There's always a few sessions at Drupal gatherings that are more generic - about tools that any web developer might use, regardless of platform. For me, among these sessions, the highlight was Trevor Kjorlien's talk, "Then He KSS’ed Me": Automatically Generating Living Style Guides With 'KSS'.
Decoupled Drupal was a hot topic at Drupal North. There were over 5 sessions spanning the 3 tracks: business, front-end, and back-end. They ranged from "Selling Decoupled Drupal" to turning your Drupal site into a RESTful API.
As an aspiring project manager, I was thrilled to learn that “Exposing Project Management’s Scary Language: The Truth About Starting a Project” was offered at the 2015 Drupal North Regional Summit in Toronto. I am interested in learning more about managing software development projects, and in gaining insights that will be helpful in obtaining my Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification.
Thanks to the powers of knowing the French language (and myself being the only almost-native French speaker on the WCMS team), I was the only WCMS developer to attend the Vagrant Drupal Development (VDD) session at this year’s Drupal North conference. Vagrant Drupal Development is a fully configured and ready to use development environment built with VirtualBox, Vagrant, Linux and Chef Solo provisioner.
Two of the sessions I went to during Drupal North were about theming: Creating a Drupal 8 Theme with Node.js, LibSass, Gulp & BrowserSync and Drupal 8 Theme System: hook_theme() to Twig Template. Two points of interest I took from these sessions:
The highlights from this year’s conference for me were two of the keynotes. For both of these talks the theme was about content and how we need to move beyond thinking of content on a desktop or mobile device.