Flip Flops and Drupal: Increasing Accessibility and Building Community

florida drupal camp 2018

We’re stretching our legs, shaking off the snow, and heading to our first camp of 2018! AmyJune and Carie are on their way to Florida Drupal Camp to share their knowledge in "The Theme Park Capital of the World". They’re thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate and learn with their peers.

Florida Drupal Camp is February 16-18 at Florida Technical College in sunny Orlando.

Along with their sessions, they'll be helping with the Sunday Contribution Sprints!


Living Personas: A Hands-on Accessibility Experience

Carie Fisher and Helena McCabe | Saturday, February 17, 3:15pm to 4:00pm | Auditorium

In this interactive experience, we will start off by talking about how people with disabilities use the internet and how we can make websites more inclusive. Once you’re briefed on the ABC’s of a11y, we’ll delve a little deeper into different personas within the disability community and how web accessibility relates to the specific needs within. You may even get a chance to join in!

Whether you’re a seasoned accessibility pro or you’ve never heard of it before, technical or non-technical, you’ll be able to follow along, participate, and gain valuable new knowledge and insight about how to make your websites more inclusive. 


Dred(itor) The Issue Queue? Don't - It's Simple(lytest) To Git In!

AmyJune Hineline | Saturday, February 17, 11:00am to 11:45 am | Room 178

Every newbie dreams of being a contributor to the Drupal project. But where do you begin? And more importantly, what are some of the tools to help navigate the adventure successfully? In her session, AmyJune will go over a couple of the tools of the trade that will help you while you work in the Drupal issue queue as a novice.

The session includes a live lightning round demonstration of the process that includes: creating an issue, writing a patch, uploading the fix to Drupal.org, and reviewing the patch for RTBC (Reviewed & tested by the community).

Contribution Sprints

AmyJune Hineline | Sunday, February 18, 1:15pm to 5:00pm | Lobby

After attending AmyJune’s session, stay for the Contribution Sprints on Sunday to put what you’ve learned into action!! She and our long time friend, Cathy Theys will help with Drupal core issue triage and provide mentorship. There are plenty of smaller tasks that can be completed by those new to contributing to Drupal. When everyone pitches in, the Drupal community grows!

Come see us in Florida

We’re excited to share our knowledge and thoughts on Accessibility and Community among the ‘gators, crabs, and Drupalists alike.

If you see one of us out and about, be sure to grab some sticker SWAG.