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Skiing in France

While I love photography, I never really got into video. Because I'm not the guy to pull off flips on skis or jump out of planes, I never considered myself the target audience for a GoPro. However, I got a GoPro for Christmas and was eager to try it on a ski trip to the French Alps. Below is my first attempt at shooting and editing video. The French Alps are stunning and that alone is reason to watch the video. No doubt I have to hone my skills -- both shooting and in the editing room -- and it wouldn't hurt if I could pull off a flip on my skis either. ;-)

Louvre using Drupal

Big news! The world's most visited art museum in the world is now using Drupal for its website: http://louvre.fr. Très cool!

Louvre

Le Figaro using Drupal

Le Figaro, the oldest and second-largest national newspaper in France, started using Drupal for its social features on http://www.lefigaro.fr. It is still using its old web content management system to serve its main content, but all of the social features such as comments on articles are now provided by Drupal.

I met the engineering team, including Le Figaro's Chief Technology Officer René Wallendorf, for lunch when I was in Paris last week, and they were very happy with Drupal. The integration project was delivered on time, within budget and was considerably cheaper than the alternative solutions they had investigated. All things combined, this should be a big win for Drupal, especially in France. Vraiment très cool!

Le figaro
Le Figaro

Some of Le Figaro's print publications. Le Figaro is also the official translator of The New York Times, pictured in the middle of the photo.

Le Figaro

Left: Chief Technology Officer of Le Figaro. Right: the community manager of Le Figaro.

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