Drupal is built on a philosophy of flexibility, extensibility and interoperability of modular parts that make up a whole. This stands in contrast to an approach of creating a monolithic "widget" that solves one specific problem right out of the box.
In this session I will give a high level look at things like Core vs. Contrib, hooks, alters and themeable functions and how they play into the "Drupal way" of doing things.
You don't need to be a coder to attend this Beginner level session. The concepts I cover are applicable to Site Builders as well as decision makers who are considering whether they want to use Drupal to meet a business need.