DrupalCamp
Scotland
Saturday, May 19th 2018 - University of Edinburgh

Speakers

Our 7 (actually 8 as there is a tag team) speakers are:

Jeffrey A. 'jam' McGuire

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Biography

Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire, Partner at Open Strategy Partners - In demand as a global keynote speaker and communications expert, he has built a strong following at the intersection of open source software, business, and culture. Over the last decade, while helping Acquia grow from 18 to 800 employees, he created value-multiplying connections between people, companies, and projects in the open source, government, and business worlds.

Words Matter: Battling Buzzword Bing with smart (content) strategy and execution

Rakesh James

Rakesh James
Biography

Rakesh James is a Drupal Developer at CTI Digital, Manchester, UK. He is been working with Drupal since 2009(Drupal 6).  He is a Drupal enthusiast and evangelist who regularly contributes to the open source community.

Migrate Everything into Drupal 8

Now is the time to move to Drupal 8 from the other Drupal versions.  It is very important for a Drupal developer to know about migrating data into Drupal 8.  From the experience of migrating a legacy system which was built on Adobe ColdFusion and migrated to D7 and currently working on D7 to D8 migration with more than 6GB of Data. Rakesh will discuss the following topics:

  • Migration in Drupal 8 Core.
  • Migrate Source Plugin 
  • Migrate Process Plugin 
  • Migration using Drush.
  • D6 to D8 migration.
  • D7 to D8 migration.
     

Audra Martin Merrick

Audra Martin Merrick
Biography

Audra Martin Merrick has spent her career in media and publishing, working at the intersection of editorial, technology, and user experience. As a senior leader for The Economist Group, she launched multiple websites (including the launch of Economist.com on Drupal in 2009) and apps, expanded the digital advertising offering and developed the content marketing practice from its early days. Now an independent consultant and a board member for the Drupal Association, she is an advocate for enterprises using open source and agile product development.

Wonder Twin Powers Activate!: How content and community are driving marketing and how marketing is changing content and community

Content and community have been central to internet life since the beginning of the web. Recent trends see the twin powers of content and community are key not just to marketing, but indeed to the overall strategy of some of the world's most influential orgnisations. This shift is creating new demands for expertise, technology, and solutions. This talk will highlight examples and invite the audience to discuss what this means for the organisations we serve and the solutions we build.

Christian Fritsch

Christian Fritsch
Biography

Christian Fritsch has been working with Drupal for five years and ten months and has been part of the Thunder Core team since the beginning. He was primarily concerned with the integration of media and in this capacity also made his contribution to the Media in Drupal 8 initiative.

Thunder – how Burda built the Drupal 8 distribution for professional publishing

Thunder is a Drupal distribution that gives professional publishers a massive headstart in their Drupal 8 projects. Thunder community manager Julia Pradel will give an introduction to Thunder and an overview of the distribution, which was initially produced by Hubert Burda Media (InStyle, Playboy) for its own benefit before the German media organization decided to open-source it to other publishers.

While developing the Thunder distribution, the Thunder Core Team faced several challenges regarding updating, theming and testing. In order to master these challenges, we created a toolkit that supports us – and can help any Drupal developer. In this session, senior developer Christian Fritsch would like to present our way of working with this toolkit and explain how you can benefit by using it. Learn how we do visual regression tests with Sharpeye, how we create test updates and how we integrate our GitHub development with the drupal.org repositories.

Julia Pradel

Julia Pradel
Biography

Julia studied media and communication sciences and subsequently worked as an editor for a special interest magazine in Berlin. Since 2016 she has been Community Manager in the Thunder Core Team in Munich and has been drumming up publicity for the coolest Drupal 8 distribution for professional publishing.

Thunder – how Burda built the Drupal 8 distribution for professional publishing

Thunder is a Drupal distribution that gives professional publishers a massive headstart in their Drupal 8 projects. Thunder community manager Julia Pradel will give an introduction to Thunder and an overview of the distribution, which was initially produced by Hubert Burda Media (InStyle, Playboy) for its own benefit before the German media organization decided to open-source it to other publishers.

While developing the Thunder distribution, the Thunder Core Team faced several challenges regarding updating, theming and testing. In order to master these challenges, we created a toolkit that supports us – and can help any Drupal developer. In this session, senior developer Christian Fritsch would like to present our way of working with this toolkit and explain how you can benefit by using it. Learn how we do visual regression tests with Sharpeye, how we create test updates and how we integrate our GitHub development with the drupal.org repositories.

Martin Fraser

Martin Fraser
Biography

Martin Fraser has been programming since he was eight and has been working on the web since before there was a web. A Drupal developer for around fifteen years, he is a believer in Free software and the free and open web.

Selectors or: how I learned to stop relying on JS and trust CSS

Paul Linney

Paul Linney
Biography

Paul works in the public sector for Skills Development Scotland, as the lead developer of products supporting the people and businesses of Scotland to develop and apply their skills. Primarly focused on the 'My World of Work' website which supports children from primary school through to leaving secondary school and teachers.

A Voyage to Drupal 8

Alice G Herbison

Alice G Herbison
Biography

Alice is a user experience designer at Signal where her work involves researching, planning and designing Drupal websites for clients in both the public and private sectors. She has a MSc in human computer interaction.

User research throughout the project lifecycle