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Application Services Governance API Management and SOA Governance are converging into a consolidated space called Application Services Governance.
Beginner Training for drupal How to get started with Drupal Beginner
Choosing a CMS, Installing and Configuring, Themes, Modules and Hosting A Content Management System (CMS) makes it possible for you and others to add and edit content on your web site any time from a variety of devices.

Drupal Module Development

This course will get you started in Drupal Module Development. Whether you want to learn module development for your own projects or to advance your career as a developer, this course is for you...

Hadouken! HTML5 Game Programming

HTML5 presents a great opportunity to create browser based games that work across the array of tablet and smartphone based devices.

Hadouken! HTML5 Game Development

HTML5 presents a great opportunity to create browser based games that work across the array of tablet and smartphone based devices.

Headless Web Development

Headless website architecture is gaining traction and popularity.

How to be a Six Figure Developer Software and website developers are in extremely high demand and rates continue to climb, but many developers have not yet realized their potential.
Intro to Node.js Node.js has been getting a lot of attention of late. Its asynchronous, highly concurrent architecture is perfect for massively parallel network applications. Intermediate
Managing Asynchronous Control Flow With Promises As web applications increasingly move to thick-client JavaScript apps (or node.js backends), web developers are faced with increasing control flow complexity, especially around asynchronous... Intermediate
MySQL Basics and Beyond

MySQL is the world's most popular open source database and is used by large companies like Facebook, Google, and Adobe. CMS platforms like Drupal or WordPress are most often configured for use...

Programming for Absolute Beginners

Never programmed before, but want to give it a shot? Want to release the programming ninja inside you, but don't know where to start? Want to get the basics of programming down, so you can talk...

Responsive Design on a Budget This could be just a Drupal session, or a hybrid Drupal/WP session. Or more. Intermediate
Responsive Web Design 101 I'd love to do this with an experienced designer and/or WordPress person, perhaps as curriculum. Beginner
Terminal Basics : Learn to live in the terminal by building a small website. Students will: a) learn to master the basic terminal commands like ls, mv, pwd, touch, mkdir b) learn to navigate with cd c) write a couple of lines of html and css with vim Beginner
VoipDrupal - Your Site and a Regular Phone... installed in 20 minutes! This is an introduction to VoIP Drupal and how you can use it on your site to allow visitors to call and receive information, or your Website can call or text members (Call Blast). Intermediate
Web Scraping with Node.js Web scraping is a valuable tool for utilizing the vast amount of data available on the web. It can be employed for research, in the enterprise, or for personal use. The only limit is your... Intermediate
What's different about open source? A project manager's guide

This training session will look at key considerations faced by project managers as they go through the web development process. We'll cover the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and...

WordPress 101 This is a beginner's WordPress overview that teaches students how to setup and manage a basic, self-hosted WordPress website. The course covers the following: -What is WordPress? Choosing a host... Beginner
You have no idea, no problem. Let us see how can we help You have an Idea. Not really but you have "a" vague idea. Or "vague ideas"? about many things and don't know where to start, where to go. Come with your ideas and we can help to make those concrete... Beginner
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21 Best Practices for Higher Ed Web Development

Are you dreading your upcoming web redesign, or so excited that you can't wait to start? Have you discussed it in a dozen committee meetings, or is it the red-headed stepchild, never mentioned?

Algorithms in Ruby Learn the basics of algorithms and how to code them in Ruby. Learn algorithm concepts through building a sudoku solver. Intermediate
Architecting distributed, high-performance systems

Running a simple web application on a single server is easy. But what if you really need to scale? What if you need fault tolerance? How can you eliminate single points of failure? And how can you...

Bang for the Buck: Improving Drupal Site Performance on a Budget

We all want our Drupal sites to run faster. The need for speed only continues to increase as does the rapid growth of mobile users and the ever-expanding amount of rich content on the web.

Catalyze your creativity: Saving time & money with open copyright licensing Can you have it all? Intermediate
Continuous Testing - Taking "the suck" out of the project cycle

There's been a great deal of movement over the past years to add unit testing to the core of our favorite CMS systems (e.g. Drupal, WordPress), but unit tests have limited value when it comes to...

Cooperatives and Collectives - Think Outside the Boss As members of the USFWC (US Federation of Worker Cooperatives), Agaric is a group of worker/owners from around the globe, that work collectively on projects.
Design and Build Lean, Structured Content

In our massively multidevice world, we want to make sure our content travels well. Designing and structuring content and content types should be one of the first steps taken in the design process...

Design Matters

Art is subjective. You like it or you don’t like it. But design is the science of art. It’s art with purpose. Design is about intent.

