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Apr 08 2021
Apr 08

Our Diamond Sponsors

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Drop into DrupalCon when it works for you 

Facing work deadlines? Competing priorities that won’t allow you to commit your entire day to a conference? We understand! DrupalCon 2021 is built with flexibility in mind. Each day will streamline 4 hours of live content, and the virtual setting will allow you to attend the sessions most relevant to you. Connect with others via chat, 1:1 networking, small group discussions, the hallway track, and social events. 

What’s more - DrupalCon participants will have exclusive access to the presentation recordings until the end of May! If you haven’t yet confirmed your participation, today is the perfect time to register for DrupalCon. It’s the best $245 investment you can make to advance your Drupal knowledge and connections.

Show your support through individual sponsorship

You can also help extend access to DrupalCon to others by becoming an individual sponsor. Your $400 donation includes registration for you to connect with the community at DrupalCon, learn from others, share your knowledge, and shape the future of Drupal, while also helping to remove financial barriers for others who would benefit from participating in DrupalCon.

As an individual sponsor, you’ll receive:

  • Recognition on DrupalCon’s Event Sponsors webpage
  • A badge that can be displayed on your Drupal.org profile and on social media
  • Recognition during DrupalCon
  • Community goodwill and #DrupalThanks for your support of Drupal

Thank you to our DrupalCon sponsors 

DrupalCon is an important gathering for our community and also serves as the primary source of funding for the Drupal Association. We are currently at 95% of our sponsorship budget, and your support can help us reach our goal! 

There are limited exhibition and branding opportunities still available! Don’t have the time to run a booth? Sponsor Women in Drupal or Trivia for great exposure and minimum effort! Contact [email protected] for more information.</span>

Thank you to the Individual Sponsors for your generosity and support!

  • Abdul Farooqui (abdulFarooqui), CTO, SymSoft Solutions, LLC
  • Benji Fisher (benjifisher), Fruition
  • Claudiu Cristea (claudiucristea), Drupal Consultant, Webikon SRL
  • Darren Oh (darren-oh), Drupal Engineer, Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Duran Goodyear (alphex), Owner, Alphex Information Solutions
  • Elizabeth Krukosky (drupalwench), CEO & Developer, Cool Fire Inc
  • James Gilliland (neclimdul), Enterprise Architect, APQC
  • John Taylor (johndtaylor), Freelance
  • Joseph Krukosky (joekrukosky) CTO & Developer, Cool Fire Inc
  • Matt Schreiber (cws_matt), Developer, Complete Web Solutions
  • Nic Rodgers (nicrodgers), Head Tag Limited
  • Radzi Ismail, Manager, CREATIVE SIDE SDN. BHD.

  • Rich Gerdes (richgerdes), Senior Developer, Unleashed Technologies
  • Roman Paska (taran2l), Head of Web Development, Lemberg Solutions
  • Roy Vikovych, Business Development Manager, Lemberg Solutions
  • Ullrich Neiss (slowflyer), CEO, crowd-creation GmbH

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Thank you to our newest sponsors supporting DrupalCon North America 2021!

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Apr 06 2021
Apr 06

The Decoupled Menus Initiative is hosting a contribution hackathon where you can help us test both the response format of the proposed menu API, and the new General project type on Drupal.org for facilitating development of JavaScript libraries within the Drupal ecosystem.

What:

Join a team and contribute to one of the existing projects, or start your own and show off your ideas.

The goal of the hackathon is to create (or improve existing) projects on Drupal.org that leverage the proposed menu API in order to test the API itself and the new infrastructure for developing JavaScript libraries on Drupal.org.

There are a couple of existing projects, with well-defined issues, that would be a great place to jump in and help out.

Or you can start your own. This is your chance to share your experience from past projects, or get creative and dream up new ways of navigating a menu.

We’ve set up a demo API endpoint that you can use to test a menu provided by Drupal. Check it out here, and here.

Some inspiration to get the creative ideas flowing:

  • Have a favorite JavaScript library that's not already represented (Vue, Angular, Ember, Svelte, etc.)? Create a project that demonstrates how to consume a Drupal menu using that library.

  • What is the digital signage representation of a menu?

  • Help add tests to one of the existing components.

  • What would it look like to navigate a Drupal menu via voice commands like Alexa?

  • Can you play Doom via a Drupal menu?

If you want to start a team, or have ideas but aren't sure where to go next come find one of us and we'll help get you pointed in the right direction.

Who:

Anyone and everyone is welcome. Whether this is your first time, or you're an experienced contributor, we'll have mentors who can help answer your questions and guide you along the way. And whether you want to write code, create docs, design interactive UIs, or anything else, we'll do our best to put your unique skills to work.

Have an idea for a project and want to find others to collaborate with? Let us know and we can help create the space, and link you up with potential collaborators.

When:

Tuesday, 13 April is Decoupled Menus Day at DrupalCon. The morning will consist of a keynote and related sessions. And in the afternoon we’ll kick off the contribution hackathon. This is when we'll form teams, group newcomers with mentors, and generally provide the most hands-on guidance.

On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday we'll schedule a time to hang out, answer questions, and help in any way we can. Expect this to be maybe about an hour each day. Though, many of us are in Slack (#decoupled-menus-initiative) and can be reached there asynchronously.

Throughout the rest of the week, you and your team are free to self-organize and work on your projects whenever it works for you.

Where:

The primary gathering space for the hackathon will be Open Social and Zoom.

We'll have a main Zoom call set-up where you can go for questions and guidance at any time. As well as individual Zoom calls for focused collaboration on specific topics. Think of these like how groups are often organized by table in a traditional code sprint.

The Open Social site contains a list of scheduled events and links to relevant Zoom rooms.

You find us in the #decoupled-menus-initiative on Slack.

All the links:

Apr 02 2021
Apr 02

This year’s DrupalCon North America 2021 keynotes highlight the power of the global Drupal community to make a difference in some of the most crucial issues of our time and the future of digital experiences. Register today.

