beyond drupal

Productivity Lifestyle Strategies to Make the Most of Your Day

Do you ever reach the end of your day and wonder what you actually accomplished? Even worse - do you have weeks where you feel like you didn’t get anything done at all? This session outlines multiple strategies on how to overcome bad habits in order to get things done! Drawing from personal experiences, we'll discuss how to life hack your way into nurturing a productive lifestyle to help you roll with the punches, how to bounce back from failure, and feel good about the work we do.

Present Like a Pro: Level Up Your Presentation and Moderation Skills

If you've noodled around with the idea of giving a presentation on a topic, but 1) get nervous thinking about talking in front of people, 2) feel like you couldn't possibly have enough know-how to give a presentation, and/or 3) are intimidated by the thought of putting together a slide deck, then this session is for you. The good news is that YOU have something important to contribute, and you don’t have to be an expert.

Better Project Management Through Board Games

The skills that are required to be a successful Project Manager encompass a great many things, and the expertise you acquire can be applied universally across every industry and most job roles. They're so broadly applicable that you can develop the skillset needed even outside of the workplace in everyday life... Like by playing Board Games! In this session, we'll identify some of the core competencies for a Project Management, and suggest Board Games that leverage these concepts which you can play to level up your Project Management Skills!

Let's Talk Serverless

In this session, we'll go over the concepts of serverless computing and how this new paradigm fits into today's Drupal universe. If you have been looking for answers to any of the following questions, then you are in the right spot: What's serverless and why is there so much hype around it? What's the difference between serverless and decoupled? Can Drupal run serverless? Should you worry, ignore or embrace the new trend?  

JavaScript is Coming to Eat You

Drupal is a shining star in the world of content management systems, with a remarkable 20 year history and a proven ability to power some of the world’s largest brands and websites. WordPress has enjoyed even greater success, and now powers more than 30 percent of the entire web. Collectively, we have become extremely great at what we do. But in just the last 5 years, the landscape has shifted dramatically in ways that are fundamentally changing how and what we build.

Building Websites That Protect User Privacy

With the dangers of surveillance increasingly a concern, now is a great time to talk about how to build websites that protect user privacy, including avoiding sharing website visitor traffic outside of your organization. You have architected a Drupal website to store data securely with Drupal’s robust permissions, access checks and security best practices. However, your website loads third party scripts, which can share your visitor traffic with one or more outside organizations.

Your Code is Terrible!

New Developers have forgotten the importance of semantic HTML code and how they can create better user experiences and make websites more accessible utilizing it. In this presentation, we will explain the importance of semantic code, how to use it, and why it's so important to understand as developers. We’ll explore adding tools to our toolbox that help us create semantic code in Drupal and methods to test code for accessibility compliance.

Integrations Roundup: How to plug existing products and services into your site

Integrating with a third party product or service can be one of the fastest (and cheapest) ways of bringing advanced functionality to your site. Companies like Salsa Labs, Salesforce, and Stripe have put lots of work into services that can help you bring a great campaign, donation, or sales platform to market quickly, and without having to build out that functionality yourself.

DDEV-Local tips and tricks

DDEV-Local is a great developer tool: You can spin up a project on any operating system with basically no background or experience, and have a TYPO3 site running in just a few minutes. But it can do loads more than just run a basic Drupal project. Mostly, we'll just share how DDEV is working, and will love to hear from you about your experiences. We'll show a variety of advanced tricks like:

A Drupalers Guide to Marketing

Those of us planning, designing, building or supporting Drupal for others are increasingly working for people who see that work through the lens of Marketing. This session will start by looking at the big picture of what's happening in the web market (Wix, WordPress, Sitecore, etc.), where Drupal fits today and how that evolution involves marketing professionals. Put another way, if Drupal is becoming the tool for Ambitious Digital Experiences, those experiences are paid for by Marketing budgets.