Views in Paris: 1-2 punch

Submitted by Larry on 27 August 2009 - 4:32pm

Are you all set for DrupalCon Paris?

Through the mysteries of scheduling, Paris ended up with not one, but two sessions on Views. The first, from Frédéric Marand, is a 4 hour workshop on Views 2 for coders on day 1. The second is yours truly in a 50 minute session on Views for Developers on day 2.

Sounds very similar, doesn't it? Yeah, we thought so too. Not to worry, though, as we've worked out how to keep both sessions distinct and interesting.

Here's how it will break down, so you can decide which session you want to go to (and you'll want to be at least in one of them; this is Views, after all):

Views 2 workshop on Tuesday

  • Creating "default views"
  • Adding new data to Views (hook_views_data(), handlers, and friends)
  • Creating display plugins
  • Views performance

Views 2 session on Wednesday

  • Overview of Views architecture
  • Creating style plugins
  • A little on theming
  • Creating access plugins

The workshop will also be hands-on, so bring your laptops, while the session will be lecture/demo style. Also, the workshop may end up being in French. :-) While there may be some overlap still, we've tried to arrange our sessions to minimize redundancy.

So which are you going to? Well, why not both?

Viva la Views!