITNESS Video Hub feeds the populist shift toward user-generated content and increases the reach and impact of organizations doing human rights advocacy.</p> http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/witness-video-hub#comments drupal drutube Google Maps human rights internationalization media mover multilingual social media video Tue, 19 Feb 2008 02:03:16 +0000 zoeyk 1189 at http://boston2008.drupalcon.org Amnesty International http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/amnesty-international <p>Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all. The organization has more than 2.2 million members and subscribers in more than 150 countries and regions and coordinates this support to act for justice on a wide range of issues. Amnesty International&#8217;s Project IMPACT involved a complete replacement of the organization&#8217;s website and CRM system, as well as the completion of a global brand strategy and the replacement of a vast document management system of over 50,000 reports.</p> <p>For the IMPACT project, CivicActions worked with Amnesty International to create a Drupal interface that synchs with the newly adopted al Fresco document management system, multi-level publishing and translation workflows, a custom CiviCRM implementation, and a theme that maintains Level 2 accessibility in the four core languages of the site (English, Spanish, French and Arabic).</p> <p>CivicActions completed this work in 6 month-long sprints, and continues to work with Amnesty to improve and enhance the features of the site. The site provides the Amnesty International Secretariat with a new set of tools, an open source CMS, and most importantly, a scalable and community-supported foundation to build upon into the future.</p> http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/amnesty-international#comments CiviCRM Custom CiviCRM Implementations drupal human rights internationalization multilingual Mon, 18 Feb 2008 23:48:34 +0000 zoeyk 1187 at http://boston2008.drupalcon.org