Site Building + Using Drupal

The power of Drupal lies not just in the core platform, but also in powerful contributed modules that allow one to build sites quickly and efficiently. The Site Building track is designed to teach you ways to let Drupal do the hard work without needing to write code.

The Site Building track is aimed at people looking to build sites using the Drupal framework but are not PHP masters, people who need better tools to layout their site, people looking to integrate with web services, and people who want to add advanced functionality to their site but aren’t sure where to start. This includes students who are new to Drupal, developers just getting started with Drupal, seasoned developers and freelancers.

Sessions in this track will be technical in nature, although they would not usually involve any coding.

Suggested Topics

  • Information Planning and Content Architecture, Applied Content Strategy
  • Migration - either from previous versions of Drupal or other systems
  • Configuration Management Best Practices, and beyond CMI core functionality
  • Layout and Theming using UI : Tools that allow you to build and control layout
  • Distros & Platforms: Come talk about the next platform you are building!

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.

Low Effort, High Impact: Adding Value to your Drupal Site for Low LOEs

This session is sharing my learning experiences and the ways that I have created small touches to a site that improve your content admin or visitors' experience on the site.

We will be discussing SEO, Administrative Interface Updates, Making Searching Easier for the End User, and Accessibility QA. These are easily configurable options (4 hours tops, but that's heavily padding it) that can impress your content admins and help improve your relationships with them by making their life easier.

Mastering Drupal 8 Views

Learn how to build complex displays of content—all without programming.

Views was used on more than 80% of all Drupal 7 sites; now it is part of the Drupal 8 core. Learn how to take full advantage of Views' power to create many amazing pages and blocks. Instead of building 10 different view displays with different filters, learn how a contextual filter would require only a single display.

But Wait There's More!
Views Slices, Dices and makes Julienne Fries