Presentation: A Drupal City

April 11, 2018
I presented at DrupalCon Nashville about working with the City of San Francisco to make a better transaction experience for residents. Moving beyond a simple content site where we te...

15+ Ways to Debug Drupal 8 (for Front-Enders)

May 17, 2017
At DrupalCon Baltimore, I presented a session on how front-end developers can effectively debug Drupal 8. The session explored some of the challenges front-end developers face getting data fro...

BADCamp 2016 Roundup

October 31, 2016
Our minds and hearts were full as BADCamp 2016 came to a close. It was overflowing with excellent presentations and the best of the community. Our team led a Drupal 8 training, presented in th...

Presentation: Remote Entities: Past, Present and Future

October 29, 2015
This session was given at BADCamp 2015. It detailed how Colan and Dave Bailey leveraged remote entities using various APIs to provide a standard mechanism for loading, creating and saving external ...

Drupalcon LA Recap

May 18, 2015
DrupalCon LA was a success! Even though our booth got lost by UPS, our team pulled together a make-shift booth in a matter of days, gave three well received talks, led a successful training, partic...

Presentation: Drupal 8 Module Development

February 17, 2015
SANDCamp went from Thursday, Feb 26 to Saturday, Feb 28 in San Diego. We led a number of talks and trainings including one on Drupal 8 Module Developme...

Drupalcon Austin 2014 Recap

June 9, 2014
For those who didn't get to attend Drupalcon or are looking for our session videos or slides, they are posted below. The Drupal Association did a great j...

Presentation: Lean Site Building

April 7, 2014
This session was presented at Stanford Drupal Camp 2014. When a lot of Drupal developers first approach a site they often have a particular ...

Presentation: Wireframing Smarter

October 21, 2013

As the sites we build get increasingly complicated, the wireframing phase is increasingly important. Solving high-level usability challenges early in the process is less expensive and faster for you and your clients! In this talk, I'll share the techniques and tools we use at Chapter Three to quickly produce high-quality wireframes and maintain your UX sanity.


Presentation: The Glue: How to Stick a Drupal Project

February 5, 2013
How can you help your team or your client leverage Drupal’s baked-in strengths and avoid its weaknesses so that your project excels? How can you communicate technical Drupal concepts to non-technic...

Presentation: How Therapy Helped My Client Relationships

October 12, 2012

Learn how to make your clients love you. This session will uncover tips for successful collaborations and share how mastering human interactions is the key to happiness, success and job satisfaction.

Knowing how to collaborate effectively with clients and co-workers largely accounts for the success of our projects. Yet navigating these waters is not always easy. All of us have encountered sticky situations where clients or co-workers miscommunicate, leading to different intrepretations of reality, which can lead to conflict.


Level-up: for Beginning Themers and Site Builders

July 23, 2012
New to Drupal theming and site-building or still learning? Do you really want to know "Am I doing this right?" Or maybe you're tried of doing things the "hard way" or just not sure what are the bes...

Presentation: How to Build a Mobile Site with Drupal

September 28, 2011

Co-presented by Andrew Berry, Lullabot.

The trend towards a "mobile first" use of the web is showing no signs of slowing down. It's no longer enough to have websites that are functional on mobile. They must work well and feel natural on mobile devices to attract and keep visitors.


OXFAM + Drupal = Great

June 21, 2011
Oxfam is an international confederation of 15 organizations working together in 98 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. Since they need to communicate quickly and richly with their staff, partners, and allies across the world, they turned to Drupal as a framework to help build and power many of their public and private websites.

So what's this "Drew-paul" thing you do? (explaining Drupal to others)

June 15, 2011

You're introduced to someone by a friend. The smalltalk begins and you know what's coming.

They ask, "What do you do?" The friend who introduced you tries to understand your explanation yet again.

You say, "Um, I do Drupal." They stare back blankly as you continue.

"'s a content management system - you know, a CMS?"

You shudder as you try again, "'s kinda like WordPress?" Still nothing.

Eventually you give in and explain it in a way that even your grandmother could understand: "I build websites."


Presentation: Front-End Module Round Up

June 2, 2011
There are a number of contributed modules that take advantage of jQuery plugins and HTML5 that can take your site from stale-and-flat to interactive-and-fun. In this session I'll highlight a few of...

Presentation: Drupal in the Cloud

February 25, 2011

More great video keeps emerging, this time from the fabulous folks at Four Kitchens, who helped organize the wonderful Drupalcamp in Austin last November. My colleague Matt Cheney and I were lucky enough to attend and present. I gave my talk on "Drupal in the Cloud", and the cameras were rolling...


Presentation: DrupalCamp PDX: "Drupal In The Cloud" Slides Posted

February 25, 2011

I had a great time in Portland hanging out with the community at DrupalCamp PDX. Personal highlights for me included winning the race to loan Sam Boyer my laptop development environment for his Panels/Page Manager presentation, getting stuck for more than half of the lunch hour answering questions about PANTHEON and EC2 after my talk, and getting to meet mikey_p, heyrocker and other IRC personalities I've known and loved in person.


Presentation: A Match Made in the Cloud

February 25, 2011
The secret is out – Drupal has become the ‘go-to’ open source software for the publication and management of website content. By pairing Drupal with cloud technologies there is a whole new world of...