The Drupal Association is planning a blockbuster event for DrupalCon North America, the most widely attended Drupal event, 12-16 April from 11:00 - 15:00 EDT daily. This year’s all-virtual event brings together Drupal experts, enthusiasts, end users, and the broader open source software community to connect, collaborate, and contribute to advancing Drupal - the world’s leading open source digital experience platform (DXP).

Heather Rocker, executive director of the Drupal Association states, “Our global community of developers, marketers, and business leaders come to DrupalCon to connect, learn about the experiences of their peers, and share their own expertise. DrupalCon participants also benefit from the opportunity to learn from our keynote and featured speakers. This year, those topics include the role of open source in schools to close the digital divide, the importance of allyship in developing diversity and inclusion, building successful mentorship for people of color in tech, and understanding digital rights as human rights.”

Featured keynotes will highlight inclusion, closing the digital divide, and the Drupal platform’s future.

Sheree Atcheson, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader
Allyship—the key to unlocking the power of diversity
Monday, 12 April 12:10-12:40 EDT
Atcheson, an industry-leading voice on diversity and inclusion in tech, will talk about the importance of intersectional allyship in creating inclusive environments and technology. She’ll offer tips on how everyone in any role can actively consider, champion, and advocate for others in their work and be more inclusive in their day-to-day lives.

Atcheson has been named one of the UK’s Most Influential Women in Tech and has received multiple international awards for her work to advance diversity and inclusion in the tech industry.

Dries Buytaert, Founder, Drupal
Driesnote
Wednesday, 14 April 12:30-13:50 EDT
A much-anticipated highlight of DrupalCon, Buytaert, Drupal’s founder, will deliver his annual talk celebrating Drupal successes over the past year, outlining the state of the Drupal project now, and offering his thoughts on what’s next.

Buytaert is the original creator and project lead for Drupal, an open source platform used around the world to build websites and digital experiences, as well as co-founder and chief technology officer of Acquia, a venture-backed technology company.

Stuart Keroff, Social Studies and Technology Teacher, Aspen Academy
School needs open source, now more than ever
Friday, 16 April 14:20-14:50 EDT
Technology educator Stuart Keroff, founder of the first two middle school Linux clubs in Minnesota, has spent the last 10 years guiding middle school students to use open source as a tool to close the digital divide in education. He and his students will share how they used open source software to recycle computers for their fellow students during COVID-19 school closures.

To date, he and his students have provided over 600 Linux computers, helping students learn while also saving money for their schools.

New this year - participants can attend keynote sessions dedicated to strategic Drupal Initiatives:

Decoupled Menus
Tuesday, 13 April
This initiative is focused on developing an easy-to-integrate solution for JavaScript front ends to consume configurable menus managed in Drupal—a key enhancement for developers. This is the first step in standardizing best practices for Decoupled Drupal.

Easy Out of the Box
Wednesday, 14 April
This initiative is designed to refine improvements introduced in the Drupal 9 release and enable new features that can make Drupal even easier to use.

Automated Updates
Thursday 15 April
This initiative is all about implementing a secure system for automatically deploying safe, secure updates for Drupal sites—a crucial enhancement for Drupal service providers and end users.

Drupal 10 Readiness
Friday, 16 April
This initiative is our effort to update and enhance the platform to enable a smooth, secure transition to Drupal 10, which launches in 2022.

Invest in your career, register today
The global pandemic has increased pressures around work-life integration, so DrupalCon 2021 is built with flexibility in mind. Each day is streamlined with 4 hours of live content, and the virtual setting allows easy participation in the featured keynotes, small group discussions, and interactive skill-building sessions most relevant to you.

Tickets are $245 per attendee and include access to all DrupalCon events, premiere access to the session recordings, as well as admission into the industry summits of your choice (higher education, healthcare, nonprofit, and government) held throughout April. Registration details, as well as additional speaker and session information, are available at https://events.drupal.org/northamerica2021

DrupalCon is brought to you by the Drupal Association in collaboration with a team of dedicated contributors and sponsors, including Diamond Sponsors Acquia, Pantheon, and Platform.sh.

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Mar 24 2021
Mar 24

Our Diamond Sponsors
 

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DrupalCon North America is only a few weeks away, and we’re adding new sessions daily to our already exciting lineup of keynotes, breakout discussions, skill-building sessions, and networking opportunities.

Browse this year’s scheduled sessions to create your personalized DrupalCon experience, tailored to your interests. Whether you’re a developer interested in building new skills, a marketer who wants to learn more about digital experiences and branding, or a Drupal user looking for insights on accessibility and inclusion, you’ll find a session to meet your needs.

New for 2021! Participation in industry summits is included in your DrupalCon ticket, and summits will be held throughout the month of April.

  • Take time to focus on your industry without missing out on DrupalCon content
  • Connect directly with colleagues and peers in your industry through chat, 1:1 networking, and other platform features
  • Get exclusive access to creative and flexible sessions, with the chance to join additional breakout groups and roundtable discussions
If you’re new to Drupal or DrupalCon, participating in a range of events is a great way to get to know the Drupal community and learn more about what’s possible with Drupal.

Register now to be part of DrupalCon 2021 and get access to all event content and the industry summits throughout April!

Centarro logoThank you to Pantheon for their continued support of DrupalCon North America 2021! Pantheon's mission is to make the web a first-class platform that delivers results. "Superpower Your Team With WebOps."

Last call for scholarships - 26 March application deadline


If you’d like to attend DrupalCon, but cost is a barrier, apply for a DrupalCon scholarship today. You’ll learn more about Drupal, build valuable skills, and connect with a supportive community of developers and Drupal users around the world. The deadline for scholarship applications is 26 March. Apply today.

We’re also looking for scholarship mentors—people who have attended DrupalCon in the past and can help new DrupalCon participants get the most out of the experience. Mentors help provide a warm welcome to the community. 

Register for DrupalCon and sign up to be a scholarship mentor today.

Elevated Third logoB2B Strategy, Meet Drupal. Thank you to Elevated Third for their DrupalCon North America Platinum sponsorship. Elevated Third is a digital agency that blends strategic thinking with technical doing to solve enterprise B2B problems.

