Day three at the DrupalCon Munich 2012
The day started with a other nice breakfast. Then for the first time this week I to ride my bike to the Con on my own because my friends want to start the day a bit later. I went totally lost and need to ask the way several times.
The last time I need to ask I asked a very nice girl who seems to work close to the Sheraton so we biked together to the Sheraton. She told me she was a graphic designer and did sometimes designed website. So we talked shop while biking to the Sheraton.
Today I did less sessions and spend more time talking to all kind of people, and getting information about topics I was interested in from people at there stands. So for example know I know when to use mongoDB.I got a mug with mongoDB on it that actually is a bit funny because my initials are DB
But first the day started with again a very inspiring keynote. This time from Fabien Potencier.
He explained why it is a job that does not work as normal day job where you work from nine to five and then forget about it until the next working day. You need to be passionate and constantly want to learn. And that is so true. We (DrupalCon visitors) all do that. We visit Drupal meetings participate in forums or chat on the IRC. Trying new stuff out in our own time because it is so ******* awesome. And (and this is what I think is so very cool about this community) help each other with the problems we have and learn from each others.
So I missed the next session I had planned because the great conversations I had with all kind of guys and girls. What to think about a professional Opera singer who does Drupal to pay his bills. And I even learned a bavarian bachelors party joke. I really feel sorry for the poor guys :- )
Meeting the amazing fubhy.
One of my hero's is Sebastian Siemssen (fubhy). He is the guy behind the code from the Omega base theme. The base theme that we in our company use as the default base theme. He was working on version 4 and showed how you can very easy and very quick make a sub theme with it that is not only very flexible but also amazing fast. Can't wait to try it.
The last session was from the kind people of Erdfisch who where so kind to give me a ticket to this amazing event.
But be sure that it will not influence my opinion on there session. I will be brutally honest.
So here is my brutally honest opion
After this session I was very proud to be their guest.
There use case about the work done for Greenpeace is so detailed so well worked out it was a pleasure to look. It shows that our job is moved from doing a nice branding site for clients in to making online solutions for clients. So I think from now on it is no longer called web design but online solution design.
Fabian did a great job when making this presentation It had a look and feel that fitted perfectly with the branding of this use case. What was extra hard to do because he was not allowed to show anything about the actual site the are building.
So that was my last DrupalCon session. My head is full information and need time to sort it all out.
My thanks go to
For not only helped me to get a drupalcon ticket but also made me have a least one question right at the trivia.
For actually getting me the ticket and even let me blog about this event.
Floris van Geel
For taking me in his car to Munich, being such a good friend and teaching me so much.
For the nice time we had.
And all the nice people at this great event that I have talked to and sometimes shared a beer or cola with. Hope to see you all again next year.