Drupal, Joomla and the End of the Internet. (or, Pyramus & Thisbe meet on the World Wide Web)
Drupal and Joomla sometimes seem like they're playing out the roles of Pyramus and Thisbe, kept apart and each trying to learn about the other through a tiny crack in the wall. In this session we'll break down this wall and explore what these frameworks have in common, where they significantly differ, and how each is positioned for the coming changes in the Internet and mobile technologies.
This whirlwind prolegomenon will cover everything you've always wanted to know about Drupal (but were too afraid to ask.) We'll cover the APIs, architecture & implementation underlying them and look at how each can be used to build enterprise class and easily maintained websites and applications for businesses of every stripe, along the way covering best practices and indispensable techniques for development and design.
Topics covered include request handling, development environments, version control, coding standards, testing, deployment and of course, not killing kittens. Participants in the session will learn how to to build a custom Drupal website or application from start to finish, using configuration and custom code as well as how web sites, web applications and the tools used to build them are evolving into the future web.
This session is aimed at all levels, from beginner to advanced.
Presenter: Forest Mars
Forest Mars is a hypermedia architect who has been using Joomla & Drupal since 2005, mainly in the space of media and business integration. He is CTO of a hyperlocal startup recently picked by Business Insider as one of the top 3 Silicon Alley companies to watch in 2012 and by Forbes as one of the "10 Brilliant Apps every SMB should be using." Some of his recent projects include architecting a video delivery platform for the world's largest television network, and building New York City's first civic engagement platform for the borough of Manhattan.
In whatever time he has left over he gives talks on open source technology and the future of the Internet, such as "GTFO: Git Theory for OpenSource," "Bongo for Mongo" and "The Horrible Truth about Drupal."