Drupal Futures

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Drupal 8: What you need to know

Speaker(s) Angela Byron
Session Track Drupal Futures

Since March 2011, the community has been hard at work on Drupal 8, which is currently undergoing active development. This revolutionary new release sports tons of improvements, and Angela Byron, Drupal core committer and long-time core developer, will lead you through the most important ones and how they'll impact your future site building endeavors.

HTML5 Rocks: The best of the modern web

Speaker(s) Sam Thorogood
Session Track Drupal Futures

An average Google search to complete a task inside the web platform, like form validation, turns up a multitude of results using a wide variety of add-on technologies to the Web. These include pure JavaScript, jQuery plugins, PHP libraries, and include catchy phrases: the 'best', 'ultimate', to name a few.

Build a better Drupal team

Speaker(s) Emma Davidson

Based on ideas discussed at a 2014 DrupalACT session, and 15 years experience as a software development project manager and team coordinator in both government and private sector.

Aimed at Drupal developer shops and in-house Drupal dev teams, this session will show you who you need in your team (clue: it's not a code ninja/rockstar/unicorn), how to find them, how to get them into your team (more than just money), and how to get your team to produce its best work.

There and Back Again: An Unexpected Journey in Agile Documentation

Speaker(s) loquacity
Session Track Site building

While many developers are now using Agile development methodologies to produce software, most documentation is still produced using traditional waterfall-style methods. This just wasn't cutting it for me, though, so I developed an entirely new way of planning and writing documentation based on Agile development methods. The days of an author spending months in a draughty garret to produce dry technical documentation are over, the future of documentation is here.

Build responsive, resilient and distributed APIs

Speaker(s) davidseth

The way we are building web applications is changing. Scaling is important, fast response times are crucial and real-time is not just a catch phrase but an essential requirement. 

Reactive development is a new way of building applications that are Responsive, Resilient, Elastic and Distributed. The abilty to heal and adapt to problems is a key tenant that ensures entire systems are not brought down by failures.

The DrupalCI initiative

Speaker(s) nick_schuch

SLIDES CAN BE FOUND HERE: http://ds2015.nickschuch.com

This session is all about an adhoc initiative with the goal of improving the testing situation on Drupal.org.

This talk will outline:

  • Drupal.org pain points.
  • The components of DrupalCI (API, dispatcher, results, Drupal.org module and monitoring). Each of these components will be separate open source projects that you can leverage as well!
  • How you can help.

You could say this talk is going to cover all the latest hotness in continuous integration.

No CMS is an Island, Entire of Itself; What open source communities can teach each other

Speaker(s) The Web Princess

No CMS is an Island, Entire of Itself;
What open source communities can teach each other 

by Dee Teal

"Drupal Futures"
DrupalSouth Conference
March 5th - March 7th 2015

Every CMS is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if Drupal be washed away by the sea, WordPress is the less, as well as if Joomla were... (With the humblest of apologies to John Donne...)