Mediacurrent: Dropcast: Episode 38 – GovCon 2018

03/07/2018


Recorded June 21st, 2018

This episode we welcome Jess Snyder who is on the planning committee for GovCon, coming up real soon in August, to talk about… GovCon.. Which is coming up real soon in August. We’ll cover some Drupal News, it looks like Bob has the Pro Project Pick this episode and Ryan will bring it to a close with The Final Bell.

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Jess Snyder from WETA, DC talking about Govcon

  • What do you do at WETA?

  • What got you into Drupal

    • NTEN Drupal Community — https://nten.org/drupal

  • What got you involved in GovCon

  • Any notable keynotes / sessions you’re looking at?

  • ** Random questions **

Drupal News:

  • Meet the Drupal Association 2018 at-Large Board Member Candidates

  • Drupal & Virtual Reality

  • A plan for Drupal and Composer https://dri.es/a-plan-for-drupal-and-composer
    “The first phase of the proposal is focused on a series of changes in the main Drupal core repository. The directory structure will remain the same, but it will include scripts, plugins, and embedded packages that enable the bundled Drupal product to be built from the core repository using Composer. This provides users who download Drupal from Drupal.org a clear path to manage their Drupal codebase with Composer if they choose.”

    “Automatic Updates Initiative. We are exploring if an automated update system can be build on top of the Composer Initiative’s work, and provide an abstraction layer for those that don’t want to use Composer directly. I believe that could be truly game-changing for Drupal, as it would remove a great deal of complexity.”

  • Increasing Drupal contributions from underrepresented groups https://dri.es/increasing-drupal-contributions-from-underrepresented-groups

  • Gatsby V2 Beta is out: https://www.gatsbyjs.org/blog/2018-06-16-announcing-gatsby-v2-beta-launch/

Pro Project Pick:

  • Tome – Static Site Generator – https://tome.fyi/

    • Grav – Static Site Generator (Twig based) – https://getgrav.org/

Events: (https://www.drupical.com/?type=drupalcon,regional)

  • Design 4 Drupal Boston, Cambridge, MA June 27-29

  • Drupal Camp Asheville, Asheville, NC, July 13-15

  • Drupal Camp Los Angeles, UC Irvine, July 21-22

  • Drupal Camp Colorado, Denver CO, August 3 – 5

  • Decoupled Drupal Days, NYC, August 16 – 18

  • Drupal GovCon, Washington, DC, August 22-24

  • Bay Area Drupal Camp, Berkeley, CA, Oct 24-27

  • DrupalCamp Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, November 8-10

The Final Bell: (Ryan)

  • Even Stranger Things

  • Longest Poem in the World

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