Saturday - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Tools for Vendor and Higher Ed Collaboration

University web services departments are the campus heros: often tasked with a daunting mandate and given few resources to work with, they manage to coordinate web projects for dozens, even hundreds of departments, institutes, clubs, and other campus organizations. In this effort, they find individual contractors and web agencies as frequent partners.

 

Decoupled Blocks in Drupal 8

Decoupled Blocks is a javascript-framework-agnostic, progressive decoupling tool to allow custom blocks to be written by front end developers in the javascript framework of their choice, without needing to know any Drupal API's.

It keeps individual components encapsulated in their own directories containing all the css, js, and template assets necessary for them to work, and using an info.yml file to declare these components and their framework dependencies to Drupal.

Dogooding 101

A lot of people involved in Drupal want to put their skills to good use (through contribution, volunteering, or advocacy) but aren't sure how to do it.  In this session, we'll explore some ways you can be a do gooder with your Drupal skills - small things that only take 20 or 30 minutes and large things that could change the direction of your career. 

We'll move beyond Drupal core/contrib contribution and look at needs of the broader technology community and it's constituents. 

The Terrors of Task Management Tools: A Case Study

Thinking of moving to a new project management tool? The road can be harrowing and full of hidden perils, but don’t turn back now! As a Project Manager, you are expected to manage and execute countless tasks in the most efficient and painless manner possible, but the myriad of task management tools available is daunting to consider. I will take you on the path Zivtech followed: evaluating software options, learning team pain points, and understanding which business needs can be handled by these systems.

Setting up a front end development environment for Drupal 8

Modern theming is getting more and more complex. This session will walk you through the steps to setup your theme development environment in Drupal 8. Topics will include many of the standard things that you need to do to set up a new theming environment in Drupal 8:

Holistic SEO and Drupal

Learn common search engine ranking factors, best practices for technical SEO using Drupal, and ideas on how to guide and empower administrators to create the best content to achieve their goals.