You Are Here: Exploring the Most Magical CMS on Earth

Lisa McCray, Debug Academy

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!

Lisa McCray
Drupal Web Developer & Instructor @ Debug Academy
Lisa is a Drupal Web Developer & Instructor at Debug Academy. She’s so uncool that she doesn’t actually hate any technologies, though she does give CSS serious side-eye now and then. Mostly she loves to build things, try new stuff, and she talks. Like, a lot.

In her former life, Lisa worked in both commercial and government technology with companies like Bixal, IBM, Procter & Gamble, and SRA International. Originally trained in Electrical Engineering, Lisa followed her interest in software and the needs of users to earn a degree in Human Factors with a focus on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work.

She has presented several Drupal-related sessions such as:

Co-trainer at the sold out ReactJS training in DrupalCon Nashville 2018
Speaker at Drupal GovCon 2018
Co-presenter at Drupal Corn 2018