Ambitious projects with constrained budgets - Drupal 7 moving to Backdrop CMS

In this session we delve into the challenges and opportunities of executing ambitious projects with tight budgets. Focused on the migration from Drupal 7 to Backdrop CMS, this session will explore the strategic considerations, technical nuances, and cost-effective solutions for organizations navigating the transition. With less than a year until end-of-life for Drupal 7, many organizations face the daunting task of staying on secure CMS while working within constrained financial parameters.

First, we will talk about the strategic aspects of transitioning from Drupal 7 to Backdrop CMS, emphasizing the unique benefits and cost-saving measures that come with choosing this streamlined content management system. Attendees will gain insights into developing a migration roadmap that maximizes resources, minimizes risks, and ensures a seamless transition.

Drawing from real-world case studies we will dive into the technical intricacies of migrating from Drupal 7 to Backdrop CMS, offering practical tips, best practices, and common pitfalls to avoid. We will demo new modules developed in 2023 that automate and simplify migrations

Site Audit with UI for D7
D2B migrate for BackdropCMS
From module compatibility and data migration to theming considerations, participants will leave with a comprehensive understanding of the technical challenges involved and practical solutions to overcome them.

Whether you're a developer, project manager, or decision-maker, this session will empower you to make the transition from Drupal 7 to Backdrop CMS a smooth and cost-effective journey.

Irina Zaks
Web Developer and Co-Founder @ Fibonacci Web Studio
Fibonacci Web Studio is a group of experts that develop cutting edge web tools for research and academia. We work with a wide variety of passionate people doing fascinating and fulfilling work: researchers, academics, doctors, law professors, lawyers, judges, administrators, and advocates. Our goal is to help them do and share that work more efficiently, thoughtfully, and beautifully.

Irina Zaks is the founder of Fibonacci Web Studio. She is a web developer, a technology teacher, and an open-source software evangelist with Stanford Open Source Lab.

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