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Thu, 27-Oct 10:30

Beginner - Business & Strategy [Planning]
Let's be honest: Estimation is guessing. Ideally, we're making educated guesses and we're pretty confident. But the secret to nailing estimates is not in perfecting the art of guessing. It's in perfecting the art of definition. When estimates go…
Speaker (s):
Pamela Barone
Intermediate - Front-end [Building]
Drupal 8 has SVGs in core and by default looks for logo.svg in your theme. So why are SVGs so good and how can you start using them everywhere (including your Drupal 7 site)? This session will cover: What are the benefits of SVGs over icon fonts…
Speaker (s):
Rikki Bochow
Intermediate - Community [Inventing]
Flight Centre is a global organisation with thousands of employees, supported by a large development team and code base - so why do Flight Centre bring in external digital agencies like Doghouse to pick up the slack? Both Flight Centre and Doghouse…
Speaker (s):
Simon Fryer & James Cole

Thu, 27-Oct 11:30

Beginner - Business & Strategy [Planning]
Over more than 15 years at a web development firm, I have made pretty much every client management mistake possible. Forgetting to formalize the timeline until halfway through the build? Been there. Excitedly executing a contract without nailing…
Speaker (s):
Hannah Del Porto
Intermediate - Coding & development [Building]
Beetbox is a next generation VM for local L*MP development, built with Circle CI, Packer, Vagrant + Ansible and homegrown in Melbourne! In this session we'll discus the benefits of developing inside a VM or container, specific to each project. I'…
Speaker (s):
Thom Toogood
Beginner - Community [Inventing]
Sparks Interactive have been working with Drupal for almost 10 years (since 4.7!) and were among the first bringing Drupal projects live for NZ Government and commercial clients in our local markets. We’ve supported conferences, meetups and code…
Speaker (s):
Dave Sparks & Dan Morrison and Others (TBD)

Thu, 27-Oct 13:15

Intermediate - Business & Strategy [Planning]
Tired of the nine-to-five grind of working for someone else? Wish you could have a bit more freedom to take on clients whose values more closely aligned with your own? Whether you're a relatively new Drupal site builder, or an experienced Drupal…
Speaker (s):
Donna Benjamin
Intermediate - Coding & development [Building]
Drupal 8 introduces several new subsystems and APIs, understanding how to find information about them is really important to able to create amazing applications with your preferred CMS. During this session, you will learn tips and tricks for…
Speaker (s):
enzo - Eduardo Garcia
Intermediate - Content strategy [Inventing]
Both in my previous role of a web developer for an agency and my current role as support engineer for Acquia, I very often come across customers and possibly some developers, who have not been educated about the importance of having images in the…
Speaker (s):
Kristy Devries

Thu, 27-Oct 14:15

Beginner - Business & Strategy [Planning]
What is Kanban? Is it more than just post-it notes on a wall? Is it a conspiracy to sell sharpies? Aren't there apps we can use instead? Kanban is an amazing tool, but many people only implement visualising work and forget the essentials that …
Speaker (s):
Matthew Hodgson
Beginner - Business & Strategy [Planning]
Covering the various paths a government agency has when considering a move to govCMS.  Using real case studies of existing sites already in the govCMS environment and how an agency can self-serve their transition, right through to a fully outsourced…
Speaker (s):
Glenn Martin
Beginner - Coding & development [Building]
With Drupal 8 released, one of the most important aspects of building a website or module has changed dramatically for the better. Developers now have a myriad of tools at their disposal to be able to test their code. If you are interested in…
Speaker (s):
Sam Becker

Thu, 27-Oct 15:15

Beginner - Business & Strategy [Planning]
Quite often we're asked to demonstrate the powers of Drupal, yet miss the mark on how to effectively show Drupal's strengths. As developers, it's really easy to get too deep into the weeds and confuse less technical stakeholders whether we mean to…
Speaker (s):
Adam Malone
Beginner - Coding & development [Building]
At Webscope, we’ve spent years refining and adding to our developer workflow and now we think we’ve struck Drupal gold. We love automated tests as they allow us to spend more time doing what we do best: writing code, while letting machines do what…
Speaker (s):
Simon Chisnall
Beginner - Futures and visions [Inventing]
Background This was a presentation that was delivered to a large media organisation and talks about the trends that I see coming in the web. This is a presentation that aims to showcase and explain some of the top emerging trends in the web that I…
Speaker (s):
Sean Hamlin

