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Demystifying Drupal AJAX Commands This session will highlight and outline the Drupal AJAX command functions offered by the AJAX framework in both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. What they are, how to use them and how to create your own. Intermediate
Designing from the Content Out
Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it's decoration. - Jeffrey Zeldman
Distributions: Learning from Others

Drupal comes with some assembly required.  Drupal core itself is pretty bare bones.  Thanks to several thousand contributed modules, virtually any functionality is possible.  Distributions take...

DNS: What do all these letters actually mean?!?!

The Domain Name System (DNS) runs the entirety of the internet. Although it is a fundamental piece of how we connect to websites, it is not always clear what DNS is actually doing.

Draw in 3D with SketchUp!

There’s a reason SketchUp is synonymous with friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software: it doesn’t sacrifice usability for the sake of functionality. Start by drawing lines and shapes. Push and...

Drupal 8 + Angularjs, Rockstar Duo! Drupal 8 comes with a real good and well structured webservices, both from the Drupal interface as well as the backend, that interface plus it's new module structure are awesome to be integrated with... Intermediate
EV3 Robotics

We will be building robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kits. Building and controlling your own robot is fun.

Game Programming with Construct 2

Create your own video game and publish it!

Got an App for That?

Do you have an idea for the next big mobile app? Will you make the next Candy Crush or Angry Birds?

Graphics Programming with Processing

Every computer program is written in one of many different programming languages. Just as spoken languages share grammar and parts of speech, programming languages have commonalities such as...

Green Screen Video Fun

A basic overview of video editing, cameras, lenses, and microphones. Work with a small team to create a short scene and record it in front of a green screen.

Green Screen Video Fun!

A basic overview of video editing, cameras, lenses, and microphones. Work with a small team to create a short scene and record it in front of a green screen.

Hack for Western Mass and NERD Summit Team up for 2016

Due to a large overlap in our communities and in our funding sources, H4WM and NERD are joining forces for the new year. We are looking for 4-8 people to join the central organizing team which...

How to Turn Your Software Ideas Into a Side Business

Every developer has at least one or two ideas in their head about something they want to offer to the world.

Good software development has a codified process with specific steps. Skip a...

Introduction to CSS and HTML For those just starting their journey into front-end web development, this session teaches the very basics of writing mark-up and styles to create a website. Beginner
Introduction to PHP
  • Prerequisites
    • A computer with at least Apache and PHP installed
    • Beginner
      Introduction to Python/Django for Experienced Web Developers Since its release in 2005, Django ( has grown to be the leading framework for developing web applications in Python. It is used by major sites such as Instagram, Disqus... Intermediate
      Javascript is Everywhere!

      JavaScript is an easy to learn and powerful scripting language. JavaScript runs the web, enabling the interactivity that makes the internet so powerful. Increasingly, JavaScript is used in many...

      Makerspace The makers from Amherst Media present a Makerspace at NERD Summit. If you are interested in computer code, Arduino or Raspberry Pi projects, knitting, or...
      Migrate your application to Docker Many of us have heard about Docker- but how many of us know how to begin the process of moving our applications to Docker? Intermediate


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