Schedule

All sessions are in Eastern Standard Time.

8:00am to 9:00am

An introduction to Drupal services, their purpose, bundled services, how to create a custom service, ways to access/use a service class. Sample code.

 

Speaker(s):
Brick Factory

9:00am to 9:50am

If everything you've heard about migrating to Drupal 8 gives you the impression that copying and pasting, however monumental a task, would be easier, hold up. We can help.

To upgrade our sites, we must move content to a fresh install of Drupal 8. Drupal 8’s Core migration modules allow us to migrate content types, fields, taxonomy and users through the browser without writing code. However, not everything comes over; themes must be replaced, modules-- if available in Drupal 8-- must be reinstalled, configurations redone, and views must be rebuilt. 
 

 

Speaker(s):
University of Georgia, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

10:00am to 10:50am

...But we'll do some live migrations against from NASA APIs, so we'll *make* it rocket science!

Speaker(s):
Breakthrough Tech

11:00am to 11:50am

Media is now in core!  Feel free to break out into your happy dance at any point while reading this abstract.  Let's be honest...handling media in Drupal has been a nightmare in the past.  Now that media is in core—thanks to the Drupal Media Team—handling images, video, and other media assets has never been easier.

Speaker(s):
The Brick Factory

12:00pm to 12:50pm

Taking an organization that has historically done Drupal 6 / 7 and moving into Drupal 8 is a big step.

Speaker(s):
Acquia

1:00pm to 1:50pm

Portable Document Files (PDFs) are one of the most common file formats in use. They have a reputation as a nearly immutable document rendering compared to regular text or a Word file and appear almost identical across all platforms. Because of this perceived stability, PDFs have thousands of uses, from getting that pixel-perfect print layout to sending secure documents. It’s a vital format to be able to work with, but making use of PDFs, particularly on the web, can be tricky.

Speaker(s):
Seeva

2:00pm to 2:50pm

This talk will walk through site building and theming options for building component based Drupal sites. We'll make use of modules like Bricks, Layout API, and Paragraphs as well as talk through some best practice and "learning
experiences" to avoid.

We'll be sticking to techniques that only require basic site building and theming skills showing how just about anyone can build a highly customized Drupal site.
 

 

Speaker(s):

3:00pm to 3:50pm

How many times do you discover duplicated content in your site? How often do you find yourself linking endlessly from one section of your site to another in order to make passageways for users between two different areas for similar content?

Speaker(s):
University of Georgia School of Law