• Jen Lampton
  • Founding Forker Backdrop CMS
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Jennifer Lea Lampton has been actively building sites with Drupal and participating in the open-source community since 2006. Jen spent 2 years on the Drupal usability team, followed by almost 2 years as a core initiative lead for Drupal 8. Her primary focus has been to make things easier to use (usability) and easier to learn (learnability) More recently, however, Jen noticed Drupal moving toward the enterprize, and shifting away from the grasps of the average web developer. Together with Nate quicksketch Haug, Jen has become one of the Founding Forkers behind Backdrop CMS.


  • A new CMS in the field: Backdrop
  • Time: TBD | Room: E-131
Backdrop CMS is a fork of Drupal. The primary goal of the project is to provide an affordable, robust CMS with a low barrier to entry. This will allow include: a more intuitive user interface, code that is easier to grok, and lower system requirements, which will allow for affordable hosting.
Improvements over Drupal include:
* Revamped layout system
* Comprehensive listing builder
* Configuration stored in JSON for easy import/export & migration
* more

Comes see how to snap together complex websites quickly, and take a peek at the underlying code.