Celebrate 20 years of Drupal at DrupalFest events throughout April

DrupalFest 2021 logoJoin the global Drupal community in celebrating 20 years of community-led, open source innovation at DrupalFest events—from training workshops to virtual happy hours. Most DrupalFest events will be hosted online, by people within the Drupal community, and are free to join. 

Browse confirmed events, and join your fellow Drupal enthusiasts in celebrating community, collaboration, connection, and two decades of positive impacts made possible by Drupal.

Have an idea for a DrupalFest event you’d like to host? Submit it here.

Whether you’re looking for premium branding, speaking engagements, or a virtual booth, there’s still time to sponsor DrupalCon North America.


Hear why Gold Sponsor, Amazee.io, is sponsoring

We’re proud to sponsor and to continue our support of DrupalCon North America – especially this being Drupal’s 20th anniversary year. Our sponsorship helps us to build brand awareness, connect with potential clients, source new leads, and boost our employer-brand in order to attract new talent."

This is your chance to highlight your business as an important part of the largest annual gathering of Drupal talent, experts, agencies, and users. Sponsorships start at just $4,050 - contact [email protected] for more information.

Register now!


Register for DrupalCon now for access to valuable information, the chance to build new skills, and connections you can build on after the event. 
 

Our Platinum Sponsors

                         
                        
          

Thank you to our newest sponsors supporting DrupalCon North America 2021!

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We’re here for you. Find answers to common DrupalCon questions in our FAQ.
Mar 17 2021
Mar 17

Our Diamond Sponsors
 

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DrupalCon North America 2021 is less than a month away, and we’re excited to announce the program! Explore the confirmed sessions, register to participate, and start to plan your DrupalCon adventure. 

The keynotes offer exclusive opportunities to hear from leaders in Drupal and open source about issues and ideas that impact Drupal developers and users around the world.

Here’s a look at this year’s keynote lineup.

Sheree Atcheson, Global Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Peakon
Allyship—the key to unlocking the power of diversity
Monday 12 April, 12:10 - 12:40 EDT

Sheree Atcheson, an industry-leading voice on diversity and inclusion in tech, will talk about the importance of intersectional allyship in creating inclusive environments and technology. She’ll offer tips on how everyone in any role can actively consider, champion, and advocate for others in their work and be more inclusive in their day-to-day lives.

Dries Buytaert, Founder, Drupal
Driesnote
Wednesday, 14 April, 12:30 - 13:50 EDT

A much-anticipated highlight of DrupalCon, Drupal founder Dries Buytaert will deliver his annual talk on the state of the Drupal project now and his thoughts on what’s next. Don’t miss it!

Photo by Amazee Labs from DrupalCon Nashville 2018

Stuart Keroff, Social Studies and Technology Teacher, Aspen Academy
School needs open source, now more than ever
Friday, 16 April, 14:20 - 14:50 EDT

Technology educator Stuart Keroff, founder of the first two middle school Linux clubs in Minnesota, has spent the last 10 years guiding middle school students to use open source as a tool to close the digital divide in education. He and his students will share how they used open source software to recycle computers for their fellow students during COVID-19 school closures.
Tuesday - Friday of DrupalCon will begin with keynotes sessions focused on the Project’s strategic initiatives. More information below. 

Learn more about DrupalCon keynote speakers and sessions.

Centarro logoThank you to Centarro for being a Platinum DrupalCon North America sponsor! Centarro (formerly Commerce Guys) is the company behind Drupal Commerce, an eCommerce platform uniquely suited to cross-border commerce, B2C + B2B sales, & tailor-made REST APIs.

Explore contribution opportunities at DrupalCon

Along with DrupalCon sessions, discussion groups, and skill-building opportunities, each day of this year’s event will focus on one of the Drupal Project’s strategic initiatives. You’ll begin the day with a keynote on the featured initiative, find out how it will make more exciting digital experiences possible, and have the opportunity to participate in mentored contributions following the live content at DrupalCon, where you can be part of accelerating the initiative’s success. All participants are welcome, with or without technical experience!

 

Here’s a look at the specific initiatives we’ll focus on each day.

Decoupled Menu Day

Decoupled Menus Day
Tuesday, 13 April

This initiative is focused on developing an easy-to-integrate solution for JavaScript front ends to consume configurable menus managed in Drupal. Learn what’s been accomplished so far and how you can help move the initiative forward. Drupal mentors will be on hand to help contributors with coding, writing, and testing activities. Learn more 
Easy Out of the Box Day

Easy Out of the Box Day

Wednesday, 14 April 

This initiative is designed to improve upon Drupal 9 features and enable new features that can make Drupal even easier to use. Learn more
Automated Updates Day

Automated Updates Day

Thursday, 15 April 

This initiative is all about implementing a secure system for automatically deploying safe, secure updates for Drupal sites—a crucial enhancement for Drupal service providers and end users that could create other exciting new possibilities for the future. Learn more
Drupal 10 Readiness Day

Drupal 10 Readiness Day

Friday, 16 April

This initiative is our effort to update and enhance the platform to enable a smooth, secure transition to Drupal 10, which launches in 2022. Learn more
Tag1 logoWe're grateful to Tag1 Consulting for their Platinum DrupalCon North America sponsorship! Tag1 is a global technology consulting firm that specializes in architecting, optimizing, securing, and delivering large scale systems.. 

Whether you’re looking for premium branding, speaking engagements, or a virtual booth, there’s still time to sponsor DrupalCon North America.


Hear why Platinum Sponsor, Acro Media, is sponsoring for the 6th year in a row - 

“Our Drupalcon sponsorship investment each year continues to provide value in the form(s) of sharing and gaining knowledge, building relationships and partnerships within the community, and meeting potential new clients. Acro Media has been a proud Drupalcon sponsor for a number of years and 2021 is no different. We greatly appreciate the effort the Drupal Association has taken to create an interactive virtual experience for 2021 and we are excited to participate.” 

