Central NJ Meetup, Thursday, June 12, 2014

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2014-06-12 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
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Come share your curiosity about, love of, or musings about Drupal at our monthly meetup in Princeton!

Room 004 - one of the bowls in Friend center lower level.

Continued format - 3 sections, with 2-3 people for each section. We need you to participate! Please contact the organizers or comment below to claim one of these slots. All of these are open and appropriate for you regardless of your experience level with Drupal - beginner and intermediate topics are especially helpful to others.

All community members interested in using Drupal as well as strengthening the Drupal community are invited. We'll discuss recent and exciting Drupal-related news, present interesting topics, and share knowledge.

Meeting in the Princeton Friend Center, lower level.


AGENDA

1) 10 minutes/per person Site showcase and feedback
 Show off your work-in-progress or recently completed project in < 10 minutes, and get feedback and suggestions

- Post-DrupalCon discussions.

2) 5 minutes/person- Get a question answered! Leverage the knowledge of the crowd.
  If you have a Drupal configuration  theming, or development problem that you are banging your head on, or a new piece of functionality that would benefit from group brainstorming on how to implement claim one of these slots and bring a concise description or demo of the problem so we can help.

- Ian Finlay - fragance website launch
- Levi Sigworth - 

3) ~20 minutes/person - Present something new (or new to you)
  If you have been trying out a module and want to demo it, want to teach others about a technique, outline best practices, or preview a talk for a upcoming camp or conference, this is for you.  Make sure to describe your intended audience.

- Twig in Drupal 8 [Sean]
- [Slot 2]

WHERE

Join us in the Friend Center on the Princeton University Campus located on the corner of Olden and William streets.

After 5 pm, visitors may park in the University lot on William Street behind 185 Nassau Street.

visitor wifi details:

http://helpdesk.princeton.edu/kb/display.plx?ID=9713
http://helpdesk.princeton.edu/files/9713/OITVisitorWireless.pdf

cross-listed on meetup.com:
http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Drupal-Group/events/183910062/

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Jill just confirmed for me

pwolanin's picture

Jill just confirmed for me that we have room 004 reserved, and in fact it's on the University calendar: https://www.princeton.edu/events/?view=daily&category=all&from=2014-06-1...

Some things to cover

crowdcg's picture

We were discussing watching or discussing a recorded presentation from DrupalCon. @ciliefen suggested the second day keynote by Erynn Petersen, but we could really watch any talk that the group found interesting.

Also, I could do a quick talk on the updated Twig plan for Drupal 8, based off the consensus determined last Friday, for those interested in front-end.

Agreed

wheatpenny's picture

The second day keynote is the first one that popped into my head as well. It could be a good conversation starter around how we can apply the ideas she presents to our own group.

The Petersen keynote, without

davidhernandez's picture

The Petersen keynote, without the intro and Q&A, is about 40min. Dries' is about 48min. I think they are a bit long to sit and watch at a meetup, especially if people aren't interested.

Post DrupalCon Takeaways

crowdcg's picture

Since a bunch of us just came back from DrupalCon, it probably would make sense to add a bit more time to discuss that. Maybe each of us can talk a bit about their favorite session, what they learned, etc.

Also, probably going to be running late, but should be there by 7:30. Feel free to pencil me in about Twig in Drupal 8 in a longer session if you think that makes sense.

Recommended sessions

wheatpenny's picture

Below are the sessions we talked about and some notes around each one.

KEYNOTE: ERYNN PETERSEN
https://austin2014.drupal.org/keynote-erynn-petersen
- No jerks, but there needs to be balance. If a community is only nice, an external force can invade and take it over.
- Diversity in a community is a better predictor of success than talent.

KEYNOTE: DRIES BUYTAERT
https://austin2014.drupal.org/keynote-dries-buytaert
- Drupal 8 gives you a framework to give your data to other sources that will digest it

THE BATTLE FOR THE BODY FIELD: DRUPAL AND THE FUTURE OF WYSIWYG
https://austin2014.drupal.org/session/battle-body-field-drupal-and-futur...
- Difficult to put media in the Body field wherever the content editors would like
- Created buttons in the WYSIWYG to add tokens for specific actions
- Figure out the true purpose of what a content creator wants, and then figure out a way to implement that outside of the WYSIWYG

THE DANGER OF HAVING NO WHY
https://austin2014.drupal.org/session/danger-having-no-why
- Drupal doesn't have a declared purpose
- It's important to have a mission to declare what you are doing and why you are doing it. How do you apply this on a local level? How do you apply this when it comes to core development?

DRUPAL 8 IN A NUTSHELL
https://austin2014.drupal.org/session/drupal-8-nutshell
- Shows common tasks that you're used to doing in Drupal 7 and how to do them in Drupal 8

30 DRUPAL 8 API FUNCTIONS YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW
https://austin2014.drupal.org/session/30-drupal-8-api-functions-you-shou...

MY BRAIN IS FULL: KEEPING PACE WITH FRONT-END & UX INNOVATIONS
https://austin2014.drupal.org/session/my-brain-full-keeping-pace-front-e...
- Front end is a thing!
- Slicing and dicing Photoshop is no longer what it means to be a front ender. There are so many technologies that you need to know.

SECURING YOUR DRUPAL SITE: ADVICE FOR SITE BUILDERS AND CODERS
https://austin2014.drupal.org/session/securing-your-drupal-site-advice-s...
- What are Cross Site Scripting, Cross Site Request Forgeries, Access Bypass, and SQL Injection?
- Configuration mistakes

SEMANTIC SITE ARCHITECTURE
https://austin2014.drupal.org/session/semantic-site-architecture
- Site building best practices
- Build a site in a way so that it makes sense to others

AXURE PROTOTYPING FOR DRUPAL
https://austin2014.drupal.org/session/axure-prototyping-drupal
- When you are done, Axure will export all of the documentation for you.
- It produces the technical documentation to give to the developers to build.

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