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DrupalCon Denver: Building Beauty on Deadline: Project Management, Development, Multi-Device Theming, and Deployment When All Hands are On Deck


Building Beauty on Deadline: Project Management, Development, Multi-Device Theming, and Deployment When All Hands are On Deck

This session is a comprehensive case study of the re-launch of a high-profile site for Studio Daniel Libeskind (master planner for the Ground Zero memorial and redevelopment) with a new design that meant special challenges for presentation in mobile devices. (Mobile and tablet versions will be complete in late November. As will be presented, the design and timeline of the site prevented responsive, mobile first development.)

We will provide an informative and thorough case study of the highs and lows, highlighting what worked and what was learned from what didn't work. Business and planning practices will be open to inspection as well as code, and we invite interrogation and critique in the closing discussion portion of the session.

This is a case study session and the focus will be on how things really work, not an ideal model.

Note: This session was well-received in Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit in October 2011 (unfortunately sessions there were not recorded, but here are the visuals and notes). Because of the collaborative publishing for every device theme at this conference, we will change focus to the mobile development process of the site. This is our premier case study for Drupal's premier event, and we will pull out all the stops to cram it with practical knowledge.



Experience level:
Speaker experience:
more than 3 times
Questions answered by this session:
How large a project can a small team handle?
How does a fluid team (core plus hired talent) do feature triage, dividing up tasks, and effective use of Redmine project management?
What development practices will save you time (also known as money) and are must haves for effective collaborative development, especially for remote teams?
Why does User Centered design works and how do you integrate the principles into your development process?
What to do to make an innovative design that makes responsive design difficult shine on tablet, iPad, iPhone, Android, and Blackberry devices?

mlncn spoke at DrupalCon Chicago core developer summit on usability and login/registration; misscs led several BoFs on community at DrupalCon Chicago; mlncn has participated in or led full sessions at DrupalCons Boston, Washington DC, and Paris, and led BoFs in San Francisco.


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