This is your chance to highlight your business as an important part of the largest annual gathering of Drupal talent, experts, agencies, and users. Sponsorships start at just $4,050 - contact [email protected] for more information.

Tag1 logoThank you to Phase 2 Technology for their continued support at DrupalCon North America! For the last 20 years, Phase2 has been at the center of the digital ecosystem, integrating processes, people, and systems.
Tag1 logoPalantir is a full-service digital consultancy that works to strengthen humanity by helping others discover, create, and share knowledge. Thank you, Palantir, for being a Platinum sponsor at DrupalCon North America!

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Mar 15 2021
Mar 15

Wednesday at DrupalCon will feature content focussed on the Easy Out of the Box strategic initiative, as well as all the usual great things we have lined up for DrupalCon.

Rachel Lawson caught up with some of the Initiative Team to find out what they had to tell us.

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Cristina Chumillas, Emilie Nouveau, AmyJune Hineline, Sascha Eggenberger, and Tim Plunkett will guide us on a journey about Easy Out of the Box, starting with a Keynote introducing the initiative, suggested sessions to attend to increase your knowledge related to the initiative, as well support to contribute to the initiative following the live sessions at DrupalCon.

Mar 10 2021
Mar 10

Our Diamond Sponsors
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Join us for the Driesnote and the latest on all things Drupal

Register now to attend the much-anticipated Driesnote on April 14 at 12:30 EDT. Participants will be the first to hear what’s happening with the Drupal project and where it’s going next from Drupal founder, Dries Buytaert. The Driesnote is a highlight of DrupalCon for members of the Drupal community, the wider tech industry, and anyone interested in open source. You don’t want to miss it!

When can you hear from Dries at DrupalCon? 

  • Welcome to DrupalCon: Monday, April 12, 11:00 EDT
  • Driesnote: Wednesday, April 14, 12:30 EDT
  • Driesnote Q&A: Wednesday, April 14, 14:00 EDT
  • Q&A with the Drupal Association staff and board: Thursday, April 15, 12:15 EDT
Register for DrupalCon today to get exclusive live access to the Driesnote.
Acquia logoThank you Acquia for your long-standing Diamond sponsorship. A hearty congratulations for being named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for #DXP for Open Digital Experience Platform!

Become a DrupalCon North America ambassador when you register

When you register for DrupalCon, make sure to join our ambassador program by clicking “generate my code” on the registration confirmation screen.
Each time you refer a friend who registers using your ambassador’s code, you’ll be entered into a drawing for free registration to DrupalCon North America 2022. The ambassadors with the most referrals will be recognized at DrupalCon this April. 
Acquia logoWe are thrilled to have Velir as a new Platinum sponsor. Velir has over 20 years of experience partnering with mission-driven clients to help them better engage their audiences and accomplish their digital goals.

Become a DrupalCon sponsor before March 15 and reach our global Drupal community

As a DrupalCon sponsor, you’ll connect with a global community of developers, marketers and leaders — people who want to learn about what you’re doing with Drupal and have their own experiences and expertise to share. Be part of the largest annual gathering of Drupal talent, experts, agencies, and users - but hurry - sponsorship sign-ups close on March 15th!  Sponsorships start at just $4,050. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Acquia logoThank you to Platinum sponsor FFW for their continued support. FFW is a global digital agency that partners with multinational brands to define, build, & optimize Digital Experience Platforms (DXP) that drive results.

Our Platinum Sponsors

                          
                             
             

Thank you to our newest sponsors supporting DrupalCon North America 2021!

Have a question?


We’re here for you. Find answers to common DrupalCon questions in our FAQ.
Mar 10 2021
Mar 10

We cannot think of a better way of wrapping up a whole week at DrupalCon than a focused look at the next major release of Drupal, version 10, and how we will get there.

Rachel Lawson caught up with some of the Initiative Team to find out what they had to tell us.

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Gábor Hojtsy, Chris Darke (ChrisDarke), Ofer Shaal (shaal), and Lauri Eskola (lauriii) will guide us on a journey about Drupal 10 Readiness, starting with a Keynote introducing the initiative, suggested sessions to attend to increase your knowledge related to the initiative, as well support to contribute to the initiative following the live sessions at DrupalCon.

Mar 05 2021
Mar 05

Update: The Automated Updates Initiative day has moved to Thursday, April 15th

Following our previous post about new contribution structures at DrupalCon and the video about Decoupled Menus for Tuesday, we can now announce that on Thursday, April 15, we will focus on the Automated Updates initiative.

Rachel Lawson caught up with the Initiative Team to find out what they had to tell us.

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David Strauss (David Strauss), Ted Bowman (tedbow), Matthew Radcliffe (mradcliffe), and Tim Hestenes Lehnen (hestenet) will guide us on an Automated Updates adventure, starting with a Keynote introducing the initiative, suggested sessions to attend to increase your knowledge related to the initiative, as well support to contribute to the initiative following the live sessions at DrupalCon.

Eager to learn more? Join us on Drupal Slack in the #autoupdates channel.

Mar 03 2021
Mar 03

 

Sheree Atcheson photoWe’re thrilled to announce one of our confirmed keynote speakers for DrupalCon North America 2021! Sheree Atcheson, an award-winning leader, author, and frequent speaker on diversity and inclusion in the tech industry will deliver a presentation on Monday, April 12 titled: Allyship—The Key to Unlocking the Power of Diversity.

Atcheson will talk about one crucial way everyone can play a role in making our work environments and technology more inclusive: intersectional allyship. She’ll discuss how we can consider, champion, and advocate for the needs of others through all of our processes, and offer useful tips on how to become a more inclusive person in your own day-to-day life.

Atcheson is Global Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Peakon, an advisory board member with Women Who Code, and author of Demanding More: Why Diversity and Inclusion Don’t Happen, and What You Can Do About It. 

Hear her speak on Monday, April 12 at 12:10 pm EDT (UTC -4).

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Thank you to Acro Media for being a DrupalCon Platinum Sponsor! Acro Media is a full-service Drupal agency specializing in complex commerce solutions. Find out more by visiting their website.

