DrupalCon Europe or Drupal Europe?
The first thing you might have noticed is that the event is called Drupal Europe and not DrupalCon Europe as in previous events. In order to find a sustainable approach to the conference in Europe, DrupalCon decided to take a year off in 2018 in order to come back stronger than ever, so the community decided to weigh in and organize this year’s event - Drupal Europe. This is the best possible example of one of the Drupal community mottos, “Come for the code, stay for the community”.
Did I just mention that the event is fully organised by the community? Ah, yes, so here are some other changes:
- Industry verticals - The program and session selection process will focus on real-life scenarios and industries and how Drupal is linked to those. These might be familiar as they’re likely to be the projects you work on on a daily basis, so you’ll be able to share insights into how you or your company approached one of these projects. Here is a list of the verticals:
Expertise topics - Not familiar with the verticals? Not to worry, we still have an easy way for you to find out what your interests are (back-end, front-end, site building…). All sessions are tagged with both industry verticals and expertise topics.
Additional time for contribution - this will be a constant topic throughout the event. There will be mentors and self-organised contribution teams, so make sure you come prepared if you want to contribute and if you’d like to volunteer as a mentor then register here as well!
Date and place
The event will take place from 10 to 14 September in Darmstadt, Germany, which is just 20 minutes from the Frankfurt airport. It’ll be a fun week, so clear your calendar! There will be plenty of opportunities to attend talks, mentoring sessions, sprints, etc.
The week’s schedule is as follows:
- Monday - Contribution with some mentors
- Tuesday to Thursday - Sessions, panels, workshops, BoFs and contribution lounge
- Friday - Traditional mentored contribution and self-organized contribution spaces
Just attending the conference is a great experience, but there are more ways to get involved:
- Volunteering - Help with the organization of the event, find out more here.
- Submit a session - By submitting and preparing a session gives you a great way to give back to the community. Sharing your knowledge and experience with others is what makes these conferences so great. So, make sure to submit your sessions here.
Josef, our Agile Consultant, is part of the conference program committee, so if you see him during that week, make sure you give him kudos for putting his energy, as well as that of all the other volunteers, into the event.
A number of Amazees are already working hard on submitting sessions, ranging from client case studies to more technical talks. We love these gatherings and want to contribute as much as possible, so you’ll be sure to see a lot of us there in that week.
So here is your to-do list:
- Sign-up for Drupal Europe (if you haven’t already).
- Submit your session/s, you have until the end of this month to do so.