Fri, 28-Oct 10:30

Intermediate - Coding & development [Building]
Have you ever wanted to deploy a whole site entirely from a git repository? What about a whole environment? Drupal has traditionally had a very hard time getting its hands around a solid content deployment strategy. Because of this, the traditional…
Speaker (s):
Adam Bramley
Advanced - Coding & development [Building]
What if you've done all the right things to optimise the performance for your high-traffic site, and it's still struggling. You set up and fine-tuned your Varnish cache, added Memcache, deployed to a super-powerful auto-scaling AWS environment but…
Speaker (s):
Scott Anderson
Intermediate - Community [Inventing]
Introducing govCMS CKAN; a graphing and visualisation layer for Drupal 7, born out of the award-winning govCMS programme. Developed for the Department of the Environment's first ever digital "State of the Environment" report, the govCMS CKAN module…
Speaker (s):
Stuart Rowlands, Jeremy Graham, Megan Watson

Fri, 28-Oct 11:30

Intermediate - User Experience [Planning]
A while ago Digital Garden launched the new Medicines Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) website in Drupal and we would like to share this case study with the community. As we are UX focused digital agency we will be presenting our process…
Speaker (s):
Duarte Garin
Intermediate - Site building [Building]
I was first introduced to the world of Drupal about 7 years ago when I started building a website for my own business. I have been a member of the community ever since and I am known in d.org as klonos. I mainly hang around the issue queues helping…
Speaker (s):
Grigorios Netsas
Intermediate - Futures and visions [Inventing]
There have been sessions around Elastic stack in devop world. The ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana) has become a great tool for devops to track the server performance and site performance. And from the name, people would consider…
Speaker (s):
Joshua Li and Joshua Rich

Fri, 28-Oct 13:15

Intermediate - User Experience [Planning]
The word "persona" seems to have taken on slightly different meanings across different industries. Marketing personas, design personas, buyer personas, and all the other interpretations out there make it a bit confusion what we're talking about.…
Speaker (s):
Amelia Schmidt
Intermediate - Coding & development [Building]
BLT is an open-source project that has evolved within Acquia for standardising the build and management of Drupal projects. It has recently been released as an open-source project. Lightning is a Drupal 8 distribution designed to provide a starting…
Speaker (s):
James Gollan
Intermediate - Community [Inventing]
Drupal as a project is now 15 years old. From humble beginnings it has grown to a very flexible framework that can interface and integrate with almost anything. But at 15, is it suffering an identity crisis? The presence of less technical forks…
Speaker (s):
Lee Rowlands (larowlan)

Fri, 28-Oct 14:15

Beginner - Business & Strategy [Planning]
By 2006 I’d been in the industry for more than 10 years and had been asked to do damn near every job in the book. For the last few years that even included sales. As a manager I had truly risen to the level of my incompetence. Then I met Drupal.…
Speaker (s):
Dave Sparks
Intermediate - Coding & development [Building]
Over the past 5 years we have watched microservices come into the mainstream and be sold as the future of applications. Large companies are trending towards splitting up their large monolithic service into smaller, more manageable deployment…
Speaker (s):
Nick Schuch
Intermediate - Futures and visions [Inventing]
Drupal 8 works on the world's smallest practical Web server, a Raspberry Pi Zero using all the LAMP/LNMP software you use on regular Web sites. You can build completely dynamic information signs and booths. Plus the Raspberry Pi has analogue and…
Speaker (s):
Peter Moulding

Fri, 28-Oct 15:15

Intermediate - User Experience [Planning]
The Drupal community is coming up with great ways of giving content authors flexibility. One example is the Paragraphs module, which helps us build self-contained, reusable "chunks" that content authors can use to create rich, ad hoc structures for …
Speaker (s):
Angus Gordon
Intermediate - Coding & development [Building]
Using the Victorian Govt Budget 2016/17 website (https://www.budget.vic.gov.au/explore-map) work Salsa Digital did as a case study to share knowledge and learning on mapping and geolocation with Drupal
Speaker (s):
Kurt Foster
Beginner - Futures and visions [Inventing]
With the continuing growth of the Internet Of Things, there is great opportunity for Drupal to be part of this realm. This talk is my experience of using sensors with a Raspberry Pi and displaying information via Drupal. I walk through the…
Speaker (s):
Mark Corben

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