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Sep 22 2016
Sep 22

Giving back to our communities isn’t a new thing for us. And come Monday, five of our team members will be at DrupalCon Dublin. There will be plenty of Axelerant to go around. We’ve got three sessions, each in a different track, and the official event photography team will be led by Michael, our COO.

But before we get into what we’re bringing to Dublin, we should mention that we started to schedule our meet and greets. And we want you to be one of them. Let’s get together at a local brew pub and talk about Open Source problems and solutions in the community:

Let's connect at DrupalCon Dublin

Now, let’s get into what we’re up to. We’re presenting in Front-End, Project Management, and Business tracks at DrupalCon Dublin, so be sure to add them to your list.

Choosing The “Right Agile Methodology” For Your Drupal Projects

Date: 09/27/2016

Time: 14:15 to 15:15

Room: Liffey Meeting 4 | New Relic

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Shani and Prabhat will explore and compare different agile methodologies and share tips on how to choose the right one so you can accelerate your Drupal project. In this session, they’ll cover effective uses of CYNEFIN, a popular decision-making framework, to differentiate between Drupal projects and choosing right agile methodologies for the same.

Shani and Prabhat will cover:

  • Scrum
  • Extreme programming
  • Feature-driven development
  • Scrumban
  • Kanban
  • Lean development

Expected Takeaways:

A clearer idea of which methodology is right for each project, considering: project size, team size, iteration length, roles and responsibilities, and distributed team support. They’ll also discuss risk mitigation levels and customer interaction.

Growing Via Strategic Account Management Frameworks

Date: 09/27/2016

Time: 17:00 to 18:00

Room: Wicklow Hall 2A | Druid

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Piyush will take you through our Account Management practice and share some real-life case studies demonstrating how we hit target sales quota by 2-3x and achieved maximum strategic account objectives within the desired timeline.

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Piyush will cover:

  • Customer onboarding process
  • Kickoff meetings
  • Routine engagement health check-ins
  • Invoicing and collections management
  • Satisfaction surveys and testimonials management
  • Complaint and grievances management
  • Contract renewals and extensions.
  • Opportunity exploration: researching the client, industry, references, social media, etc.
  • Evangelizing clients via social media, digital marketing, and event participations

Expected Takeaways:

  • What is Account Management?
  • What skills and talents are required to excel in Account Management specific to Drupal
  • What activities must be performed to maximize Account Management ROI?
  • What are some of the accountabilities and performance metrics used?

React Front-End For Your Drupal 8 Back-End

Date: 09/29/2016

Time: 12:00 to 13:00

Room: Wicklow Hall 2B | Platform.sh

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Aliya and Bassam will give a hands-on session. By the end of it, you’ll have learned how to build a decoupled website using React ecosystem on the front-end, using Drupal 8 as the content management system (and a data source).

Aliya and Bassam will cover:

  • How to configure Drupal to expose RESTful resources using Drupal 8
  • Enable CORS support for the domains/port running our React application
  • Authenticate requests using JWT
  • Consume data on front-end using Redux store
  • Pass data from Redux store React components

Expected Takeaways:

  • Be able to build a RESTful API using Drupal 8
  • Use any backend with react front-end

Covering DrupalCon Dublin

Michael has a knack for capturing Open Source events around the world as a way of giving back. He’s been leading the photography for two DrupalCons now: DrupalCon Asia and DrupalCon New Orleans.

He’s coming fully equipped to help the Drupal Association immortalize DrupalCon Dublin for all of us, and you can help. If you’d like to contribute to this process, there’s still time to join the “Official Photography Team.”

And while he’ll be running around the event like a paparazzo, Michael would still like to connect with you one-on-one to answer any questions you have about Axelerant. Be sure to take him up on the offer if there’s something you feel we can help you accomplish.

Want to chat about something? Parth Gohil

Parth Gohil

Parth is Axelerant's Community Manager hailing from Surat. He loves supporting open source communities, piloting single-engine aircraft, and being a Cha-Cha Productions actor.

Feb 26 2016
Feb 26

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the Drupal Association to help plan and organize the dedicated PHP track at this year’s DrupalCon in New Orleans. Our own Heather White is working with Larry Garfield (aka @crell) to identify PHP topics relevant to Drupal developers, review sessions, and select speakers. Having a robust PHP track will help Drupalers “get off the island”, a call-to-action started by Larry that has seen the Drupal project embrace solutions and practices from the greater PHP community. At the same time, it’s an opportunity for PHP developers to see how Drupal 8 embraces modern PHP including Object-Oriented development, Composer integration, and code re-use to provide a world class CMS. This collaboration continues the work we began when we launched php[world], a conference meant to bring together PHP’s disparate communities.

If you’re a speaker, the call for sessions is still open (closes on Feb 29th, see link for exact time). Look for the php[architect] team at this year’s DrupalCon. We look forward to meeting you there.

