Drupal News & Upcoming Events, followed by a short (1/2hr) presentation by John Picozzi on the newly-announced Drupal 8 Beta 1(!!!) followed by Q&A.
Why is a beta so important?
• It provides a stable upgrade path between versions
• It allows back-end developers to get familiar with the new Object Oriented PHP code it's built on
• It allows front-end developers to get familiar with the new Twig theme engine
• It allows module developers to get D8 versions out