TexasCamp 2016

Friday morning we piled in the truck to make the three-hour drive. 

Amazee Labs Austin road trip

Half way to Dallas we stopped for kolaches at the famed Czech Stop in West, Texas.

Czech Stop, West, TX

We arrived in time to sit in on the first sessions of the day and were quickly reminded why Drupal Camps are special. Their intimate settings offer attendees a more personalized experience highlighted by accessible presenters, conversational Q&A, and knowledgeable group discussion.

TexasCamp 2016 session in progress

At the end of day one we set out to paint the town with a little help from new friends. It began with world-famous barbeque at the Pecan Lodge, ended with a portrait from a high-tech street photographer, and sometime in between involved Jenga, billiards, and a local art festival.

Collage of images from Friday night

Oh and let's not forget the giant ice cream cone selling ice cream cones, or the bacon and eggs dining furniture.

Image of giant ice cream cone and bacon and eggs dining set

Day two was chock full of great sessions including two that received high marks from our team.

David Porter's Datalayer: What It Is and Why You Need It explored how to integrate Google Tag Manager (GTM) and Google Analytics (GA) in a clean and clear way using Drupal's dataLayer module.

And Entities 101: Understanding Data Structures in Drupal by Ron Northcutt explained the different data structures in Drupal, how they work, and when to use them. 

TexasCamp 2016 came to an end Saturday evening, punctuated by the Amazee-Labs-Austin-sponsored afterparty. 

Amazee Labs sponsored afterparty

Drinking, swapping swag, networking, and a little table tennis kept everyone happy until they turned out the lights on a very enlightening weekend.

Drinking, swapping swag, and table tennis

Thank you to LevelTen Interactive for organizing and hosting, and to our fellow sponsors, Pantheon, Skvare, and Acquia.  

Until next time, Dallas —

Dallas skyline

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