TBC March 2019

City, University London

How to manage media assets in Drupal 8?

Prerequisites

What should people know before attending your session (if anything)?

- Hands-on experience working in Drupal 8/ Drupal 7 CMS

- How to install a module

 

Session content

 

Introduction -

Adding media management into a Drupal site isn’t as straightforward. Drupal doesn’t handle media very well when compared to other systems. But with Drupal 8 managing media has got a lot better!

Drupal 8.4.x has media entity support now and much more is being expected to come in the upcoming versions -- 8.5 and 8.6. While Drupal core already has generic file and image upload support, the new module will improve asset reusability and be extensible to support video, remote media, embedding, and so on.

The biggest winners from better media support are not so experienced individuals who face issues while working with contributed modules and companies that are invested in Drupal with complex media sites.

In this session, We will show you how to set up media management in Drupal 8. 

Topics 

  1. Introduction to Media Initiative. 
  2. How to store assets (Including external services like Youtube, Vimeo, Instagram, and so on...) 
  3. How to embed the assets
  4. How to browse assets and re-use the existing assets.
  5. What future releases of Drupal media look like. 

This session is open to all but would be more beneficial to the ones who have explored Drupal before.

 

Author
Aman Kanoria
Skill level
Good working knowledge
Track
Site Building

Keynote speakers

Ryan Szrama

Commerce Guys

Ryan Szrama

Ryan got his start in web development through an online sales company based in Louisville, KY. It was there that he nursed Ubercart through its infancy to its use on over 20,000 websites as the Project Lead and community face of the project.

In 2009, Ryan co-founded Commerce Guys and eventually led the development of Drupal Commerce for Drupal 7. He grew the new project from its first full release at DrupalCon London to its use today on over 60,000 websites.

As of February 2016, Ryan acquired control of Commerce Guys and assumed leadership of the business with his time split between managing the company and contributing to its various open source projects.

Chris Teitzel

Lockr

Chris Teitzel

Chris has been part of the Drupal community for 8 years and during that time has been fortunate enough to be involved in all aspects of the community. Originally part of the team supporting the Omega theme, he helped drive documentation and community support to lower the bar for theming in Drupal. He’s since been involved in projects spanning the globe working with all levels of business from top enterprises to startups building everything from bootstrapped humanitarian tools based on SMS to airline ticketing systems built in Drupal Commerce. In the recent years he has set his sights on security in Drupal and specifically around data privacy and security to again lower the bar for developers to adhere to best practices.

Baddý Sonja Breidert

1xINTERNET

Baddý Sonja Breidert

Baddý Sonja Breidert (baddysonja) is the CEO and Co-Founder of 1xINTERNET, one of the largest Drupal web agencies in Germany. 1xINTERNET has offices in Germany and Spain and has clients all over Europe.

Baddý graduated with B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Reykjavik in 2003 and after that completed her M.Sc. in Engineering Management from the Technical University in Vienna, where she today teaches Agile Project management and IT. She is also an European champion in Robotic Soccer - where she competed with her University in 2008.

Baddý has been very active in the Drupal community and has organised conferences and events both in Iceland and Germany. Currently she is one of the main organisers of Drupal Europe, which will take place in fall 2018.

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