Acquia Helps Shine Spotlight on Drupal 8 at DrupalCon Los Angeles
by David Aponovich
Here’s an understatement of the year: There’s an abundance of Drupal brainpower gathered in Los Angeles this week for DrupalCon 2015.
Here’s another: Drupalists aren't afraid to share what they know to make the Drupal community a smarter place.
Thousands of the world’s best and brightest Drupalists (users, developers, themers, module maintainers, core contributors and others) are in LA for the largest DrupalCon in history – perhaps more than 4,000 attendees. Thankfully, there’s no truth to the rumor that all that brain tonnage will cause California to sink into the Pacific Ocean.
Community growth and massive adoption of the Drupal open source web content management platform are reasons enough for a record turnout. But there’s also this: The upcoming release of Drupal 8, the most important and innovative release in Drupal’s history, will be front and center at Los Angeles.
Acquia’s involvement at DrupalCon is massive. Look for Acquians (we’ll be wearing Acquia t-shirts), stop us in the hallways, ask us what we’re doing, and visit our Expo booth. And, be sure to come to our speaking sessions. My Acquia colleagues lead no fewer than 15 Drupal-related sessions at DrupalCon.
Dries Buytaert, Drupal creator and Acquia co-founder and CTO, will keynote DrupalCon Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 12, at 9 am. Drupal 8 and a lot more is on his mind. Don’t miss his landmark keynote.
Plan also to attend Acquia’s speaking sessions; many will spotlight Drupal 8. A few highlights from Acquia’s sessions:
- Personalization and Drupal: An Inside View to the World's Biggest Brands
- Inside Los Angeles' Move to Drupal
- A "plain Drupal English" guide to the remaining Drupal 8 criticals
- Q&A with Dries
- A complete list of Acquia speakers can be found here
A river of info on Drupal and D8 will also flow from Acquia’s Expo booth.
At the Expo reception (Monday, May 11, 5-6 pm Pacific) come by Booth #301 to participate in Drupal 8 Jeopardy, a game-show themed Q&A hosted by Acquia’s jam and Drupal core maintainer Angie Byron (@webchick) who’ll quiz passers-by and hand out prizes for correct answers.
Beyond that, stick around for a full slate of rich, useful content from Acquians in our booth theatre from Tuesday-Thursday. Topics include:
- Semantic Content in Drupal 8 (Kevin O’Leary)
- Multisites and Microsites (Ron Northcutt)
- Drupal 8’s Render Pipeline (Wim Leers)
- Drupal Personalization Architecture (Tim Holt)
- …and many more quick-hitting sessions can be found here
Finally, attendees are invited to register for an Acquia Certification exam during DrupalCon LA. As a DrupalCon-exclusive offer, free retakes will be offered onsite.
The week will be over before you know it. Plan wisely and enjoy!