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Drutopia: Building a Drupal SaaS Platform to Make Doing Client Work More Fun mlncn Wed, 08/22/2018 - 06:38

Why would a small Drupal shop take on building a big platform?  Learn what motivates the co-founder and the newest worker-owner of a 12-years-in-business web development shop to try to steer it in a radically new direction.

How Drupal as a Service Can Save Our Livelihoods and our Lives mlncn Wed, 08/22/2018 - 06:01

Drupal is better than ever, but whether it is more successful is questionable. A pincer threatens Drupal. One side, Drupal's own power and complexity, discourages new users and contributors. The other, proprietary platforms, increasingly squeeze out custom web development through sheer economies of scale. Retreating into Drupal's new fortress, the enterprise, leaves many of us on the outside— and it doesn't escape the pincer, which will continue until there's nowhere left to hide.

Gitlab Has come to Drupal.org mlhess Wed, 08/22/2018 - 01:07

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Come learn about the 3 phases   we will be using to deploying gitlab on Drupal.org  

Phase 1: Replacing Drupal.org's Git backend

The first phase of the Drupal.org migration

FolderShare: Organize, store and share data on any Drupal 8 site amit@sdsc.edu Tue, 08/21/2018 - 22:44

This session will provide an overview and live demonstration of the FolderShare module for Drupal 8. This module adds data management and data sharing capability to a Drupal site. The module takes advantage of Drupal's capability to provide a rich authoring/viewing environment that includes providing description to any file or folder as well as discussing it via comments. Users can securely upload and organize arbitrary files and folders and share them either publicly or privately with others (like Dropbox).

Conversational UX with Drupal Commerce piyuesh23 Tue, 08/21/2018 - 17:40

New ways of interacting with machines are taking over the traditional ways of communications. In the form of chatbots/ virtual assistants, the future of communication with machines seem to lie with screen-less experience.

According to a survey by Gartner, by 2020 30% of web browsing sessions will be without screens.

Serverless, Well Actually kepford Tue, 08/21/2018 - 15:06

What's the deal with all this serverless talk? In this session you will learn the basic concepts around serverless. Serverless is a broad term used to describe an approach where the developer doesn't have to manage the server, only pays for what resources they use, and where scaling is automatic. We will take a beginner friendly look at this approach to development as well as walk through real world examples of use cases. Serverless has many uses, especially for decoupled projects. Attendees will leave with a good working knowledge on the subject.

Using Machine Learning to Augment your Content captainpants Tue, 08/21/2018 - 14:30

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This session is about giving a practical example of how the CMS and Drupal community can put machine learning into practice by using a Drupal module, the taxonomy system, and Google's Natural Language Processing API.

We will begin with an overview of what natural language processing is and some natural language processing concepts, including: