Sevaa Group is a proud supporter of the Atlanta Drupal Users Group. This year, we’re helping out with Drupal Minicamp Online! What is Minicamp Online? Imagine a full day of learning Drupal from the comfort of your own computer. With eight sessions, Minicamp is 100% virtual. The camp lasts from 8:00 am to 3:50 pm on Thursday, June 7th. Here’s a rundown of each session:


Drupal…at Your Service

This session introduces you to the various services that Drupal has to offer along with their purposes. Learn how to create a custom service as well as how to access and use a service class.

Who: Mauro Vigliotti, Drupal Back-end Developer at The Brick Factory

When: 8:00 am – 9:00 am


Better Drupal 8 Migrations Through the Browser

Migrating your content doesn’t have to be a tedious process of copying and pasting. With Drupal 8’s Core migration modules, you can migrate content types, fields, taxonomy, and users through the browser without writing a single line of code. This session will teach you how to migrate your content using Drupal 8 modules and explains what must be migrated manually.

Who: Lauren Blais, Web Developer at UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

When: 9:00 am – 9:50 am


Drupal 8 Migrate: It’s Not Rocket Science

Migrate is now included in the Drupal 8 core, but there have been a few updates since Drupal 7. This session will take you through those changes and incorporate live migrations from NASA APIs. Migrate is now simpler and requires less code. However, there are aspects of Migrate that you might not be as confident about: writing custom migrate source objects, the Drupal 8 Migrate contrib space, managing custom migrations with CMI, etc. This session is configuration-heavy and code-intensive.

Who: Jonathan Franks, Senior Developer at Breakthrough Tech

When: 10:00 am – 10:50 am


Media Module in Core: Setting Up a Drupal 8 Media Library

Along with Migrate, Drupal 8 Core now includes Media as well! This means managing images, videos, and other media is a lot easier. This session explains how to set up a media library using the core media module and how to use common contrib modules to extend functionality.

Who: Shane Jeffers, Director of Front-end Development at The Brick Factory

When: 11:00 am -11:50 am


Where to Dive in with D8 DevOps

Working with Drupal 8 is a lot different than D6 and D7. There are different platform requirements, there are multiple ways of managing configuration, and many previous modules don’t exist or work in D8. This session will introduce you to a solid foundation for Drupal 8. Mike Madison will cover topics such as activities in D7 vs D8, using open source tools, integrating automated testing, and more!

Who: Mike Madison, Technical Architect at Acquia

When: 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm


Drupal Contractors Refresh – D7 or D8?

Drupal Contractors is a platform for contract Drupal resources to connect with employers. In 2017, the platform went through a refresh and the question was asked, “Stick with Drupal 7 or upgrade to Drupal 8?” In the end, the platform stayed with Drupal 7. Why?

Who: Chris McGrath, CEO of Drupal Contractors

When: 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm


Component-Based Site Building Techniques

With the use of modules like Bricks, Layout API, and Paragraphs, this session will teach you how to build a component-based Drupal site. You’ll learn best practices as well as the “experiences” you should avoid.

Who: Karl Kedrovsky, Solutions Architect at VML

When: 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm


The Power of Taxonomies: Using Tagging to Enhance Content Discoverability

Duplicated content and too many links can really mess with your content’s readability. With taxonomies, you can tag content types to help reduce duplication, reduce editor errors, and enhance discoverability. This session will use examples from UGA School of Law’s current Drupal 7 website, and ideas for the Drupal 8 redesign will be included as well.

Who: Rachel Evans, Web Coordinator & Digital Media Specialist at UGA School of Law

When: 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm

Drupal Minicamp Online allows you to learn more about the CMS you love from anywhere you want, and at your own pace. Register for the Minicamp for only $25. You’ll leave the Minicamp with more knowledge about Drupal 8 to prepare you for your next project.

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