Texas Camp 2018

Texas Camp is an event for anyone uses Drupal, or is responsible for designing, building, developing, and supporting Drupal in any capacity. It’s also great for anyone currently evaluating Drupal or simply looking to learn more about it. It’s a place where designers, developers, and Drupal users can brush shoulders with Drupal service providers, hosting vendors, and other members of the broader Web development community.

Organized by volunteers from the regional Drupal community, Texas Camp features curated sessions and panel conversations by internationally-renowned Drupal experts.

Visual Regression Testing with BackstopJS

Thursday, May 31st, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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How do you tell if a change you made to your website has unintended side effects? Security updates should rarely result in anything changing visually, but how can you be sure?

Visual regression testing automates the comparison process by taking screenshots of two URLs and comparing them. You can view a report that highlights the differences and use the pass/fail result to make decisions.

In this workshop, we will use the BackstopJS visual regression tool locally, via Node JS, to automate visual QA. We will also learn how to scale and automate these tests across multiple sites and URLs.

From the Texas Camp sessions page.

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Nurturing a Productive Lifestyle

Friday, June 1st, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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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 stuff 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 Texas Camp sessions page.

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