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Forum One at BADCamp 2019

The annual Drupal conference BADCamp, hosted in Berkeley, California from October 2 – 5, is rapidly approaching! BADCamp is a four-day conference where Drupal developers, marketers, content creators, can learn and exchange ideas with each other. We’re excited to be sponsoring and speaking at this year’s conference! 

In addition to being a sponsor for this year’s camp, Forum One will also be leading three sessions. 

And did we hear you say that you totally love pinball? You are in luck because Forum One is so very excited to be sponsoring the 2019 BADCamp pinball machines. We look forward to hearing what you’re up to over a good-ol’ fashioned game of White Water! 

Take a look at our sessions below and we look forward to seeing you in October!

Putting Your Best Foot Forward: A How-to for Navigating the Recruiting Process

Saturday, October 5th, 2:30pm – 3:15pm

Web developers with skills in Drupal, WordPress and modern JavaScript have long been in high demand, leading to tough competition for top talent. For hiring managers at all types of organizations, the prospect of recruiting a new team member can seem daunting at best and downright frustrating at worst. The recruiting process can also be very challenging for developers. How can they best assess culture and fit of an organization through just a job description and a few interviews? What should they keep in mind when searching for a new position to keep up their career progression? The recruiting process — while relatively brief — is a chance for both employer and candidate to make strong first impressions, which will pave the way for a (hopefully!) long, mutually beneficial relationship. Read the full description. 

Speaker: Sarah LeNguyen, Chief Technology Officer, Forum One

Did You Clear the Cache? A Contextual Tour of Rendering Efficiently 

Friday, October 4th, 3:45pm – 4:30pm

Drush cr… drush cr… drush cr!!! We all know the scenario where you’ve made a change to the site, but when you load the page it just doesn’t seem to show. Oftentimes the solution is to clear your cache and move on, but why is that?

In this session we’ll explore how that cache is built and used. What determines when a page can be cached, and how does Drupal know when to rebuild it? How does Drupal know when to rebuild parts of a page without rebuilding everything? Read the full description. 


Building an Intuitive Admin: Usability for the Forgotten End-User

Friday, October 4th, 2:30pm – 3:15pm

Nearly every new project focuses heavily on the flashy design and fancy tools it’ll make for its visitors. So much focus is driven into the site user’s experience to make it intuitive and pleasant, but in many cases this ignores the users that will visit the site more than anybody else: the content editors.

The topic of improving the editorial experience in Drupal has gotten much more attention in recent years through core initiatives and distributions like Lightning and Thunder exploring how to improve the administrative interactions. Making a user-friendly site admin doesn’t require dedication at the level of a core initiative or distribution; through the use of existing contrib modules, some best practices, and a bit of consideration all the sites you build or manage can be intuitive and helpful to anyone logging into it with minimal added effort or risk. Read the full description.

Speaker: Stephen Lucero, Engineering & Developer Operations Directo, Forum One


To register for BADCamp, click here! We hope to see you there!

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