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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. 

Track Chairs

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Carole
Grootenboer
 
Project manager
Carole@Work

After being Lead of the Dutch Drupal Jam for the last 2 years I am looking forward to help organizing an international Drupal event.
I am a project manager and coordinate the development of great Drupal sites for the last 10 years, starting out with a nice D5 site in 2008:-) The last years my role changed into Scrum master or Product owner, depending on my assignment as a freelance project manager. 
But most of all, I love to work on Drupal projects with my Drupal colleagues.

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Jordana
Fung
 
Drupal Developer
 

Session proposals

Don't be a leader - Be an inspirer

Ayesh Karunaratne
Ayesh
Karunaratne
 
 

Most beloved programmers are the most humble and friendliest of the bunch. They don't please everyone, but they know how to communicate with the community and keep them with the project .

No!

Ayesh Karunaratne
Ayesh
Karunaratne
 
 
 

I'm a Highly Sensitive Person and you might be too

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Kristiaan
Van den Eynde
Senior Drupal developer
 

Did you know that roughly 15-20% of all people process sensory input far more intensely than others? A congenital mutation of the brain allows these people to possess some extraordinary mental abilities, but also crippling anxieties and even medical disorders. This talk aims to explain exactly what an HSP is, how its downsides can be overcome to achieve great things and why the tech industry is a perfect environment for HSPs to flourish.

Drupal.org Update

Timothy
Lehnen
Director of Engineering
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.

Preventing Burnout

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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.

Outspoken Women: Encouraging Women in Tech to Speak

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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

Developing a Culture of Mentorship

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Tessa
Kriesel
Developer Outreach Manager
Pantheon

It’s easy to spend your entire day, heads down, coding projects without thinking twice about other developers around you. We often get too absorbed with completing our immediate deadlines to spend any time considering the future of our projects, the future of our teams.\

Educating Enfys

Daniel
Shaw
 
 

We can all agree on the importance of having fresh talent in our industry, and helping them learn and grow. And we all know how important it is that we keep learning and growing both our technical and our soft skills. But if we want a diverse industry, are we teaching in an inclusive way? Could we be running our usergroups, conferences, learning lunches and meetings better?

Software Management Lessons from the 1960s

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Larry
Garfield
Director of Developer Experience
Platform.sh

What does a 40+ year old book on software management have to teach us today?  Quite a lot, actually!  In fact, Drupal could stand to learn quite a bit on how to manage itself from the experience of others.

Why Open Source?

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Larry
Garfield
Director of Developer Experience
Platform.sh

A look at the concepts behind Free Software / Open Source, and a call to arms to companies to get involved on non-volunteer time.  Short version: If you're not contributing, you don't matter and you shouldn't think anyone cares about you.