Come see us at DrupalCon Denver!

by George DeMet

Only a few weeks remain until the next DrupalCon, which will be held March 19-23 in beautiful downtown Denver, Colorado. DrupalCon is the international event that brings together the people who use, develop, design, and support the Drupal platform as well as other luminaries from the open source and Web development communities. The final program schedule was recently released, and includes several sessions from members of the Palantir team:

Drupal Media
Dave Reid and Advomatic’s Aaron Winborn will discuss the past, present, and future of the Media module, which provides a unified framework and interface for managing all kinds of media assets in Drupal 7 and beyond.

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Practical Responsive Development in Drupal
John Albin Wilkins goes beyond the basics in this session, which explores different implementation techniques for responsive designs using CSS (or Sass/Compass) and various Drupal themes and modules.

Flexible, Fast, Friendly: Balancing Your Architecture
Larry Garfield will talk about how to understand and think about competing priorities and trade-offs when designing software architecture.

Lessons Learned: Open Source Contributions - A Case Study of Workbench
Since its public debut at last year’s DrupalCon Chicago, the Workbench suite of modules has rapidly become the go-to solution for user access and workflow management in Drupal 7. In this session, Colleen Carroll and Robin Barre will discuss the process of developing Workbench with a focus on business strategy, sustainability, and community involvement.

Making Drupal Core Mobile-Friendly
John Albin Wilkins will join Jeff Burnz of Adaptive Themes and Capgemini’s Lewis Nyman for a panel discussion on the work of the Drupal Mobile Initiative to make Drupal 8 truly “mobile-friendly”.

In addition to these sessions, a number of Palantir team members have submitted presentations for Core Conversations, the place where people actively working on Drupal or can meet and plan the future of Drupal.

We will also be presenting a brief session on Mobile Design Strategy as part of a series of lightning talks on the DrupalCon exhibit hall Day Stage. While you’re in the exhibit hall, don’t forget to stop by our booth (the easy-to-remember #111) and say hello!

And finally, on Friday, March 23, after all of the regular session programming is complete, a number of us will be leading sprints to help improve various parts of Drupal. Larry Garfield will be leading the Drupal 8 Web Services Initiative sprint, Dave Reid will be leading a sprint on the Media module, documentation, and improvements to Drupal core, and Steve Persch will be leading a sprint to improve collaboration between different Drupal modules for workflow.

If you haven’t registered yet for DrupalCon Denver, don’t delay! Tickets are only $350 until February 21 and only available while supplies last. Get yours today at