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Things I've Learned from the Drupal Twig Slack

Track: Coding and Development | Skill level: Intermediate
Mark Conroy

I've been a very active member of the DrupalTwig Slack since joining it during Frontend United in Belgium. So much so that I have recently become an admin of it.

Since joining, I've been amazed - again and again - at the amount of questions that get answered on the various channels. Often within seconds of being asked. Without doubt, I rate the DrupalTwig Slack as the best source of (frontend) Drupal knowledge available at the moment.

That said, it is a free Slack so we can only search back through 10,000 messages in the archive, meaning a lot of knowledge can be lost. To help alleviate this, I started a blog series on our blog at entitled "Things I Learned in the DrupalTwig Slack" (Volume 1 and Volume 2). This allows us to keep (some of) the knowledge in a public space. It is also a place that we can direct the many people who ask a question that has already been answered (the most popular being - "how do I get the value of a URL in a link field in Drupal 8").

In this session I'd like to show some of the things that people have been having trouble solving that we have solved as a community on the Drupal Twig Slack channel, basically a "best of" of my blog series with the added bonus of some items that are upcoming in future posts.

This will be a lively, informative discussion which will give you information on a great resource for frontend Drupal development. You will learn answers to questions you didn't know you had, some you had but didn't know how to phrase, and some that you may have known already.

Drupal is a great community. We share. And borrow. And share some more. The DrupalTwig Slack is fantastic for sharing knowledge and resources. It's a great community building tool. It's a great entry-level resource for people who want to contribute to Drupal but are not confident contributing code just yet. Let's share the knowledge and make it even better.

We'll then open the floor to general Drupal frontend Q&A - because the audience has more answers than I have!


This presentation was recently given at Drupal Camp Cork (Ireland).

Keynote Speakers

Matt Glaman

Matt Glaman

(Saturday keynote)

Matt Glaman is a developer at Commerce Guys. He is an open source developer who has been working with Drupal since 2013. He is author of the Drupal 8 Development Cookbook, maintainer of, and lover of Irish Whiskey.

Twitter: @nmdmatt

Jeffrey A 'JAM' McGuire

Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire

(Sunday keynote)

Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire—Evangelist, Developer Relations at Acquia—is a memorable and charismatic communicator with a strong following at the intersection of open source software, business, and culture. He is a frequent keynote speaker at events around the world. He writes and talks about technology, community, and more on weekly podcasts and as a blogger on This all helps satisfy his inner diva, which he also feeds with performances as a storyteller and musician.

Twitter: @horncologne

Danese Cooper

Danese Cooper

(Sunday closing keynote)

Danese Cooper currently serves as chairperson of the Node.js Foundation. She also works in an open source role at PayPal. Previously she was Director of the Open Source Hardware Association and CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation. She had brief stint at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a consulting open source strategist. She has been involved with open source since 1999.

Twitter: @divadanese

CxO Day Speakers

Sarah Wood OBE

Unruly Co-Founder (CEO)

Sarah Wood

David Axmark

Co-founder of MySQL

David Axmark

Ben Finn OBE

Co-Founder of Sibelius and CEO at Stealth Poker

Ben Finn

Barney Brown

Head of Digital at Cambridge University

Barney Brown

Professor Andre Spicer

Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Cass Business School City, University London

Andre Spicer

Paul Reeves

Reevo UN Limited

Paul Reeves



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