This week a team of Web Chefs is heading to the fair city of Minneapolis to share knowledge and be inspired by the community at Twin Cities Drupal Camp. If you plan on attending the Camp stop by to say “Hi!” at our sponsor table, plus make sure you don’t miss our Headless Drupal training and these great Web Chef sessions!

Introduction to Headless Drupal

Matt Grill and Mike Minecki

Thursday, June 25, 9am – 5pm

We are offering our popular Headless Drupal training free of charge for Twin Cities Drupal 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’ll learn how to combine Drupal with Node.js, a popular technology for building highly interactive websites, to build rich digital experiences.

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## Keynote: Creating a culture of empowerment

Todd Ross Nienkerk

Friday, June 26, 9am – 10:15am

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.

## Battle for the body field – lessons from the frontlines of audience engagement

Jeff Tomlinson, Patrick Coffey, and Brandon Hundt from PRI

Friday, June 26, 2:15pm – 3:15pm

This session will be a case study in four parts: An introduction to the PRI project, a discussion on how PRI and Four Kitchens dev teams were able to collaborate successfully, an overview of how the features were built, and lessons learned from using the features in production. But we don’t just want to show you a set of features to address this issue, we will also share some UX insights and tips to help you better inform and engage your users.

Extracting data from Drupal entities without dying inside

Patrick Coffey

Saturday, June 27, 1pm – 2pm

This session presents a solution for distilling Drupal Entities into human-readable documents that can be easily consumed by other modules and services, like MongoDB, Redis, or even Google Spreadsheets. It will also demonstrate how a modular, organized method of data extraction can be used to build headless Drupal websites, and reactive Drupal interfaces.

The Future of the CMS

Todd Ross Nienkerk

Saturday, June 27, 1pm – 2pm

We need to rethink what we mean by “website,” the purpose of a CMS, and the role of the designer when architecting a web system. We will discuss:
1. The tension between a design and a CMS.
2. “Headless Drupal”: Drupal as a backend with alternate frontends.
3. The role of designers on a web project.

## Headless Drupal architecture patterns

Mike Minecki

Saturday, June 27, 2:15pm – 3:15pm

Headless Drupal was one of the hottest topics at DrupalCon Los Angeles. A variety of companies have built very successful sites, including Four Kitchens, using a variety of architecture patterns. We’ll explore the different patterns, compare their strengths and attempt to understand their weaknesses.

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