Sessions at Do It With Drupal about Drupal on Thursday 13th October

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  • Fantasy Site: Petflix (Netflix)

    by Blake Hall

    We've recreated Netflix with Videola, which is an open source distribution of Drupal (built with Lullabot love) for powering IPTV websites. In this session you'll get a quick look at the configuration Videola provides out of the box. Blake will then show how you can tweak the membership product settings, and how you can do more customization to suit your particular use case. By the end of the session you'll have an idea of how some of building blocks provided by Drupal and Videola can be stitched together to suit your needs, however strange they may be.

    At 10:30am to 11:45am, Thursday 13th October

    In Salon I, Marriott Brooklyn Bridge

  • Upgrading from Drupal 6 to 7

    by KarenStevenson

    Drupal 7 has a lot of really nice new features in it, so upgrading your site could bring a lot of benefits. Upgrading can look straightforward in writing but there are a lot of little things to pay attention to in the process. In this session we'll demonstrate the steps of upgrading a site from Drupal 6 to 7. We'll look at Drupal core with some contributed modules as well, including making sure that things like our old CCK fields and Views get updated properly. We'll then talk about the resources available if you need to update any custom modules or themes as well.

    At 10:30am to 11:45am, Thursday 13th October

    In Salon H, Marriott Brooklyn Bridge

  • An Introduction to Drush

    by Andrew Berry

    Drush is the Drupal Shell, which has become a key tool in the Drupal site-builder and developer toolbox. Learn what Drush is and get an introduction to how to use this Swiss army knife of Drupal.

    At 1:30pm to 2:45pm, Thursday 13th October

    In Salon H, Marriott Brooklyn Bridge

  • Fantasy Site: Pineapple Store (Apple Store)

    by Ryan Szrama

    Drupal Commerce brings the full power and flexibility of Drupal 7 to e-commerce website development. In this session, Ryan Szrama will show a variety of sites built with Drupal Commerce, demonstrating the module configuration and custom development used to create basic stores and highly customized e-commerce applications.

    You will walk away with a broad understanding of what Drupal Commerce can do for you and a clear path to get started using a ready-made Drupal distribution called Commerce Kickstart.

    At 1:30pm to 2:45pm, Thursday 13th October

    In Salon I, Marriott Brooklyn Bridge

  • Fantasy Site: Groupal (Meetup.com)

    by KarenStevenson

    Karen Stevenson has cloned Meetup.com in Drupal and called it Groupal. Hear how Karen incorporated Organic Groups with events, locations, rsvps, photo galleries, and activity streams, all stitched together with Panels and Views. In the process of building this out we had to analyze which of several alternative modules to use for location, signup, activity stream, photo gallery and other functionality. Karen will discuss why we picked the modules we did and will note others that might work as well or better in other situations.

    At 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Thursday 13th October

    In Salon I, Marriott Brooklyn Bridge

  • Responsive Drupal, Today...

    by Jake Strawn

    We've all heard a lot recently about Responsive Web Design, Mobile First approaches, and the latest trends in the development/design process all the cool kids are using, but how can you actually incorporate these technologies today in Drupal??

    This session will guide you through the options for creating responsive, mobile-first themes in Drupal.

    • Roll your own responsive theme (not as hard as you might think)
    • Making sure it’s truly responsive (mobile-first)
    • Using a pre-existing framework
    • Common Responsive Gotchas
    • Images & Media
    • Viewport meta tag
    • Tabular Data
    • Current Drupal Shortcomings
    • Detecting mobile on the Drupal side

    At 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Thursday 13th October

    In Salon G, Marriott Brooklyn Bridge

  • Fantasy Site: (Tumblr)

    by Joe Shindelar

    At 4:45pm to 6:00pm, Thursday 13th October

    In Salon I, Marriott Brooklyn Bridge

  • Semantic Views and more

    by Earl Miles

    Learn how to control the markup of a view. Add classes, change the HTML elements, group fields in a layout, or go all the way to using Panels to break up a view and display rows in different columns, put ads between rows and more, all in the UI. Just add some CSS!

    At 4:45pm to 6:00pm, Thursday 13th October

    In Salon H, Marriott Brooklyn Bridge