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Cornell Drupal Camp


Basic Drupal Site Planning

On Thursday October 6,  we will offer “Drupal Basics,” a half-day training by our keynote speaker 

Automating Marketing and Communications with MailChimp

Recent changes and additions to the MailChimp API and suite of Drupal MailChimp modules means that email marketing has never been easier, from personalized, engagement-based emails to drip marketing campaigns. The ILR web team has been working directly with the maintainers of the modules to better meet the needs of our Professional Programs stakeholders. New features includes support for multiple API keys (customers) per Drupal installation, as well as configuring MailChimp-based automation endpoints with your site's Drupal entities.

Running on Drupal! Brevard College Tesla Demo

Attendees will learn how to Work with 'cool points' to create a 'smart site'. These 'cool points' are the kinds of systems and sensors installed in buildings that are 'offered up' thru Web - Services and used to make your Drupal site 'smart'.Understand 'Energy' as it relates to Drupal:

Organizing Your First Website Usability Test

You’ve built a shiny, new Drupal site. You asked your grandma and your client if they like it and they both do. However, you’re lying awake at night wondering if you’re missing something—because you know you’re not the end user. You yearn for actionable feedback.

Drupal 8.2: New Features!

Drupal 8.2 will have many new exciting features. This is because of two major changes in Drupal's development process.

1. Drupal now allows new features to be added in minor releases such as 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, etc. We no longer have to wait years till Drupal 9 for new features!
2. Experimental Modules: Experimental modules allow core contributors to iterate quickly on functionality that may be supported in an upcoming minor release and receive feedback, without needing to conform to the rigorous requirements for production versions of Drupal core.

Engaging Support Systems

We've all been there - staring at the screen trying to figure out why something is broken, sometimes not even sure exactly what that something is.

Drupal is amazing - so flexible and powerful - and absolutely maddening.

In this session, we'll review why it's worth it to seek out help, where to find it, and how to get it.

I'll be primarily on the following topics:

Types of Support Systems and the differences between them
* online
* in person
* long-term
* short-term

Bringing Order to a Content Hoarder

When timid users step up to your site and are spooked by the ghosts of content past, or those who dare to enter become lost in a maze of composted navigation, a dusting just won’t fix the years/decades of content rot. You know you need to pull everything out to figure out what you have, what to keep, and what to toss—but that can be a daunting and overwhelming endeavor.

Intro to User Journey Maps for Building Better Websites

You’ve asked the right questions and maybe you have some personas. There’s a heap of feature requests from your client and a whole lot of content to organize into a sitemap (IA) document and wireframes. However, something’s not sitting right and you wonder how the site fits into the bigger customer journey with the client’s brand, business, and products.

Our First Drupal 8 Site

When Drupal 8 presented itself last fall, we knew we didn’t want to wait until Drupal 7 reached end of life before getting our hands dirty. We acknowledged Drupal will never stop progressing and decided to jump right in with Drupal 8 by building our new sites on 8. Here we will talk about the building of the first Drupal 8 site in our department, the differences we discovered between 7 and 8 as well as what we liked more and what we like less. 

Features for Absolute Beginners (D7)

The Features module is an essential tool for deploying changes to your Drupal 7 site: it eliminates the need to replicate 100's of clicks in the Drupal UI, just to implement configurations from your development environment to your live site.  Also, Features is great for neatly bundling related functionality to share and reuse.