DrupalCon Global 2020

July 14-17 | Online Everywhere

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Tuesday July 14 (in UTC)

14:15-14:30 Open Source Marketing Automation
14:30-14:45 No code Drupal templates in the UI
14:45-15:00 Remote development with Cloud IDE

Wednesday July 15 (in UTC)

21:15-21:30 Component based content assembly
21:30-21:45 What is a CDP?
21:45-22:00 Creating An Ideal User Experience


Thursday July 16 (in UTC)

16:15-16:30 Hybrid is the new Headless
16:30-16:45 JS Components in Drupal - the easy way
16:45-17:00 Creating custom components in the UI


Featured Sessions
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Drupal's 66% problem: Bridging the migration gap from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9
Angie Byron, Senior Director, Product + Community Development

July 14, 2020 | 15:15 - 16:00 (11:15a-12:00p est)

As of this session proposal, approximately 66% of Drupal sites are still on Drupal 7*. With the launch of Drupal 9 and Drupal 7's end of life coming up in November of next year, it's critical to have as smooth an onramp as possible for people crossing the chasm.

This session will go over user research with Drupal users and implementers around why migrations are difficult, and what things are contributing to the adoption gap. We will then discuss strategies and propose ideas for reducing these barriers, with the ultimate aim to allow for more junior developers and even site builders and content managers to take part in the migration process, in order to reduce the overall cost and timeline of a migration. And finally, we will have pointers to specific code, projects, and other resources to help users to expedite migrations.

This session is for anyone staring down a Drupal 8/9 migration and feeling a sense of impending doom, as well as those who are experienced with migrations but want to hand the less technically interesting parts off to someone less technical.=



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How “Open” Applies to Marketing
Eric Fullerton, Lead Product Evangelist, Acquia

July 15, 2020 | 15:15 - 16:00 (11:15a-12:00p est)

Everyone who uses Drupal believes in the concept of “Open.” But for marketers, Open doesn’t just mean open-source -- it means so much more.

In this session, we will define how Open applies to doing better marketing, not only through using open-source technology but through an Open approach to integrations, APIs, machine learning, data, and much more. You’ll learn what an Open approach to better marketing means, but you’ll also hear examples and success stories of organizations who have adopted “Open” concepts to their Marketing organization, and the impact they had. 



Dave Bor
Expert Panel: Digital Transformation Makes the Earth Flat Again
Dave Bor, Director of Partner Marketing, Acquia

Well, that happened fast! For years (see, decades), the default customer experience across most industries was exclusively comprised of traditional channels. And now, in the blink of an eye, many of those channels have been removed from the equation. We find ourselves in a new reality that is forcing organizations to accelerate their transformation. The definition of omnichannel has evolved, and the path forward is unquestionably digital-first.

But now that everyone is competing in the digital arena, how do businesses stand out? Join moderator Dave Bor, Director of Partner Marketing at Acquia, for a panel discussion and live Q&A featuring three of the top Drupal-contributing agencies in the industry. These leaders are on the front lines of digital transformation, and when new insights and trends emerge, they hear it first.
You will learn:

  • That you're not alone: hear about challenges and opportunities customers are facing in digital transformation
  • That anything is possible: hear how top Drupal agencies are creating incredible experiences with digital experience platforms
  • That it doesn't take a million bucks: it's about finding the right solution, not the most expensive one