Micky Metts: "VoipDrupal - Your Site and a Regular Phone... installed in 20 minutes!"
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 6:30pm
Davenport Conference Room
25 1st Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
Go to a Website? Ain't Nobody got Time for That!
This is an introduction to VoipDrupal and how you can use it on your site to allow visitors to call and receive information, or your Website can call or text members (Call Blast). You can create an instant conference line, or setup a PBX style system where the caller can make choices on what extension they reach. Each entity can have a unique phone extension.
VOIP Drupal is a suite of modules that consists of core modules that interact with other modules such as the one on the demo site that has the dial keypad.
- https://drupal.org/project/click2call - This module also gives users a block on their account page that they may configure.
VOIP Drupal also works with roles and permissions to create a very flexible and granular automated system that can be triggered by actions. Some of the VOIP Drupal modules come with Blocks that allow you to choose the script and the caller ID number etc. (The click2call mod has blocks.)
VOIP Drupal is ready to install on your Drupal site, and you can get involved in the future development and testing of new functionality. VoipDrupal easily handles:
- Instant Conference calls - no long PIN numbers
- Group SMS text Notifications between members
- Post Audio Blogs on your site
- SMS text messages posted on your site
- Group Voice Mail - answering machine
- Out-calling for scheduled messages
- Community call lists
- Information hotlines
- Story recording / playback
- Language training
- Audio tours
- Adventure games
- Geo-based callblasts aimed at specific streets or locations
- Much more than I can list here...
The VoIP Drupal platform was originally conceived and implemented by the MIT Center for Civic Media (http://civic.mit.edu/).
Michele Metts works with the Agaric collective (agaric.com) and has been a involved with Drupal since 2006, she is also a freelance developer/administrator with Exaltation of Larks (larks.la) for individuals and corporations. Her experience includes creation and development of diverse online communities, small and large websites. Michele has also managed many diverse teams of programmers to create custom applications for large and small companies specifically for community use. As an architect on a Drupal project, Michele uses her expertise and knowledge to understand how to make Drupal to do exactly what is needed in the most efficient way possible. Michele's entrepreneurship has included the creation of Cyber Weddings and Friend Finder as early as 1996. Her websites have been featured on the Arts and Entertainment channel, NTV (Nippon Television Network), Local Boston news and CCTV. As a pioneer, working with VoipDrupal technology, she has created and presented VoipDrupal webinars in conjunction with the MediaLab at M.I.T. Little known facts: Formerly a punk rock bassist and guitarist, a welder and a silversmith, a formula racing pit crew member, and a creator of some radically modified VW beetles. Michele loves to create Distro-Mashups with Drupal - taking functionality from one distro and merging it with another. Michele is also a recipient of the "Leave it to Beaver" childhood excellence award.