Issue 240 - May, 19th 2016It sounds like Drupal Con New Orleans will go down in history as one of the best ones. Since I didn't make it to New Orleans this time I've been watching a ton of the session videos. I'll be doing my best to watch more sessions in the coming weeks and have linked to some of the best ones.
April 24 - 28, 2017.
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Sad news for the Drupal community and the Association as Director Holly Ross announces her departure.
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Dries shares video of the prototype his team at Acquia built to demonstrate a Drupal 8 site working with the Amazon Echo and talks about the big reverse.
Classic Josh Koenig, "Crucially, the Open Web is bigger than any corporation, government, or technology. It is the first truly global people-powered organization, a species-level medium for communication and collaboration. Platforms will rise and platforms will fall, but the web will be there, fundamental to all things."
This approach to a Drupal site build makes a lot of sense to me. The page or even template approach to breaking down a project tends to fall apart on many projects I have worked on. This approach takes that into account.
Learn how to build, launch and run Drupal websites on a single platform. Ask any questions you want, and watch a complete launch workflow. See how customers like Arizona State University, Boston Herald, Cisco and MobileIron are increasing the performance of their most important online assets.
Jeff Geerling shares his experience with this new Acquia certification.
A useful tutorial with an example module.
I love this approach to learning Drupal 8. I took a very similar approach to learning Vim last year and found it worked well for me.
Another well done Drupal 8 tutorial from WebWash.
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Peter Droogmans shares a simplified field creation interface.
Absolutely a must watch if you are thinking about your career in Drupal or even if you aren't. The volume is a bit low but it's worth it anyway.
Symfony documentation lead Ryan Weaver shows how you will be learning Symfony and Silex as you learn Drupal 8 development. If Symfony scares you, please watch this session. Ryan has a great way of simplifying overloaded terms and names making them more approachable.
A collection of reasons why people have left the Drupal community. This was a very interesting session full of insightful comments. The comments from the attendees at the end of the session are worth listening to as well.
A great look at how two huge open source CMS project approach the same issues in different ways. If you are interested in REST and how Wordpress has addressed decoupling in contrast to Drupal you will enjoy this talk.
Another great session from Jeff Eaton. Jeff takes on the problem of dealing with presentational information in a decoupled project.
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