We really like to attend Drupal community events. Our company is regularly attending meetups, camps, sprints and conferences. Often we’re involved in the organizational part of many of those (on that note… if you haven’t checked Drupal Mountain Camp you definitely should).
There are few events that have a special place in our hearts and DrupalCon is definitely one of them. It is the biggest and the most important community event, which, as you likely already noticed, happened at the end of last month in Dublin. Obviously we were there too!
Why did we go to Dublin?
Because everyone is there; community leaders, most influential members of the community, decision makers, prospect clients and individuals that we could potentially work with in the future. Just this makes DrupalCon very appealing to attend. If one wants to be up to speed with the most important developments in Drupal (and, of course, this is in our DNA) practically needs to be there or it is left behind.
In order to provide the best service for our clients we follow and help setting the trends and need to be informed and involved in the most important discussions about the future of the Drupal and internet in general. This is only possible by being actively involved with the community and DrupalCon plays a very important part in this.
One of our lead-engineers, Janez Urevc (@slashrsm), gave two talks as part of the main conference schedule. The first one was about the Entity browser module, which can significantly improve content creation user experience on your website and is part of the NP8 distribution by default.
Did you miss it? No problem! All sessions at DrupalCon are recorded:
Would you like to know more about the Entity browser module and its capabilities? Do you need someone to help you integrate it into your site? Or maybe build an integration for a Digital Assets Management (DAM) system or a 3rd party content provider? Let us know and we’ll do our best.
We discussed and planned!
The second session that Janez gave was about the plans for media asset management improvements in Drupal core.
In the talk and the discussions that followed we defined a concrete roadmap, which will bring significant improvement in this area, such as media library, re-usability of media assets and support for YouTube videos, as early as Drupal 8.3.0. Stay tuned!
Are you struggling with media asset handling in Drupal? There is no need to wait until the next minor release of Drupal. A lot of this is already possible today with the right tools. Get in touch and we can help you learn how to do it.
Contribution sprints are part of the most community events and DrupalCon is no exception. Our CTO Sascha Grossenbacher (@Berdir), who is one of the top 5 Drupal contributors, worked hard on some of the thoughest problems in Drupal. From entities and revisions to file usage tracking and multi media asset handling. There are not many Drupal 8 subsystems that Sascha didn’t touch at some point in the past few years. Having people like him in our team, together with our vast experience, makes MD Systems one of the most experienced Drupal teams in the world. Hiring us for your next project is a recipe for success.
Where to see and meet us next?
We are one of the proud sponsors of the IronCamp, which will happen in November. We are, as already mentioned earlier, one of the organizers of the Drupal Mountain camp, which will happen in February 2017 in Davos.
If you happen to be in Zurich, Switzerland at the beginning of November we kindly invite you to join us at Drupal meetup, which will happen on November 2nd in our office.
Interested to be among the first to hear about the initiatives and events we’re being part of? Regularly check our blog for more updates!