What do you want people to know, feel, and do?

Design Patterns for Front End Developers

When front end developers talk about "design" they're usually talking about the look and feel that they're trying to create in the final product, not necessarily how it will be implemented.

DNS: The Internet's White Pages This is an introductory session on all things DNS. We will talk about the underlying architecture as well as the various types of records and what they're used for. We will talk about domains,... Beginner
Drupal 101 Introduction to Drupal starting with the basics: content types, fields, taxonomy, views, themes, modules, etc. The session will walk though setting up a Drupal site on your local computer, and then... Beginner
Editorial flexibility without tears See how Drupal sites can benefit from using the Panelizer module to provide tremendous editorial flexibility, without causing the editorial team to break into tears. Intermediate
Enhancing your Design & Development Process with Content Questions Many of the challenges that come from building a responsive site are based not in the technical implementation, but in the content. All your copy is now readable on a small screen, but is it useful... Beginner
Entities, Bundles, and Fields: You need to understand this! The concepts of Entities, Bundles and Fields underlay much of Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 functionality. Intermediate
Finding PHP problems with tools like Xdebug

Have you ever run into PHP Fatal errors such as "Unsupported Operand Type" or "Cannot use object of type stdClass as array", or maybe one page is just horrendously slow and you just can't figure...

Friday Keynote: Susan Buck, "So you want to be a developer..."

As an instructor with the Women's Coding Collective, at the Harvard Extension School, and Wellesley College, I spend a lot of time teaching...

Get Involved with Core sprint for new Drupal core contributors

The "Get Involved with Core" sprint is an opportunity for first-time contributors to Drupal to get involved by spending the day working on Drupal 8.

Getting Started with Encrypted Communications Want to encrypt your chat or email but not sure how to get started? In this beginner-oriented workshop we'll give hands-on help getting you set up with encrypted email and chat on your laptop, text... Beginner
Hip Hop Virtual Machine - The Need for Speed

Facebook's Hip Hop Virtual Machine promises major speed increases for PHP applications. Is it a realistic choice for Drupal and WordPress? What are the gotchas? How does one set it up?



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Beyond PHP/Python/Ruby/... : it's not (just) about the code ! Most web developers focus on writing code. But creating web applications is about much more than just writing code. Beginner
Contribute to Drupal with code

The Drupal project is a GPL-licensed open source content management system that thrives on people helping out. I'll show how to contribute to the project by...

Contribute to Drupal without knowing how to code

The Drupal project is a GPL-licensed open source content management system that thrives on people helping out.

Creating Nice Web APIs with Flask Learn to build web APIs using Flask. This session introduces developers to the art of design robust APIs using an easy to use platform. Many might then be able to transfer the principles they learn... Beginner
Going Beyond The Loop

One of the most common tasks in WordPress theme development is to manipulate and/or display a certain set of posts outside of the main post listing. WP_Query is how you accomplish that, but it can...

Intro to Ruby Ruby is one of those fast growing programming languages. And there is a pretty large demand for Ruby coders. During this session we'll cover through an introduction that will involve the following... Beginner
Introduction to Ruby on Rails Since its release in 2004, Ruby on Rails has grown to be the leading framework for developing web applications in Ruby. Rails is many things:
  1. Open...
Modern WordPress Development Workflow WordPress is well known for its user friendliness, but it's often not seen as very developer friendly. Intermediate
Performance and scalability in the PHP ecosystem A step-by-step guide to improving the performance and scalability of your PHP based applications, not just on code level, but more importantly in the larger PHP ecosystem. We'll discuss caching (why... Beginner
Practical Git for developers A practical step-by-step guide to Git, guiding you through each phase of a project and explaining the use of Git at each step of the development process. Expect lots of how-to, but also some how-not-... Beginner
Sass Primer: CSS Pixie Dust If you've made a website lately, you've used CSS. If you've used CSS there's probably a head-sized dent in the wall near your desk! Intermediate
Successful Code Collaboration with Git Imagine the following scenario. Your biggest client has an existing site and they’ve engaged your team for the following initiatives:
  • Make the site responsive;
  • Create a new blog...
Want to Lose 300 Thousand Dollars? Proposal
New England Regional Developers
NERD Summit 2014

From: Wayne A. English
President, Web Content Rx
When dynamic becomes static : the next step in web caching techniques Although tools like Varnish can improve performance and scalability for static sites, when user-specific content is needed, a hit to the PHP/Ruby/Python/.Net backend is still required, causing... Intermediate

This event's Organizers / Educators:

Johanna Bates
Andrew Pasquale
Rick Hood