TBC March 2019

City, University London

Accelerating Drupal projects with Thunder: a case study

Prerequisites

none

Session content

Thunder is a Drupal distribution that gives professional publishers a massive headstart in their Drupal 8 projects.
 
Thunder community manager Julia Pradel will kickstart the session with an introduction to Thunder and an overview of the distribution, which was initially produced by Hubert Burda Media (InStyle, Playboy) for its own benefit, before the German media organisation decided to open-source it to other publishers.
 
With help from Alexander Babing of Inviqa, a certified Thunder partner, the session will then explore how German online lifestyle publication einfachganzleben.de built its website in mere weeks using Thunder.
 
Attendees will learn how the publication was able to launch a minimum viable product (MVP) in just a few sprints, and how, by accelerating the often time-consuming set-up steps in a Drupal project, Thunder freed-up the publication to dedicate more time to the more exciting elements of a website build.

Author
julia.pradel
Skill level
Basic understanding
Track
Community & Business
Session room
ELG01
Session day
Saturday

Keynote speakers

Ryan Szrama

Commerce Guys

Ryan Szrama

Ryan got his start in web development through an online sales company based in Louisville, KY. It was there that he nursed Ubercart through its infancy to its use on over 20,000 websites as the Project Lead and community face of the project.

In 2009, Ryan co-founded Commerce Guys and eventually led the development of Drupal Commerce for Drupal 7. He grew the new project from its first full release at DrupalCon London to its use today on over 60,000 websites.

As of February 2016, Ryan acquired control of Commerce Guys and assumed leadership of the business with his time split between managing the company and contributing to its various open source projects.

Chris Teitzel

Lockr

Chris Teitzel

Chris has been part of the Drupal community for 8 years and during that time has been fortunate enough to be involved in all aspects of the community. Originally part of the team supporting the Omega theme, he helped drive documentation and community support to lower the bar for theming in Drupal. He’s since been involved in projects spanning the globe working with all levels of business from top enterprises to startups building everything from bootstrapped humanitarian tools based on SMS to airline ticketing systems built in Drupal Commerce. In the recent years he has set his sights on security in Drupal and specifically around data privacy and security to again lower the bar for developers to adhere to best practices.

Baddý Sonja Breidert

1xINTERNET

Baddý Sonja Breidert

Baddý Sonja Breidert (baddysonja) is the CEO and Co-Founder of 1xINTERNET, one of the largest Drupal web agencies in Germany. 1xINTERNET has offices in Germany and Spain and has clients all over Europe.

Baddý graduated with B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Reykjavik in 2003 and after that completed her M.Sc. in Engineering Management from the Technical University in Vienna, where she today teaches Agile Project management and IT. She is also an European champion in Robotic Soccer - where she competed with her University in 2008.

Baddý has been very active in the Drupal community and has organised conferences and events both in Iceland and Germany. Currently she is one of the main organisers of Drupal Europe, which will take place in fall 2018.

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