We’re glad to announce Fox Valley’s own Jeff Eaton will be Keynoting DrupalCamp Fox Valley with his presentation “The Page is Dead (Long Live the Page)”.
The Page is Dead (Long Live the Page)
Remember when building web sites was simple? Managing your company’s “Home Page” meant updating an HTML file, and changing the footer was a task for your text editor’s search-and-replace tool. (On second thought, maybe it wasn’t that easy…) Content management systems like Drupal have made that brute force work a thing of the past, but some of the patterns we learned are still with us. Despite the power of the tools at our disposal, most of us still treat “a page” as the basic unit of content on the web.
The rise of mobile apps, content APIs, and site personalization are making that assumption a thing of the past! Drupal provides us with the tools to build flexible, future-friendly sites – but making the most of them requires new perspectives. In this keynote, Jeff Eaton will explore four Drupal sites whose content required new and interesting approaches to site-building.
Jeff brings more than two decades of experience in publishing and CMS development to his role at Lullabot. He’s built ecommerce sites for florists and enterprise web systems for multinational corporations, juggling web architectures from legacy Perl to ASP.Net. At Lullabot, he’s designed and implemented large-scale web platforms for clients including Sony/BMG Music, Fast Company and Inc. Magazine, World Wrestling Entertainment, Verizon Wireless, Harvard University, and more.
Today he’s the host of the Insert Content Here content strategy podcast, a co-author of O’Reilly Media’s Using Drupal; the author of the popular Voting API, EVA, and Token projects as well as dozens of other plugin modules; the primary developer of Drupal’s core TokenAPI and a co-developer of FormAPI; a frequent participant in the Drupal core conversations; and a prolific teacher and speaker at Drupal and web technology conferences.
Be sure to register as you don’t want to miss Jeff’s keynote. It’s sure to be a great start to DrupalCamp Fox Valley.