Drupal has been an open source community project for more than a decade now, and its popularity as a preferred content management system (CMS) has steadily increased during that time. It utilizes a PHP web server and storage database to deliver what have become standard elements of a CMS.
In addition to basic user registration, login, password, and a flexible visual environment, the Drupal core modules feature blogs, commenting, advanced menus, stats, search capabilities and custom URL creation, among many other things.
As happens annually, devoted Drupal programmers and enthusiasts descended upon DrupalCon this past March. The host city this time was Chicago, and the various sessions, panels and keynote addresses brought together the multitudes that use, support and design within the Drupal platform.