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Last Friday started for me with friendly smiles of people who care about user-friendly solutions, which make our lifes better. I was happy to be among 60 attendees of the first UX Brunch Zürich 2015, organized by Valérie Vuillerat, Rahel Vils and Marc Steffen. Event took place in Impact Hub, which is known as a space with a good vibe. Being there is already enough to love the world around you even on an early Friday morning. But greeting and meeting people, who understand your challenges and the big meaning of those small victories on the way to great designs, is even better.
Our team just came back from DrupalCon Los Angeles, but this does not mean that we are not already working hard on getting parts of DrupalCon Barcelona sorted.
Today our Group is launching Amazee Talents, a program to win bright minds like you for a 3 month internship at Amazee Labs or Amazee Metrics.
You’ll find plenty of blog posts recapping the last day of DrupalCon Los Angeles, I’ll let you find those and read about it. I thought I’d take a different approach, and reflect on the past few days through the eyes of people that make this big wheel turn, people in the Drupal community.
Everyone experiences DrupalCon differently.
Tuesday is usually the busiest day at DrupalCon. The day when everyone is present, all eager to learn, to share ideas and meet new people. It's not any different this time around.
Yesterday, just shortly after the sun sprung up and sparked southern California’s beautiful coastal lines, the doors of LA’s Convention Center opened. Welcoming with it, a first wave of eager Drupalistas and surrounding them by its air conditioned walls. And for the subsequent days that are surely to follow, it will continue to receive and house those, transforming it, to the home of DrupalCon 2015.
Please give a warm welcome to Yacine. He is joining our team as frontend developer.
It was a pleasure for us to organize the 2nd Web Monday Zurich in 2015.
Reasons for language fallback
Let's assume you have a website divided by countries. The site structure is:
- Global (en, de, fr)
- Germany (de)
- France (fr)
- Switzerland (de, fr)
You have your content translated to three languages. Normally, this works, but there could be cases when you need languages per country. Words might have a slightly different meaning from country to country (examples) or spelling might be different (en-US vs en-GB, or using "ß" in de-DE vs "ss" in de-CH). Or, for example, the "Contact us" page can contain a country specific information - locations.
So, the site structure can be turned to:
- Global (en, de, fr)
- Germany (de-DE)
- France (fr-FR)
- Switzerland (de-CH, fr-CH)
This can bring a translation nightmare until you have a language fallback ;)
Having the language fallback, you would only translate strings/content to the "base" languages and, in special cases, you may also translate to "country" languages.
Fortunately, there is a module for that. The Language fallback.
Last week, a few coworkers and I went to the Drupal Developer Days in Montpellier. With the main focus being on sprints, contribution to core and on pushing the release of Drupal 8 forward, the Dev Days are a great event for drupalistas to meet the community, share knowledge and work on Drupal.
The DDD was the best drupal related event I’ve been to so far. Its relative small number of attendees - about 300 instead of the 2000+ that attend the european DrupalCons - made it effortless to meet new people. The event was well organised, with good infrastructure and freshly cooked meals every day.
As a site builder interested in contributing more to the community I started the first sprint day in the mentoring sprints learning the best practices for contributing to Drupal. I was surprised at the kindness and patience from the mentors who spend all their time making new members feel welcome at the expense of having fun with their own code and projects.