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25 September 2017

Annertechies coming to DrupalCon Vienna

DrupalCon Vienna is starting this week and, as usual, most of the Annertechies will be there in force. This year we are once again delighted to be presenting five sessions at DrupalCon. Here's a quick roundup of our talks and why you won't want to miss them.

Estimates are dead, long live forecasting!

Tuesday, 26th September, 11:20-11:45

Speaker: Mike King
Track: Project Management

In his session, Mike will outline the good, the bad and the downright wasteful aspects of estimates and how they’re used, before contrasting it all with the positive benefits of using forecasting to communicate a range of outcomes and how this can be communicated with the wider team. There will also be a follow-up BoF to share open source tools so that everyone can take home this new set of skills.


Lessons Learned from Building a Large Multilingual, Multi-region Site in Drupal 8

Tuesday, 26th September, 14:15-15:15

Speaker: Stella Power
Track: Site Building

Thinking of adding multilingual functionality to your Drupal 8 site? Then this is the session for you. Here Stella will take you through the fundamentals of configuring your content to be multilingual and the various pitfalls and lessons learned along the way.


Core Accessibility: How are we doing, and what can we do better?

Wednesday, 27th September, 10:45-11:45

Speakers: Andrew Macpherson (and Théodore Biadala and Kristen Pol)
Track: Core Conversations

In Drupal core, we've been making great strides incorporating accessibility best practices into the UX and markup. It’s not only important to help increase Drupal product adoption in some markets (e.g. the public sector) that have strict accessibility requirements, but accessibility is important to make Drupal sites reach the most people with varying backgrounds and abilities. This can be good for business. It is certainly good for our humanity.


Back to the Future: No More Static Mockups!

Wednesday, 27th September, 15:45-16:45

Speaker: Mark Conroy
Track: Front End

This presentation will be an easy-going rant about how to make things better for frontend developers and will start by taking a look at Photoshop, SketchApp and InVision and how these tools fail to deliver. We will then move on to talking about designing in the browser and how tools such as PatternLab and Fractal can help solve these problems. Finally, we'll look at how we can (easily) integrate PatternLab with Drupal, thereby going 'Back to the Future'.


Live Performance Workshop: A top-to-bottom performance overhaul

Thursday, 28th September, 13:00 - 13:25

Speaker: Anthony Lindsay
Track: Performance and Scaling

Come participate in an interactive performance workshop. Here you'll get to view a broken site and all the awful performance blunders that were made, and more importantly how to fix them.


There's a brief overview of each of our speaking slots. Be sure not to miss them, and don't forget to come say hello to us afterwards!


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Stella Power Managing Director

As well as being the founder and managing director of Annertech, Stella is one of the best known Drupal contributors in the world.