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Session Ideas

Listed below are topics which DrupalCampCT attendees have requested be presented or discussed in a session led by some other attendee who is knowledgeable or experienced in that topic.

  • Ray Saltini's picture

    After years on an aging proprietary CMS, the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University decided to transition to open-source Drupal. School leadership needed to rebuild both their forward facing website and intranet while limiting overhead for its small, already overburdened IT department.

    How did the Woodrow Wilson School get content creators, managers and the school community at-large to embrace Drupal wholeheartedly? Follow their story to learn how they developed a Lifecycle Adoption program to get the best possible results from their technology investment.

  • mwetmore's picture

    Start your day with the Opening Remarks.

  • milsyobtaf's picture

    You’ve graduated, accepted a job and have a shiny new business card that reads Software Developer. What’s next? It's time to get your hands dirty and write some real code, in real code bases, merging your work with the work of nine coworkers, all while juggling maintenance requests and the ongoing development of an in-house toolkit. How do you keep all of this (and yourself) from crashing into the ground?

  • rvinay88's picture

    There is a huge shift in the frontend development landscape. Web components are the future.

    This session will cover the underlying standards and ideas behind web components and take a dive into Google's Polymer Project. We will have a code demo of building a reusable web component from scratch using polymer. We will talk about how we can use this in existing and new projects.

    Have attached a few links to give you an idea. These links are a work in progress and subject to change.

  • mwetmore's picture

    ING U.S. is rebranding to Voya Financial as part of us becoming a fully stand-alone company from ING Group.

    Our development team has been working hard on the new that will replace

    This sessions will cover how the new was built, challenges that we've faced, working with outside vendors, and a look into the site itself.

  • mwetmore's picture

    Birds of a Feather Room, sign-up on boards in Lobby.

  • mwetmore's picture

    Birds of a Feather, Room 102

  • mwetmore's picture

    Within Drupal you have probably seen the default view modes (Teaser, Full, Default) but did you know it's possible to create your own? View Modes (at least I feel) are one of the secrets that Drupal Site Builders very rarely talk about and are incredibly powerful since they tie into a number of popular modules (Panels, Views, Entity Reference, etc).

    This presentation will step you through installing Entity View Modes, creating new view modes, using View modes within Views, and using a view mode with Entity Reference.

  • Dr. Mark A. Friedman's picture

    Dr. Mark A. Friedman and Morgan Giosa have worked for four years as teacher and student and mentor and mentee as Mark has helped Morgan develop his Drupal expertise and build a portfolio of live Drupal websites.

  • JosueRodrigu3z's picture

    This session is a brief introduction to Google Analytics. We will tour the interface, how to get Google Analytics installed, setup, and how to run basic reporting.

  • mwetmore's picture

    Birds of a Feather.

  • mwetmore's picture

    Birds of a Feather Room 102

  • skowyra's picture

    In our massively multidevice world, we want to make sure our content travels well. Designing and structuring content and content types should be one of the first steps taken in the design process.

    In this session we'll look at incorporating content strategy into the design process in order to build better content types including:

  • freescholar's picture

    As members of the USFWC (US Federation of Worker Cooperatives), Agaric is a group of worker/owners from around the globe, that work collectively on projects. Having attended the Worker National Cooperative Conference in Chicago (, I would like to present and discuss the options for cooperatives and collectives within technology. Developers cooperatives are an interesting and rewarding challenge!

  • rvinay88's picture

    How do you make sense of the myriads of frontend tools available at our disposal? Grunt, gulp, bower, yeoman, live reload, sublime, emmet, editorconfig, hinting, linting, visual diff, tunneling, TDD, BDD. There seems to be a node module for everything but how do you make them work for you? How do you use them to enhance your productivity?

    Join me for a breadth wise introduction to multiple frontend tools and concepts. The idea is to have a rapidfire discussion on each topic, so you can pick and choose what makes most sense to your workflow and productivity the most.

  • mwetmore's picture

    Birds of a Feather

  • mwetmore's picture

    Birds of a Feather - Room 102

  • mwetmore's picture

    Lunch time, pizza to be served in the upstairs lobby area.

  • mwetmore's picture


    Nancy Flowers-Mangs, Yale University
    Matthew Wetmore, Voya Financial
    Tom Sullivan, Self-Employed
    Mahesh Nattanmai, SDG Corporation


    Dr. Mark A. Friedman, Knocout Technologies

  • Kelly Albrecht's picture

    Drupal, over the past several years, has largely been a technology solution that basically sells itself. From huge organizations (like NYSE, NBC, Sony, Pfizer) to entire governments (see to well established educational institutions (such as Yale, MIT, UMASS), much of the world has standardized on Drupal as their solution for millions of websites.
    As an open source community, we've built an amazing solution. The world has adopted it, and now we must support it.


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