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Beyond Websites: Using Drupal For Digital Signs

Thu, 2017-04-27 21:00

Drupal 8 can power experiences beyond the traditional web. As more data rich APIs become available, Drupal can be used to accumulate data, identify a variety of devices in an Internet of Things network and then route data to the appropriate places.

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Drupal is Changing, Quickly: How and Why

Wed, 2017-04-26 15:08

It seems like as soon as Drupal 7 was released we were all hearing about how awesome Drupal 8 was going to be. Have you heard all the buzz about the new features being developed now for Drupal 9? No? That’s because they are being developed and added to Drupal 8. Now!

Drupal 8 has changed the way Drupal core is developed.

This session is to let you know about how those changes will affect you, no matter whether you are a site builder, module developer, business owner or anyone else involved with Drupal.

Topics to be covered:

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Acquia Labs: The Future of Technology and Open-source Innovation

Tue, 2017-04-25 15:14

Innovation labs are rapidly becoming one of the most prevalent phenomena in tech companies. Labs are exceedingly important for companies because they allow elite teams of engineers to think outside the box and test new solutions to the current landscape, without being obligated to follow strict roadmaps.

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Digital Disruption: Big Bad Wolf or Fairy Godmother?

Fri, 2017-04-21 15:05

Whether you want to call it digital disruption, transformation, evolution or darwinism, everyone is looking to 'go digital' in one way or another. But what does this really mean?

While keeping your organization up-to-date with digital trends is crucial for success and survival, there are a number of threats, requirements and elements to consider before diving into the digital deep end.

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Owning the Lifecycle of a Drupal Digital Project

Wed, 2017-04-19 20:57

Drupal solutions are intricate. Web technology is growing exponentially more powerful and, conversely, more complicated. Every end user’s interaction happens via Digital Media: be it a website, mobile application, Digital Sign, Smart device, Amazon Echo, Siri or Google Home. This is only part of the equation. Backend integrations with marketing automations, CRM systems and e-Commerce solutions make implementations even more complex. For many of us Drupal is the core to all of this.

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How to Create a Drupal 8 Theme Using Bootstrap

Mon, 2017-04-10 19:31

Bootstrap is one of the most popular digital (HTML, CSS and JS) frameworks used today. Because it makes front-end web development faster for any device and for projects of all sizes, many of the responsive mobile first applications you interact with daily were built on Bootstrap.

Join this tech talk to learn how to create a Bootstrap theme for Drupal 8. We'll go through the process of creating a Bootstrap subtheme in Drupal 8, as well as how you can customize it to suit your site's design.

The process will include:

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How the Princess@Sea Mobile App Improves Passenger Experience on a Global Scale

Wed, 2017-04-05 13:57

With customer expectations at an all time high, Princess Cruises realized the need for a connected solution that would transform the guest experience from sea to shore, all from the palm of their hand. In partnership with Acquia and Lingotek, Princess Cruises developed Princess@Sea, a mobile app specific to each of their 18 ships worldwide.

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Low Friction Continuous Delivery: Going From 0 to 1 with Drupal and Acquia

Mon, 2017-03-27 19:20

Low Friction Continuous Delivery: Going From 0 to 1 with Drupal and Acquia

The value of automated testing and quality control to your code, site, and digital presence can be huge. A well designed build and test process reduces the stress and uncertainty of deployments and maintenance. New open source components and tools from Acquia can help.

By reducing friction in the deployment process, teams can move to releasing more often, which in turn:

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Conversational Interfaces: The Future of Retail and Digital Engagement

Thu, 2017-03-23 14:59

Tomorrow’s customers will exist outside their browser. Conversational interfaces like Alexa, Google Home and a proliferation of messaging bots, represent upcoming change to the way people engage with content online. Although conversational interfaces are more common in everyday life than ever before, there’s still a lot to learn about the emerging medium.

