Drupal Developer Days
is happening on April 4-8th 2022 in Ghent

The main Drupal developer-oriented international event in Europe. 

Every year Drupal enthusiasts gather together to talk, develop, socialise.
Let’s meet!

Covid measures during the event

We want everybody to feel as safe as possible during the event. Belgium is currently under "code yellow for public events", that means:

  • FFP2 advised for medically vulnerable people
  • Masks are obligated on public transport & medical spaces
  • Regular masks are encouraged indoors when distance cannot be kept

The Drupal Developer Days team will have FREE FFP2 & regular masks available at the reception for everybody that requests a mask, without any questions asked. All sessions can be followed over a livestream at the venue so distance can be kept at all times, as you choose how, and with which distance to participate!

The Drupal Developer Days organisers.

About the event

Drupal Developer Days is an annual gathering of people loving, learning and discussing the open-source content management system, Drupal. The event is organised by the Drupal community, which gathers people from all over the world who contribute to the progress of Drupal, taking place in Europe every year.

Keynotes

Baddy Sonja

Baddy Sonja

Co-Founder of 1xINTERNET, a growing Drupal company in Frankfurt, Germany and Conil, Spain. Baddy has been an active member to the Drupal Community since 2013 and is a member of the board, helped to organise Drupal Europe and is known to really understand both business and open source, she believes both are empowering each other and could even be a necessity. Baddy will talk about the importance of contributions within a business context and how it helps not only the broader community but also the financial baseline of a company, the net profits.

Bram Duvigneau & Roel Van Gils

Bram Duvigneau & Roel Van Gils

The Drupal community is committed to making sure that Drupal is the most accessible framework for building websites that can be used by anyone, including people with disabilities.

Drupal offers a range of built-in tools and third-party modules that help you create accessible websites. But did you know that it also facilitates an accessible content editing experience out of the box that you can build on?

Drupal core initiative leads keynote

Drupal core initiative leads keynote

Drupal’s initiatives work on key improvements for the platform that will make it easier to build and maintain sites as well as create the software itself.  In this keynote, various initiative leads will take turns to highlight new capabilities, challenges they faced on the way and other stories from core development.

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Freek Van Der Herten

Fantastic Functions and where to find them

PHP is a truly amazing language. You probably use PHP to create beautiful websites and services in an expressive way. But the language is capable of so much more than what you'll probably program in your day to day job.

In this entertaining talk, we'll take a look a couple of surprising ways to use PHP. You'll see lesser known functionality being used such as weak maps and process control functions. We'll also cover a couple amazing open source PHP projects that have borrowed inspiration from communities outside of PHP such as Tailwind and Phoenix.

Spatie has an open source first mentality and has released many Laravel, PHP and JavaScript packages. Those packages have been downloaded more than 200 million times. 

Find out more!

Giving back

Drupal Developers Days Ghent is the perfect moment to give back code to the community or helping it grow. You can contribute to Drupal core & contrib modules all week or you can become a contribution mentor. Even if you are not a developer, you can help with testing or brainstorming, you don't even have to actually be part of the contribution before. You can also help by joining the Birds of a Feather sessions, create relationships with others and come up with new ideas!

Visit Ghent

Drupal Developers Days is not only about the conference, the sessions and the informal gatherings. After all, you come to Drupal for the code and stay for the community. To facilitate that, we plan to organize social activities that will let you discover some of Ghent's hidden gems.
visit.ghent

Timeline

To make sure you can schedule ahead of time, here is a brief summary of our timeline

  • 1st of November: Call for sponsors. Those that already signed up for sponsoring keep their agreement and sponsor perks & level.
  • Mid-November: Request for event volunteers open
  • 1st of December: Ticket sales open. Those that already have a ticket can reclaim their ticket
  • 1st of December: Request for Session Proposals open. We still need to decide how we are tackling this with the previously accepted sessions. Stay tuned.
  • 15th of January: Request for Session Proposals closes
  • 1st of February: Schedule published
  • 4th till 8th of April: Drupal Developers Days!

Sponsors

A shout out to our amazing individual sponsors: React Online, Scott Euser, Klara Binon, Lothar Desmet, Alex Pott, Matt Glaman, Florent Torregrosa, Tobias Zimmermann, Michael Zenner, Valery Lourie, Peter Wolanin, Marek Tyczyński, Gábor Hojtsy, Claudiu Cristea, Sascha Grossenbacher, Thomas Narres, Pieter De Clercq, Miro Michalicka, Pieter Jonckiere

Special Sponsors

Healthy snacks #1 & #2

Coffee #1 & #2 & #3 & #4

Social night #2

Social night #1

Social night #3

Healthy snacks #3 & #4

Breakfast #1 & #2

Breakfast #3 & #4

Location Sponsor