Every few years at DrupalCon, a new theme sweeps through the community. It’s a conceptual theme—a motif, a forward-looking glimpse into the future (not the kind with a .info file). The topic tends to dominate conversations and fill sessions. People have varying ideas of how to best approach the new frontier.
For DrupalCon Baltimore I
was volunteered to help with the lounge for Amazee Labs. This was my first year helping to set up a booth for any conference event and I learned a lot in the process. Fortunately, we have seasoned boothers which made the whole process look easy, but I realized there must be a lot of learned knowledge locked away. In the spirit of open source, I asked six of the vendors here to answer a few questions about their experiences and all were happy to contribute.
The following interviews have been edited heavily (due to my poor journalistic skills). Any and all mistakes are mine.
Thanks to you, the Drupal Community, our Periodic Table of Drupal 8 Modules is a smash hit! So much so that the 100 prints we brought to Baltimore are gone. By popular demand, however, we're providing the PDF for download—perfect for a desktop or a print of your very own.
It has only been a couple of days, but time seems to bend in strange ways when you are at a DrupalCon. From crashing a violin recital to smashing crabs to our hearts’ content, this week so far has been generous with fulfilled promises and delightful surprises.
For several years now Amazee Labs has sponsored a lounge at DrupalCon, both in Europe and here in the States. We take pride in a space that stands out in the crowd and so we carefully consider each square foot. This year's Baltimore lounge is no exception.
Earlier this month all Amazee teams, from the various locations, visited Cape Town to work together and to have some fun during a 4-day weekend team getaway in celebration of 10 years of the Amazee Group.
Just a week back from Amazee 10 in South Africa and mostly cleared of jet lag, the Austin team is already packing up and rolling out to DrupalCon Baltimore. We had a blast road-tripping to Louisiana last year, but think it’s time to let the pilots do the heavy lifting. No Amazee Austin living room this year either, we’re trying something new! Come visit us in the Exhibit Hall, Lounge L01 to see our new look. We’ll be slinging some uniquely Amazee swag, too
During the first couple of weeks of April all the Amazees from all our locations were invited to not only celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Amazee Group, but also to use the opportunity to work and collaborate together.
As the Group CEOs, we couldn't let this golden moment pass us by and we got together to share our thoughts, hopes and strategic goals for the various Amazee companies.
The story of three designers from three continents and a nice rooftop.
It felt like an extended April Fool’s joke, as all of our colleagues, some of whom we have only met online, were suddenly appearing in the Cape Town office.
Every possible space that a bottom could be placed was taken, with an American accent here, a German accent there, and everything between, from Slovenian, to Austrian, Spanish, French, Dutch and Romanian. Not to mention our usual blend of South African accents. It was the start to a happy time of chaos!