Submit an event for DrupalFest: April 1 - 30

DrupalFest iconHave an idea for how to celebrate Drupal’s 20th birthday? We’re looking for submissions from within the community for DrupalFest, held online throughout the month of April. DrupalFest is a series of free, virtual events focused on community, contribution, and the positive impacts Drupal has made possible. Submit your ideas for virtual Drupal contribution events, skill-building workshops, and fun ways to come together and celebrate online.

Explore event ideas, and submit your own event. 

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"Enterprise Drupal, Simply Delivered." Thank you to ImageX for being a Platinum Sponsor of DrupalCon. ImageX is an award-winning web agency whose clients include Apple, Samsung, Stanford University, and YMCA.

Nominate a Drupal contributor for the 2021 Aaron Winborn Award

The annual Aaron Winborn Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates personal integrity, kindness, and above-and-beyond commitment to the Drupal community. The award includes a scholarship for the winner to attend DrupalCon, as well as recognition prior to the Driesnote. 

If you know of someone who has made a big impact in their local or regional community, or on the global Drupal community, let us know!

We’re accepting nominations until March 19, 2021, and the winner will be selected by a committee made up of members of our Community Working Group (CWG) as well as past award winners. (Current members of the CWG and past award winners are not eligible for nomination.)</span>

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Mediacurrent, thank you for your Platinum sponsorship! Mediacurrent strongly believes in open source principles, contributing code & sharing knowledge to strengthen the Drupal community.
Register today, get swag

Register today, get swag

The first 30 participants to register for DrupalCon in the next 24 hours will receive a bonus $15 credit to the Drupal Swag Shop. You can use your credit toward the purchase of the official DrupalCon North America gear -- coming soon -- or anything else sold in the Drupal Swag Shop.

Become a DrupalCon sponsor and reach our global Drupal community

Show your support for Drupal while getting your brand and business in front of thousands of the world’s top Drupal contributors, influencers, and organizations. Sponsorship packages start at $4,050.

Contact us today to learn about DrupalCon sponsorship opportunities.

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Our Platinum Sponsors

                          
                             
             

Thank you to our newest sponsors supporting DrupalCon North America 2021!

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We’re here for you. Find answers to common DrupalCon questions in our FAQ.
Mar 02 2021
Mar 02

DrupalCon North America 2021 has a new format, as described in our previous post, that enables you to learn about a specific strategic initiative or participate in more general conference programming. On Tuesday, April 13, we will focus on Decoupled Menus. Rachel Lawson caught up with the Initiative Team to find out more…

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Théodore Biadala (nod_), Gabe Sullice (gabesullice), Baddý Breidert (baddysonja), and Tara King (sparklingrobots) will be leading us in a Decoupled Menus contribution adventure, including:

  • a Keynote introducing the initiative,
  • suggested sessions to attend to increase your knowledge related to the initiative,
  • support to contribute to the initiative following the live sessions at DrupalCon.

The Decoupled Menus team has some great videos and we have worked with the team running drupal.tv to create a special playlist with content curated to help prepare you to get the most out of your access to the initiative leads at DrupalCon. You are highly encouraged to watch the videos prior to the Decoupled Menu Keynote on April 13.

Keep checking the Decoupled Menus playlist on drupal.tv for more content over the next few weeks.

Feb 25 2021
Feb 25

 

Programming for DrupalCon North America 2021 is beginning to take shape. As part of your DrupalCon experience, you will have the ability to deep dive into a specific initiative or participate in more general conference programming.

On Monday, April 12 Drupal Founder Dries Buytaert will introduce key strategic initiatives in his highly anticipated Driesnote. Tuesday, April 12 - Friday, April 16 will begin with a keynote presentation focused on one of Drupal’s strategic initiatives, and you can join sessions throughout the live programming for more context on that day’s featured initiative. Whether or not you have technical experience, there is a way to get involved in the initiative.

Following the DrupalCon sessions, you’ll have the chance to participate in contribution activities related to the initiative, with support from Drupal initiative leaders and mentors.
 

The specific initiatives we’ll be focusing on include:

  • Auto Updates and Bug Smash: Implement a secure system for automatically deploying safe, secure updates for Drupal sites, providing cost efficiencies and peace of mind for clients and Drupal end users
  • Decoupled Menus: Develop an easy-to-integrate solution to provide the best way for JavaScript front ends to consume configurable menus managed in Drupal
  • Drupal 10 Readiness: Update and enhance the platform in advance of the Drupal 10 launch in 2022, enabling a smooth, secure transition
  • Easy Out of the Box: Improve upon Drupal 9 features and enable new ones to make Drupal even easier to use
Feb 18 2021
Feb 18

Advance the Drupal project and make Drupal 10 a success

DrupalCon North America will incorporate Drupal's strategic goals and contribution opportunities into the main event programming. As part of your DrupalCon experience, you will have the ability to deep dive into a specific initiative or participate in more general conference programming.

As we look forward to the launch of Drupal 10 in 2022, we’re supporting opportunities for all DrupalCon participants—of all levels of experience—to contribute to this next phase of the platform.

Here’s what to expect:

Each day of DrupalCon will begin with a keynote presentation focused on a strategic initiative related to Drupal 10. You’ll learn about each initiative’s goals and see how it will help all of us create even better, more engaging digital experiences.

Throughout each day, you’ll then have the chance to join sessions that will help participants of all professional backgrounds and skill sets learn:

  • How the initiative works
  • How it will enable more exciting digital experiences
  • How to sell those experiences to clients
  • How Drupal community members can contribute to the initiative’s success
In the latter part of each day, you’ll have the option to participate in contribution activities designed for participants with or without technical experience, with support from Drupal leaders and mentors.

If you’re already working on a contribution team, you’ll have the chance to continue your work at DrupalCon and share your experiences and lessons learned with the wider Drupal community via the hashtag #DrupalContribution.</span>

Feb 09 2021
Feb 09

On January 15, 2021, Drupal celebrated its 20th birthday - a major accomplishment for an open source project! As we look to the future, how can we propel Drupal forward to be the top digital experience platform?

