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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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Comprehensive Guide to Image Configuration in Drupal 8

Drupal has always been on the forefront of image processing and configuration in the content management world. Simple things, like real-time generation of image presets and an administration interface for creating and displaying different image styles, are a dream for site builders and designers.

There is a wide range of contributed modules that extend the power, flexibility, and responsiveness of Drupal core image management.  This session will highlight some of the leading solutions for managing your imagery, the pros and cons, and where their usage is most appropriate.

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Friendly Stalking: Learning from your users (without being creepy)

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As site owners, it’s impossible for us to serve our users better without knowing a little bit about them -- what’s working for them, and what isn’t. There are a number of high-impact but unobtrusive ways to learn more about how users interact with your site and your brand. In fact, you might be surprised at the information you can learn about your users with nothing more than Google Analytics.

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An Overview of Static Site Generators for Drupalists

With the continued rise of static site generators that can play nicely with Drupal it has never been easier to take advantage of the speed, security, and scalability of static sites. This session will provide an overview of three static site generator projects and how they can be used to create a static build  based on data from Drupal.

The session will cover:

  • An introduction to static site generators

  • An overview of Jekyll (a Ruby based option)

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Site Building 2.0: How Layout Builder will change everything

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Come get an all access preview of how your next generation Drupal sites are going to work with Layout Builder.

Description

Layout Builder is a new experimental module for Drupal 8 and its implications are vast. In this session we're going to dig into the site builder implications of this new tool and how it's going to change your builds for the better.

 

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Configuration Workflow Automation

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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.

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Building websites with React & Gatsby

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React started as a way to build apps. People soon discovered that React's ability to render to string meant that React could be used for building websites where shipping a fast HTML version of the site was necessary.

Gatsby is a very popular way to build websites with React and recently became a company with VC backing to take React deep into the world of CMSs.

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