Diamond sponsors

Drupal Community

Community

Drupal Europe brings a unique opportunity to connect, share and learn from the Drupal community and to talk about what holds us together. The tagline “Come for the code and stay for the community” is what made us the biggest open source community in the world and something we strive to uphold.

Find out about the latest opportunities and innovations that Drupal has to offer. Drupal has been a historic example of how Open Source communities can thrive and to maintain this leading position we need to learn from each other, include others and inspire everybody to be an active contributor. This might bring its challenges from time to time, so please come and share your stories, expertise and lessons learned with us. This is the only way to keep our community strong, diverse and open minded. 

Africa: The next 1.2 Billion

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user tsega
Tsegaselassie
Tessema
Frontend Engineer
Axelerant

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.

3.08 Neon

Analyzing the Drupal Community: a Data-driven Approach

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user pescetti
Andrea
Pescetti
Director
Nuvole

Drupal 8 is bigger and better than any earlier release. But does the same hold for the community behind it? It's time to let numbers speak. By applying data mining techniques to drupal.org and code repositories we can now measure the impact Drupal 8 had on the Drupal community, gather insights on the new generation of Drupalers and make recommendations for improvement.

3.08 Neon

Building Local Communities - foster Drupal adoption

Workshop
Industry track
Profile picture for user Shyamala
Mrs.
Shyamala
Rajaram
Director & Co Founder
Unimity Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Profile picture for user parth_gohil
Parth
Gohil
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Axelerant
Profile picture for user kattekrab
Donna
Benjamin
Project Lead and Business Analyst
Catalyst IT Australia
Drupal Association

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?

3.05 Radon
Expertise topics

Community events in WordPress

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user francina
Francesca
Marano
WordPress Community Manager
SiteGround

WordPress.org is an open source project created and maintained by a community of users. Its mission is to democratise publishing through open source software.

WordPress is a global and inclusive project made up of hundreds of thousands of people that meet online, through Slack, and team blogs. 

3.08 Neon
Expertise topics

Contribution Mentor Orientation I

BoF
Industry track

"There's only one better Drupal-feeling than seeing things you have worked on being committed into Drupal; helping and assisting someone else to do the same!"

FRIDAY IS MENTORED CONTRIBUTION DAY AND YOU CAN BE A KEY PART OF IT!

The Friday Mentored Contribution Days are one of the most amazing parts of DrupalCon - so many people working together to make Drupal even more wonderful.

Sign-up for Contribution Days or to be a mentor here: https://www.drupaleurope.org/program/contribution.

2.05 Palladium

Contribution Mentor Orientation II

BoF
Industry track

"There's only one better Drupal-feeling than seeing things you have worked on being committed into Drupal; helping and assisting someone else to do the same!"

FRIDAY IS MENTORED CONTRIBUTION DAY AND YOU CAN BE A KEY PART OF IT!

The Friday Mentored Contribution Days are one of the most amazing parts of DrupalCon - so many people working together to make Drupal even more wonderful.

Sign-up for Contribution Days or to be a mentor here: https://www.drupaleurope.org/program/contribution.

2.05 Palladium

Decentralized Dynamic Federation of Rocket.Chat Servers

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user gabriel.engel
Gabriel
Engel
CEO
Rocket.Chat

Creating a collaboration and communication platform to service millions of global users conventionally requires the design and resources of a centralized and proprietary nature, managed by a single entity.   Users either have to pay or trade privacy and security for the convenience and ubiquity of access.  With recent theft and massive lost of user data across well known social networks and other massive centralized public facing platforms, th

2.02 Chromium

Drupal Diversity & Inclusion: Building a Stronger Community

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user sparklingrobots
Tara
King
Customer Success Engineer
Pantheon
Drupal Diversity & Inclusion
Profile picture for user ekl1773
Elli
Ludwigson
Content creator
Open Strategy Partners

We can make the Drupal project better and stronger by making the Drupal community a place where a wider range of people can participate and contribute their knowledge and skills. This talk will cover the importance of diversity in building a stronger community, where we've come from, where we're going, and how you can get involved.

Spectrum

Drupal Europe - what's next?

