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Cornell Drupal Camp

Alison McCauley

Alison loves Drupal, WordPress, Python, the Bills, the Capitals, the Nationals, the ORANGE... and space!

Before joining the CIT Custom Dev team here at Cornell, Alison spent several years as a contractor at the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Alison enjoys finding creative ways to build functionality "in Drupal," as often as possible without writing custom modules.  She evangelizes Features, Panels AND Display Suite, long commit messages, and git-flow, every chance she gets.

Outside of work, Alison sings in the Syracuse University Oratorio Society, and leads Code Like a Girl, beginner coding classes by and for women in CNY.


Provide Panels layout flexibility without IPE (D7)

Learn how to use Panelizer and custom content fields to provide layout options for content managers to choose from and configure right on the node-edit form.  We're offering layout flexibility, without unleashing the sea of content options and complex configurations of Panels IPE (In-Place Editor).  Also, we don't have nodes with overridden/custom Panelizer displays that can't easily be kept up to date with cod

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.