Oscar still remembers downloading an early version of the Apache HTTP server at the end of 1995, and promptly asking "Ok, what's this good for?" He started learning PHP in 2000 and hasn't stopped since. He's worked with Drupal, WordPress, Zend Framework, and bespoke PHP, to name a few. Follow him on Google+.
Sep 07 2012
Sep 07

Listen online: 

Welcome to the first Drupalize.Me podcast! We've renamed the Lullabot podcast to Drupalize.Me and we're re-invigorating it with a new schedule. We will be posting a new podcast every other Friday, starting today! In this episode the Lullabot team gives a recap of the highlights from DrupalCon Munich. Join Addi, Karen, Joe, Sally, Kyle, and Brock as they chat about big announcements and their favorite sessions and moments from DrupalCon.

Podcast notes

Release Date: September 7, 2012 - 10:25am

Album:

Length: 40:12 minutes (16.1 MB)

Format: mono 44kHz 56Kbps (cbr)

Dec 23 2011
Dec 23

All of us at the Drupal Association wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. The past year has been an amazing period of growth for the Association and we could not have done it without your continued support and the amazing passion you all have for the Drupal Project. Have a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year, take a well deserved break and let's gear up for an amazing 2012.

See you in 2012 in Denver, Colorado! 

DrupalCon, the official conference of the Drupal community and the premiere conference for learning and sharing about all things Drupal, is just three months away -- March 19-23, 2012.  DrupalCon Denver will be held at the Colorado Convention Center at the heart of downtown Denver, Colorado, and will be three full days of sessions from the best and brightest in the Drupal community.  Plus, training for all levels on Monday, March 19th and, as always, a Sprint on Friday, March 23rd. A week of pure Drupal love - learn, grow, and build.

Register now to save and get a free T-Shirt

Register early and save! One of the lowest cost Tech conferences DrupalCon is just $350 and includes a free special edition DrupalCon T-shirt if you purchase your tickets by Dec. 31, 2011. Pricing increases to $400 on February 21, 2012. Early registration helps us to plan the conference and keep our costs low by only ordering what is needed. Help us reduce waste and keep our costs low, register now.

Discounted and Free tickets: A limited number of 1/2 priced student tickets are still available and those leading at Code/Doc/Design Sprint at the conference receive complimentary admission. Apply today before they run out!


KEYNOTES

The local Denver team has chosen some amazing keynotes for DrupalCon. You don't want to miss them. 

Dries Buytaert

Founder of Drupal and Drupal Project lead, CTO at Acquia

Dries founded the Drupal project over ten years ago and continues to be active in the direction and development of the project. A DrupalCon tradition Dries will speak about the direction of the project and where it is headed. 

Mitchell Baker

An instrumental leader in the creation of the Mozilla project, Mitchell has been at the forefront of the fight to keep the Internet free, open, and accessible for all. Recognized by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influental people in the world and a recipient of the Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Award for Social Impact. We are excited to welcome Mitchell Baker to DrupalCon for the first time.

Luke Wroblewski

Great products and applications are designed before they are built. LukeW is an internationally recognized digital product leader who has designed or contributed to software used by more than 700 million people worldwide. Luke is the author of three popular Web design books (Mobile FirstWeb Form Design & Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability) in addition to many articles about digital product design and strategy.

SESSIONS

80% of the sessions have been announced. They range from beginner level to advanced and are designed to educate developers, designers and themers, Drupal business and project managers, and CMS business evaluators.

If you or your organization actively use Drupal, or even if you never have but want to learn, DrupalCon is your chance to engage the community, learn from others, and share your experiences. Additional activities include:

TRAINING AND SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Pre-conference training courses and workshops on Monday, March 19, 2012 to gain additional hands-on knowledge on a variety of topics related to web and Drupal development. Beginning Drupal, Theming, Design, Security, Performance, and even .gov FISMA compliance are all included. Elevate your Drupal Skills! 
  • CxO: Drupal business leaders - save the date: March 19, 2012 for the CxO event that will provide business knowledge and networking through a half-day open forum, lunch and a cocktail party.
  • API Hack - A - Thon Sponsored by Tropo - Monday, March 19, 2012 from noon - 8pm. Join Tropo at the Convention Center to learn and test your skills. Pizza and beverages will be served. Prizes will be given away!
  • Drupal Means Business on Thursday, March 22, 2012 is a one day event for CMS business evaluators (CEO, CTO, CMO, etc). To attend you must have either a DrupalCon pass or the Drupal Means Business One Day Pass ($50). The pass gives you access to the sponsor fair where you can meet vendors and attend sessions on the Day Stage. Learn more about the power of Drupal, why you should migrate, case studies on successes in several industries and best practices.
  • Core Conversations: Devs! Devs! The Core Conversations track is for you. You're actively working on Drupal and making the project rock. This is your track to meet and plan the future of Drupal. Each session is either two 15 minute or one 30 minute presentation, followed by 30 minutes of discussion. Meet, Discuss, Hack, Build. 
  • Sprint: The OSS world's largest post-conference sprint will be held on Friday, March 23. This is a great opportunity to get your hands dirty and work alongside your fellow Drupalers. Write code, review patches, develop new modules and themes, write rocking documentation, and improve the content and documentation on drupal.org. Join the growing Drupal Community building the future of Drupal. 


We hope you’ll join us at DrupalCon Denver for the largest and most active gathering of Drupal’s diverse community to learn how the leading open source CMS powers millions of websites worldwide and is reshaping the Internet. Come meet the community that is leading the way!

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