Vision. Contribution. Innovation.

With Drupal 10 on the horizon for summer of 2022, the Drupal Association is helping to rally the community around Drupal’s key strategic initiatives, critical to meeting this milestone. We are collaborating with the Core Mentoring Coordinators, the Core Initiative Coordinators, and the DrupalCon Program Committee to evolve the contribution experience at DrupalCon to support key initiatives, illustrate how to get involved, and, ultimately, accelerate project innovation.

DrupalCon North America will incorporate Drupal's strategic goals and contribution opportunities into the main event programming. As part of your DrupalCon experience, you will have the ability to deep dive into a specific initiative or participate in more general conference programming. 

Each day, we focus

Each day, in addition to the traditional DrupalCon content, we will have a focus on one of the Drupal Project’s Strategic Initiatives and will begin with an Initiative Keynote. Key members of the Initiative will take us all on a journey through the goals of that initiative, and how it will help create a better product for us all to build future digital experiences. Co-speakers will join the keynote to place the initiative in the wider context of the value this feature brings to Drupal. This content will not just be for developers, but for everyone who has a stake in the strategic future of Drupal.

At the conclusion of the session, all the keynote speakers will be available for discussion with attendees.

Throughout the day, the program will contain select, highlighted content that helps participants of all backgrounds and skill sets to learn in detail how the initiative works, how it will enable them to build more exciting experiences, how to sell those experiences more effectively, and how they can participate in contributing to the initiative’s success.

Each day, we contribute

In the latter part of the day, participants will have the option to engage in interactive and supported contribution activities. Contribution opportunities will be available for both technical and non-technical audiences at all experience levels.

The day’s initiative keynote team will be available to coordinate contributions, alongside our mentoring team. On other days, we will all give the initiative team the space to build upon the successes coming out of their day in the spotlight.

Contribution is not limited to the focused initiatives. There will be space and opportunity for individuals who already have their own contribution teams and goals. You’re encouraged to work on them at DrupalCon and share your stories via #DrupalContributions for us to share with the wider community.

The transformation of contribution opportunities at DrupalCon will only make an impact with your support. Accelerate the project by contributing at DrupalCon and elevate the future of Drupal.

We hope you'll join us! Register for DrupalCon today.

More information about the specific schedule, content, and areas of focus for contribution will be coming soon. 

Editor's note: DrupalCon contribution activities will be available for free for non-ticket-holders as always.

About DrupalCon North America 2021

At DrupalCon North America 2021, the people who create the digital experiences the world relies on every day—developers, marketers, agency leaders, and business decision makers—come together to learn about the latest Drupal developments and contribute to the future of the platform.

This year’s all-virtual event, April 12-16, is designed to fit into your schedule, so you can still participate in the conference while balancing work and life at home. Live sessions will be held across five days, Monday - Friday from 11:00AM - 3:00PM Eastern, with these contribution activities in the latter part of the day

In events ranging from keynote presentations to hands-on skill-building workshops, you’ll:

  • Learn Drupal best practices, new skills, and innovative strategies you can use in your own projects.
  • Connect with others in the Drupal community, growing your network and collaborating on ways to make the platform even better.
  • Build your career or business, with opportunities to showcase your own work and meet potential employers, clients, talent, and partners.

Whether you attend DrupalCon to hear the vision from founder Dries Buytaert, to learn from mainstage speakers about open source and beyond, to develop your own talent or recruit talent of others, or to build relationships with new contributors, collaborators, and friends - there is a place for you at DrupalCon. 

Feb 09 2021
Feb 09

Call for content closes February 14

Submit your proposal to host a short, interactive session, and share what you know with the Drupal community. 

All sessions will be virtual this year, and facilitators and presenters will get free registration for the entire conference. We strongly encourage submissions from facilitators and presenters who have been marginalized due to racism, misogyny, transphobia, and other forms of discrimination.

We’re looking for ideas related to, but not limited to, the following topic areas:

  • Drupal Community Health
  • Content & Marketing
  • Core Contributions
  • Development & Coding
  • DevOps
  • Drupal and Open Source 101
  • Drupal Showcase
  • Leadership, Management, & Business
  • Site Building
  • User Experience, Accessibility & Design
Learn more about session topics and submission guidelines.  

If you’d like to lead a deeper dive into topics related to your industry, submit a presentation for one of our industry summits, held virtually throughout the month of April:

  • Tuesday, April 6: Drupal Community Summit
  • Tuesday, April 20: Higher Education Summit
  • Thursday, April 22: Healthcare Summit
  • Tuesday, April 27: Nonprofit Summit
  • Thursday, April 29: Government Summit

Learn, Connect, Build

DrupalCon North America is the largest DrupalCon event of the year, held virtually this year from April 12–16, from 11:00 am - 3:00pm Eastern (UTC -5). 

In keynote presentations, hands-on skill-building workshops, breakout discussions, and interactive sessions, you’ll:

Learn Drupal best practices, new skills, and innovative strategies you can use in your own projects.

Connect with others in the Drupal community, growing your network, and collaborating on ways to make the platform even better. 

Build your career or business, with opportunities to showcase your own work and meet potential employers, clients, talent, and partners.</span>

Gain visibility with targeted engagement opportunities 

Become a DrupalCon sponsor to reach thousands of the world's top Drupal contributors, influencers, and organizations. Sponsorship packages start at $4,050. 
Contact us today to learn about DrupalCon sponsorship opportunities.

Our Diamond Sponsor
 

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Feb 02 2021
Feb 02

 

Don’t miss your last chance to register for DrupalCon at the early bird rate


Tomorrow, February 3, is the final opportunity to register for DrupalCon North America 2021 at the discounted rate.

Whether you’re new to Drupal or have been attending DrupalCon for years, you won’t want to miss this year’s all-virtual event. In keynote presentations, hands-on workshops, breakout discussion groups, and interactive sessions, you’ll connect with a global community of developers, marketers, and leaders — people who want to learn about what you’re doing with Drupal and have their own expertise to share. 

