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Drupal Core Contributors

Meet some of Acquia's 98 Drupal 8 core contributors.

Adam Hoenich

Adam (aka phenaproxima) has been building Drupal sites, writing themes, and making custom modules since 2007, but he really ramped up his involvement with the Drupal community in 2013 when he inherited the Corresponding Entity References module, and in 2014 when he wrote the Drupal Module Upgrader for Acquia. Since then he has worked on the core migration path from Drupal 6 and 7 to Drupal 8.

Alex Bronstein

Located in Eugene, Oregon, Alex Bronstein (effulgentsia) has been instrumental to the Drupal 8 release through his work as a Framework Manager for Drupal 8 Core. Prior to Acquia, Alex has been programming custom Drupal modules since 2005 and contributing to the Drupal community since 2008.

Amit Goyal

Amit Goyal, from Delhi, India, has been a Drupalist since 2005; he started with Drupal 4.x! An active contributor to the Drupal community, Amit has worked on many projects involving issues like migration, multisite, and multilingual. He has also contributed to many contributed modules, and to Drupal core (7.x, 8.x).

Gábor Hojtsy

Gabor Hojtsy, Drupal developer and employee #1 at Acquia, is the Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative lead. A Drupalist since 2003, Gabor has assembled and sustained a large (1300 contributors!) global team that has made multilingual one of the most anticipated features in Drupal 8.

Kevin Oleary

Kevin O’Leary has been a Drupalist since 2008. As Director of Design at Acquia, Kevin remains focused on creating a lean and agile customer experience through choice architecture and cross-disciplinary team building. His main goal? Delivering products that work.

Peter Wolanin

Peter Wolanin, Principal Cloud Security Engineer, had a previous life as a Senior Scientist before making the leap into working with Drupal, and eventually at Acquia.

Tim Plunkett

Straight out of Philly, Tim Plunkett has been building sites with Drupal for 7+ years. As an active member of the Drupal community, Tim is a core subsystem co-maintainer for Drupal’s Ajax system, configuration entity system, form system, and many more. In the spring of 2014, Tim joined Acquia as a senior engineer to help bring Drupal 8 to life and today has over 1200 commits.

Wim Leers

I stumbled into Drupal while working on another open source project, and I was looking for the best software to build and maintain websites. After evaluating many options, I ended up choosing Drupal. Drupal did most of the things I needed it to do, except a few.

Drupal.org Contributions

Webform Matrix Component

This module provides functionality to add matrix component / Table component in webform module. You can add matrix component like other components (textfield, select, label, date, Radio, Checkbox, Multiple Select etc).

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Video module allows you to upload video in any format, play video in any format, transcode video to H.246, Theora, VP8(Web compatible formats) using Zencoder or FFMPEG. Automatically create video thumbnails, deliver videos from Cloud file systems, and establish mobile device compatibility.

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Searchandising is when you use a shopper's search terms to display relevant content like other products, specials, advertisements, and content. This module provides some add-ons to popular search modules that allow administrative interfaces to configure common searchandising functionality, for example keyword-based redirects.

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Configuration Log

Log all things to a Drupal 8 configuration system.

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Acquia Lift Connector

This module provides integration with the Acquia Lift Service and an enhanced User Experience for Personalization, Testing and Targeting directly inside the Drupal User Interface.

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The Logger module provides event logging facilities that are decoupled from any particular storage backend. It is useful for module developers who want to instrument their code for monitoring and alerting without forcing their users to use a particular backend technology, like StatsD.

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neetu morwani
Image Property Check

This module reports all the images that exceed the maximum memory size limit preventing the degradation of the performance of the website.

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Brant Wynn
Lightning Features

This project contains the decoupled components that are maintained for the Lightning distribution project. You can add this project to your own install profile and build unique sites that leverage the power of Lightning.

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Whitecanvas is a Drupal 8 Theme aimed to take advantage of SASS and Twig. The goal is to have a theme that allows you to use different CSS Frameworks for different projects without much change.

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Mollom handles incoming posts intelligently, similarly to how a human moderator decides what posts are acceptable. Therefore, Mollom enables you to allow anonymous users to post comments and other content on your site.

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This module provides a suite of extendable plug-ins and APIs for personalizing Drupal content. Two guiding principles of this module are that it should be just as easy to personalize content for anonymous users as it is for authenticated users, and that personalization should continue to work even when pages are fully cached (including in varnish and CDNs).

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Rohan Oswal
Commons Migration

Provide a migration path from Commons 2.x to 3.x.

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Alternative Stream Wrappers

This simple module allows Drupal to keep using the built-in stream wrappers (e.g. public:// and temporary://) but also have the use of one or more Alternative Stream Wrappers for cases like the shared temporary directory.

