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This list of topics suggested for upcoming meetings is a wiki page. Please add to it or vote on something you'd like to see.

Past presentations, including DrupalCampLA 2009-2013 are available online. Note "old items" have been moved to an "archive section" at the bottom. Feel free to move an item back to an active area if there is a subject you'd like to see in 2014.

Web Design & Theme Development

Topics: layout, theming, graphics, css

  1. PHP for Themers
  2. Designing with CSS3
  3. Zen Responsive Themes (& ZenGrids)
  4. Compass/Sass
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(also, please see suggestions from archive below)

Drupal Backend Development

Topics: code, api, js, php, sql

  1. Case Study: KCSOS Central Kitchen Meal Ordering System. Custom code heavy but a good example of maximizing D7 APIs and contrib modules, including a clever use the Field Collection module. Presented by Erin Clerico, can be ready for March meetup. An example installation profile will be made available. I would like to show actual code examples briefly to illustrate the field collection trick.
    • copy this line (without asterisks) and add your suggestion above*

(also, please see suggestions from archive below)

Infrastructure & Best Practices

Topics: multisite, hosting, backups, git, development environments, migrating releases

  1. Exportables: Updated Best Practices - a 2014 look at Features, Context, Strongarm, and other modules.
    • copy this line (without asterisks) and add your suggestion above*

(also, please see suggestions from archive below)

Non-Core Projects

Topics: contrib modules, install profiles, distributions, themes

  1. Next Gen WYSIWYG Editors: Spark, CKeditor 4
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Lightning Talks

Topics: contrib modules, install profiles, distributions, themes

  1. Becoming a better Drupaler. Tongue-in-cheek presentation of the latest science for improving your Drupal skills by Erin Clerico. Presentation is ready to go and available for any future meetup.
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(also, please see suggestions from achive below)

 
 
 
 
 

 

Archive

Please move to above list if you'd like us to revisit a topic in 2014

Web Design & Theme Development

Topics: layout, theming, graphics, css
1. Basic theming: How to find, customize, and use existing css classes.
1. Intermediate theming: Create your own blank subtheme, and style based on a design.
1. Advanced theming: getting into the guts of Drupal with hooks, preprocess functions, ajax, jquery, HTML5 canvas, etc.
1. Theming Custom Content Types
1. Theming Views
1. Theming Panels
1. Drupal, meet Dreamweaver
1. comparing Drupal IDEs (integrated development environments) - from vi and TextMate to Aptana, Komodo and Eclipse
1. Mobile theming. Dedicated theme vs. Responsive Design, pros and cons of different techniques

Drupal Backend Development

Topics: code, api, js, php, sql

  1. Getting started: how to become a "drupal koding ninja"
  2. API Hooks
  3. Overview of how drupal works: how the different pieces of that process interact
  4. How to code custom modules to create custom Content Types in Drupal 6 or 7
  5. How to code Drupal 7 custom Entities in a module
  6. How to migrate custom Content Type module code from Drupal 6 to 7
  7. How to code Views SQL Over ride for nested selects 2 or 3 deep

Infrastructure & Best Practices

  1. Drupal multisite install on MAMP
  2. Strategies for keeping Dev > Stage > Production (Live) Code/Files/Databases Synced
  3. How to setup a personal development environment using open source tools
  4. Drush
  5. GIT
  6. Deployment tools

Non-Core Projects

  1. Deploy
  2. Panels Universe (Panels, Page Manager, Panels Everywhere, Panelizer, Fieldable Panel Panes, Field API Pane Editor (FAPE), Entity Revision Scheduling)
  3. Distribution: Atrium
  4. Distribution: Panapoly
  5. Distribution: Treckk
  6. Distribution: Open Academy
  7. Display Suite
  8. Omega
  9. Views 3 Beginner -> Intermediate: What is views & how can I use it?
  10. Views 3 Intermediate -> Advanced: Filters, Arguments, and API
  11. Drupal 7: Top 10 modules (what, why & how to use, and what to avoid)
  12. Commerce / Ubercart (E-Commerce Modules)
  13. Views: Secondary Basics (video is available for this topic)
  14. Views: Beyond Basics (video is available for this topic)
  15. Views and Arguments (video is available for this topic)
  16. Panels and Arguments
  17. Views and Book Pages/Outlines
  18. Install Profiles
  19. Tags as categories
  20. Flash/Flex and Drupal integration (video is available for this topic)
  21. Social media integration with Drupal (Facebook social plugin, twitter etc.)
  22. Development using Features module: pros and cons for site owners to consider

Local Experts & Case Studies

Topics: Local developer case studies. Show us your sites and what makes them rock!

  1. AboutAirportParking.com - Largest national database of airport parking runs on Drupal and even powers an iPhone app. (Chris Charlton)
  2. LAD consortium: Curt Smith (Band Site)
  3. ChapterBoard: online communication, financial management and payment collection tools tailored to provide fraternities and sororities with a complete chapter management service and will be expanding to new markets in the coming year.

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vmi's picture

The first vid link is no good.

fixed. <a "tag"> link was

mike stewart's picture

fixed. <a "tag"> link was missing a slash, and therefore not parsed correctly by the input filter.

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