Tag: drupalcamp

Dispatches from the Spry Hive: Week 37

Posted by Ken Moire & filed under Tips.

This post is part of a weekly series featuring the latest buzz around the Spry Hive.

“You don’t think your way to creative work. You work your way to creative thinking.”
– George Nelson

Around Spry

Last weekend was the 3rd annual DrupalCamp St. Louis. DrupalCamp is a local conference for all things Drupal, an open source CMS that powers some of the world’s largest websites. Speakers and visitors came from as far as Chicago, Austin, and Belgium!

DrupalCamp St. Louis

Spry Digital uses Drupal extensively, and was proud to be a Platinum Sponsor for the event. Three team members also gave talks this year, which you can find below:

Managing Drupal Projects by Simon Yost

Type Systems! Why, What, How by Brian Goldstein

Doubleclick for Publishers and Drupal by Benji Damron

Graphic Design

Adobe Apparel

Courtesy Adobe.

Adobe has released a line of apparel that celebrates common stock photography themes, like “man sitting at desk, frustrated with technology.”


OpenType Font Variations is a joint effort by Microsoft, Apple, Google and Adobe to specify font formats, creating more harmony between font families and systems.

Webfonts are here, big time. If you aren’t using webfonts, should you be? This A List Apart article covers both sides of the argument for using webfonts, including adoption patterns and common challenges.

User Experience Design

UX Tools

UX Tools is a list of design, prototyping and collaboration tools that helpfully provides feature sets and pricing, to help you choose the right tools for the job.

Web Design & Development

Angular 2 has been officially released!

Everything you need to know about using color with A Nerd’s Guide to Color On The Web.

Gmail has been a little late to the game supporting responsive emails across their email clients, but now you’ll be able to use media queries for Gmail and Google’s Inbox.


Evernote is migrating all of its user data to Google’s Cloud Platform. That’s some 5 billion notes and attachments that Evernote believes users will be able to access in new and better ways thanks to Google’s machine learning APIs.


Further proof that we are all made of stars, solid organic matter has been found in dust particles on Rosetta’s comet.

CVS Keurig Cold Remedy

As we head into cold season, you can now bring the fight to colds with your Keurig machine.

Skip the tedious step of making coffee in the morning for your daily dose of caffeine. Power Toothpaste will give you the jolt you need.


There’s some web design and life hacking links to carry you through to next week, when we’ll have more to share from the Spry Hive!

DrupalCamp St. Louis Is Right Around the Corner

Posted by Ken Moire & filed under Drupal.

Spry Digital is excited to announce the second inaugural DrupalCamp St. Louis. DrupalCamp STL.15 promises to be even bigger with a larger facility and an extended schedule. This year’s camp will span two days, June 20th through June 21st (with that Sunday hosting a code sprint for Drupal developers) and will be held downtown at Saint Louis University School of Law.

As Drupal developers, organizers (along with others in the St. Louis Drupal Users Group) and platinum sponsors of DrupalCamp STL.15, Spry Digital welcomes people of all skill levels wanting to learn about the Drupal content management system to attend this year’s DrupalCamp and be a part of the growing Drupal community in St. Louis.

St. Louis Drupal Users Group

St. Louis Drupal Users Group

With the increased space and time, The STLDUG was able to schedule more speakers than ever before while making room for code sprints on Sunday. Additionally, for the first time DrupalCamp will feature The Learning Lounge where new and intermediate Drupal users can brush up on their Drupal skills by spending one-on-one time with Drupal professionals.

The St. Louis Drupal Users Group has pulled together a great list of sessions to fill their two separate rooms. The Advanced Concepts Room has been set up for intermediate level Drupal developers looking to sharpen their skills on topics like securing your Drupal site and expanding your Drupal search. The Site Building Room will feature a mixture of beginner and intermediate topics like the basics of Git, the challenges of designing for a CMS, and successful content strategies.

DrupalCamp St. Louis Keynote Speaker Alina Mackenzie (alimac)

Keynote Speaker Alina Mackenzie (alimac)

This year’s keynote address, presented by Alina Mackenzie, will focus on why and how to become a part of the Drupal community. Based in Chicago, IL, she works as a developer and system administrator. Within the Drupal community, she is a camp organizer, speaker, and communications leader for DrupalCon mentored sprints. We are confident that her passion for organizing will make a lasting impression on attendees and we’re excited to host Alina for her first DrupalCamp St. Louis.

Help us keep Drupal thriving in St. Louis and the Midwest! Register today – $25 includes the price of admission for both days, lunch and a t-shirt. We hope to see you there!