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
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.
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
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
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.