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Michael Miles: The Flexibility of Drupal

January 2016

No other CMS offers more flexibility then Drupal. If you need to implement a piece of functionality or change a piece of data, there are a million different ways you can go about it. However, this flexibility can also be daunting and frustrating. How do you know if you are going about your changes the “right" way? The truth of the matter is that there is no “right" way - just the “right for me” way. Any method you choose will come with it’s own sets of drawbacks and benefits.

Aaron Bello: "GNU Emacs As a Tool For Drupal Website Development and Management"

October 2015

GNU Emacs (a.k.a. An editor of a Lifetime) is more than an editor, a powerful tool for all programmers. It is extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor. Beyond just being able to edit files, Emacs includes special features to help you write in many different human languages and programming/markup languages. It can functions as well as tools for compiling, running, and testing programs.

This presentation will demonstrate how to use Emacs in your day to day Drupal

Scott Lozier: Foundation with D8: Theme and Load Responsively

September 2015

Getting ready to start your Drupal 8 site? How do you start theming it? Should you use SASS? How does Drupal’s new theming system integrate with a framework? Are you thinking about using media queries to load responsive content? 

In this session, Scott Lozier will show you how to start you Drupal 8 site using the Zurb Foundation theme.

Micky Metts: Cooperative Development - Thinking Outside the Boss!

August 2015

Bringing democracy and social equality to your projects through cooperation. Joining, forming, and running worker-owned businesses in web development.

Worker-owned cooperatives are businesses owned and controlled by the people who work in them. They are a time-tested way to create quality jobs, and are gaining momentum as a strategy to build and anchor wealth in communities.

Justice is a big part of the worker cooperative movement.

Ask The Experts - Two Year Anniversary Event

July 2015

How often do you get the opportunity to ask experts in your field any question you want? How about the chance to revisit tremendous presentations given by experienced professionals active in the Drupal community? I know... right?

Drupal Nights invites you to our two-year anniversary celebration, Ask-The-Experts. Our esteemed Drupal presenters return for a one-night-only event where the audience decides the agenda by asking this prestigious panel questions.

Dharmesh Mistry: "Customer Experience As A Strategic Differentiator"

June 2015

As competition gets fierce and technologies get more sophisticated, it is predicted that by 2020 customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator. But what are the key attributes to a robust experience? And how does that feed into organization's business and user experience strategy?

In this session, Dharmesh Mistry will share the fundamentals of building a robust customer experience (CX) and its symbiotic relationship with usability and user experience (UX).

David Tarrant: Integrating CiviCRM with Drupal to Drive Non-profit Websites

May 2015

CiviCRM is designed for use by non-profit organizations. As a CRM solution it is very competitive with proprietary commercial CRMs such as Sales Force. When combined with Drupal, it offers extraordinary "out of the box" functionality. Dave will present an overview of CiviCRM with special attention on how it integrates with Drupal.

Stéphane Corlosquet: "Using to Improve SEO"

April 2015

Launched in 2011 by Google, Yahoo! and Bing, is a universal collection of schemas to describe the content in HTML. It helps search engines to better understand what the pages of your sites are about (e.g.

Renato Castillo: "It's moving day! Why not make moving data easier?"

March 2015

Already have a site but want to move to Drupal? No problem! Drupal feeds importer is here to help you.

This presentation will focus on:

  • How to import or aggregate data as nodes, users, taxonomy terms or simple database records.
  • How to import into entities
  • How to import into commerce products

Alejandro Garza: "What's for dinner: Drupal + Apache Solr Search"

February 2015

You already know the bit about how Drupal + Solr is great. This time we will go over many of the topics, adding a dash of surprises and tips that can help you make your Drupal site's search great.