Category: Presentations

Presentation on hooks goes primetime!

Just chiming in to express excitement about my presentation on hooks in Drupal (Why Drupal uses hooks, and why you should too) got scheduled for the largest room in the venue! Looks like I’d better be doubly prepared.

Thanks again goes to Oliver Seldman for inviting me to co-present this with him originally and for all the help with the slides and content, especially the simplicity of the presentation. Please give him your money.

Why Hooks? DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles) Drupal Joint Presentation with Oliver Seldman

A week ago, I presented with Oliver Seldman at the Downtown Drupal meetup in L.A. It was a presentation to get people’s feet wet on using hooks. We kept it as simple as possible, demonstrated an example, and took some questions.

Here’s the presentation:

(If you want to view just the slides, they’re here: Naturally, they contain a link back to this blog entry. Take care, and don’t recurse infinitely.)

I was planning to keep this short and sweet and say that I’d expand it later, but, umm, actually, this is about it!

You can access the Use Hooks code on this sandbox: It has some bonus code examples not seen in the presentation! So go git clone it and look!

I also created a Drupal 7 version. See the BRANCHES.txt file for details.

My First L.A. Drupal Presentation – Coder Upgrade and Drupal 7 Gotchas

Update (18-Feb-2011): I’ve added corrections (errata) for the talk at the bottom of the post.

A couple nights ago was a pretty exciting “first” for me. I gave a presentation at the Downtown L.A. Drupal Drupal meetup in Downtown L.A. You may remember me posting about my first lightning talk(s) a few weeks ago. This was my first longer presentation. Granted, 17:25 is not that long, but it certainly is long-er.

Without further ado, here is the presentation: