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Ascension: Valley of the Ancients Now Available

Tabletop Gaming News - 18 September 2017 - 1:00pm
The latest set for Ascension, the fantasy deck-building game, is now available. If you weren’t able to get a copy at Gen Con (I did, hehehehe), now you can get one for yourself. This set is called Valley of the Ancients and it brings in several new abilities such as Echo and Serenity, as well […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Wyrd Monday Preview – Bone Pile

Tabletop Gaming News - 18 September 2017 - 12:00pm
Wyrd, in their quest to make the last day of the week even more awesome and the first day of the week not so bad, have a regular preview schedule. They’re sticking with it today as they give us a preview of the Bone Pile, a new figure coming in Broken Promises. Extra bonus: this […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

keystone

New Drupal Modules - 18 September 2017 - 11:38am
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Change text anywhere

New Drupal Modules - 18 September 2017 - 11:07am

Ctanywhere (Change text anywhere) module helps site admin to find and replace text anywhere in the drupal site. This avoids many form alters for text changes and also helps site admins to change text at places where developers find difficult to alter the texts.

Site admin must add a url, text to find in the url and text to replace values in the admin section. This module then finds and replaces text at the particular url.

Categories: Drupal

Monday Terrain Corner

Tabletop Gaming News - 18 September 2017 - 11:00am
And here we are, back at Monday. Thinking back, this is the first Monday in the last 3 that I’ve been at the office. Last week was the storm, and the week before was Labor Day. My Monday shirts got a bit of a vacation, I suppose. But they’re back it today, and that means […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Bay Area Drupal Camp: Summit Registration is Now Open!

Planet Drupal - 18 September 2017 - 10:54am
Summit Registration is Now Open! Grace Lovelace Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:54am BADCamp Drupal Summits

Summits are one-day events focused around specific topics and areas of practice that gather people in specific industries or with specific skills to dive deep into the issues that matter and collaborate freely.

 

Sign Up for a Summit Today!

 

Nonprofit Summit (Wed)

The BADCamp Nonprofit Summit (NPS) is back in Berkeley for 2017 with even more opportunities for nonprofits and developers to collaborate, learn, and grow! We’ve got a full day of case studies, presentations, and small-group breakout sessions, all led by nonprofit tech experts. Come discover new tools and strategies, learn how to use them, and make contacts with other members of the Drupal nonprofit community!

Higher Ed Summit (Thurs)

The Higher Education Summit is a unique opportunity for site owners, IT managers, developers, content creators, and agencies dedicated to supporting and advancing the use of Drupal in academia to share, learn, and strengthen our community of practice. Through panels, talks, and ample breakout sessions, participants share and learn from one another’s victories and challenges, and build momentum in cross-institutional initiatives. Drupal behind the login. This year's theme is using Drupal as a collaboration tool (intranets, research sites, data sharing, administrative tasks, portals, etc.).

Front End Summit (Thursday)

Perhaps more than any other discipline, front-end development has been rapidly evolving over the past several years to accommodate an ever-changing variety of workflows, toolsets, best practices, and technologies. As BADCamp turns 10, let us acknowledge the past, assess current trends, and discuss the future of front-end development at the Frontend Summit.

Backdrop Summit (Wed)

Backdrop CMS is a content management system based on the Drupal you know and love, but with a new mission that aims to decrease the cost of long-term website ownership. The goal of this Drupal fork is to empower more people to do more things on the web. At the Backdrop Summit you'll learn about the Backdrop software and its differences from the Drupal CMS.

DevOps Summit (Thurs)

Want to accelerate development at your organization? The DevOps Summit is about inspiring people (aka YOU) with new processes and tools to help transform ideas into working web applications. We’ll be discussing topics like automated testing, continuous integration, local development, ChatOps, and more. Along the way you’ll have a chance to pick the brains of leading DevOps professionals in the Drupal community. Anyone who is looking to work with happier development teams while saving time and money should attend.

  Do you think BADCamp is awesome?

Would you have been willing to pay for your ticket?  If so, then you can give back to the camp by purchasing an individual sponsorship at the level most comfortable for you. As our thanks, we will be handing out some awesome BADCamp swag as our thanks.

We need your help!

BADCamp is 100% volunteer driven and we need your hands! We need stout hearts to volunteer and help set up, tear down, give directions and so much more!  If you are local and can help us, please sign up on our Volunteer Form.

Sponsors

A BIG thanks to our sponsors who have committed early. Without them this magical event wouldn’t be possible. Interested in sponsoring BADCamp? Contact matt@badcamp.net or anne@badcamp.net


Thank you to Pantheon & Acquia for sponsoring at the Core level to help keep BADCamp free and awesome.

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Colan Schwartz: Client-side encryption options now available in Drupal

Planet Drupal - 18 September 2017 - 10:24am
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After the success of last year's GSOC project with Drupal, I thought it would be a great idea to see if we could take what we did there (server-side encryption) and do something similar on the client side. The benefit of this approach is that unencrypted content/data is never seen by the hosting server. So it's not necessary to trust it to the same degree. This has been a requested feature for some time, and become very popular within the instant-messaging space.

I posted the idea, but wasn't sure how much traction there would be given the additional complexity. Before long, there were two interested students, Marcin Czarnecki and Tameesh Biswas, who were interested in the project given their interest in cryptography. They both wrote very good proposals, which we in the Drupal community accepted.

With the help of Adam Bergstein (my co-mentor from last year) and Talha Paracha (last year's student), we were able to mentor both students in working towards completing their projects, even with the added complexity. Unlike last year, users' passwords couldn't be used to encrypt anything because the site has access to these. An out-of-band mechanism was necessary to perform the encryption, public-key cryptography. It needed to be in the hands of users themselves instead of being handled implicitly by the server.

I'm delighted to report that both students passed. The community can now take their projects and build upon them. Please review the new Drupal modules at Client-side content encryption (overview) and Client Side File Crypto (overview). If there are any issues, please open tickets in the respective queues.

This article, Client-side encryption options now available in Drupal, appeared first on the Colan Schwartz Consulting Services blog.

Categories: Drupal

Former Valve dev Chet Faliszek joins Bossa Studios

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 18 September 2017 - 10:09am

Previously, Faliszek spent over a decade at Valve working as the studio's VR liaison and writing the stories for games in Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, and Portal series. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

3D Image Spinner

New Drupal Modules - 18 September 2017 - 10:03am

A 3D image spinner

Categories: Drupal

CATaclysm RPG Coming to Kickstarter on October 14th

Tabletop Gaming News - 18 September 2017 - 10:00am
Cats. On the internet. It’s a thing. And while I may be more of a “bear” person than a “cat” person, I certainly have nothing against our feline friends. But you don’t have to be a super-cat-person to enjoy CATaclysm, a new RPG coming from Akinji Entertainment. Humans are gone and cats have become one […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Twigshim

New Drupal Modules - 18 September 2017 - 9:29am

Shoehorns Twig template compiling into Drupal 7. Especially useful when you already have twig templates rendering your components in another system (e.g., an external styleguide) and don't want to re-implement everything in PHPTemplate.

Installation Download the Twig library

This project depends on the Twig PHP library, which can be installed one of three ways:

Categories: Drupal

Stories

New Drupal Modules - 18 September 2017 - 9:27am

Coming soon!

Categories: Drupal

DICOM Image Processing

New Drupal Modules - 18 September 2017 - 9:18am

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is a standard for storing and transmitting medical images enabling the integration of medical imaging devices such as scanners, servers, workstations, printers, network hardware, and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) from multiple manufacturers. It has been widely adopted by hospitals, and is making inroads into smaller applications like dentists' and doctors' offices.

This module will allows to:

Categories: Drupal

Deeson: Where to find Deeson at DrupalCon Vienna 2017

Planet Drupal - 18 September 2017 - 9:06am

It’s official: Deeson is in the top 30 of companies contributing to Drupal globally! As huge proponents of open source we’re proud to be playing a key role in supporting the health of the project, and this is testament to the hard work of our development team.

Next week we’re heading to DrupalCon Vienna 2017. We’re pleased to sponsor the Women in Drupal event again this year, and in the spirit of sharing what we’ve learned we’ll also be delivering several sessions throughout the event. Here’s a taste of what to expect:

Component driven front-end development

John Ennew. 26th September, 2.15pm in Lehar 2.

Pages are dead - long live components.

With a component based approach your development team can maintain a catalogue of templates independent of the backend CMS.

When the backend work starts, these components will then be integrated into Drupal. This talk will describe a method for doing this which does not cause complex themes or copying pieces of template code out of the front-end prototypes.

This talk will cover:

  • The general approach to component based development
  • A method for developing components independent of the backend system which will be used
  • How to integrate the components with Drupal 8
  • An overview of the advantages of this approach
Building social websites with Group and Open Social

Kristiaan Van den Eynde. 27th September, 10.45am in Lehar 1.

A lot of Drupal sites are run by only a handful of people. A few power users receive the rights to administer other user accounts, some others can post and publish content and everyone else can just view content and “use” the site. It’s when this scenario doesn’t suit your needs that you might want to have a look at the Group module.

Group allows you to give people similar permissions like those above but only for smaller subsections of a website. Say you run a school website and you want students to be able to only see the courses that are available for them to enroll in, but nothing else. Or you want to run a social network where users can post content, but only within their sandboxed area on the website. Group’s got you covered.

