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Drupal Nights

Chris Wells: "Intro to Contributing -or- How Can I Help?"

September 2014

Contributing to any open source project can be intimidating, but particularly so with a project as large and successful as Drupal. It is because of this success that the Drupal community needs more contributors like you. How can you get over the hump of intimidation and help with the project?

This session will focus on the issue queue and how to use it. Most importantly, we will teach you how to find issues you can work on. We will also cover the following:

  • Tools needed to generate patches

Moshe Weitzman: "A Tour of Drush"

August 2014

Drush speeds up many common Drupal tasks. It is also the basis of many one-off and automation scripts related to Drupal. Moshe will demonstrate the installation and common uses of Drush, the command line shell for Drupal.

Moshe will demonstrate the installation and common uses of Drush, the command line shell for Drupal. Drush speeds up many common Drupal tasks. It is also the basis of many one-off and automation scripts related to Drupal.

Ask The Experts - One Year Anniversary Event

July 2014

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 one-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.

Micky Metts: "VoipDrupal - Your Site and a Regular Phone... installed in 20 minutes!"

June 2014

Go to a Website? Ain't Nobody got Time for That!

This is an introduction to VoipDrupal and how you can use it on your site to allow visitors to call and receive information, or your Website can call or text members (Call Blast).  You can create an instant conference line, or setup a PBX style system where the caller can make choices on what extension they reach.  Each entity can have a unique phone extension.

VOIP Drupal is a suite of modules that consists of core modules that interact with

Chris Pliakas: "Accelerate Drupal Development By Getting Off The Island"

May 2014

As Drupal 8 development marches forward, it is clear that the community is looking beyond its borders by integrating non-Drupal projects into core. However the current Drupal landscape, including Drupal 8, makes it difficult for module developers to benefit from third-party code in the same way that Drupal 8 core does.

Nic Laflin: "Using Drupal as a Platform"

April 2014

One of Drupal's greatest strengths comes from it's flexibility and ability to model content so well.

Successful design agencies will tell you one of the keys to a successful project is the discovery process.  You need to build a content and information strategy first.  Then you can create the visual designs and build the site.

We will explore how the discovery and development process changes depending on whether you are building for a platform versus a single site.

Kay VanValkenburgh: "Client Training Rollouts Using Personas"

February 2014

Our challenge as web professionals has long been to enable our clients to publish online.  Employees currently publish on behalf of their employers using email, word processors and PowerPoint.  Nothing could be more natural.  Unfortunately, empowerment to publish to the web has a history of being stigmatized by barriers.

Ben Melançon: "Powering your API with Drupal 8"

March 2014

Drupal 8 comes with "Built-in Web Services", the official Drupal.org 8 promotion page is proud to say, but what does that mean for you as a developer (or someone who has some influence on Drupal developers)? The new feature teaser isn't too specific:

"Build mobile apps with Drupal as the data source, or even post back to Drupal from the client. Drupal 8 implements state-of-the-art Hypertext Application Language (HAL) as well.

Panel: "High Performance Drupal"

January 2014

Jeff Shelton, Naryan Newton, and Nathaniel Catchpole literally wrote the book on Drupal performance. This presentation will take a shallow dive into the broad pool of Drupal performance, using the book as our guide. Topics to be covered include: tools for collecting performance-related metrics to establish a baseline, and areas to look to improve Drupal's performance, such as Drupal configurations, module development, caching & swappable storage, reverse proxy caching and MySQL.

Seth Cohn: "Behat: Human-Readable Automated Testing"

December 2013

Behat is a tool that makes behavior driven development (BDD) possible. With BDD, you write human-readable stories that describe the behavior of your Drupal site. These stories can then be auto-tested against your website, whether in the midst of development, or on a live site. And yes, it’s as cool as it sounds!

Behat, if embraced by enough Drupal folks, has the potential to vastly improve the way we build and test Drupal websites.

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