Drupal

Understanding Progressive Web Apps and Why You Should Care

I had the pleasure of presenting on PWAs (Progressive Web Applications) at DrupalCamp Atlanta 2019. I focused on the overall benefits of PWAs and how to set them up with GatsbyJS and Create React App. It turned out that Drupal PWAs were completely covered in the presentation Meet the Progressive Web App module by Christoph Weber and Alex Borsody. It was great to see so much attention given to the importance of PWAs!

I hope you checkout these PWA talks and related implementation techniques. There are big wins around making sure all of our websites and web applications utilize PWA related technology.

Below you will find my DrupalCamp Atlanta presentation deck and video:

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Flutter + Firebase (with Drupal) Presentation at Flutter Developers Charlotte

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!

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Announcing the 2019 Charlotte Drupal Drive-in!

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.Charlotte Drupal Drive-in

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
  • React, React Native, GatsbyJS, and other JavaScript technologies
  • Decoupled Drupal
  • Contributing to open source
  • SEO and Marketing
  • Development tools (IDEs, text editors, Drush, Composer, terminal, etc.)
  • DevOps, deployments, continuous integration, etc.
  • QA and automated testing
  • Show and tell your web or application project
  • Your idea goes here!

Bring a talk idea or just come and hangout!

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Demystifying Decoupled Drupal with Contenta CMS Presentation at Drupal Camp Asheville

It was a pleasure to present "Demystifying Decoupled Drupal with Contenta CMS" with Bayo Fodeke at Drupal Camp Asheville 2018 on July 14th, 2018. I want to thank the organizers, volunteers, attendees, presenters, and sponsors for making another awesome year in the beautiful North Carolina mountains. This is one great camp that gets better and better each year.

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CharDUG Presents Drupal 8 Training Series

CharDUG logoDuring the past few CharDUG (Charlotte Drupal User Group) meetings, I realized that we have a real need to help our existing Charlotte area Drupalers using Drupal 7 to move on to Drupal 8. There is also a huge opportunity to train those completely new to web development and Drupall. Out of some recent conversations, I have put together a training series that will span the next 6 months and become the focus for each of our monthly meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

The CharDUG Drupal 8 Training Series is a comprehensive set of training workshops to get attendees up to speed with all aspects of Drupal 8. Whether you are brand new to Drupal, focused on content management, a frontend or backend developer, or devops engineer, this series contains what you will need to utilize Drupal 8 to its potential.

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