NATO using Drupal

Recently training was conducted for participants representing a number of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) Training Centers.

Participants were led through a set of scenario driven exercises using a system based on Drupal and XMPP. The scenario encouraged participants to "meet" online (even though they were sitting across the room from each other) and coordinate events and information in "semi public and private spaces". The group also modeled and simulated how to find subject matter experts using the expertise keywords, profiles, tagging, and search.

Interesting to see how social software tools (i.e. Drupal) are used by institutions such as NATO, and glad to see that we help make the world a better place ...

Nato using drupal
A Partnership for Peace (PfP) website using Drupal.
Pfp drupal training
Drupal training at a Partnership for Peace (PfP) Training Centers. © Chrys.


Bèr (not verified):

Is that not what calculates "the real success"? The netto good effect the work has. I beleive that, as you state, "help make the world a better place", is a far better measure of success than the sheer amount of sites and users working with Drupal. Might sound like some hippie calculation to some, but aren't all OSS developers and users a little bit of hippies deep down. ;)

May 05, 2006
Patrick Cormier (not verified):

Please keep such examples coming! I have already compiled a few. I especially like Drupal examples from goverment, international organizations, etc. - it makes it easier for me to gain acceptance for Drupal in my own department (National Defence). Many thanks, and congratulations!

May 05, 2006
Wim Mostrey (not verified):

Hey Patrick,

I recently merged and migrated a wordpress-powered blog and phpnuke-powered site for the European Copper institute from Wordpress and PHPNuke to a Drupal portal:

I wrote an article about the migration for those interested about it.

July 20, 2006