Drupal Camp Asheville 2016

Drupal Camp Asheville 2024 - July 12th-14th




340 Victoria Road
Asheville NC 28801
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35.570638, -82.5552659

Event Sessions

Agile Project Management

Justin Rhodes

I will discuss agile project management as it pertains to small and medium size Drupal shops. Agile is a buzzword in the development world but has many tools that can add efficiency and transparency to many businesses increasing customer satisfaction and accuracy to estimation.

Behat Automated Testing for Drupal: Robots to the rescue!

Brooke Heaton
Forum One

Avoid post-release surprises, 2 am bugs, and 'uh oh workflow' by harnessing Behat! Behat is an open source Behavior Driven Development framework for PHP that allows you to reduce human error fatigue in your testing process by writing human-readable, client-friendly tests to ensure that stuff doesn't break.

Commerce 2.x at a glance

Ryan Szrama
Commerce Guys

Commerce 2.x is still under heavy development for Drupal 8, with the most recent major merges including the full Payment API (which itself represents a major leap in functionality over what was provided in 1.x). In this session, you'll get a quick overview of the major new features in Commerce 2.x by way of a short technical demo that's sure to embarrass the presenter.

Custom Content Migrations to Drupal 8

Michael Anello

Even if you're only casually acquainted with Drupal 8, you probably know that the core upgrade path to Drupal 8 has been completely rewritten from the ground-up, using many of the concepts of the Migrate and Drupal-to-Drupal migration modules. Using the new core Migrate modules, it is possible to migrate much of a Drupal 6 (or Drupal 7) site to Drupal 8 with a minimum of fuss.

Dude, Where's My Features? Configuration Management in D8

Dan Gurin

Before Drupal 8, changes in site configuration could only be stored and moved between environments by using the Features module. This practice was less than ideal, as Features was not originally conceived for this purpose. Since there was no other better way to manage configuration outside of the database, this became the standard practice.

Flex your front-end muscles! Real world gains with flexbox.

Ryan Hagerty

In the front-end world, our responsibilities often rest upon delivering designs that look great on any screen, but the technology we use to achieve this can be a frustrating mess of awkward styles and heavy frameworks. Enter flexbox.

With flexbox, we can easily slay complicated designs without the headaches.

Getting back to basics with Drupal Deployment

Matthew Connerton
Aspiring Web LLC

There are many tools out there today for hosting Drupal sites with workflow tools built in. There are also a large number of development tools showing up on the scene for local development. Lets get back to basics and learn the root of Drupal deployment from local to production.

In this session we will talk about:

How and Why You Should Contribute to Open Source

Adam Jimerson
Code Journeymen

Open source technologies plays a huge role in our lives as developers, most of us probably even make a living (run a business, freelancing, hobby/side projects) while using open source technologies. Open source technologies thrive from various kinds of contributions, because of that there are many ways to contribute back to open source than most people think.

Lessons Learned from the Appalachian Trail

Jim Smith
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

In June 2016 I hiked about 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,189 mountainous route from Georgia to Maine. Starting in March 2017 I plan to take time off from Drupal and hike the entire trail from end to end.

What does hiking have to do with Drupal? A lot more than you might think.

Leveraging LeafletJS with Drupal

Kyle Levitan
STG, Inc. (NOAA Affiliate)

LeafletJS is an open source JavaScript library for building interactive maps. It is lightweight and mobile friendly, making it the leading solution for web mapping. Developers without a background in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) can rejoice in it’s simplicity, while still being able to produce complex interactive and personalized maps. Have tons of location data to plot?

Making PhpStorm Do Your Job for You

Joseph Ryan Wagner

Between you and your brilliant code stands... the editor. From Notepad to Eclipse - we stare them down daily. Sometimes even before coffee. Wouldn't it be nice if PhpStorm could do some of your work for you, even if it's not a caffeine replacement?

Modern Javascript Round Up - ES2015

Adam Smith

Together we will review how you can write ES2015 / ES6 syntax in your Drupal application. We will learn how to run a "transpiler" in order to build backwards-compatible javascript while utilizing modern syntax. We will compare old techniques to modern techniques so you can start refactoring immediately.

Key syntax features to be discussed:

Modular Development in Drupal 8

Adam Bergstein

The integration of design and development is still a work in progress. The pursuit of beautiful visuals often leads to complex development demands, compounded by the need for parity with responsive, grid-based web systems. The stark differences between the two disciplines can widen the gap between the creative vision of a website and the actual achievement of it.

Node.js, not just for the cool kids.

Zack Hawkins

You may have heard of Node.js. It's the thing all the cool kids are using to build their APIs. Don't you wish there was some way you could squeeze Node.js into your theme workflow? Fear not, during this session we'll cover the following topics:

Robo-tize your local Drupal 8 development

Joe Stewart

Getting started with a new Drupal 8 project?
Tired of looking up drush site-install options, unix commands or maintaining complicated bash scripts?

We’ll use object-oriented PHP instead with Robo ( http://robo.li), a task runner written in PHP that will help organize and automate repetitive commands.

Troubleshooting Drupal Performance

Matt Cheney

In this talk we'll discuss common Drupal performance issues and how to troubleshoot them. Then we’ll dive into New Relic and how to leverage this powerful tool to monitor, troubleshoot and optimize your site. In this talk you will learn how to:

Web Accessibility

Jeremy Proffitt
User Theory

This session will cover several areas on web accessibility. Web Accessibility 101 and the legal aspect for business. This talk is not specific to Drupal, but focuses on best practices that apply to any website.

Some of the accessibility 101 things I will cover are:

What's Your Angular?

Sean Ainsley
Alpha Omega Design

Angular 2 has become more popular as a solid solution for use in front end Development in recent months. In this presentation I will discuss what Angular 2 is, how you can get started quickly, and some use cases for it. This awesome framework will be a great addition to your FrontDev skill set and Drupal projects in general.