No matter what tool you use to create a website, you still need to put time into planning before you actually start designing and building the site. If you rush to start with the design and build process you run the risk of having a project that takes more time and money than desired and generates less of a return on investment. There are key questions you need to answer to ensure that you create a clear and comprehensive website definition document.
As professionals in the web tech sector, we know that there is no one set answer to that question. And yet, we really don't want to be spending our time having to explain over and over to prospects why we can't just answer the question.
We could provide an analogy and respond by saying, "That's like asking a random custom home builder how much it's going to cost to build a house." We could continue by explaining that the builder will need to know the location of the house, the square footage of the house, the desired finishes on the house, etc.
I headed to the Saturday sprint after completing my workout, showering, eating breakfast and packing my bags. Eventually, there were probably at least 30 people at the sprint. I worked a bit more on a patch I submitted to the Flag module and eventually started working on testing the changes I pushed to OG Forum D7. Unfortunately, they changes appeared to be doing absolutely nothing. I didn't figure out what I was overlooking before I had to leave.
From my vantage point the sprint day was extremely well attended. I spent my day working on a patch I had submitted to the Flag module and working on OG Forum and OG Forum D7.
We had the traditional live commit in the afternoon.
There wasn't any announcement if any more critical bugs were squashed for core.
How many of you participated in the sprints? When did you head home? Are you participating on Saturday?
There was a shortened day of sessions, finishing with the closing ceremony. In the morning I attended a discussion about documentation on D.O. I attended this session because the point of focus the group chose at my BOF was to do something to improve the documentation. The session was quite well attended, which apparently demonstrates that there's a good bit of interest in improving the documentation. So, I guess I'll be putting more of my time, energy and resources to getting involved.
After the keynote I took advantage of the opportunity to meet face to face with a new contact. Then, after lunch I headed into a couple of BOFs that were way out of my league and made my brain hurt. I finished up the day with a session that was more in my comfort zone.
I think it's good to stretch my mind and get out of my comfort zone even though it, quite honestly, left me feeling really stupid. I also felt really tired by the end of the day. So, I decided to take a pass on any social events for the evening and just relax in my hotel room.
I followed my own advice from my DrupalCon for n00bs post, and took part in some great sessions, checked out a BOF, ran a BOF of my own and hung out a bit in the Exhibition Hall. I loved finding out about Symfony and Drupal 8 and am super excited about what the combination has to offer. I was pleasantly surprised by the attendance in my BOF. And, I picked up some great swag in the Exhibition Hall and had some nice conversations.
Let's just hope that they get the lunch situation sorted out better today!
DrupalCon LA is right around the corner! Woo hoo! I'll be there. Will you?
If this will be your first DrupalCon, I'd like to provide you with some ideas of how you can approach things. You have different options available to put together your Con:
I'm speechless. And in awe. And maybe a little bit scared.
Through a bit of an odd synchronicity I have just come to learn about a new technology that is getting ready to make its debut. And, while the term "disruptive" gets totally overused these days, I do think that this particular technology may have the power to disrupt my livelihood.
I don't know whether to celebrate this technology, appreciate this technology, or update my resume. At any rate, I just signed up for TheGrid. It's kind of mind blowing.
I am pleased to welcome to the Drupal community:
They are students in my Udemy pilot course Start Successfully; Install Drupal Easily & Quickly. Why not stop on by their pages and send them a warm welcome through their contact forms?