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 is a digital accessibility consultant and researcher. He is also a back-end developer. His advice is based on both WCAG and his experience as a blind user and developer. Bram is the co-founder of Firm Ground, a web accessibility agency in The Netherlands. Bram will not only discuss but also show in practice how embedding accessibility impacts and enables people around the web.
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!
To make sure you buy your tickets in advance, we'd like to let you know how our early bird pricing works. This is not set in time, but in amount of tickets sold. Once a certain item is sold out, it automatically flows over to the following pricing. Be quick!
- Egg: 30 Available
- Early Bird: 40 available
- Bird: 230 Available
- Late Bird: Unlimited