Link to the D8 Multilingual Hands-on Handout: http://bit.ly/d8mi-lab-handout
Over a thousand people participated in the issues around improving multilingual features and APIs in Drupal 8 for the past three years. There are around a thousand issues, most of which are resolved in this initiative as of this submission making Drupal 8 a truly outstanding release for everybody looking to create even single language non-English sites but especially those making multilingual sites. Although there will surely be contributed modules useful to round out multilingual sites in Drupal 8, there is support for way more than there was in Drupal 7 core and even if you add in all available contributed modules - and with less code and more unified approaches.
This lab aims to provide a hands-on way showing you around all the great improvements and gives tips as to how to best utilise the new solutions. We will also talk about where contributed modules will still be needed.
The ideal attendee at this session has some experience in Drupal 6 or 7 foreign language and/or multilingual site building, however those who have no experience in foreign/multilingual site building will also get a lot out of it.
Want to be involved in this project? See http://hojtsy.hu/multilingual-drupal8 for an article series on the details on what we accomplished. http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/ is our initiative home and we have meetings every Wednesday to discuss and move current efforts forward (see times on the front page). We also have one of the biggest sprints at and before/after DrupalCon.
This is a lab format. The ideal length for the lab is 2 to 3 hours (with one or two 10 minute breaks) but this lab can be reformatted to fit in an hour if we only cover the highlights.
About the Speaker
Aimee has been in the web world since the 90s working as a web architect and project manager dealing a variety of Enterprise content management systems. She has presented at DrupalCon Amsterdam, BADCamps, Stanford camps, SANDCamp, and other Drupal camps and user group meetings. Check out her drupal.org page (https://drupal.org/user/376463) and work history for more info (http://www.hook42.com/team/aimee-degnan).