(Don't Fear) The Features, now with more Cowbell


Does Features make you want to break your guitar? Do you wonder why that #$!@ feature won’t revert? Think you should put all your stuff in one huge feature and just hope for the best?

Give up amature hour! Understand and architect your features like a rock star (with more cowbell)!!
Using the Features module can be a wild ride, especially if the features structure is not well thought out before you start.

  • What is the Features module and why should it be used
  • Features + Drupal components, what is important
  • Crazy ways the use of Features can go wrong
  • Safe and sane ways to create and organize your features
  • Using Features with multiple developers
  • How to add more cowbell!

to the tune of (Don't Fear) The Reaper, Blue Oyster Cult
(cue cowbell)
Come on baby
(Don't fear the Features)
Baby take my install
(Don't fear the Features)
We'll be able to push
(Don't fear the Features)
Baby lets revert it all
La, la la, la la
La, la la, la la

Speaker's Certifications & Education:
  • Certified Project Management Professional, PMI.org. - 2006
  • Stanford Certified Project Manager / Advanced Project Management - 2006
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner
  • Certified Microsoft Technical Specialist - MS Project (and a bunch of other old MS tech)
  • Business Analyst Education - IIBA.org
  • Business Process Improvement - Performance Design Labs / Rummler Process (pre Six Sigma).
  • University: Kinesiology / Physiotherapy, Psychology. ;)
Beyond the Certs - Real World Experience:
  • CEO & Co-founder of an 11 person Drupal shop in San Francisco, Hook 42. A small team with big enterprise experience.
  • Ran own freelance company working with large enterprise clients.
  • Worked at and with full service agencies as a vendor manager, Managing Architect, and partner.
  • Large enterprise applications architect, project, program, and portfolio manager at a bunch of big name companies.
  • Specialized in large enterprise collaboration applications, knowledge management, process automation, and web technologies since 1997.
  • Industries include: Agencies, Entertainment Software, Healthcare, Retail/E-Commerce, Security, Industrial / Commercial Software

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Site Building

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