Four Kitchens

Four Kitchens at NYC Camp 2015

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This week is a big week for Drupal in New York City at NYC Camp – a self proclaimed mission-driven open source conference. Our team is excited to head to the Big Apple for this premier Drupal event held at the UN Headquarters. Be sure not to miss out on these great sessions and learning opportunities from our very own Web Chefs.

Training and summits

Introduction to Headless Drupal training

Patrick Coffey and Dustin Younse

Thursday, July 16
We are offering our popular Headless Drupal training free of charge for NYC Camp attendees! Drupal is an amazing platform for making websites, but did you know it’s also a world-class content API that can easily be integrated with a other technologies? In this class you will learn how to combine Drupal with Node.js, a popular technology for building highly interactive websites, to build rich digital experiences.

Decoupled Architecture (Headless Drupal) Panel at the Non-Profits & NGO Summit

Mike Minecki, with Josh Koenig & Andrew Berry

Friday, July 17
There has been a lot of talk recently about decoupled architectures and integrating them with structured content. This panel of top experts on this technical architecture who will help demystify and discuss how, when, and why it works to use this approach and what NGOs need to know.

Decoupled “Headless” Drupal Summit

Sunday, July 19
Join Mike Minecki as he leads a RESTful sprint at the Headless Drupal Summit! This BoF style summit is sure to be one of the Camp’s highlights of the year.


Getting started with Meteor

Patrick Coffey

Friday, July 17 at 2:15pm
Learn how to build things in Meteor, and how Meteor and Drupal can work together. Meteor is a JavaScript framework that enables developers to quickly create reactive, highly accessible applications. It can be an incredibly powerful tool, especially when paired with Drupal. This session will give a thorough introduction to Meteor, and includes a demonstration outlining how Drupal and Meteor can work together to create Headless Drupal websites and web applications.

Creating a Culture of Empowerment

Todd Ross Nienkerk

Saturday, July 18 at 10am
Drawing on more than 15 years of leadership at Four Kitchens and other creative organizations, Todd Nienkerk will explain why empowerment is the foundation of all successful teams and demonstrate how the open-source philosophy as modeled by the Drupal community can be applied to organizational culture.

Nearly Headless Drupal

Dustin Younse

Saturday, July 18 at 11am
There are some things Drupal is great at and some things it is, well, less great at. With years of hard work Drupal has become a pretty strong content manager. You can build robust data models, easily enable content revisioning, and build out a publishing workflow complex enough for even the strictest of editorial standards. However, even the blistering speed of development on Drupal 8 appears glacial when compared with the rate of invention on the front-end of web development.

In this session we will take a look at how you can build small custom modules to leverage the content management strengths of Drupal while taking advantage of the latest advances in front-end technologies to build more interactivity into a Drupal website with minimal effort and maximum portability.

Headless Drupal Architecture Patterns

Mike Minecki

Saturday, July 18 at 3:30pm
Headless Drupal was one of the hottest topics at DrupalCon Los Angeles. A variety of companies have built very successful sites using a variety of architecture patterns. Join Four Kitchens’ Director of Technology Mike Minecki to explore the different patterns, compare their strengths and attempt to understand their weaknesses.