Below are links to video/audio of the presentations, as well as links to slide decks where applicable. Some audio and or video may be missing or sub-optimal (we’ll work on this for next year!)
If you need help getting your laptop setup to run drupal / nittany locally, check out this article by Drupalize.me for help. To play along with the day’s presentations, check out the Nittany Distribution.
Site Builder Day (Monday July 30) Cybertorium
Bryan Ollendyke will frame the day and how far our community has come since we last spent a day to learn about Drupal last year. We’ll also talk a little about the difference between a CMS and a CMF.
Accessibility compliance can be a scary and intangible topic if you have never tackled the issue that crop up associated to it before. In this presentation we’ll attempt to demystify it a bit in general as well as show practical application. Christian Johansen will frame the blockers to accessibility and what the university is doing about them. Then Brad Fisher will show how he’s been able to improve the accessibility in a theme layer in his existing portfolio of themes. Lastly Bryan Ollendyke will cover some of the more proactive methods available to Drupal Site building in order to help ensure that content created as accessible going forward.
Modern websites are a collection of different pieces of content. Each type of content has its own respective attributes and people responsible for updating information on the site. This session focuses on how to build different types of content into a site and how to set up workflow for content approvals. This will touch on Drupal concepts like content types, users/groups/permissions, and workflow. We will use Drupal modules such as CCK, Profile, and Workbench. Presented by Adam Bergstein.
Taxonomy, aside from being a technical-sounding science word most of us first heard in middle school, is also a very useful and often barely-used part of the Drupal ecosystem. In this session we will cover everything from the basics of what Taxonomy is and how to use it for simple classification and grouping of content - to more advanced uses such as creating a Taxonomy-based site architecture. Presented by Chris Komlenic.
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (downtown or at the HUB)
Ever wanted to replicate Content Types, Views and other site settings you had to manually configure on other sites? In this session you’ll learn how to take portions of your configuration and Drupal site and share it with others via the Features module. Also discussed will be Kit Compliancy and how you can reuse and remix portions of other peoples features based Drupal sites. Presented by Bryan Ollendyke.
Examining popular modues, distributions, and patterns to build a Drupal site that meets your requirements. Moderated by Andrew Gearhart.
Developer Day (Tuesday July 31) Cybertorium
Welcome to developer day. We’ll briefly talk about what we’re going to be doing as well as some of the modules already contributed and worked on in the community by members of the penn state community. Drupal 8 and where drupal is headed will also be covered to help frame why we are discussing the topics we are.
If you think Drupal is only a content management system, come learn about how Drupal can be used as a development framework. During this presentation, we will present concepts on the APIs found in Drupal 7 such as the Form API, Database API, and Entity/Field APIs. These APIs introduce new concepts that will carry over to Drupal 8 and beyond. Lastly, we will show a soup-to-nuts code-centric example of how to use all of the APIs. Of note, we will not be reviewing the existing hook architecture. Presented by Adam Bergstein and Chris Komlenic.
Drupal presents site builders with a wide array of functionality that can be used to create robust websites. But, how secure is your website? With deadlines and tightening of budgets, security often gets overlooked. This presentation provides some practical tips and helpful reminders to ensure your Drupal site is secure. Slides courtesy of Justin Klein Keane of the University of Pennsylvania. Presented by Adam Bergstein.
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (downtown or at the HUB)
Learn about development best practices to produce high quality and consistent code. Presented by Adam Bergstein and Mike Beck.
Harness the power of the Omega 7.3 base theme. Examine how the Omega Tools module allows you to create a sub-theme using only the UI, and explore the Omega Zone and Region Configuration page. Learn the different CSS files that an omega sub-theme provides you, and how to stack them to leverage breakpoints for different screen sizes. Presented by Brad Fisher.
Further information will be forthcoming. Bring your questions, demos of what you’ve been working on, and anything else that you’d like to discuss with other Drupal developers!