Florida DrupalCamp 2017

CivicActions took part in Florida DrupalCamp 2017, held recently in Orlando. We’re deeply committed to community involvement, and we loved the opportunity to participate.

Here are some highlights.


Friday was dedicated to training, and we attended the React JS training with John Tucker. While it wasn’t recorded, there is a free and open repository on GitHub that takes the user through all the material we covered: github.com/larkintuckerllc/react-redux-training/.

Each of the 8 lessons is contained in a different branch. You don’t need to use the Chrome Browser or ATOM text editor, but there are some nice tips if you do including the Chrome Extensions: React Developer Tools and Redux DevTools.


On Saturday, I gave my talk on Drupal 8 Security Tips and Tricks. We explored various security related problems and their associated solutions in Drupal 8.

It was so well attended that I had people sitting all around me and had to turn people away (my apologies). I’m grateful that I had so many attendees and for the positive feedback I received thereafter.

Here’s the recorded the talk for those that were not able to see it live.


On Sunday, Steve Wirt and Dan Gurin both presented.

Steve presented on Migrating Monsters, exploring various challenges of migrating large complicated websites with Drupal’s Migrate framework. Dan presented on Social Impact within Seven Days, which highlighted CivicActions’ work on starvethesnake.com, a social platform for individual divestment from financial institutions that fund the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Both Steve

[video] and Dan’s [video] sessions were also recorded.

Code Sprint

Along with Cathy Theys (yesCT on drupal.org), I helped co-organize the code sprint in which attendees worked on almost 30 Drupal core issues found in the major triage issue queue.

We helped anyone with interest in participating. This included technical and non-technical tasks including grooming of issues, validation of previously reported issues, testing patches, and submitting patches.

Thank you

We were so glad to see old friends and make new ones. All three of us had the chance to hold a live alligator, which was awesome. Those that organized the event spared no expense to ensure their guests and sponsors had an inclusive and beneficial experience.

CivicActions greatly enjoyed our time at Florida DrupalCamp 2017 and look forward to 2018.

Follow Florida DrupalCamp on Twitter for upcoming event details.