Stuff I learned at Drupalcon 2010

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Stuff I learned at Drupalcon 2010

  1. 1. Stuff I learned at DrupalCon 2010
  2. 2. BART is a hustle <ul><li>If you're buying a Bay Area Rapid Transit card with and you don't have cash, they charge you $20. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Show up for early registration. <ul><li>There where “unofficial” presentations the day before the conference started. These where some of the best presentations I saw during the whole con. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Show and Tell #1 <ul><li>Views Default Arguments from Context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smarter Views arguments than ever before </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% less php stashed in your database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Replaces most use cases for Panels context </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Code sprints are fun <ul><li>Sprints are the best opportunity to get an aspect of Drupal explained to you, exhaustively if need be, until you've got it and are productive. </li></ul><ul><li>During the Q/A code sprint Matt, a local Drupal developer, went from not knowing unit testing in Drupal to having a patch accepted into core in 45 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Also, all the cool kids hang out at the sprint. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Someone invited Microsoft <ul><li>(I think it was Dries) </li></ul>
  7. 7. What I got out of it:
  8. 8. What everyone else got out of it: <ul><li>MSSQL will be supported by Drupal Core. What this means is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It just got a lot easier to pitch Drupal to a Windows shop. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We're in the big leagues now. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Show and tell #2 <ul><li>Chaos Tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It's not just that module you have to install to use Panels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It does just about anything you ever wanted to do with AJAX, without writing javascript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It makes modal/multipart forms or any other complex UI way simpler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It also does a bunch of other stuff nobody really understands yet. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Chapter Three is coming out with a Drupal-specific hosting product <ul><li>Uses the Mercury cloud image </li></ul><ul><li>Partnered with Rackspace </li></ul><ul><li>Highly optimized </li></ul><ul><li>Still waiting for my private beta invite, stay tuned. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Odds and Ends (mostly odd) <ul><li>There is now an official Drupal cardgame </li></ul><ul><li>Chinatown and South of the Border have a lot in common </li></ul><ul><li>There is a new rent-a-coder style website for Drupal: madewithdrupal.com </li></ul>

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