It was such a great week at DrupalCon Seattle and we were proud to have presented and co-presented the following sessions. Here are the links to the sessions that were recorded and to the session information for those that weren't.
Karen talks about the challenges of the original Drupal AMP architecture, changes in the new branch, and some big goals for the future of the project.
Sally Young, Senior Technical Architect (with Matthew Grill, Senior Software Engineer at DocuSign and Daniel Wehner, Senior Engineer at Times Higher Education)
Discussing common problems and best practices of decoupled Drupal has surpassed the question of whether or not to decouple. Sally, Matthew, and Daniel talk about why the Drupal Admin UI team went with a fully decoupled approach as well as common approaches to routing, fetching data, managing state with autosave and some level of extensibility.
Sally Young, Senior Technical Architect (with Lauri Eskola, Software Engineer in OCTO at Acquia; Matthew Grill, Senior Software Engineer at DocuSign; Cristina Chumillas, Creative Director & Partner at Ymbra; and Daniel Wehner, Senior Engineer at Times Higher Education)
Your DevOps practice is not sustainable if you haven't implemented its culture first. Matt takes you through research conducted on highly effective teams to better understand the importance of culture and gives you three steps you can take to create a cultural shift in your DevOps practice.
Life is too short to work for an employer with whom you do not share common values or fits your needs. April gives you tips and insights on how to evaluate your employer and know when it's time to fire them. She also talks about how to evaluate a potential employer and prepare for an interview in a way that helps you find the right match.
Our team built a Drupal 8 version of Lullabot.com as Layout Builder was rolling out in core. With the goal of giving our non-technical Head of Marketing total control of the site, lessons were learned and successes achieved. Find out what those were and also learn about the new contrib module Views Layout they created.
The words "rockstar" and "rock star" show up around 500 times on Drupal.org. Matthew explores how the language we use in the Drupal community affects behavior and how to negotiate these concepts in a skillful and friendly manner.
Helena McCabe, Senior Front-end Developer(with Carie Fisher, Sr. Accessibility Instructor and Dev at Deque)
Helena and Carie will examine how web accessibility affects different personas within the disability community and how you can make your digital efforts more inclusive with these valuable insights. Link to the recording is located at the bottom of the session page.
Mateu Aguiló Bosch, Senior Developer (with Wim Leers, Principal Software Engineer in OCTO at Acquia and Gabe Sullice, Sr. Software Engineer, Acquia Drupal Acceleration Team at Acquia)
Mateu and his fellow API-first Initiative maintainers share updates and goals, lessons and challenges, and discuss why they're pushing for inclusion into Drupal core.
Personalization has become quite the buzzword, but the reality in the trenches rarely lives up to the promise of well-polished vendor demos. Eaton helps preserve your sanity by guiding you through the steps you should take before launching a personalization initiative or purchasing a shiny new product.
Greg takes you on a tour of the set of tools we use at Lullabot to create predictable and repeatable content inventories and audits for large-scale enterprise websites. You will leave with a powerful toolkit and a deeper understanding of how you use them and why.
Sessions without recordings
Zequi explores Drupal Core vulnerabilities, SA-CORE-2014-005 and SA-CORE-2018-7600, by discussing the logic behind them, why they present a big risk to a Drupal site, and how the patches work to prevent successful exploitation.
If you're annoyed by slow websites, Mike takes a deep dive into modern web performance. During this 90-minute session, you will get hands-on experience identifying and fixing performance bottlenecks in your website and web app.
Marc Drummond, Senior Front-end Developer (with Fatima Sarah Khalid, Mentor at Drupal Diversity & Inclusion Contribution Team; Tara King, Project lead at Drupal Diversity & Inclusion Contribution Team; Elli Ludwigson, Everythingist at Open Strategy Partners; Alex Laughnan, Web Developer at Box; and Alanna Burke, Drupal Engineer at Kanopi Studios)
Open source has the potential to transform society, but Drupal does not currently represent the diversity of the world around us. These members of the Drupal Diversity & Inclusion (DDI) group discuss the state of Drupal diversity, why it's important, and updates on their efforts.
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