Accepted Sessions

Title Speakers
Altering, Extending, and Enhancing Drupal 8

This session is a high-level look at the most common ways that modules can add additional functionality to, or alter the existing functionality of, Drupal 8 core.

Backdrop CMS 1.4 Intro

Backdrop CMS is the Drupal fork. Based on the familiar APIs of Drupal 7, Backdrop provides a more compatible and affordable alternative to upgrading existing Drupal sites.

quicksketch, jenlampton
Chasing The Dream of Style Guide Driven Development in Drupal 8

Style guide driven development and the intelligent re-use of design components can prevent quite a bit of heartache as the look and feel of your site evolves.

Creating Dynamic Drupal Websites Using Views & Content Types

Views and Content Types are two simple site building tools that gives Drupal a serious competitive advantage.

Creating online stores with Commerce 2.x on Drupal 8

In this session you will learn about the history, architecture, and features of Drupal Commerce 2.x on Drupal 8.

Drupal 8 + Foundation 6: The Perfect Combination

In this session we’ll explore options using Zurb Foundation 6 to create a custom Drupal 8 theme.

Drupal Development with PHPStorm and Xdebug

Have you ever gazed at your screen wondering why your most recent edit is not showing up on the page.

Drupal Learning Management and third party integration We'll walk through the Opigno Drupal Learning Management System and our user of it to provide a back end for medical trainers. jerdavis,, Allie Micka
Drupal vs Wordpress: This Is Not My Beautiful House

One of our long-term clients recently hired a new communications director just as our team was set to embark on a major refresh of their aging Drupal 7 website. Her first question was this:

Drupalnator Themestation: Understanding Drupal 8's New Theming Layers

In this talk, we are going to be discussing the major differences between Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 theming layers.

Easy Accessibility in Drupal 8: Practical, Compassionate, and Cost Effective

+ David Spira as co-presenter

Holistic SEO and Drupal

Holistic SEO is a term used to describe building sites in which content, marketing, technical SEO, performance, security, user experience, and much more come together to create an ideal url on the

How Long Do Websites Last?

And when is it time for a redesign?

Implement a Minimum Viable Content Strategy At the kick-off of new projects our clients and team often focus largely on functionality and design. kpoeppe, lwinter
Improving your Drupal 8 development workflow

Drupal 8 has changed a lot and the process for building a Drupal site is not the exception.

During this session, you will learn how to use composer to improve your development workflow.

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

Classes, Interfaces, and Inheritance--Oh my!

Keynote: In Our Own Words

Will a blind person be able to use your website without seeing the screen? Can someone who can’t use a mouse use your navigation?

Know yourself first: how it took us 8 years to figure it out

Do you know what you stand for? Do you know what your company stands for? What it values? Why it even exists? Why do you get up in the morning and do what you do?

Mastering Drupal 8 Views

Mastering Drupal 8 Views

Learn how to build complex displays of content—all without programming.

Migrate Your Way to Drupal 8 Greatness

Don't let getting the content over stop you from moving to Drupal 8— whether from another version of Drupal or some other something else entirely.

mlncn, dinarcon
Participant Led UX

We have heard Dries’ call upon the community: Drupal’s user experience needs to embrace the concept of outside-in, which is about making user's experience of Drupal more fit they way they naturally

cosmicdreams, christephan
Project Management: The Musical!

Sung to the tune of “My Favorite Things” from the Sound of Music:
“Stakeholders pausing and missing their deadlines,
Engineers working to tag all the headlines,

manleywoman, joe_allen_black, Les Lim
Ride the Whale! Docker for Drupalists

Dev Desktop, WAMP, and MAMP are trusty tools in your Drupal toolkit.

Say no to special snowflakes and scale: Drupal as a service for Higher Education

At the University of Colorado Boulder, we run Drupal as a service for any college, school, department, faculty member, or student group on campus free of charge.

Surviving the Move to Drupal

What has lots of opinions and trouble accepting change? Campus constituencies.

megtalla, tzahler
Taxonomy inside and outside of Drupal

Drupal's core taxonomy system is substantially more powerful and flexible than those offered by most competing CMSes. Most site builders only scratch the surface of what it can do.

The Cultural Construction of Drupal

Drupal is always changing. The community constantly reinvents Drupal with new code and reimagines Drupal with new words. This talk will examine the current narratives about Drupal.

Understanding Drupal

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University of Minnesota Enterprise Drupal: Lessons Learned

Over the last two years, the University of Minnesota has implemented Drupal 7 as the system-wide CMS for web services, across hundreds of sites and dozens of units.

rebeccanoran, bcross, engeb013, rachellam, charlotm
Using Paragraphs to Weave a Beautiful Content Tapestry

We’ve all been there. You’re a site builder, and you were just shown a new design for article nodes.

Les Lim, davidneedham
Web Accessibility: What, Why, and When

You’ve probably heard it, “Your Web site must be accessible.” And you’ve probably thought to yourself… What does accessible mean… Why does it need to be accessible and who does it benefit… and When

What do Security and Accessibility have in common?

What could Accessibility and Security possibly have in common?

Accessibility is about helping people with disabilities, while security is about keeping out the bad guys, right?

Why Your Site is Slow


Won't You Take Me to Chunk-y Town: Component-based theming and the future of Drupal front-end development



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