You Are Here: Mapping the Most Magical CMS on Earth

Presenters: cotterpinx

In this session we’ll map out how the parts of Drupal 8 work together by examining how Drupal is like Walt Disney World!

Having an accurate mental model of a complex system helps you work more effectively. Basing the model on a fun and friendly place like Walt Disney World makes it both more entertaining and easier to remember.

Topics covered will include:

  • What’s a web framework anyway?
  • What do we mean when we say “core” and what does it do?
  • How do modules and themes relate to Drupal core?
  • What parts of Drupal came from Symfony, and what does that mean?
  • What’s the connection between Drupal and trash cans at the Magic Kingdom?

If you’re new to Drupal, want a better understanding of the various components that make up Drupal, or just want to know what a theme park “weenie” is, this session will help you faster than you can say Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

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Room E1/E2
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Coding and Development