Friday, October 4

BADCamp Party!!

Ain't no party like a BADCamp Party!! The official BADCamp party is on Friday night! After three days of excellent Drupaling, come chill with us in a brand new venue for this year. We will have drink tickets in hand to pass out to all our friends, so come early and be prepared for an awesome time. Need some downtime? Don't fret, there will be quiet space and tables to chill at. Mix with your friends, business acquaintances, potential clients or employers.

Drupal 8 DevOps Streamlined and Simplified

An unopinionated walkthrough of the full Drupal 8 Dev Ops stack and recommendations to get started automating tests, deployments, and upgrades. Development hosting environments Local development tools, such as Git, Composer, Drush, and the Drupal Console GitFlow and collaborative coding Continuous integration and deployment Automated upgrades With a special appearance from the upcoming Acquia Development Studio to streamline the process and lower the barrier for entry to Drupal 8 development.

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!

Understanding Drupal

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Drupal is an extremely flexible system. To achieve this, various layers of abstractions were built into it. A lot of concepts were created to explain these abstractions. Unfortunately, they are not always intuitive. This session aims to explain the basic building blocks for assembling a Drupal site and how they relate to each other. Many examples will be presented to help you understand Drupal and why it is so powerful. Learning Objectives & Outcomes:  By the end of the session, attendees will understand: * What is a node?

Caching Large Navigation Menus in Drupal

While working on a project for Pega Systems, I had to deal with documentation organized into books, and some of the books had thousands of pages. Each page had a navigation menu listing every page in a large tree structure (nested HTML lists). The tree was collapsed, with just enough branches expanded to show the current page. That's a lot of markup: UL and LI and A, oh my! Did I mention thousands of pages? Generating that markup took a lot of work: database queries, PHP processing, theming ...

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Design & Development Collaboration

This talk explores common myths between design and development, and I’m here to bust them! Is this you? - A designer wondering what happens to your beloved mockups after handed off to the development team - A developer having nightmares about the intricacies of design and functionalities seeming way off base of budget and scope - A project manager watching from the sidelines wondering how this process can be improved

45 Minutes to Actionable Strategies that will Improve Customer Experience

Ever feel like you're jumping from one problem to the next putting out fires but never get the bandwidth to implement longer term solutions?  This 45-minute session focuses on the importance of establishing baseline assessments and measuring progress through regular formal audits of your content, architecture, workflow and infrastructure to seize opportunities that will strengthen visitor journeys and increase conversions.

The State of Drupal 9

What is the state of Drupal 9? What can I do now to prepare for the upcoming release? Learn how innovation happens in Drupal 9 through semantic versioning, scheduled releases, and experimental modules and why a new major release is still necessary. Hear about the various processes that are taking place to prepare for Drupal 9, including deprecation processes, and which major 3rd party APIs will be updated. Finally, learn what the support time frame for Drupal 7 sites will be and checks you can perform now to ensure Drupal 9 compatibility for a future migration.

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.