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Command line basics for site builders

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As a site-builder-turned-developer, I know just how intimidating the command line can be.  In this session, I'll demystify the command line, and empower YOU, the site builder. With a basic grasp of the command line, you'll work more quickly, do more, and understand some of the tech behind your Drupal site.

We'll cover: 

* The basics of the command line: What's a terminal? How is this thing a text editor? How do I navigate my file structure? 

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Pivoting in a Project: Strategies for adjusting to scope changes bmanning81 Tue, 08/21/2018 - 22:48

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Config Management for Drupal Multi-site and Distributions shawndearmond Tue, 08/21/2018 - 16:25

Drupal 8's Configuration Management System is a modern marvel. We now have a standard way to export, store, and import configuration files.

When working on a single site, built on a fresh Drupal 8 install, the process is pretty straightforward and there are many tools to help along the way.

But what if you're building lots of similar sites? Like a multi-site? Or maybe a Drupal Distribution? Or Install Profile? Or Sub-Profile? In Drupal 7 we had Features. Do we still need that?

Out of our way Drupal, we’re doing components now!

With the component-based approach becoming more popular in Drupal 8 we’re beginning to see some slick front end environments show up in Drupal themes. The promise that talented front enders with little Drupal knowledge can jump right in is much closer to reality. 

However, before diving into this new front end bliss, there are still some gotchas, plus lots of baked in goodies Drupal provides that one will need to have a handle on before getting started.

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Open Source Engagement to Empower Business cyberswat Tue, 08/21/2018 - 16:15

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Gettin' Agile Wit It: How to Help Clients Work Alongside You

The first principle behind the Agile Manifesto is “to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.”

In an agency setting, our clients are one of the primary customers that we look to satisfy with our work. By bringing clients into the agile process, we can increase engagement and satisfaction - leading to more successful projects for all users, team members, and stakeholders.

In this session, you’ll learn:

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Building Effective Drupal Teams within Larger Organizations iamEAP Tue, 08/21/2018 - 00:52

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A significant segment of the Drupal community is made up of web/digital agencies, freelance developers, and others focused on delivering value to clients.  A small-but-growing segment of Drupalistas find themselves on the other side: embedded within departments and organizations who would traditionally be clients of these groups.

Configuration Workflow Automation Greg Boggs Mon, 08/20/2018 - 22:39

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Configuration management has only gotten more complex as Drupal 8 has matured. With Config 2.0 going full speed ahead, some improvements are coming. Unfortunately, our dream of being able to save configuration directly to files won't happen, and the community has created complex workflows to work around the problem of storing configuration in the database.

But, the workflow has been automated for you in Contrib.