Dive deeper into issues related to your industry and share insights with peers in your field at a DrupalCon summit. Participation in industry summits are included this year with your DrupalCon ticket. Dates are spread throughout the month of April so you don't have to miss a thing. 

Feb 01 2021
Feb 01

 

Join us for an all-virtual DrupalCon 2021

Join us for DrupalCon 2021, the world’s premier gathering of Drupal enthusiasts and experts. Build your skills, learn more about what Drupal can do, celebrate successes and collaborate to improve and grow the open source platform the world relies on every single day. 

This year’s all-virtual event, April 12-16, is designed to fit into your schedule, so you can still participate in the conference while balancing work and life at home. 

Buy your ticket before 11:59 p.m. ET (UTC -5) on February 3 to get the early bird rate and save $50 on admission.

Your ticket includes access to:

  • Keynote presentations, hands-on workshops, breakout discussion groups, and interactive sessions April 12-16, with live programming held from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. ET (UTC -5) each day
  • DrupalCon industry summits, held throughout the month of April, with deeper dives into the following areas:
    • Drupal Community, April 6
    • Libraries, April 8
    • Higher Education, April 20
    • Healthcare, April 22
    • Nonprofit, April 27
    • Government, April 29

Volunteers help make DrupalCon possible, contributing their time, talent and skills. Explore all the different ways you can contribute — even if you’re not a developer.

Download the DrupalCon Contribution Opportunities Guide to learn more.

Call for content: Share your experience and expertise with the Drupal community


Lead a fireside chat, skill-sharing session, birds of a feather discussion group or interactive workshop. We’re looking for engaging program content that helps everyone in the Drupal community learn, grow and feel inspired to do more with Drupal.

Possible content topics include:

  • Community Health
  • Content and Marketing
  • Development and Coding
  • DevOps
  • Drupal and Open Source 101
  • Drupal Showcase
  • Leadership, Management and Business
  • Site Building
  • User Experience, Accessibility and Design
And these are just a starting point. If you’ve got a creative idea for a session topic or format, we’d love to hear it. We’re especially interested in ideas that help everyone break out of their daily Zoom fatigue, e.g., sessions focused on creative exercises, art, collaboration or movement.

Content submissions are due by February 14. Learn more about submission guidelines, content focus areas and session formats

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Jan 26 2021
Jan 26

Learn more about the call for content and submit today! The session submission deadline is Sunday, February 14 at 11:59 pm EST (UTC -5). Send questions about DrupalCon (session submission process, logistics, etc.) to the DrupalCon team. Get tips and request proposal feedback anytime in the #session-help Slack channel.

A note from our fabulous 2020 program committee:

“Imposter syndrome” — something we seem to be hearing about more often. Not familiar with the term? Gill Corkindale defines imposter syndrome beautifully in Harvard Business Review

Imposter syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success. ‘Imposters’ suffer from chronic self-doubt and a sense of intellectual fraudulence that override any feelings of success or external proof of their competence. High achieving, highly successful people often suffer, so imposter syndrome doesn’t equate with low self-esteem or a lack of self-confidence. In fact, some researchers have linked it with perfectionism, especially in women and among academics.

In 1978 clinical psychologists Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes came up with the term “imposter phenomenon” after recognizing a pattern of feelings in graduate students. Through this research they created the Clance Impostor Phenomenon Scale (CIPS), which helps individuals evaluate their level of imposterness.

Many times, when a person considers presenting in front of an audience, imposter syndrome comes, too. We’ve chatted as a committee and have come up with a few thoughts to share. 

Why is this relevant to you?

Do any of the following sound like something you might say?

  • Everyone else around me knows so much more than I do
  • I’m not sure why [potential employer] would hire me when [someone else] is available
  • If I ask or talk about this, everyone will realize that I don’t know as much as they think I do
  • [Another Drupaler] is far more qualified than me to teach this subject
  • I should offer a discount for this job because I’m not as good at this as [insert someone else’s name here]


Chances are pretty high that, if you are reading this post at all, you are party to this pattern. Why do we feel confident making this assumption? Because you are curious enough to submit that you are paying attention to the resources, but you feel that you need to prepare yourself with more information before doing so. The very fact that you are interested in submitting content means that you have something valuable to share. And we want you to submit, as we want and need your voice.

The worst that can happen: your proposal is not accepted. Even then, however, you and your unique ideas are now top of mind for a collection of Drupalers, and our own journeys are anecdotal evidence of this directly translating into impact, personal growth and future opportunities.

And consider this: you probably think of the session selection team as experts in the field because someone thought we should be part of this team and invited us to join, right? Well, how is it that we are capable of writing this post if we are such hotshots? Frankly, because we have these thoughts every day. We are not hotshots, but simply people who took the scary step to put ourselves out there even though we doubted ourselves.

How does imposter syndrome come into play at DrupalCon?

It is common for Drupalers to think that whatever they may have to share is status quo and everyone knows it, but if you start asking around, everyone is always looking for better solutions. It is highly unlikely that two people will approach similar challenges exactly the same way, and your “basic” talk idea might be exactly what dozens or hundreds of people need in order to level-up their Drupal skills.

True story from one of our session team members: in 2010 Rain, then fairly new to Drupal, submitted “Views Demystified” because the very basic chapter on Views from Angie Byron (webchick) and Addison Berry (add1sun)’s book, Using Drupal, saved her hundreds of hours building Drupal sites. Rain figured it wouldn’t be accepted or attended because of course everyone else knew Views, but she submitted anyway.

This very simple beginner talk not only landed hundreds of attendees at the Con and was directly requested for many camps and meetups for years following, but it also had a lasting impact on many. To date, after nearly a decade, Rain continues to encounter people who tell her this talk changed their Drupal-lives.

When preparing your submission, think about what would be useful if you were in the audience of a potential session. If it’s useful to you, then someone else wants to learn about it too. Not every session has to be something new or cutting-edge; sometimes the most obvious topics are the ones people need most! 

Your idea, no matter how basic it seems, might be that key talk for future generations of Drupalers. 

