Indie Communication
IndieCommerce Upgrade Sessions at BEA 
April 30, 2014
Dear IndieCommerce User,

Because the upgrade from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 has a lot of moving parts of interest to users, we have set-up a variety of ways to share the information you need to know. These include the IndieCommunication updates, twice weekly conference calls, an upcoming series of webinars, and in-person sessions and one-on-one meetings at BookExpo America.
The BEA session schedule is below. IndieCommerce staff will conduct mini-sessions, on 4 different topics, on each day of the show; sessions will be held in the ABA Indie Bookseller Lounge, room 215 on the main show floor. RSVPs are requested for our planning purposes.

If you have not yet registered for BEA we encourage you to do so, and to send your tech staffers to meet with IndieCommerce staff personally! Registration is free for ABA members.

Thank you! We hope to see you there.
The IndieCommerce Team

Note: The Redesign session is 45 minutes; the others are 30 minutes. All sessions will be held in the ABA Indie Bookseller Lounge, room 215 on the main show floor.

State of the Upgrade
Join Neil Strandberg, ABA Director of Technology, for the latest status report on the Drupal 7 migration. The new interface will be ready for final internal testing just before BEA. If you have an IndieCommerce website, you will not want to miss this crucial update as Neil shares what the IndieCommerce team has accomplished and what the next steps are for the Drupal 7 upgrade.  A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Wednesday, May 28 at 1 pm
Thursday, May 29 at 10:45 am
Friday, May 30 at 10:45 am and 3 pm
Saturday, May 31 at 11:30 am

Preparing Your Site for the Upgrade

The IndieCommerce team will migrate sites with as much or as little content as the store provides. Stores hoping to be in an early migration group will benefit if their site is optimized for the move. This session will cover a variety of housekeeping tasks and general tips for getting the site -- and your staff -- primed for the migration.

Wednesday, May 28 at 1:30 pm
Thursday, May 29 at 11:45 am
Friday, May 30 at 11:15 am and 3:30 pm
Saturday at 12 pm

Drupal 7: A Sneak Peek!
Join us as the IndieCommerce team gives a guided preview of the new Drupal 7 interface. Some features have moved around a bit, but all in all, the new structure will be easier to use. Seeing it in action will help dispel any concerns about what is to come.

Wednesday, May 28 at 2 pm
Thursday, May 29 at 11:15 am
Friday, May 30 at 11:45 am
Saturday at 12 pm

Choosing a Theme and Redesign 101 - This session is 45 minutes
The migration to the Drupal 7 interface is the perfect opportunity to enhance your site, both visually and conceptually. While some stores will be able to keep their current theme in Drupal 7, others will choose to, or need to, select a new layout. Our team will provide guidance on picking a theme, and offer tips on design usability, organizing content, and other best practices.

Thursday, May 29 at 2 pm
Friday, May 30 at 1:45 pm
Saturday at 10:45 am

Please RSVP for BEA sessions here. RSVPs are for our planning purposes only and are not required. If you are interested in a particular session and have not RSVP'd please come to our lounge anyway. Cancellation notices will be posted there.
IndieCommerce BEA Session Schedule

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