I’ve been running events since college, for work and for fun, and for groups of 3 to 3,000. You’d think there’d be a difference, but the amount of energy it takes to run an event, surprisingly, is the same. It’s crazy how well these things scale.
Join us on Wednesday, at Gridonic, for the upcoming Zurich Drupal user group meetup.
Frontend United is a non-profit, developer-first, community-focused conference. It is held every year in a different European city and this time it was Utrecht in the Netherlands’ turn. I was lucky enough to attend it along with some 400 people and several dozen more that joined remotely from India, Rwanda, Thailand, and Suriname.
At Amazee Labs, we think that teamwork, knowledge sharing and highly skilled and motivated people are some of the key factors to our success.
Having developers that are based on 4 different continents and finding ways to connect all of them isn't always an easy task. That's why we have several meetings on a weekly and bi-weekly basis, where we discuss what everyone was working on in the previous week, what challenges they are facing and what new tech and non-tech related news they heard. Some of them are also topic-specific.
Warsaw. May 2018. A bunch of friendly and brilliant people taking to the stage to share insights on front-end web development matters and inspire an eager audience. Balloons. Following my colleague Blazej’s great advice to sign up for the city’s public bike system, I happily rode my way to Front-Trends, a very well organized conference for developers on all experience levels.
Retrospectives are an essential part of our team’s workflow. After each iteration, we get together to collect insights and feedback. By doing so, our teams ensure they have time to celebrate achievements, learn from mistakes and steer their efforts along a process of continuous improvement.
Drupal is all about security
The Drupal community is unique in many ways, and the Drupal Security Team is an example of this. They provide documentation about writing secure code and keeping your site secure. They work with the drupal.org infrastructure team and the maintainers of contributed modules, to look into and resolve security issues that have been reported.
I’ve recently revisited the concept of vertical rhythm in page design and I like to think it’s paying off in practice. By adhering to a simple baseline grid I’ve noticed improvements in my typography, layouts, and design consistency.