I had a great time at this year's Drupal Camp Asheville. This year's camp was held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Resort on Saturday, August 23rd. Amenities included coffee, breakfast foods, a ping-pong table, and a great lunch (surprisingly good for a conferenc center). Thanks to Matthew Connerton, the Asheville Drupal User Group, and all of the sponsors, presenters, and attendees for making this a great camp! I attended a few sessions and hung out in the hallways chatting with long time Drupal friends and meeting new ones. I really enjoyed the presentations I attended:
- Drupal Speed Clinic by mherchel. I attended a previous version of this talk at Drupalcamp Atlanta, but it is great to pick up on the changes and new bits that Mike has picked up since then.
- Developing with Configuration Management on Drupal 7 by rszrama. Now that I am working on a project at Classic using the Configuration Management module, I was happy to get some great tips and tricks from a very experienced developer.
- Casper.js and Drupal by kostajh. Having worked a bit with Behat, it was interesting to learn about some very creative uses of Casper.js with Drupal. One of these included scraping content from an existing site to migrate content to Drupal. Casper.js is just plain fast too!
I am looking forward to having the presentation videos posted to the Drupal Camp Asheville website so I can catch up on the ones I missed.
I had the pleasure of presenting "Digital Signage with Drupal and Metoer". A good number of session attendees were interested in Meteor, so I am glad to spend a bit of time talking about what Meteor is all about and how it works. The session was well attended and the questions from the attendees really made it a lot of fun!
Check out the slide deck below. I have also attached a PDF version so links in the presentation can be followed.