Drupal Global Sprint Weekend 2017

I so want to be going to Drupal Global Sprint Weekend 2017 and had plans to attend. And then my girl said, hey lets go on a road-trip to ….


Well camping in the mountains with my girl wins over hanging out with nerdy guys any day. I love doing nerdy stuff and Drupal is very nerdy. Drupal is an amazing CMS application package for building some seriously  top notch app-sites. Sad to miss this Drupal Global Sprint Weekend.

Drupal Global Sprint WeekendWhat is a Code Sprint?

“If you have built a site in Drupal, you can contribute. We will split into groups and work on Drupal core issues. Bring your laptop. For new folks: you can get a head start also by making an account on Drupal.org, getting some contribution tools, and developers can install git before coming and git clone Drupal 8 core.” This Drupal Global Sprint Weekend looks like it would so geeky and fun. Go check it out. Atlanta is one of 5 sites in the US



DrupalCamp Atlanta 2016

Drupal in the Big Peach, AtlantaI really want to go to DrupalCamp Atlanta 2016, but there are so many challenges. Having a time-turner is the biggest, and funds being a smaller one. I only really want to attend the theming class on Friday. I mean I really want to go all the all. The whole thing, to feel like I belong, instead of seeming to always feel like an outsider. I don’t carry a mac with stickers, and talk Drush with other Drupal folks on a regular basis.

However, back months ago, I signed up to help on the 48in48 weekend. I love giving back to my community. Which is why I like going to the Code for Atlanta’s Civic Hack Nights. Also why I spent 10 years an adult doing Scouting stuff. “To help others at all times”

Turns out there is the JavaScript Tech weekend going on here in town.
I am glad my buddy Utzu Logigan at RecallAct was there doing his video capture.

Drupal 8 Books I like

Drupal Books I Like
Drupal 8 Configuration Management by Stefan Borchert

Drupal Books I like

  • Beginning Drupal 297 pages
  • Drupal 8 for Absolute Beginners 348 pages
  • Drupal 8 Configuration Management 259 pages
Drupal Books I Like
Drupal 8 for Absolute Beginners

So I built my basic Drupal 6 site in back in 2010 and now 7 is king, and has been for a while. Yet Drupal 8 is out and I need to work on my migration plans. How do I build a sample site in 7, and then migrate it to 8? And what steps do I need to worry about? I guess the best place is to approach it like always, as a beginner, because as much as I think I know about anything, having a book and other resources available to dig into, is important.

Whats New in Drupal 8?

What I like is the heavy focus on Configuration Management, as well as more on doing more without having to program it in. More on the tools for styling and making it more user friendly.

Amazon Web Services for Drupal

Amazon Web Services for Drupal Hosting presentation will give you all the details for do it yourself hosting with utilizing Amazon Web Services. Amazon Web Services can be used in many ways and this compliments Drupal well since you can host anything from a simple blog site to a highly complex site or application spanning many servers. Unfortunately I have to miss this meeting.

What we’ll cover are some basics that will lay a foundation that can be easily built upon for virtually any type of Drupal hosting.

  • A comparison of AWS hosting to traditional and specialized
  • Drupal hosting providers.
  • AWS basic concepts and commonly used services.
  • Hosting with AWS from single server to highly available application hosting.
  • Advanced hosting concepts.
  • AWS resources.
  • Q&A

Chris Hales

Chris is currently a Drupal Technical Lead for Kony, Inc. and manages all of their Drupal hosting infrastructure. He started working with Drupal in 2006 when he was primarily a PHP developer and looking for a good CMS base for building social networking sites. He became a full time Drupal developer and architect for Mediacurrent in 2008 and has been active in the Drupal community ever since.

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