Panel
Industry track
Profile picture for user baddysonja
Baddý
Sonja
Breidert
M.Sc.
CEO and Co-Founder
1xINTERNET GmbH
Profile picture for user hexabinaer
Meike
Jung
Conceptual Designer
hexabinær Kommunikation
Drupal e. V. – German Drupal Association
Profile picture for user sanduhrs
Stefan
Auditor
Co-founder / CTO
erdfisch – Die Drupalschaft
Drupal e. V. – German Drupal Association
Profile picture for user floris
Super hero
Floris
van Geel
Drupal Entrepeneur
040Lab BV
Drupal Europe (Stichting)
Profile picture for user Gábor Hojtsy
Gábor
Hojtsy
Initiative coordinator coordinator
Acquia

It is not even over yet and are we talking about what's next? Of course.

2.04 Titanium
Expertise topics

Drupal, Free Software, Free Society

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user Orkut Murat Yılmaz
Orkut
Murat
Yılmaz
Product Owner
Let's Drup It

This talk will be about Drupal and the Community, in perspective of Stallman's Free Software, Free Society.

The impact of Drupal for NGO's, Corporations, Government Agencies, Schools and the other free software communities will be remarked.

2.03 Vanadium

Drupal.org Update

Panel
Industry track
Profile picture for user hestenet
Timothy
Lehnen
Director of Engineering
Drupal Association
Neil
Drumm
Drupal.org Architect
Drupal Association
Profile picture for user Mixologic
Ryan
Aslett
Drupal.org Developer Services
Drupal Association

The Drupal.org panel provides an update on the last six months of work by the Drupal Association engineering team to improve the tools and processes that support the Drupal project.

3.08 Neon

Essential Drupal marketing at the regional level

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user Imre Gmelig Meijling
B.Sc
Imre
Gmelig Meijling
Commercial Director
LimoenGroen
Drupal.nl

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.

2.04 Titanium

Governance Task Force: An Update on Current Progress

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user nerdstein
Mr
Adam
Bergstein
MS
VP of Engineering
Hook 42
Profile picture for user ela.m
Ela
Meier
Head of Software Development
Cocomore AG
Profile picture for user rachel_norfolk
Rachel
Lawson
Community Liaison
Drupal Association
Profile picture for user stella
Stella
Power
Managing Director
Annertech

Governance is an important topic in open source communities. It’s crucial to achieve shared understanding, so that we have a not only  technical governance but also a healthy, sustainable community for people to participate. But how do we manage to get such a governance framework?

3.08 Neon

How I became the community unicorn @ Microsoft

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user codeprincess
Manuela
Rink
Software Engineer
Microsoft

"Why does Microsoft let you go on stage with a Mac?" Specialising in a cross-discipline environment like this can be hard. Everyone loves their familiar tech the most - that's why development is a bit like trench warfare. It's my job and passion to bring your community closer to everyone around it to build something amazing which fits your needs.

2.04 Titanium
Expertise topics

How to grow up skills, by contribution to community

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user andriyun
Andriy
Iun
Developer
Bellcom Udvikling
Drupal Ukraine Community

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.

2.04 Titanium
Expertise topics

It’s All About the Experience: What I’ve Learnt from Talking to Thousands of People About Drupal 

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user pixelite
Suzanne
Dergacheva
Co-founder
Evolving Web

Use cases for Drupal are changing and so are criteria for selecting a web development platform. This is a challenge for the community as well as individuals and companies that use Drupal. We can learn a lot by looking at the Drupal experience from different perspectives and thinking about the personas of people who interact with Drupal.

Spectrum

Making Mentoring Magic

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user ekl1773
Elli
Ludwigson
Content creator
Open Strategy Partners

This session will include discussion of what Core Mentoring and the Drupal Diversity and Inclusion Contrib team offer and what we've been up to recently, as well as how you can get started with contributing to Drupal core or organize a contribution event of your own. 

3.09 Helium

No!

Talk
Industry track
Ayesh Karunaratne
Ayesh
Karunaratne
 
 

It's important to have a clear objective for any open source software. When it comes to open source software, projects can become bloated with features and improvements that doesn't agree with the projects initial objective.

2.02 Chromium

Novice Issue Triage

BoF
Industry track

Friday is Mentored Contribution Day and you can be a key part of it...

