Understanding the Dark Side: An Analysis of Drupal (and Other!) Worst Practices

No one is perfect and we all make mistakes. Making mistakes helps us learn and grow and do better work. But, sometimes we don't even realize we are "doing it wrong" until someone points it out. This session is a collection of some worst practices that are pretty common in the Drupal world and beyond. If you don't know what "hacking core" is or why you shouldn't do it, this is the session for you!

We will cover worst practices in Drupal and web development in general within:

  • Devops
  • SEO
  • UX
  • Frontend
  • Testing
  • Architecture
  • Security
  • Coding
  • Maintenance

You do not need to be a coder to find this session useful. Anyone building or managing sites should understand the dark side of the Drupal force so they can make wise choices.

This sessions is suitable for beginners and intermediates. If you are an expert, don't forget to send your favorite worst practices to @kristen_pol on Twitter.

About the Speaker

Kristen has been working with Drupal since 2004 as a developer and architect, specializing in multilingual, migrations, and SEO. She has presented at many DrupalCons, BADCamps, Stanford camps, and other Drupal camps and user group meetings. Checkout her drupal.org page for a partial list of presentations and check out more info at http://www.hook42.com/team/kristen-pol.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 9:00am

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