DrupalCon Europe 2020 is just a few days away, and Acquia is thrilled to once again be attending and sponsoring what’s sure to be a spectacular event for the Drupal community. We’ll be presenting multiple sponsored sessions covering everything from marketing strategy to site building to faster development at scale! Plus, DrupalCon attendees will get an inside look at the new Drupal tools from Acquia. We recently announced five new enhancements to Acquia Drupal Cloud at Acquia Engage. Attend our sessions to learn how these enhancements can help you migrate to Drupal smoothly, and launch new sites quicker than ever before. Throughout the conference, Acquia’s Drupal experts will also be hosting Lightning Talks each day at our booth.
And just because DrupalCon is now an online event doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on any of the socializing and networking opportunities that make conference experiences special. The much-loved Drupal Trivia Night will be held Thursday, 10 December. Go head-to-head in rounds of pop quizzes to prove your Drupal knowledge! If the thrill of victory isn’t enough of a draw, Acquia will also be giving out special prizes.
Don’t miss out on the chance to grab your shirt and show off your Drupal pride. This year, we will also be collecting donations for Black Girls Code throughout DrupalCon. For everyone who visits our booth and fills out a short form, we’ll be donating £5.00 on their behalf to go toward training and career development opportunities for young women looking to get involved in STEM fields. As a bonus, anyone who visits the Acquia booth will receive a limited edition DrupalCon Europe 2020 t-shirt!
Here’s a preview of where you can connect with Acquia at DrupalCon Europe.
Personalisation in Practice: From Vision to Delivery
Speakers: Danielle Woolley, Digital Experience Consultant
When: Tuesday, 8 December - 11:30 - 12:00 CET
How did WaterAid leverage Drupal and Acquia products to transform a “one-size-fits-all” website into one that offers personalised journeys tailored to their key audiences? Attend this session and discover how WaterAid improved engagement and conversions through personalisation best practices.
4 Keys to a Building a Digital First Organization with Drupal
Speakers: Eric Fullerton, Lead Product Evangelist and Mike Madison, Manager Technical Services
When: Tuesday, 8 December - 13:30 - 14:10 CET
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses to adapt their operations and find new ways to engage with customers, organizations leaned on the power and flexibility of Drupal to quickly create new digital properties and online content. Hear their stories and get a technical roadmap for developing, managing and optimizing better digital experiences in a time when it’s never been more important.
Scaling Blood Donations Applications During a Pandemic
Speakers: Rich Saddington, Technical Account Manager
When: Wednesday, 9 December 11:30 - 12:00 CET
The UK’s NHS Blood and Transport team have seen a huge increase in donations during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how they managed to meet this critical demand and re-implement their primary donation application journey to solve performance issues with their previous platform, whilst maintaining a smart, secure and robust experience for potential donors.
Acquia.com: Past & Future
Speakers: Matt Wetmore, Director of Web Operations
When: Thursday, 10 December - 15:00 - 15:30 CET
In this session, we will look back on the history of Acquia.com and discuss our vision for the newest evolution of Acquia’s site, which is planned to be released in the next few months. We’ll present with Third & Grove on how we developed our content and web strategy. See how Acquia is drinking our own champagne by using tools like Acquia Cloud, Acquia Site Studio and Acquia Campaign Studio to launch a brand new brand website that works better for customers, and our content managers and marketers.
Acquia Lightning Sessions
We’re excited to meet with other members of the Drupal community from around the globe and share insights from our digital experience experts. Our Lightning Talks at DrupalCon Europe 2020 will cover everything from open source marketing automation to low-code tools to the benefits of a customer data platform (CDP) for activating customer insights.
No matter if you're a developer, marketer or content editor, there’s something for everyone to learn by visiting our booth.
Tuesday, 8 December
Open source marketing automation - 10:30 - 10:45 CET
No code Drupal templates in UI - 13:30 - 13:45 CET
Remote development with Cloud IDE - 16:15 - 16:30 CET
Creating an ideal user experience - 18:15 - 18:30 CET
Thursday, 10 December
Hybrid is the new Headless - 10:30 - 10:45 CET
JS components in Drupal, the easy way -13:00 -13:15 CET
Creating custom components in the UI - 15:30 -15:45 CET
No code Drupal templates in UI - 18:15 - 18:30 CET
Friday, 11 December
Remote development with Cloud IDE- 10:30 - 10:45 CET
Component-based content assembly - 13:00 -13:15 CET
JS components in Drupal, the easy way - 15:30 - 15:45 CET
Hybrid is the new Headless - 16:30 - 16:45 CET
This was an exciting year for Drupal with the release of Drupal 9, and we’ve seen an incredibly passionate response to help keep the project successful through global support for the Drupal Association and events like DrupalCon.
For even more tech and Drupal news, watch our most recent episode of The Open Sauce podcast, featuring the founder of Drupal himself, Dries Buytaert!