PSA: Drupal Dev Days and the COVID-19
Drupal Developer Days is POSTPONED until further notice.
Thanks so much for your support so far in wanting to go to Drupal Dev Days in Ghent.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 all over Europe and the resulting requests from government to cancel or postpone big events we are postponing the event until there is more clarity when Drupal Developer Days can happen. Even though the Belgian government doesn't forbid the event we think it is the right thing to do today. Creating a safe environment for our attendees and participants is our main concern, and this can no longer be guaranteed.
We are in contact with the HoGent, city of Gent and other instances to try and find a new date to reschedule to. As soon as that happens we will contact you again with the new dates. In the last couple days we literally were on the phone with all vendors trying to see what financial implications this has. Luckily we are still in time to either cancel or postpone the event.
What does this mean for your tickets if you already bought them?
Drupal Dev Days is still planned to go on in the future, hopefully this year. However, we understand that not everyone wants to keep their tickets or wants to wait for new dates to buy a new ticket. If that is the case, please fill in this form and we will refund the ticket as requested.
Please do understand that this is all happening very fast and as an all-volunteer team we need to find the time to work through all these issues one by one. Please do send us an email with specific requests or questions if you have them.
Even in these difficult times, we hope that you will continue to be our supporting partners.
Stay safe out there.
The Drupal Developer Days organisers.
For more details about the COVID-19 virus, see this page.
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.
During his this Q&A with Dries - at Drupal Developer Days, Dries will give answers to questions from the audience. Dries will talk about the state of the Drupal project as well as updates on Drupal 8.8 and this years Drupal 9 release!
Belgium-born Drupal founder Dries Buytaert is a pioneer in the open source web publishing and digital experience platform space.
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
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 8's continuous innovation cycle resulted in amazing improvements that made today's Drupal stand out far above Drupal 8.0.0 as originally released. Drupal core initiatives played a huge role in making that transformation happen. 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.
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!
Sign up as a volunteer
During the event there are several tasks where the team can use some help from the community. Examples include building up, room monitoring, check-in desk, and cleaning up afterwards. If you would like to help, please let us know by signing up using the form below.
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.
To make sure you can schedule ahead of time, here is a brief summary of our timeline
- 1st of October: Ticket sales open
- 1st of October: Call for sponsors
- 1st of November: Request for Session Proposals open
- Mid-November: Request for event volunteers open
- 9th of February: Request for Session Proposals closes
- 1st of March: Schedule published
- 6th till 10th of April: Drupal Developers Days! - POSTPONED
- Soon: announcement of new event dates