This year we have a stellar lineup of sessions by the Lullabot and Drupalize.Me teams which were accepted for DrupalCon North America being held in New Orleans. Take a look at who is presenting and read a short synopsis of what they’ll be talking about.
Coding and Development
Altering, Extending, and Enhancing Drupal 8
A large part of Drupal's appeal lies in its flexibility. The fact that a developer can alter, extend, and enhance almost any aspect of Drupal without having to hack core. Historically this versatility has been made possible through the existence of hooks. Specially named PHP functions that are executed at critical points during the fulfillment of a request. And they've served the framework well for years. But times are changing, and Drupal 8 offers a variety of new patterns that all module developers will be required to learn, and understand.
Configuration Management for Developers in Drupal 8
Is the configuration system your favorite feature of Drupal 8? Are you interested in doing continuous integration? Do you want to easily export all of your Drupal configuration to code? Interested in building a best practice continuous integration and deployment solution? This session, hosted by co-maintainers of the configuration system, will focus on how Drupal 8's configuration management system works, how to integrate it with a continuous integration system, and what developers can do to extend its power through contributed modules and custom code. Come with your questions and learn more about this magical part of Drupal 8.
Learning to Let Go (Contrib Burnout) and Module Giveaway
How can someone deeply involved in the Drupal contributed module ecosystem start to step away? How do we handle burnout not just in Drupal core development, but in contrib? I'd like to engage a conversation based the challenges I have encountered and currently face personally/emotionally on my journey from being one of the top contributors to Drupal 7, prolific writer of modules, to someone starting a family and needing to rebalance their personal, work, and Drupal life. With so much focus on getting people involved in Drupal.org, are there technical solutions we can explore to help make active contributors happier?
Documentation Is Getting An Overhaul
Having high-quality documentation available for Drupal.org is key to gaining wider adoption, growing the community, and the overall success of the Drupal project. I want to share the work related to documentation going on in the community, as well as some of our plans for continued improvement in the future.
Debugging, Profiling, & Rocking Out with Browser-Based Developer Tools!
Browser based developer tools have become an indispensable tool for modern front-end web development. New features and changes are being added at a rapid pace, and keeping up with all of the changes is difficult, but well worth it!
In this session, Mike will walk attendees through modern debugging techniques, tips and tricks, front-end profiling, and more!
Sizing up responsive images: Make a plan before you Drupal
Drupal 8 has built-in responsive images support based off of Drupal 7’s contributed Picture and Breakpoint modules. Understanding how to use those modules without first making a plan could easily lead to a cat-tastrophe!
AMPing up Drupal
Karen Stevenson, Matthew Tift, and Marc Drummond
In many cases, the mobile web is a slow and frustrating experience. The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project which involves Google is an open source initiative that embodies the vision that publishers can create mobile optimized content once and have it load instantly everywhere. When AMP was first introduced last October 2015, many commentators immediately compared it to Facebook's Instant Articles and Apple's News app. One of the biggest differentiators between AMP and other solutions is the fact that AMP is open source.
Beyond the Blink: Add Drupal to Your IoT Playground
Amber Himes Matz
What does making a light blink have to do with Drupal? Come to this session to find out how you can add Drupal to your Internet of Things data playground. (THERE WILL BE BLINKING LIGHTS.)
Recoupling: Bridging Design and Structured Content
For years we’ve talked about separating content and presentation. Structure, reuse, and standardization are the name of the game in a future-friendly, multi-channel world — aesthetics are someone else’s concern … right?
Web Accessibility 101: Principles, Concepts, and Financial Viability
If your website wouldn't work for anyone living in the state of New York, would that be a launch-blocker? Of course! So why are we ignoring the even larger population of people with disabilities?
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