Making the Switch to Drupal: The Developer's View

A session at DrupalCon London 2011

Monday 22nd August, 2011

9:00am to 5:00pm (GMT)

With a combination of presentation, discussion and hands-on activities, developers will reverse-engineer and augment a Drupal site. Developers will get familiar with key tools of the trade for site maintenance. They will learn about site building, module and theme development; about Drupal’s structure “under the hood”, and how to architect a flexible site. They will find out about opportunities for developers and how they can apply their experience from other areas.

Even well-seasoned Drupal developers can be tempted to start creating a site with the modules and implementation strategies they’re familiar with, making important decisions that dramatically impact content architecture before they’ve taken a look at the bigger picture. Through several exercises and real-world examples, participants will learn strategies for designing flexible content types, views, and taxonomies, and we’ll demonstrate what a truly flexible architecture can provide. We’ll talk about how seemingly simple requirements and integration with external systems can dramatically influence architectural decisions.

About the speakers

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Jacob Singh

Teacher, writer, baller, general all-round-muckraker, India/US orbiter, accidental web software expert. Where have you been, my blue eyed son? bio from Twitter

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Jeff Beeman

Technical Consultant at Acquia; Sun Devil; Gamer; Goodjer; All-around nerd. bio from Twitter

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Joshua Brauer

Drupalist working on cool drupal projects and integration with useful data. bio from Twitter

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Erik Webb

Technical consultant at @Acquia. Open source consultant, Drupal for now. Go Jackets! bio from Twitter

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Time 9:00am5:00pm GMT

Date Mon 22nd August 2011

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