Join us to learn more about conversational interfaces, how Drupal enables them and what it means for the future of your business. We’ll cover:

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Built for Integration: Why Drupal 8 Should Be the Glue to Your Stack

Fri, 2017-03-10 14:26

Integrate your stack to make better business decisions and be more efficient. Every organization has many martech solutions. While each tool can deliver a new capability, it also represents a new data silo, which drastically limits the usefulness of the information contained inside it. Build your stack with integrations in mind to help access your data in context of each other and make better decisions.

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Decoupling Drupal 8.x: Drupal’s Web Services Today and Tomorrow

Mon, 2017-03-06 00:56

To much fanfare, Drupal 8 was released in 2015 with web services capabilities off the shelf. But that doesn’t mean our work finished there; the community, thanks to the hard work of the API-first initiative team, has been actively addressing new changes in the surrounding world of web services. The two intervening minor versions of Drupal 8 since 2015 are chock full of improvements.

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Diving into Drupal: Princeton’s Migration and Multi-site Success with Open-source

Tue, 2017-02-28 21:39

Princeton University’s web team had a complex and overwhelming digital ecosystem comprised of many different websites, created from pre-built templates and hosted exclusively on internal servers.

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Managing Multi-site Madness: Improve Efficiency, Speed and ROI

Tue, 2017-02-28 14:51

How many digital properties does your organization manage? Are you looking at a few, a hundred, or even thousands of websites? If you are an organization who owns a number of individual brands, and is constantly battling the friction caused by multiple websites, conflicting brand personalities and internal team bandwidth: you are not alone.

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Increasing Agility with Acquia Pipelines Beta

Mon, 2017-02-27 22:15

High performing software development teams will use some form of an agile methodology to produce their work, releasing it in iterations, or even continuously. Awareness can be seen as the root of agility in these development environments. An example of increasing agility by increasing awareness can be seen in implementations of continuous integration, which is the maximizing and automating of awareness during software development.

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The Commerce Evolution: Importance of Leveraging Data, Content, and Brand Identity

Fri, 2017-02-24 21:40

Commerce is competitive—that’s nothing new. But the competition in today’s digital commerce landscape is unlike anything we’ve seen before. The top initiative for retail business influencers and decision makers in 2017 is to improve the experience of their customers.

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User-Centric DX: Personas, Journey Maps & Design

Wed, 2017-02-22 18:08

Design is a key element of user-centricity that is often overlooked by larger organizations when it comes to driving business innovation. When executed properly and positioned appropriately within your organization, personas and journey maps can be the key to ensuring your final product is a success.

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Updating the Salesforce Suite to Drupal 8: Major Changes for a Big Module

Tue, 2017-02-21 18:36

Learn about the long-awaited effort underway to port the Salesforce Suite, a complex Drupal 7 module, to Drupal 8.

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API-First Drupal and the Future of the CMS

Wed, 2017-02-08 03:03

Is the future of content management decoupled? Centralization around a single source of content has never been more important as marketers aim to reach a growing array of channels and touchpoints. New tools known as headless CMSes providing content as a service are challenging the monolithic architecture that has long characterized CMSes like Drupal. What role do Drupal and traditional CMSes play in an increasingly API-first playing field and fragmented future?

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3 Tips for a Successful Ektron to Drupal Conversion

Wed, 2017-02-08 02:51

With its recent acquisition, many Ektron CMS users are making the switch to Drupal because of the many advantages the platform has to offer. There are several important things that it is helpful to know, however, as you make the switch from Ektron to Drupal. Whether you are going a redesign and only migrating content, or replatforming and existing site, knowing the ins and outs of Ektron will help your project go more smoothly.

Join us in this upcoming tech talk to learn:

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The Digital Strategy Sessions | Episode 3: Operating Model

Tue, 2017-02-07 18:42

When you’re able to identify the amazing customer experience, you can determine how your business operates to meet or exceed these expectations. But without the right structure and plan in place, you risk deviating from your “North Star,” which we identified in Episode 1 and Episode 2.

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