A Rave Review of DrupalCon 2017

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.

April 26, 2017
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Lock&Roll Baltimore

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.

April 25, 2017
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#amazee10 - What a journey.

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. 

April 25, 2017
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Amazee Labs goes to Baltimore

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

April 24, 2017
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2017 Amazee Group CEO workshop

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. 

April 21, 2017
Where
Cape Town
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Celebrating 10 years of Amazee in Cape Town

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!

April 20, 2017
Where
Cape Town

Render a menu tree from custom code in Drupal 8

Having menus rendered on a site in Drupal 8 is pretty simple. Most of the time this can be accomplished with site building, in a few clicks. And if you need some more advanced features on top of what the Drupal 8 core has, you can also have a look at modules like Menu Block, or have a look at this (a bit outdated) contributed modules for menus page.

However, you may have some special requirements, for example, to display some small portion of a menu inside the template of a node. There is no simple 'site building' solution for that. You most probably need to code a bit.

April 13, 2017

Journey to React and Snow

From Cape Town to Zurich, Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) and back again. Follow me on my journey of learning React and Redux, some touring and an experience of a lifetime; skiing in Davos. 

March 22, 2017
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Stew West
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Las Palmas, Zurich and Davos
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My time in Zurich

I’ve always imagined as a kid, me travelling the world to see and experience different cultures and places. The one country that I’ve always wanted to visit was Switzerland. I was asked by many of my friends and family, as well as my teachers ‘Why Switzerland?’  and I would simply say “because they were never part of any war and of course... CHOCOLATE!"

March 15, 2017
Where
Zurich
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We’re a bit extreme