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Address Field Static Map

This module can generate either a Google static map, a JS Google Map or a Mapquest static map following as a block when placed on a content type that has an address field.

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Views Slideshow Rendered Entity Pager

This module extends the Views Slideshow pager functionality to provide a new widget to display rendered entities in the pager (instead of simple bullet for example). You can select a specific view mode to be used in the pager.

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Gulab Bisht
Single User Role

This module modifies user role assigning functionality and only allows a single role to be assigned to a particular user. This helps in the situations where you want users to have only one role at a time.

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Password Policy

This module provides a way to enforce restrictions on user passwords by defining password policies.

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Read Only Mode

Read Only Mode provides an alternate to the built-in Maintenance Mode in Drupal. Instead of displaying a static text file to users while the site is in maintenance mode, Read Only Mode will allow access (reading) of new content while preventing the addition of new content (posting / submitting forms / etc).

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Google Docs Integration

This module implements part of the Google Documents List Data API v2.0, as per Google Documents List Data API v2.0.

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Responsive Menus

Make menus mobile friendly with responsive features.

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Unique Comments

This module aims to bring originality to drupal comments. More often than not the majority of comments on a website will be things like 'lol' or perhaps just some copypasta.

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Gulab Bisht
Single User Role

This module modifies user role assigning functionality and only allows a single role to be assigned to a particular user. This helps in the situations where you want users to have only one role at a time.

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Brant Wynn
Demo Framework

The Demo Framework (DF) is a distribution consisting of modules, themes and libraries. It uses modules from popular distributions like Spark, Commerce Kickstart and Panopoly.

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Meagen Williams
Drupal Speak

Drupal speak" is a spellcheck dictionary for Drupal-related terminology that commonly gets mistakenly flagged as misspelled—words like, you know, Drupal. :-)

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Two Factor Authentication

Second-factor authentication for Drupal sites. The TFA module adds a second step of authentication with a check for something you have -- such as a code sent to (or generated by) your mobile phone.

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The recipe for success: How BBC Good Food used Drupal to ride the wave of changing consumption habits
David Hwang
The State of the Front End

Innovations in front end practices and technology continue to push our industry forward. While Drupal approaches a significant milestone with the impending release of D8, let's take a moment to survey the current landscape of front end practice and consider what it means to be a front end person in general, a front ender working with Drupal, and what it means to straddle these two worlds which are increasingly moving in different directions, at different speeds.

Turning Drupal Into a Machine for Automated Deployment

This talk will include

  • A summary of the existing challenges to operations and development of new features
  • A high-level picture of how this is orchestrated by Drupal
  • How server configuration is managed for Apache Solr
  • Request handling with Nginx to help our load balancing process
  • How this scales for up to 4000+ Solr cores.
  • How we spawn new search cores for customers automatically.
  • Some more detailed explanations of how Drupal modules, the Drupal queue, and PHP libraries are leveraged.
Render Caching in Drupal 7 and 8

Render Caching has been in Drupal since Drupal 7, but never before Drupal 8. The render_cache module for Drupal 7 has made it so simple to have a fast website with automatic content expiration. With render_cache it will be possible to really just rebuild the parts of the site that have changed, which will make even authenticated user pages very fast.
The session will cover:

  • Cache Tags - Why they are totally awesome (and D8 only).
  • Cache Hashes and Cache revalidation - Another approach that can be used in D7 now.
  • Drupal 8 will be fast out of the box, but learn how to tweak it more to your needs.
  • Render Caching and possible pitfalls (#attached I am looking at you)
  • Control, control - I want all control over my caching. Changing cache tags in D8 and total control already now in D7.
  • Recursive Render Caching - How that can make page load times of just a bootstrap
  • (no not even a bootstrap possible - directly from NGINX!)
David Hwang
Headless/Decoupled Drupal
Acquia Dev Desktop
Jeff Geerling
Ansible for Drupal Infrastructure and Deployments

Let's get together and discuss how you can use (and are already using) Ansible for your infrastructure, continuous integration, deployments, etc., with a focus on things like:

  • Ansible for local development environments (e.g. Drupal VM, Vlad)
  • Ansible on a cluster of Raspberry Pis (seriously! I'm bringing the Dramble with me)
  • Ansible for provisioning and managing hundreds of cloud servers.
    RESTful APIs in D7
    Zendesk and Drupal Integration
    Planning and Executing a Sprint that Actually Helps Move an Open Source Project Forward

    Lots of people want to help with an open source project. People have heard that sprints can help with that. But what makes a sprint effectively accomplish moving a project forward?
    We will discuss this in general, using getting Drupal 8 released as an example:

    • Background: Drupal 8 release plans
    • Examples of successful sprints: Ghent, New Jersey
    • PlProgramanning the sprint
    • What should happen at the sprint
    • D8 Accelerate




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