A session to highlight the African Drupal Community, showing who they are, what the country-based communities focus on, their success stories and what challenges they face and what can be done about it.
Strategies to Building Local Communities, this has been a sought out topic in the Governance Committee over the last 6 months. The workshop is to bring interested participants from across the globe to share their ideas and views on the same.
The Workshop will validate the Why? and crowd source the Hows?
The Dutch Drupal Association connects Dutch Drupal professionals, agencies, users and (potential) businesses. We do this by organising events DrupalJam (450 people), SplashAwards (initiated in 2014) and Drupal Training Day (200+ students, now Drupal in a Day). Mainly run by a team of volunteers, organizing these (successful) takes up the bigger part of our (free) time.
Drupal is not just CMS.
Come for the software, stay for the community
For me, the community is the best thing about Drupal.
With a community, we are not alone in a web world.
We have an international friend, mentors, colleagues for work.
We are visiting Drupal events and meet people there. We grow up and develop ourselves to be in community.
OpenSource CMS like Drupal, WordPress or Joomla are extremly popular targets for all sorts of attacks. Most of them are available 24/7 and hosted on powerful machines, making them very valuable tools for further attacks once compromised. In this session I want to tell you about SIWECOS, a project funded by the german ministry of economics, that wants to improve the security of CMS-based websites.
How can we get past the goldrush period of Drupal agencies, to create long term sustainable businesses that are successful, good community citizens, supported by the community, and actually delivering amazing service to clients while being healthy places to work? What would a business run in line with Drupal community values be like?
During this session, we will present the OpenEuropa Initiative, the Open Source components that you can already use in your projects, and the (micro)Service Oriented Architecture and Technical Governance that drive the design and development of these components.