The Friday Mentored Contribution Days are one of the most amazing parts of DrupalCon - so many people working together to make Drupal even more wonderful. 

As part of creating the right environment for new people to become involved in our Drupal contributor community, we want to ensure that we have proper tasks for them to work on during the day.

2.08 Platinum

Opensource your daily work

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user dasrecht
Bastian
Widmer
System Engineer
amazee.io

Last year we made a huge step and open-sourced all the code that runs our production environment for everyone to see and contribute. But tech, that’s not what I’ll mainly talk about (ok a bit because it’s to see how we run Docker in Production).

3.08 Neon
Expertise topics

Outspoken Women: Encouraging Women in Tech to Speak

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user tessak22
Tessa
Kriesel
Developer Outreach Manager
Pantheon

How often do we hear that event organizers can’t find women in tech speakers? Way too often. Outspoken Women is making a change by offering mentorship programs for aspiring speakers and necessary resources for vetted speakers. Let’s talk about how we can contribute to encouraging more women to speak

3.08 Neon

Prenote!

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user horncologne
Jeffrey
Alexander
McGuire
Partner
Open Strategy Partners
Profile picture for user ohthehugemanatee
Campbell
Vertesi
Principal Software Engineering Manager
Microsoft
Adam
Juran
Senior Front-End Developer
Forum One

Don't miss it! 8:15 a.m. Wednesday (yes)! Get a good seat for Dries's keynote!

Spectrum
Expertise topics

Preventing Burnout

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user mikemiles86
Michael Miles
Michael
D
Miles
V.P. of Technology
Genuine
Developing Up Podcast

All professionals deal with challenging, high-stress and/or high-pressure situations. Everyone has their limits, and too much stress or pressure can lead to “burnout,” a state of physical and emotional exhaustion. Burnout takes its toll not only on the individual but also co-workers, team, friends, and family.  By working together, individuals and managers can avoid burnout.

2.02 Chromium

The Challenge of Emotional Labor in Open Source Communities

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user agentrickard
Ken
Rickard
Director of Innovation
Palantir.net

Emotional labor supports and enables the creation and maintenance of our products. It is a critical community resource, yet undervalued and often dismissed. In this session we'll take a look at a few reasons why and discuss how to recognize the value of emotional labor.

3.08 Neon
Expertise topics

The Drupal Association: What it is, isn’t, and could be.

Panel
Industry track
Profile picture for user kattekrab
Donna
Benjamin
Project Lead and Business Analyst
Catalyst IT Australia
Drupal Association
Profile picture for user pixelite
Suzanne
Dergacheva
Co-founder
Evolving Web
Profile picture for user piyushpoddar
Piyush
Poddar
Director of Partnerships
Axelerant Technologies, Inc.
Megan
Sanicki
Executive Director
Drupal Association
Drupal Association

The Drupal Association was born out of crisis.

It has grown to be an important supporting partner to the project but there are many misconceptions about what it is, what it does, and how it works.

This panel will describe the reality, bust the myths, and take your questions.

3.08 Neon

The Future of Drupal Watchdog Magazine

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user bosborn
Brian
Osborn
Publisher
Drupal Watchdog

Drupal Watchdog magazine is at a crossroads... Come to this session to find out the current status, what's coming up, and to give your input on the future of Drupal Watchdog!

3.08 Neon

Traditional group photo

Event
Industry track
Profile picture for user dasjo
Josef
Dabernig
Agile Consultant
Amazee Labs

Help us capture the community spirit on the traditional attendee group photo before getting some coffee and snacks.

What could you expect from Drupal core contributing

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user chr.fritsch
Christian
Fritsch
Senior Developer
Thunder

The goal of this session is to encourage everyone to start working on Drupal core. I want to point out why you should consider contributing to core in spite of the frustration you might experience and will give you some tips for getting started.

3.08 Neon
Expertise topics

With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility

Talk
Industry track
Profile picture for user Cellar Door
Chris
Teitzel
Founder / CEO
Lockr

As developers, we are capable of many amazing feats. We can create experiences that touch the lives of millions, brings aid to the corners of the world, empowers new businesses and bring a voice to the voiceless. However with this capability, we must also take on the responsibility for the people, and data, we interact with.

 

2.04 Titanium
Expertise topics

Platinum sponsors