What you missed at Drupal Europe - Our top 5 sessions

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The long awaited Drupal Europe has been and gone. If like us you were not able to attend or you did attend and didn't catch all the sessions you wanted too, then you are probably hoping someone somewhere will have put together a list of the best sessions from the whole event. That is why we decided to do the work for you. We have picked out our top five sessions that are not to be missed.


First, we have the big one. Dries Buytaert's keynote speech, otherwise known as Driesnote. The speech was the traditional 'State of Drupal' presentation which discusses as you might have guessed the state of Drupal and what the future holds for the platform. The speech begins by highlighting to recent Drupal 8.6.0 release and continues by discussing how we can make Drupal better for content creators. Another key point of the speech was the Drupal 9 roadmap and a plan to end-of-life Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. It was announced that Drupal 9's release date is scheduled for 2020.


Creating an enterprise level editorial experience for D8 using React

This fascinating talk, from Ruben Teijeiro, presents a recent project that created a decoupled application with React, which allows for editing content directly in the frontend. The team have created a modern editorial experience with 'in-place' editing, 'context-sensitive' editing, 'drag-n-drop' content placement and creation, and much more. The talk also discusses the challenges encountered during the creation of the application and the planned future development.


Willy Wonka and the Secure Container Factory

This talk is more than just an inventive name. Dave Hall, who leads the talk, uses the 1971 classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to explain how to build and maintain secure containers. The talk is for beginners and intermediate users of dockers and container workflows. However, even if you are an expert yourself, it is well worth watching just to see if you can spot all the pop culture references that make an appearance.


Site Building 2.0: How Layout Builder will change everything

An all access preview of how your next generation Drupal sites are going to work with Layout builder. This is a new experimental module for Drupal 8 and its implications are vast, however, this will only serve to help your builds for the better. This talk, from Kris Vanderwater, discusses a number of built in features that will come with it. Make sure you don't miss this early bird preview of how the next generation Drupal sites are going to work.


Future of the open web and open source

Finally, this talk is definitely not to be missed. Listen as some of the industry leaders discuss Open source and its future. Anybody with any interest in Drupal has an interest in Open source and the open web, so listening to what the likes of Dries Buytaert, creator of Drupal, and Barb Palser, Global Product Partnerships at Google, have to say on its future is an insight worth hearing.


There we have it, the top 5 sessions and talks from Drupal Europe as selected by Ixis. If there are any that we have missed that you think are worth checking out then let us know. If you've caught up on the ones we have listed already then check out Drupal Europe's site which has a full programme list or alternatively visit their youtube channel which has a number of the talks and sessions available for you to watch at any time.

Never visited a Drupal conference before or missed this one but would like to visit a different one? It was also announced at the conference the DrupalCon Europe will be returning next year, DrupalCon Amsterdam will be held in the amazing Dutch city from October 28th to November 1st 2019.

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Drew J

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Digital Marketing Apprentice here at Ixis. I am responsible for all of the Ixis social media channels, often the writer of blog posts and forever trying to wrap my head around SEO.

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