Perhaps you currently own or support Drupal 7 sites, and you don't see Drupal 8/9 as a good fit for them moving forward. Maybe you are simply happy with Drupal 7, and for whatever reason you are not ready to make the move any time soon; at the same time, you may be concerned about the fact that Drupal 7 will become EoL by the end of 2021. If you see yourself in all these cases, then this session is for you!

Join me to find out how Backdrop is like Drupal, as well as how it differs. Lets discuss about why Backdrop is viewed as the continuation of Drupal 7 (a long-term support version of it if you like), while at the same time comes packed with many of the features that Drupal 8 has to offer + many new, unique features. I personally call it "D7 on steroids", as it comes with features and sensible options out of the box, which save site builders time. It also includes many admin UI fixes and improvements that make working with it less annoying :)

I plan for this to be a hybrid presentation/demo + open discussion; happy to discuss all the why's and the how's, so feel free to interrupt and ask anything you want to know about Backdrop CMS.

The Backdrop community has been very busy working on the CMS since 2015 when we forked from Drupal 7, and I plan to showcase all the new features and the UI/UX improvements we've added over the years.

Also presented at...

It's been a while since I last presented on Backdrop ...last time was 2016 at DrupalSouth Gold Coast. There's heaps that's changed since then.


Track Audience(s) Experience Level Tags
Back End Development
Business + Strategy
User Experience (Design & Strategy)
Content Managers, Editors
Product Stakeholders & Decision Makers
Project Managers, Producers, & Product Owners
All / Any
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Scheduling Information

10:00am - 10:50am
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About the Presenter

Greg Netsas

I've been a member of the Backdrop CMS community since its very first steps, and proud to be helping as a PMC member, representing the (non-coder) site builders of the community.

I love brainstorming with my fellow Drupalists in order to help make Drupal rock! ...even more than it already does ;) In general, I like to learn as much as I can (as time permits), in order to better myself and be useful to others.

Drupal Contributions: 

I help with the issue queues when and however I can:
- queue clean-up/triaging
- patch testing
- issue summaries updating
- duplicate issue hunting
- pointing newcomers to documentation
- anything that would save core and contrib module developers some time/energy to focus on what they do best.



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