Lullabot at DrupalCon Seattle

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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.

Recorded Sessions

AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) Re-Imagined

Karen Stevenson, Director of Technology

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.

Design a Decoupled Application - An Architecture Guide Based Upon the Drupal Admin UI

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.

Drupal Admin UI

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)

The Admin UI & JavaScript Modernisation initiative is planning a re-imagined content authoring and site administration experience in Drupal built on modern JavaScript foundations. This session provides the latest updates and a discussion on what is currently in the works.

How DevOps Strengthens Team Building

Matt Westgate, CEO & Co-founder

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. 

How to Hire and Fire Your Employer

April Sides, Developer

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.

Layout Builder in the Real World

Karen Stevenson, Director of TechnologyPutra Bonaccorsi, Senior Front-end DeveloperWes Ruvalcaba, Senior Front-end Developer, & Ellie Fanning, Head of Marketing

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 Imaginary Band of Drupal Rock Stars

Matthew Tift, Senior Developer

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.

Using Personas as an Inclusive Design Tool

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.

Why Will JSON:API Go into Core?

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 for the Perplexed

Jeff Eaton, Senior Digital Strategist

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. 

Enterprise Content Inventories

Greg Dunlap, Senior Digital Strategist

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

Autopsy of Vulnerabilities

Zequi Vázquez, Developer

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.

Front-end Web Performance Clinic 2019

Mike Herchel, Senior Front-end Developer

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.

Diversity & Inclusion: Building a Stronger Drupal Community

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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