November TCDrupal DUG / JAM @ Advantage Labs/Flock - BackDropCMS

stpaultim's picture
2017-11-15 18:00 - 21:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
User group meeting

YOU are invited to this months Drupal JAM Session and User Group meeting! (November 15th)

6:00pm - 9:00pm: Co-working and networking. Bring your questions and we'll do our best to answer them informally. We have space to hang-out and work with others.

7:00pm - 8:30pm: Presentation - This month's topic: BackdropCMS

Tim Erickson attended the recent Backdrop Summit at BadCamp and will present on what is happening in the world of Backdrop as well as talk about his experiences with an ongoing D6 to Backdrop migration. We'll cover:

  • Status of Backdrop CMS
  • How backdrop CMS is different from Drupal 7 and Drupal 8
  • Personal experiences working with Backdrop

We're also looking for 1-2 lightning talks. Please, post a comment here if your interested.

Location - Advantage Labs (@Flock)
Pizza and beverages sponsored by Advantage Labs

Advantage Labs at FLOCK
2611 1st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55408

If you have ideas for future topics you would like to see OR if you would like to present a topic, please sign up on our presenter doc:


mbaynton's picture

I'll claim a lightning talk slot. Perhaps 10 minutes including a couple-minute excerpt from the Driesnote in Vienna (can I project through fullsize HDMI?)

Dries labeled Drupal 8 as "for ambitious digital experiences" at DrupalCon Baltimore. Like everyone else, I looked at this statement and Drupal 8's increased complexity and inferred Drupal 8 is "for the enterprise."

More recently, Dries has clarified that he doesn't want Drupal 8 leave the majority of its users behind. In my lightning talk, I'll briefly review the major characteristics of Drupal 8 that make it less amenable to use by small sites and site builders that aren't heavy PHP developers. I'll then share a new project I'm trying to get off the ground that aims to address those concerns.


stpaultim's picture

I'll check with Jer about the projector. If you are on Slack, ping us there to make sure we have the right adaptors for you!

Looking forward to hearing what you have to say!

Tim Erickson

Twin Cities

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