Drupal Module Development Kickstart
In this workshop we will share easy ways to begin with module development, highlighting some simple ways to integrate with Drupal. We will start from some basic hooks, and point out security, localization and internationalization best practices. Drupal might look intimidating at first, but you'll learn that starting off your first modules is a breeze.
If you develop with the community agreed best practices, you'll see that rolling forward is much easier then just making up your own rules on the way, so we will show some best practices developed through the past.
You will hopefully walk away with an understanding of some of the fundamental integration possibilities in Drupal, such as the menu system, blocks, forms and emails.
Gábor Hojtsy is an open source enthusiast and contributor. He started his open source work as part of the PHP.net team, where he was the documentation team lead. With experience organizing open conferences and meetups, reviewing books, teaching courses and collaborating on all kinds of open source projects, he settled around Drupal over the past few years. In his spare time, Gábor likes to sing and act, especially in musicals.
Peter Wolanin made the leap (or perhaps just one step in a biased random walk) from being Senior Scientist at a bio-tech to working on what he truly loves, Drupal. Peter spent a large fraction of his non-working waking hours in the last couple years re-working Drupal core and maintaining contributed modules. In the free time that he hasn’t devoted to Drupal he enjoys watching and reading science fiction, hiking, getting involved in politics, and working on his town’s environmental commission. Peter graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University with an A.B. in Physics and a certificate in Engineering Physics and then went on to obtain his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Michigan where his research focus was biophysics.