The San Francisco Bay Area is home to a number of fantastic Drupal community events and organizations and the annual Stanford DrupalCamp is a springtime highlight. I’ve attended several times and I’m looking forward to this year’s event on April 1-2. Here are a few sessions I’m particularly interested in:
- Automating the D2D migration process
I’m always looking for new tools and techniques for how to improve Drupal migration processes, and multi-threaded scripted processes are tantalizing!
The multilingual makeover: A side-by-side comparison of Drupal 7 and Drupal 8
Aimee and Kristen have literally written the book on multilingual Drupal. This session is a side-by-side comparison of ugly Drupal 7 configuration and beautiful Drupal 8 configuration. What took 20+ modules in Drupal 7 takes only four in Drupal 8, with no workarounds, patches, or hacks.
David will address the elephant in the room and do a frank comparison of alternatives to Drupal. It’s good to know what the alternatives are, so the feature comparisons and price points—from FOSS projects to proprietary enterprise CMSs—should be quite interesting.
Debugging Drupal 8 with Drupal Console
I’ve been a fan of Drupal Console for years; as we start doing more Drupal 8 development I’m looking forward to learning about new ways to debug services and routes, state values, twig templates, and more.
Finally, I’m presenting Built it, but nobody came: Avoiding over-engineering
We’ll discuss ways to focus on feature development and manage expectations so you can deliver value without compromising effectiveness. I’ll show you some real-world examples of technically successful but over-engineered projects.
I look forward to seeing you in Palo Alto!