MidCamp 2018

MidCamp is an annual event held in Chicago that brings together people who use, develop, design, and support the Web’s leading content management platform, Drupal. Organized by volunteers from the regional Drupal community, MidCamp features curated sessions and panel conversations by internationally-renowned Drupal experts.

Agency Workflows

Friday, 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

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Websites are the most important digital marketing investment companies make. And the numbers prove it: The world spends $130 billion annually on websites. That’s more than all digital advertising – $110B.

Who is doing the lion’s share of the work? The Digital Agencies. There are more than 100,000 digital agencies out there and they employ over 1 million professionals.

The success of the agencies is the web’s success.

But here is something that we’ve learned at Pantheon: For those agencies using Drupal – the success of the agencies is literally Drupal’s success. If we want to continue to drive adoption of Drupal, we need to help agencies do their jobs well. When we do that, everyone benefits. Pantheon gives away powerful features and incredible content to help anyone who builds websites for clients.

In this session, we will take a close look at the numbers behind the web development industry and examine what we learned through 5 years as a website management platform for developers. We will also do a deep dive into the product to see all of the free features and discuss how they can help agencies grow.

From the MidCamp session page.

Nurturing a Productive Lifestyle

Saturday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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Do you ever reach the end of your day and wonder what you actually accomplished? Even worse – do you have weeks where you feel like you didn’t get anything done at all? This is a story about overcoming bad habits and getting shit done.

There’s the Ivy Lee Method, 80/20 principle, and a laundry list of other lifehacks that all work… for awhile. Change happens. Rather than focusing on a single solution, we’ll discuss how to nurture a productive lifestyle to help you roll with the punches. We’ll learn how to bounce back from failure and feel good about the work we do.

Key takeaway: “It is within my means to become happier and more productive by thinking differently about myself and the work that I do. As a result, I will be a calmer, more reliable person.”

From the MidCamp session page.