This session will be a brief description of the Group module by its author Kristiaan Van den Eynde (Deeson) and explain its key concepts. We will demo how to configure it and then show you how Group is used in the wonderful Open Social distribution.

Joining us for the second part of the presentation, Jochem van Nieuwenhuijsen (GoalGorilla / Open Social) will explain how Group enabled a team of talented developers to build a social network using Drupal 8. He will list some of the challenges and show you some of the cool stuff they built on top of the Group module.

This session is suitable for developers with some experience with Drupal 8 site building, but most of the presentation should be easy to digest for even the most junior site builders.

Birds of a Feather sessions

Drupal recently announced that Vienna will be the last European conference for the foreseeable future, and that they will host BoFs at the event for the community to discuss the future. 

If you’re not familiar with the BoF format, DrupalCon describes them as “informal gatherings of like-minded individuals who wish to discuss a certain topic without a pre-planned agenda”. This year, Deeson team members are delivering five BoF sessions:

Facilitating happy, high performing distributed teams

Tim Deeson. 26th September, 10.45am in Galerie 11-12. 

An opportunity to share tips and tools for what you've found works or problems you want help with.

At Deeson we've found a mix of tools, processes and relationship building is key. And that sharing what works for us and learning from others is invaluable.

  • Are there tools that you find that really make a difference?
  • Any team events or activities that help people get to know each other?
  • How do you spot if someone isn't happy or engaged?
  • What methods works or doesn't work for different types of personalities?
  • Is always-on Slack a blessing or a curse?
  • Do in-person events matter or can everything be done online?
  • Do you have a structured way of supporting the team to get know each other well?

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Agile and agencies

John Ennew. 27th September, 1pm in Galerie 15-16. 

The are many ways to run an Agile project.

Much of the written support for working with Agile is based on an internal team which doesn't always support to how the client and agency relationship works.

Agencies have a variety of mechanisms for running an Agile project from simply embedding the ceremonies of Agile to actually ensuring the project team, client and contract are Agile from the start. 

Come along and share your experiences (highs and lows), your tips and your best practices for making Agile work in an Agency.

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Creating technical excellence in the tech team

John Ennew. 28th September, 2.15pm in Galerie 11-12.

Are you a technical lead?

Come and meet like minded people to share your experiences in managing your team members and ensuring technical excellence.

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The road ahead for Group: New features and future development

Kristiaan Van den Eynde. 27th September, 3.45pm in Galerie 15-16.

This BoF is intended for site builders who are actively using Group for Drupal 8 and are wondering what's currently planned for development or for site builders who think there is a key feature missing from Group 8 right now. The goal is to either learn about what's coming or to actually add something to the roadmap, provided it would be useful to a larger audience.

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Reinventing the entity access layer (Node access for all entities)

Kristiaan Van den Eynde. 28th September, 12pm in Galerie 13-14.

This BoF is intended for those involved in https://www.drupal.org/node/777578 and all those who wish to participate by writing a proof of concept or by brainstorming over possible approaches.

Bookmark this session

Heading to DrupalCon Vienna 2017? We’d love to meet you! Drop us a line on Twitter if you want to chat to us or email hello@deeson.co.uk.

Categories: Drupal

The Future Belongs to Us: Upgrades & Enhancements Book Announced

Tabletop Gaming News - 18 September 2017 - 9:00am
In a world where body modification means even more than just getting a tattoo or some cosmetic surgery, pretty much the sky’s the limit. Sure, you might just want to stay fully human, but why not look into getting all sorts of upgrades and enhancements? Well, for players in The Future Belongs to Us, you’ll […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Elastic Search

New Drupal Modules - 18 September 2017 - 8:35am
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AT Internet

New Drupal Modules - 18 September 2017 - 8:07am

AT Internet integration for Drupal 8.

Note:
This project is not maintained by AT Internet.

Categories: Drupal

Space 1889: London Bridge Has Fallen Down Adventure Now Available

Tabletop Gaming News - 18 September 2017 - 8:00am
It’s never easy when a loved one is lost to us quickly and tragically. Unfortunately, such is the case for Lady Edith Tillington. Her husband had been on board the ship London Bridge when it went down in the deserts of Mars. Now, she would like to get his remains in order for a proper […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

The Mysterious World of DIY Indie Marketing - by David Wehle

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 18 September 2017 - 7:30am
I took the more difficult route of being a one-man dev/marketer for my fox adventure game, and it went better than I thought. Here's what I learned.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Fantasy Flight Games Previews Character Creation in Genesys RPG

Tabletop Gaming News - 18 September 2017 - 7:00am
The first thing you do when playing in an RPG is create your character (unless you’re the GM, in which case you’re creating everything else in the world, but that’s getting ahead of ourselves). Not much of an RPG if you don’t have a character to role (roll) as. It’s a pretty important part of […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

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