drupalcamp chicago 2011

Dev->Stage->Prod

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Presenter: 
Chris Christensen
Date: 
Sat, 12/10/2011 2:15pm
Duration: 
45 Minutes
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 6
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 7

We will discuss a familiar problem in Drupal: How to effectively take you website development process through Development, Staging, and roll to Production. This includes the essential tools, Drupal best-practices, and process to setup a proven rollout lifecycle. As a team we see the value that these process have created and would like to share what we have learned explicitly.

What’s the value of this practice?

Standardization of:

Theming Badassery

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Presenter: 
Frost Simula
Date: 
Sat, 12/10/2011 2:00pm
Duration: 
45 Minutes
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 6
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 7

Tired of all of your sites looking like... well, like every other Drupal site? Take a tour of projects that break the mold and learn about the techniques used to build them! We'll cover everything from design to implementation, review some quick tips on building your information architecture to match your design, the tools for the job, and even some advanced techniques used to create visually striking effects.

What questions will your session answer?:
Designing for Drupal vs.

Block Entites are Awesome

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Presenter: 
Neil Hastings
Date: 
Sat, 12/10/2011 1:00pm
Duration: 
45 Minutes
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 6
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 7

The bean module allows the creation of fieldable block entities. Similar to node types, different block entity types can be created with different fields and configurations. This allows your editors to create blocks with the ease of creating a node, without needing to write code or deal with a complex admin.

The session will demonstrate how to create block types, both in code and in UI.

Oh the things you can do… with an API!

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Presenter: 
Maksim Pecherskiy
Date: 
Sat, 12/10/2011 1:00pm
Duration: 
45 Minutes
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 6
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 7

Most successful companies on the web today from Amazon to Dropbox to Google to Twitter expose some kind of API to their users to write their own applications and interact with their application programmatically. They expose an even deeper API for their internal teams.

Even Dries recognizes the importance of being able to output data in different formats and now Drupal has an awesome
Web Services and Context Core Initiative

One Team, One Dream: The story of a non-techie bunch and our journey with Drupal

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Presenter: 
Alejandro Vega
co-Presenter: 
David Chao
Date: 
Sat, 12/10/2011 10:30am
Duration: 
45 Minutes
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 6
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 7

HuliHealth is a Chicago-based healthcare tech startup.

Using Drupal for Responsive Accessibility & Design

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Presenter: 
Katherine Lynch
Date: 
Sat, 12/10/2011 10:30am
Duration: 
45 Minutes
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 6
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 7

This presentation will focus on the principles of responsive accessibility as they are uniquely suited to Drupal sites, how to incorporate them into Drupal 7 and Drupal 6 sites through the use of contributed modules and themes, and through APIs and coding solutions. This presentation will also detail appropriate levels of accessibility measures for Drupal sites in specific situations, such as higher education sites, e-commerce sites, and personal/professional.

Mobile Web Development with Drupal

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Presenter: 
Maksim Pecherskiy
co-Presenter: 
Andrew Kucharski
Date: 
Mon, 05/10/2010 3:15pm
Duration: 
45 Minutes
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 6
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 7

Mobile web consumption is on the rise.

In 2010, global mobile data traffic tripled for the third year in a row. Between 2010 and 2015 Cisco predicts that there will be approximately 7.1 billion mobile devices connected to the web (roughly one per person on this planet)
Cisco

By 2014, mobile internet usage is expected to overtake desktop internet usage.

Websites for Events

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Presenter: 
Maksim Pecherskiy
co-Presenter: 
Erik Baldwin
Date: 
Sat, 12/10/2011 9:45am
Duration: 
45 Minutes
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 6
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 7

Join us for an overview of what COD is and how it was used to build the Fifth Annual DrupalCamp Chicago website for 2011. COD is the Conference Organizing Distribution maintained by Growing Venture Solutions and is built on Drupal. There is an effort to get COD ported over to Drupal 7. Beginners will get to see how the camp site was built on COD where as more experienced Drupalers will get an overview of how certain parts of COD were modified to our liking. We will also discuss the challenges we faced when building the mobile variation of the site.

10 Things I Hate About You: Gross Generalizations of the Gaps Between Dev and Design

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Presenter: 
Mark Newell
co-Presenter: 
Marc DeLay
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Date: 
Sat, 12/10/2011 9:45pm
Duration: 
45 Minutes
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 6
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 7

We dress differently, talk differently, act differently, and most importantly, think differently. Designers value shine, and developers value structure. Designers dress to show off their apparently exquisite taste, and developers dress for 2-week code binges. We both like coffee, but only one of us has been to rehab because of it. At our cores, we are different beasts, but we share common goals, and are probably more similar than you think.

Join Marc and Mark (yes, seriously) as they first air their dirty laundry about each other, and then come back together in the spirit of collaboration.

Creating Communities and Social Networks with Drupal

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Presenter: 
Matthew Lechleider
co-Presenter: 
Michael Silverman
Date: 
Sat, 12/10/2011 2:00pm
Duration: 
45 Minutes
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 6
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 7

Everyone loves social networks but not the associated “noise.” Learn about opportunities to capture your own community (using Drupal). During this talk Michael will review key concepts in designing, maintaining and promoting communities online; including a project recently completed for Bloomberg Media.

Did you know that Drupal is a great tool for building social networks? Many options are available such as building with a collection of popular modules, using Commons, or going totally custom.

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