Overcoming imposter syndrome in the moment

Imposter syndrome can also make presenting feel scary, especially when things don’t quite go as planned. 

Shaky Wi-Fi connection from an unanticipated windstorm? Dog decides to create a symphony with a siren? Mishaps happen. It’s helpful to acknowledge that things go wrong—it’s normal! You are supportive and have patience when mishaps happen to others, so show yourself patience. At DrupalCon in particular, remember that much of the audience have been speakers themselves. They understand and are rooting for you!

Don’t let it bother you if an audience member leaves or sign-off, there could be any reason for this. Perhaps they have an emergency to tend to, someone scheduled a meeting that overlaps with part of your presentation, or they realized the content wasn’t quite what they were looking for and they’d like to make another session instead. This is not a reflection of you, or your speaking. Focus on the people who are there and engaged.

If it all goes awry, be honest! If you’re nervous, say so. If you need help, ask for it. A session host will be there to support you and can help stimulate conversation with the participants while you adjust your slides or microphone. Team up with a friend and co-present. This tends to take some pressure off each person, and provides at least one guaranteed familiar face.

You’ve got this

If you’re feeling a dose of imposter syndrome, perhaps that means you’re surrounding yourself with people who motivate and challenge you. That’s admirable! 

Some powerful advice from Megan Dalla-Camina’s article in Psychology Today:

At the end of the day, remember this: You are here for a reason. In this job, your business, your life, you are worthy. You are better than you think you are. You are smarter than you think you are. You know more than you give yourself credit for. Remember that. And remind yourself as often as you need to.

Remember, you’ve got this!

Contributed by Esther Lee and Rain Breaw Michaels.

Jan 21 2021
Jan 21

Hello Drupal Association Member,
Last month, we completed the contract negotiations needed to pivot once again from the planned in-person conference to a virtual experience. With DrupalCon North America 2021 rapidly approaching on April 12-16, we are working hard to design an optimal online experience for our community and beyond. Our goals for the event include: bringing people together to share thought leadership around open source and ambitious digital experiences, providing professional development opportunities, and invigorating Drupal project momentum through education and contribution. 
Come together and contributeDrupalCon is enhanced through the time and talent contributed by volunteers, and we offer a number of opportunities to influence and support the design and implementation of the event. We’ve put together an overview of the volunteer opportunities for your review and consideration. If one or more of the roles aligns with your interests and availability, submit your interest form. If you’d like to be a member of the Program Committee, Summit Committee, or Marketing Committee, please be sure to submit your interest form no later than Friday, January 29, 2021. 
Come together and contribute
Another way to positively impact DrupalCon is by sharing your knowledge and insights as a speaker for the event. We are currently recruiting program content that emphasizes participant discussion and engagement. Visit the website to learn more and make a plan to submit your proposal before the February 14 deadline. 
If you’re planning to attend, be sure to register before February 4 to save $50 and secure the discounted rate. 

Our Diamond Sponsor
 

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Jan 08 2021
Jan 08

 

Register now to save $50USD


DrupalCon is the flagship Drupal event of the year designed to bring people together to share thought leadership around open source and ambitious digital experiences, provide professional development opportunities, and invigorate Drupal project momentum through education and contribution. 

Attend DrupalCon to:

  • Learn the latest technology 
  • Grow your Drupal skills
  • Deliver more value to your organization and clients
  • Build a stronger network 
  • Share your knowledge with others
  • Contribute to the Drupal project
Register today to secure the discounted rate and confirm your attendance at the biggest Drupal event of the year online April 12 - 16, 2021.

Early registration ends February 3 at 11:59 PM ET.

Jan 05 2021
Jan 05

Want to give back to the Drupal Community? Here’s your chance. Drupal Global Contribution Weekend, January 29-31, is a virtual worldwide event everyone can participate in from anywhere in the world. 

Dec 17 2020
Dec 17

DrupalCon North America 2021 is officially pivoting to a virtual event for the safety of our community. We will gather together online April 12 - 16, 2021. Join us to build Drupal, make connections, and foster friendships through DrupalCon!

Dec 08 2020
Dec 08

We are delighted to have you join us for the first ever Virtual edition of DrupalCon Europe 2020.

 

Let's kick off!

Today, Tuesday, 8 December 2020, the first parallel sessions, tracks, BoFs and workshops will launch DrupalCon Europe 2020 Virtual Meeting at 9:15 CET.

Drupal initiative leads keynote from 16:30 to 18:00 CET

Drupal’s initiatives form powerful teams that make great things happen. Core initiatives self-organize to get new improvements to the base system while community initiatives coordinate event organization, spread diversity best practices, collaborate on promotional materials, and so on.

Speakers: Putra Bonaccorsi, Ted Bowman, Len Swaneveld, Neil Drumm, Ryan Aslett, Baddy Sonja Breidert, Gábor Hojtsy.

We cheerfully invite you all at 18:15 CET to join the Official Opening Ceremony Don't miss this convivial moment: The Flamenco Session, known by most of you as a Spanish typical dance. You will be able to see a demonstration from the professional dancer Marta G. Blanco and as well learn some of its basic moves.

Visit our Sponsors in the Virtual exhibition and request live meetings to video-chat with them and learn about what they offer.  We hope you enjoy your first day with us! 

With kind regards, 

DrupalCon Europe 2020 Congress Secretariat

Kuoni Congress

[email protected] 

Nov 16 2020
Nov 16

If Drupal in Europe is important to you, we need your help! Read on to see how.

Aug 19 2020
Aug 19

We can’t believe DrupalCon Global was a month ago. As we’re looking ahead to future DrupalCons in 2020 and 2021, we wanted to begin by looking back at DrupalCon Global 2020.

About Drupal Sun

Drupal Sun is an Evolving Web project. It allows you to:

  • Do full-text search on all the articles in Drupal Planet (thanks to Apache Solr)
  • Facet based on tags, author, or feed
  • Flip through articles quickly (with j/k or arrow keys) to find what you're interested in
  • View the entire article text inline, or in the context of the site where it was created

See the blog post at Evolving Web

Evolving Web