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Drupal Contractors Announces Diamond Sponsorship of DrupalCamp Atlanta 2020

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DrupalCamp Atlanta (DCATL) is going virtual this September 10th and 11th, and in a nod to the necessary shift in venue, it’s been renamed “DigitalCamp Atlanta 2020.” Drupal Contractors, by Esteemed is proud to announce that we’re the Diamond Sponsor for this year’s two-day event.

DCATL is one of the largest annual Drupal conferences in the Southeast, and is a popular destination for developers, designers, and Drupal enthusiasts of all levels. Attendees can expect to enjoy hands-on learning, collaboration, networking, and skill-sharing in a laid back, informal atmosphere. This year’s featured speakers include AmyJune Hineline, Jim Vomero, Mario Hernandez, and Iwantha Lekamge. Matt Obert and Tyler Ashbaugh of Drupal Contractors will also present tutorials at this year’s camp. More information about their sessions can be found below.

DigitalCamp Atlanta is a two-day conference being hosted on Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11, 2020. Thursday’s schedule will include half-day trainings and sessions, and Friday will have additional sessions and a Career Summit.

Friday’s Career Summit — free to attend — is the perfect event for anyone looking to find Drupal talent or offer their services to potential employers. Join local employers, job seekers, and community members to network and discuss career opportunities.

This year’s training offerings will take place from 9:00am - 12:00pm on Thursday and will focus on:

  • Composer Basics
  • Drupal 9 content migrations
  • User Experience for Drupal Site Builders

Concurrent sessions on Thursday afternoon and all day Friday will cover a variety of topics. Learn about business leadership, development and performance, site building, design/theming and usability, and general education. Visit the conference’s website for a complete list of sessions. We highly recommend the following sessions:

The Sunny Side of SAML

Thursday, September 10 2:30 - 3:15pm

This afternoon session is great for beginners. Tyler Ashbaugh, a web developer for Drupal Contractors with over 15 years experience, will walk attendees through the following:

  • Setting up simplesamlphp as a Service Provider
  • Setting up simplesamlphp as an Identity Provider
  • Common pitfalls of enabling SSO in Drupal 7/8
  • How to see the handshakes and assertions of SAML between SP and IDP
  • How to plugin to the simplesamlphp community
  • How to leverage the metadata asserted via SAML in a Drupal module
  • How to dynamically deploy simplesamlphp as a Service Provider without hard coding your configurations for each environment

By the end of this tutorial, attendees will know more about where to start, what to do, and how to tackle SAML-based SSO.

Drupal Behaviors for Data Protection

Friday, September 11 1:00 - 1:45pm

This session is tailored to attendees with an intermediate level of Drupal experience. Join Matt Obert of Drupal Contractors as he discusses using Drupal Behaviors and contributed modules in order to achieve data protection compliance. Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are two examples of recent legislation aimed at restricting the ways in which companies can legally track site visitors. Obert will demonstrate how contributed modules for Drupal 7, 8, and 9 can help developers achieve basic regulatory compliance. In addition, he’ll show attendees how to achieve strict compliance by writing Drupal Behaviors in a custom module.

About Drupal Contractors

Drupal Contractors, a subsidiary of Esteemed Inc., is the largest source for contract Drupal resources in the world. Esteemed is a multi-channel brand and integrated service provider founded in 2019. We help job seekers succeed in their chosen careers and employers scale their businesses with quality tools and resources to thrive within the changing global landscape.