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Drupalcon Szeged 2008

Mittwoch, August 27, 2008 (Ganztägig) bis Samstag, August 30, 2008 (Ganztägig)
Szeged, Hungary

Drupalcon Szeged 2008

Drupalcon is the twice-yearly gathering of Drupalers to learn about, discuss and advance Drupal, and to network with other community members. Come to Szeged, Hungary for this event for August 27 to 30, 2008 and experience this thriving community in person yourself!

Acquia Presentations at Drupalcon Szeged

Acquia Introduction – How Acquia Is Working to Improve Your Drupal Experience, and Your Customer’s too

Presenter: Jay

Acquia cofounders Dries Buytaert and Jay Batson will describe Acquia’s vision, preview the upcoming launch of Acquia’s distribution and subscription offerings, and discuss how the company functions as a member of the Drupal community.

Drupal in the Cloud

Presenter: Ethan Fremen

A "Cloud" offers a virtualized datacenter infrastructure that allows you to build your own network applications. In this session, we'll cover an approach to implementing Drupal in the cloud using the popular Amazon Web Services as the cloud service.

Drupal 6 menu system - architecture, do, don't and tricks

Presenters: Peter Wolanin and chx

The Drupal 6 menu system has a fundamentally different architecture from what was present in Drupal 5. This session is designed to highlight the key features of the new system, and give some code-level examples of how to use them well and what to avoid.

Page serving and rendering (XHTML/XML/JSON, etc.) - now and Drupal 7

Presenters: Peter Wolanin

This session will discuss how Drupal finds and renders pages. In other words, how a Drupal path (like node/4) is used to deliver a page to your screen. This will be a high level discussion, but with some reference to implementation details.

Drupal world domination: translating interface and content

Presenters: Gabor Hojtsy

There are numerous tools to help you translate the interface and content of your Drupal websites, and there are obviously (still) missing items in the implementation. This session will show off Drupal 6's capabilities and the latest developments with contributed modules, such as i18n module and l10n_client.

Website template porting to Drupal 6 - a crash course

Presenters: Gabor Hojtsy

Therefore this session is about picking a template (the Modern World template from Solucija) and converting it to a fully functional Drupal 6 theme with blocks, menus, a screenshot for the theme selector and all live from the ground up in 45 minutes, instructions included. Make sure to drink some coffee so you can grok every part of this quick flowing live tutorial!

Drupal Search: Where are we? Where are we going?

Presenters: Robert Douglass

Google has shown us that search matters. Drupal's core search has strengths as well as weaknesses. What are they and how are the weaknesses being addressed? What new search options have emerged, and how does one evaluate them?

Field API and Fields in Core

Presenters: Barry Jaspan

The session will introduce the Field API intended for Drupal core. The Field API supports "CCK fields in core" as a new central concept for organizing content as an eventual replacement for the Node API model.

Developer Experience: Because Coders Are People Too!

Presenters: Barry Jaspan

Well, programmers are people, too. When creating a software product like Drupal that is intended to be used by other developers, the UX includes the experience of those developers as they write code for the product.

Since developers face different kinds of issues than the end users of the product, it is useful to consider Development Experience (DX) distinctly from UX. DX might be defined as “the overall experience, satisfaction, and efficiency a software developer has when using a software development platform.”

In this workshop, we'll brainstorm about ways that Drupal's Developer Experience can be improved.

Automatic Security Testing with Static and Dynamic Analysis

Presenters: Barry Jaspan

Most Drupal security vulnerabilities are discovered via manual code reviews or by accident. This session will introduce two automated approaches to detecting Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and SQL Injection (SQLi) security vulnerabilities and present progress to date in applying them to Drupal.

How to hold a Drupalcon

Presenters: Jay Batson and Kristof Van Tomme

In this BoF, Jay and Kristof will discuss their experiences producing the last several Drupalcon conferences (Boston, Szeged), which have been the biggest to date, and have required resources and organization at a "whole 'nother level." If you've any interest in working on one in the coming future, or even discussing what Drupalcon should be, come to this BOF.