Drupal Camp Asheville was quite different this year, as it transitioned from an in-person event to virtual. While I missed driving up to Asheville, NC and hanging out, it was encouraging to meet new people and see the camp's reach extend internationally! Thanks to all who made this year's event especially great!
I was honored to have a chance to speak on upgrading projects from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9 compatibility, by demonstrating techniques and open source tools used by the community. A primary goal of the talk, "Anyone Can Help Upgrade Drupal Projects to Be Drupal 9 Compatible!", was to show how anyone who wants to help contribute to Drupal 9 upgrades can! This was accomplished by showing that not all Drupal 9 audit tools require developer knowledge, demonstration of the Drupal issue queue, and additional documentation resources provided in the presentation slides.
It was a pleasure to present "Decoupled Drupal with Flutter" at Florida Drupalcamp 2020. I want to thank the organizers, volunteers, attendees, presenters, and sponsors for making this camp so successful. I have wanted to attend this camp for a number of years and so happy to make it finally!
Flutter is a Google-developed open source UI toolkit for building amazing, natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from one codebase. Flutter is user and developer-focused around four vision pillars: beautiful, fast, productive, and open. While it is best known for helping launch mobile native apps, such as the official Hamilton app, it is now being used for building native desktop and web applications.
I had a great time presenting and taking part in the Flutter Developers Charlotte meetup last night. My talk was on the work I am doing around Flutter, Firebase, and Decoupled Drupal. Thanks to everyone who made it out and I appreciate the chance to share and learn!
After three successful Charlotte Drupal Drive-in events in 2014, 2015, and 2018, the Charlotte Drupal User Group (CharDUG) is bringing it back on March 2nd, 2019. The format of the event is unconference style, allowing for a relaxed atmosphere where beginner and seasoned Drupalers alike are able discuss their projects, ideas, and ask questions.
Whether you want to discuss your projects with others, have an impromptu talk you would like to give, or a polished slide-deck presentation, you will be given the chance to pitch your idea(s). Once the pitches are made, every attendee will get to vote on the ones they find most interesting. This setup makes the event informal, the schedule fluid, and the topics dynamic. Most of all we have a lot of fun!
While Drupal is the focus, we will also welcome talks on other topics!
Suggested topics ideas:
Drupal 8 experimental modules and future of Drupal 9
Contributing to open source
SEO and Marketing
Development tools (IDEs, text editors, Drush, Composer, terminal, etc.)