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Appnovators Submit 7 Sessions for DrupalCon Dublin

By vburley
Jul. 14, 2016

DrupalCon is the heartbeat of the Drupal community, where important connections are made, improvements to the project happen, and cutting edge knowledge is shared.

We're no stranger to DrupalCon's, and most recently had a great time at DrupalCon New Orleans. Our team was excited to submit sessions for this Con and hope that the luck of the Irish is on our side- with a record-breaking submission count for a European Con - 621! 

The Program Team has their work cut out for them, and are currently reading through all of those submissions and evaluating each proposal, with the selected sessions being announced later this month. 

Here are the 7 sessions we submitted for DrupalCon Dublin:

Track: Coding and Development

Title: Composer Based Workflows for Drupal 8

Speaker: Kevin Moll 

One of the biggest changes in "Getting off the Island" with Drupal 8 is the adoption of Composer.  Composer lets us easily manage dependencies and pull useful functionality from other parts of the PHP community and utilize them in Drupal. Its now not only used to pull in outside libraries, but also can be used to pull in all your Drupal modules as well.

This session isn't just for big companies or expert composer users.  Everyone from small to large companies and beginners to experts will learn how they can leverage composer and build a Drupal 8 workflows to easily mange and deploy code whether it be on a single site, or hundreds of sites.

Track: Core Conversations

Title: Workflow Initiative

Speaker: Tim Millwood

Announced at DrupalCon New Orleans by Dries, the Workflow Initiative is a planned Drupal 8 initiative to bring better content workflow tools into Drupal 8.2.0 and beyond.

At DrupalCon Dublin we will be days away from the 8.2.0 core release. This session will look at what we've been able to get into that release and how it plays with the contrib modules in this space.

Track: Business

Title: Paying the Drupal Licence Fee with Community Contributions

Speaker: Tim Millwood, Martin Saucier 

Drupal is open source, so it doesn't have a license fee, although it takes a lot of direct and indirect funding to keep it going.

This session is built off how we at Appnovation are re-evaluating what we can do to contribute back to Drupal (and other open source) communities to make sure Drupal is a sustainable resource to depend on.

Track: Site Building

Title: Enterprise Level Content Staging with Deploy

Speaker: Tim Millwood

Through Drupal 6, Drupal 7, and now Drupal 8, the Deploy module has been the best way to stage content between different environments.

Many of the underlying elements of Deploy are moving into core as part of the Workflow Initiative, this session will not delve into that but it will look from a site builders point of view on how to configure and use these tools.

Track: Being Human

Title: Contributing for Human Beings 

Speaker: Manuel Garcia

As a father of 2, with a busy day job, I'll detail my personal experience of being a freelancer, managing my time, to having a crazy busy job and a family. How do I even manage to still contribute to Drupal? And why the heck would I still do it?

This session is intended for people who use Drupal who currently don't participate, who don't think they can, or that don't want to. Learn why you benefit from participating, how things happen in core and much more!

Track: Symfony

Title: Drupal VM, Meet Symfony Console

Speaker: Oliver Davies 

After an introduction to Drupal VM itself and the Drupal VM Generator, we’ll jump into the code and see how Symfony Console applications are structured, how to write new commands, and how to integrate additional libraries like Guzzle, Twig and other Symfony components - whilst referencing code from the Drupal VM Generator project. 

Track: Being Human

Title: Best Practices for More Effective Communications

Speaker: Vanessa Burley 

We all communicate, right? Well, yes, but are we doing it effectively? About 7% of effective communication is the words that we say, the rest is about body language, tone and delivery. Attendees of this session will walk away with valuable ways to improve their communications skills in life and in business, making for more successful teams, and more projects delivered.