Title Description Topic Audience Presenters
Fish Sticks: A Designer’s Adventure with Twig and Sculpin

Designers aren’t often known for their development skills. But for a recent client, I "developed" a site using Sculpin, a static site generator that uses Twig templates, PHP, Markdown files, and from my perspective, a little bit of magic to create the final product.  

Front End Beginner aCyborg
Front End Performance: Theme suggestions, contrib modules and third-party tools to improve response time

Is your front-end development slowing site performance? Because statistics suggest it is, let's take a look at theme suggestions, contrib modules and third-party tools to improve response time.

Front End Intermediate NonProfit
Fun with Docker and Drupal

Docker is an open-source project to easily create lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers from any application.

Dev Ops Beginner mdxp
Future-proof your Drupal 7 site

Drupal 8 is coming! But what decisions can you make now on your current or new Drupal 7 sites to make transitioning to Drupal 8 easier? Dave will cover new features available in Drupal 8, and how you can use those new features now in Drupal 7.

Beginner, Site Building Intermediate Dave Reid
Gettin' Twiggy with Drupal

Deep Dive into the Twig layer in Drupal 8. 

Drupal 8, Front End Advanced Forest Mars
Git Fundamentals

This presentation will cover the fundamental core concepts of git in the abstract, and should be useful for people who are new to Git or new to version control at all.

Beginner Beginner peezy
Herding the Political Animals: Delivering a successful project in spite of organizational politics

Internal politics will affect the design and development of any project. Universities, Large corporations, Small corporations, Large businesses, Small Businesses...  Eh, who are we kidding?  Unless you are working with a single stakeholder, politics are going to be an issue.

Business, Site Building Beginner cecrs, [email protected]
High Performance Drupal

Jeff Sheltren, Narayan Newton, and Nathaniel Catchpole literally "wrote the book" on High Performance Drupal (in fact, that's what it's called). Using the book as a guide, I will sherpa you through all the information out there on Drupal performance.

Beginner, Dev Ops, Site Building, Other Beginner cwells
How Changing our Estimation Process Took our Project Endgame from WTF? to FTW!

We would all love to be all Agile, all time and materials, all the time.  But the reality is that many projects are fixed bids.  Fixed bids come with one major flaw:  it's difficult to accurately estimate a project based on an RFP.

Business, Other Intermediate Ashleigh Thevenet
How to RTFM as M->The Entire Internet

Most of the questions people ask me are something like "how do I get started with Drupal?" There are plenty of resources out there, but at this point that seems to be the problem.

Beginner Beginner froboy
Introducing the Drupal 8 Console scaffolding module generator

Every modern framework nowadays provides a scaffolding tool code generator for speeding up the process of starting a new project and avoid the repetitive tasks.

Coding Intermediate jmolivas
Introduction to CiviCRM

• What is CiviCRM?
• Key CRM Features
• Components: Contributions and Pledges, Event and
Membership Management, Broadcast Email, Case
• Who’s Using It
• Evaluating CiviCRM for Your Organization
• Integration with Other Tools
• Resources

Beginner, Site Building Beginner generalredneck
Lingotek + Drupal - The Power to Translate is Now Inside Drupal

Now it's easy to quickly translate your content directly from Drupal using the new Lingotek - Inside for Drupal module. Your users will be able to access translated content, nominate content for translation, and even offer to translate content themselves - all without leaving your site!

Site Building Beginner bullweber
Loadtesting and re-visiting common cures for performance issues

We all know that Varnish is the default answer for performance, but what happens when you have to flush cache? LoadStorm provides a quick and easy way to slam your Drupal site with thousands of instances of cloud generated traffic.

Dev Ops Intermediate akucharski
Maps, OpenLayers, and Proximity Search

There are a variety of mapping options for Drupal 7. In this session we will review some of the more popular modules and demonstrate how to accomplish some fairly common use case scenarios, such as:

Beginner, Site Building Beginner stpaultim
Publishing Open Data in Drupal with DKAN

DKAN is a Drupal distro that creates an Open Data Portal based off of the popular CKAN.

Business, Site Building Intermediate acouch
Simplify your DevOps with Acquia Cloud and Dev Desktop

In this session, we'll talk about using Acquia Cloud's Free Tier for setting up your dev environment.  Acquia Cloud Free comes with a development and staging environment.  These accounts are easily upgradable to add a production server into the mix as well.

Beginner, Dev Ops Beginner brantwynn
Site Audits and Support Horrors: Overcoming the Bad, the Ugly, and the Atrocious when Taking over Sites

One could say that taking over another shop’s website is every developer’s nightmare. Before committing to development work on a new site, Promet requires that we perform a site audit.

Other Intermediate dobrzyns
Small > Big (and other stories)

As software engineers, it's easy to put on blinders and think about code as just...well, code. Some unique, special snowflake with its own rules, with little to be learned from other systems.

Coding Intermediate sdboyer
Social in your site, the Drupal way

Most websites today require social integration. This usually takes at least two forms:

Coding, Site Building Intermediate kevinchampion