SoCal Code Camp x Stauffer

 
 
October 26th, 2017

SoCal Code Camp x Stauffer

"SoCal Code Camp" is coming towards you at the speed of light, are you ready? We are!

The community driven software and technology conference, is an absolutely free volunteer organized event scheduled to take place December 2nd & 3rd. Hosted on the historic grounds of USC, the soirée will feature an extensive list of unforgettable sessions, workshops and networking events. As well as a very special Four(4) Part "Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building" training session lead by Rain Michael’s on Saturday, December 2nd.

Interested? Follow the steps below to reserve your space at Code Camp.

  1. First things first, you’re the realest.
  2. Register your account
  3. RSVP for this years SoCal Code Camp
  4. Check” your interest in Session Parts 1–4 (below)
    1. Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building: Part 1 of 4
    2. Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building: Part 2 of 4
    3. Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building: Part 3 of 4
    4. Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building: Part 4 of 4

Click the links for more information About Code Camp & Directions to the event.

**The Finalized Session Schedule Will Be Posted November 30th, 2017**

 

Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building
Part 1 of 4

Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building: Part 1 of 4

As part of Drupal Global Training Days, this is the first in a series of four sessions that, as a whole, will give you a comprehensive Introduction to Drupal 8 Site Building.

Session 1 of 4 will cover the following:

  • Quick Recap Of "What is Drupal" (see Mario Hernandez' session)
  • System Requirements
  • Installing Drupal
  • Basic Skills That Boost Drupal Development & Site Building
  • The Difference Between Drupal Development & Drupal Site Building
  • The Drupal Configuration UI
  • General Site Settings
  • Overall Site Structure (Including: The Menu (Navigation) System & Taxonomy)
  • Regional, Date & Language Settings, Why They Matter
  • Drupal Users

 

 

Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building
Part 2 of 4

Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building: Part 2 of 4

As part of Drupal Global Training Days, this is the second in a series of four sessions that, as a whole, will give you a comprehensive Introduction to Drupal 8 Site Building. Session two will focus on Drupal 8 entities (content types, comments, taxonomy terms, blocks, and more), and customizing those entities to fit your specific needs.

Some examples of custom entities that you may want to create on your system include:

  • Event Content: Dates & Locations
  • Location Content: Addresses & Maps That May Continuously Be Reused
  • Entities With Specific Fields That Map To Matching Fields On Other Systems

But let your imagination run wild. If we have enough time, we can take a look at some of your specific use cases during the session and figure out how to build them through basic site-building tools. Here, we will also look at basic form customization options to make content entry more user friendly, and we will look at how entities are displayed and how we can modify these displays to fit our presentation model.

 

 

Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building
Part 3 of 4

Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building: Part 3 of 4

As part of Drupal Global Training Days, this is the third in a series of four sessions that, as a whole, will give you a comprehensive Introduction to Drupal 8 Site Building. Session three will focus on Views and Display Modes.

Views are lists of content, and are used to present the user with the data they are seeking on your website (or the data you want them to see). Some basic examples of Views include:

  • Calendar of Events
  • Slideshow/Carousel
  • River of News
  • RSS Feed
  • Image Gallery
  • List of Users/User Pictures

Let your imagination run wild!

Display Modes (or "View Modes") – not to be confused with Views – are different modes of presentation for the same piece of content, depending on the context in which that content is viewed. Display modes are an extremely powerful tool for customizing the look and feel of your site, as well as of your content when presented beyond your site (think watches, mobile apps, digital billboards, etc.).

 

Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building
Part 4 of 4

Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building: Part 4 of 4

As part of Drupal Global Training Days, this is the fourth in a series of four sessions that, as a whole, will give you a comprehensive Introduction to Drupal 8 Site Building. This final session will primarily be an outline for next steps, and how to genuinely embark on the journey of working with Drupal professionally.

We will look at some more intermediate topics including:

  • Entity Relationships (this is where Drupal can get really sophisticated!)
  • Extending Drupal (including some of our favorite contributed modules & themes for awesome non-out-of-the-box functionality)
  • Deployment & Security/Maintenance Best Practices
  • Review of Resources & Various Paths Available (to up-and-coming Drupal developers & site builders)

About the writer.

 
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Rain Michaels
Technical Project Manager
 

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