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The Future of Drupal

Date: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 18:45
Speakers: 
schnitzel
Abstract: 

As technology changes, we must change along with it. Adapting to the rate of change is a challenge, along with learning new habits, and embracing new ways of working. We are at a tipping point. We are changing how websites are built, used and hosted. We’re even changing our perception of what a website is and does.

Fortunately for all of us, Drupal is at the forefront of these changes. With the release of Drupal 8, which was built using global PHP coding standards and other modern technologies, it’s also the best time to work with Drupal.

Software Management Lessons from the 1960s

Date: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 10:30
Speakers: 
crell
Abstract: 

"The Mythical Man-month" is one of the seminal books in the field of software project management. It was written in 1975, based on experience from the 1960s. Is it even still relevant? Turns out, it is. Technology may have changed dramatically but people have not. Managing software projects is about managing people, not bits, and creative people engaged in intellectual endeavors are notoriously hard to predict and manage (just ask my project manager). Fortunately, many of the lessons-learned Brooks' presents are still relevant today.

Drupal Contribution: Embrace the Community.

Speakers: 
emma.maria
Abstract: 

Everyone agrees that open source contribution is a good thing to do. We are lucky to have so many types of contribution available to us through the Drupal codebase and within the community itself. But how can we each succeed with our own contribution journey?

How do we get started? How do we keep it going? How do we balance the rewards, the expectations and have time to look after ourselves? This is so much to take on alone. You need to embrace the community!