Even if you're only casually acquainted with Drupal 8, you probably know that the core upgrade path to Drupal 8 has been completely rewritten from the ground-up, using many of the concepts of the Migrate and Drupal-to-Drupal migration modules.
Using the new core Migrate modules, it is possible to migrate much of a Drupal 6 (or Drupal 7) site to Drupal 8 with a minimum of fuss. But, the core "Migrate upgrade" is similar to previous Drupal core upgrade paths - there are no options to pick-and-choose what is to be migrated - it's all-or-nothing.
This session will demonstrate how to create and run a simple custom content migration from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8. The workshop will include an overview of migration concepts, a discussion of how each module fits into the overall process, code samples, as well as a live (danger!) demo of the migration in action.
About the Speaker
Michael Anello (@ultimike) is co-founder and vice president of DrupalEasy, a Drupal training and consulting firm based in Central Florida. Michael is the lead trainer and curriculum developer for DrupalEasy's Drupal Career Online (DCO) program, an intensive 12-week, online Drupal training program. The DCO has been presented 9 times, and its curriculum has been used as the basis for two sessions of Acquia U.
In addition, Michael is an active Drupal community member, volunteering for the Drupal Association community cultivation grants committee, the Drupal Community Working Group, and the Florida Drupal Users' Group. He can be heard on the twice-monthly DrupalEasy Podcast and is an Acquia Certified Developer and a Drupal 8 core contributor.