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Four Reasons to Fast Track Your Move to Drupal 8

Thu, 2017-05-18 19:31

If you haven’t already heard, it’s time for you to upgrade to D8. Why? If your organization wants to be a market leader, or at the very least just wants to stay in business and not lose ground, you need a tool that is built to facilitate digital transformation.

Drupal 8 has made it easier than ever to migrate your Drupal or non-Drupal project, and it’s flexible, out-of-the-box features are a competitive solution to rigid, proprietary CMS frameworks.

Register for this webinar with FFW to dive deeper into the four reasons you should make the switch to Drupal 8, including:

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Acquia Product Roadmap: See What’s in Store for 2017 & Beyond.

Wed, 2017-05-17 19:43

Join Acquia’s Chief Products Officer, Chris Stone, to get an exclusive look into Acquia’s roadmap. Chris will unveil upcoming solutions you can expect to see from Acquia in 2017 and beyond.

In this 45-minute webinar (plus 15-minute Q&A), Chris will share details around:

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Building, Collaborating and Scaling Drupal Distributions for Federated Organizations

Tue, 2017-05-09 21:30

The promise of open source technology has always been the ability to collaborate, customize and scale. Drupal distributions perfectly exemplify this value prop: building and bundling Drupal functionalities to create sites that share specialized needs.

In this session, we’ll discuss our work with one of the largest federated non-profit organization in the world, the YMCA. We will focus specifically on a community driven initiative, Open Y - a Drupal distribution custom built for YMCAs everywhere.

Some specific topics we will go over include:

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How Quicken is Disrupting Digital with Magento and Drupal

Mon, 2017-05-08 19:04

Quicken, the leader in personal finance software, was looking for a new digital commerce platform with next generation content experience capabilities.

Their customers demanded increasingly engaging digital experiences, but they found traditional commerce platforms lacked the rich content management tools needed to meet these heightened expectations.

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We Have Experimental Modules, Now What?

Tue, 2017-05-02 17:09

Experimental modules are critical to Drupal 8. They are part of how D8 allows tinkering and innovation. Although Drupal 8’s release cycle was shortened to twice a year, some things just need more time to be fully built and stable. This is what experimental modules in core enable, while allowing us to put the new improvements to a wider test.

In this tech talk, we’ll discuss the tradeoffs to the experimental module process and answer questions like:

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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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