DrupalCon Seattle 2019

Drupalcon 2019 - What and Where to be with Acquia

Are you interested in learning more about what Acquia is all about? If you’re attending DrupalCon 2019 in Seattle, you’ll have many opportunities to get to know us and our work. One of the best ways to do so is to attend one of our DrupalCon sessions!

This year, we’re thrilled to be hosting two sponsored sessions, as well as a number of lightning sessions at our booth in the exhibit hall. We’ll also be debuting our new Acquia Developer Studio. Our ambition is to empower developers to innovate the most powerful digital experiences in less time, with less effort, and with more flexibility.  The Acquia Developer Studio is the means in which we provide a fully integrated system out of the box with an open architecture to plug and play as desired.

Here’s a preview of what we’ll be up to at DrupalCon Seattle. We’re excited about everything that we have in store for you, and can’t wait to meet you!

(P.S.—Don’t forget to join us for drinks, and a game of ping-pong, on April 9 at 6:30 p.m.)

Acquia Developer Studio

DrupalCon Seattle is also where we’ll debut the Command Line Interface (CLI), the first offering from our new Acquia Developer Studio. The Acquia Developer Studio CLI is designed to provide developers with the process efficiencies they need to complete projects, but for which they commonly have had to seek alternative technologies.

Using Acquia Developer Studio CLI, developers will be able to take advantage of:

  • Radically faster on-boarding, through next-generation local and cloud enterprise development solutions and BYO integrations that remove many of the complex and repetitive tasks from traditional site building.

  • Modern development workflows that simplify runtime environments and devops toolchains, leading to resource conservation, expedited deployment, and more portable and scalable environments

  • Integration with existing tools and environments that more easily allows developers to take advantage of new features within the Acquia developer experience

The best way to learn more about Acquia Developer Studio CLI is to see it for yourself. Swing by our booth to gain early adopter access!

Sponsored Sessions

Shockingly Fast Site Development with Acquia Lightning

Speakers:
Matthew Grasmick, senior program manager, Acquia
Stephen Raghunath, product lead for developer experience, Acquia

April 10, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
Room 611 | Level 6

While developers have embraced Drupal for many reasons, there’s one thing it hasn’t been known for: getting developer workflows up and running quickly and easily. We built Acquia Lightning especially with developers in mind to address that very pitfall.

During this session, we’ll take a look at common problems that frequently appear in projects, and explore how the combination of Acquia Lightning and Acquia’s developer tools can help you address them in new ways.

Unpacking a Personalized Experience

Speakers:

Adrianna Shukla, senior editorial and web operations manager, Acquia
Eric Fullerton, product marketing manager, Acquia

April 10, 11:40 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

Room: 2B | Level 2

While conversations about personalization often center on the end result of conversion, what’s less frequently explored is exactly what element of the process prompted the customer to take that action. During this session, we’ll look at a single personalization experience, from operator to end user, and share a framework, use cases, and best practices you can use to take on the challenge of creating your own personalization experiences.

Acquia Lightning Sessions

We love opportunities to teach others and share the power of Drupal, and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing at DrupalCon Seattle. During lightning sessions, our Acquia team will be discussing everything from the only personalization tool optimized for Drupal to creating personalized, content-rich experiences for commerce customers.

Stop by our booth to catch one of these great sessions:

Contextual Commerce with the Acquia Commerce Framework

April 9, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Acquia Commerce is an open-source reference architecture that allows Drupal developers, Javascript developers, and site builders to create contextual commerce experiences quickly. Find out how!

Introducing Acquia Lift 4: The Only Personalization Platform Optimized for Drupal
April 9, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

April 10, 3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

We have learned from our customers and partners over the years and have gone back to the drawing board to make personalization easier than ever for teams small and large, for folks that are technical and non-technical. Our new tool makes personalization easier than ever before.

Journey to the Acquia Developer Studio
April 9, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Explore the current state of Developer tools and how Acquia came to the decision to focus on expanding the developer tools available to the community.

Shockingly Fast Site Development with Acquia Lightning

April 10, 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Learn how you can use the Acquias Lightning Drupal distribution to accelerate your Drupal 8 site development. Watch Lightning in action, and see how Lightning 4 will leverage the best parts of Drupal 8.7 to deliver out-of-the-box layout, media, workflow, and API capabilities.

Acquia Commerce Framework with Elastic Path

April 10, 12:30 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.

A continuation of the Acquia Commerce Framework discussion with a look at the Elastic Path connector and how it works to help integrate commerce into your Drupal site.

Continuous Integration with Acquia Cloud CD
April 10, 1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.

Acquia Cloud CD provides digital experience developers, testers, and DevOps teams a continuous delivery cloud service to quickly create customer value by accelerating integration and delivery of production ready features. In this session, we will explore a Acquia CD build file that will automatically create a new CD environment for each pull request.

Decoupled Done Right
April 11, 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Learn how Drupal delivers universal content flexibility — providing the greatest creative flexibility to front-end developers and content authors to build content-rich experiences for any channel, device or type of interaction with three different modes that cover the “best of all worlds”.

Acquia Commerce Framework — BigCommerce
April 11, 12:00 p.m. to 12:20 p.m.

The final Acquia Commerce Framework session which explores the Big Commerce connector and its approach to commerce with Drupal as the glass.

2019 Lightning Roadmap
April 11, 12:30 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.

Acquia Lightning is an open source Drupal 8 distribution with preselected modules and configuration to help developers build better sites faster and run them on Acquia Cloud. We will give you a look at the roadmap for 2019 for this distribution and what is to come!

Hands-On with the Acquia Developer Studio

April 11, 1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.

Come to the booth and get your hands on an early preview of some of the Acquia Developer Studio capabilities.


You can get even more information about Acquia in action at DrupalCon Seattle here.

Adrianna Shukla

Senior Manager of Editorial and Web Operations Acquia

As senior manager of editorial and web operations for Acquia, Adrianna Shukla manages the day-to-day operations related to the management and maintenance of Acquia’s digital properties and content. She oversees all website content, design and development tasks related to ongoing functionality and in support of campaign-specific assets.

Adrianna brings eight-plus years of Drupal related knowledge to the Acquia team, and has worked as a Drupal specialist since graduating from Bentley University, where she majored in marketing and computer information systems.  

She started her Drupal journey as a web specialist at Bentley University working as a full-time intern and then employee. In her previous job, she worked as senior web manager for Onset Computer Corp in Bourne, Massachusetts, where she played a role in managing the corporate website (Drupal 7) and UX/front-end development on the java-based software platform.