What is BADCamp?
BADCamp is a Drupal conference for the people that brings together some of the brightest minds from all over the world for four days of talks, trainings, summits, sprints and socials. All for FREE! Register for BADCamp 2019 here.
Kanopi Studios is a key organizer of BADCamp. Each year we volunteer our team’s time to assist in coordinating this annual celebration of Drupal. This year, we are sponsoring the New Contributor Workshop, where we encourage both beginner and experienced Drupalers to collaborate on and contribute back to the Drupal project with the goal of moving it forward.
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BADCAmp 2019 Sessions
How to Work Remotely and Foster a Happy, Balanced Life
With Anne Stefanyk
Virtual. Remote. Distributed. Pick your label. This style of organization is becoming more popular and in-demand among many Drupal shops. While many folks have gone remote, some people find the experience quite isolating and disconnected.
Does remote work make people happier? Does it make them more productive? The answer is not really. It is not the act of working from home that creates employee happiness; it is creating a culture that fosters remote practices to develop meaning, collaboration, and happiness.
Shine a Light on Me
With Paul Sheldrake
Have you ever wondered how your website performs in terms of Performance, SEO, Accessibility, and Best Practices? Come learn about the features of the Lighthouse auditing tool and the different ways that it can be integrated into your workflow.
Local Development Environments Panel Discussion
With Sean Dietrich
Local Drupal development can be tricky, especially with so many tooling choices. Having an environment that works for you is important whether you’re a developer, tester, designer, or any sort of stakeholder. In this session, we’ll review a few of the tools available (there are 37+ for Drupal at last count), their features, and meet some of the folks who build and use them.
New Contributor Workshop
New Contributor Workshop
With AmyJune Hineline
Drupal thrives on community contributions in the form of patches and documentation to both contributed modules and core. This helps the project move forward and stay relevant.
Not everyone who works on open source projects is a senior developer. Drupal is built through lots of little tasks. Smaller tasks help people increase confidence and gain experience, which, in turn, leads to more contributions. We’ll build on each other’s strengths to learn how to navigate the issue queue while having fun trying new things.
But how does one become a contributor?
Together we will go through the process of creating an issue, writing a patch, uploading the fix to Drupal.org, reviewing the patch for RTBC (reviewed and tested by the community) and more. We’ll even take a look at the upcoming GitLab contribution process because specific tools and processes change over time.
BADCAmp 2018 Sessions
COIT Drupal 8 Case Study
Cleaning up their mess: How a franchise carpet cleaning service made their domain spotless and tidy
It had been years since the COIT site had been updated, and it posed a host of technical challenges. It was time for COIT to clean up its own mess.
In this case study we covered the more technical parts of this Drupal 8 implementation.
Meta & Schema
Meta and Schema: Defining the Content about your Content
With Jim Birch
This session will present a whirlwind, two fisted, no holds barred, data filled session that has almost too much information about implementing Schema.org schemas for structured data and current best practice meta tags in Drupal. This session is meant for anyone responsible for publishing content online and for those that empower them to do so.
Friendly Stalking: Learning from your users (without being creepy)
With Katherine White
This talk will expose some touchpoints that can help you learn about your users and how they interact with your site. We’ll discuss tools that move beyond just your analytics platform to help you gain access to these insights, and we’ll walk through some core features of Google Analytics that you may not be aware of.
Refresh vs Rebuild?
If it Ain’t Broke… Does Your Website Need a Refresh or Rebuild?
With Anne Stefanyk
Does your website need some love? Often you can evolve the investment in your existing website with a Focused Fix. Making targeted updates allow you to focus on addressing a few key issues, while still leveraging the investment of time, energy and funds that went into your site’s foundation.
We are hiring
Join our team.
Kanopi’s distributed team brings together experts in UX, website design, front and backend development using open source software. We work from our homes (or wherever we get our best work done) which means we’re not limited by location when working with top talent.
Visit our Careers page to find out about our open positions.
And make sure to stop any Kanopian at BADCAmp to say hi and meet some of our team.