13-15 March 2020

City, University London

Building your first Drupal 9 module

  • D8 module development knowledge
  • PHP 7 knowledge
  • Object oriented programming knowledge
  • A laptop with a PHP IDE local Apache server with PHP7 installed (Acquia Dev Desktop, WAMP, XAMPP, MAMP, ...)
Session details

Drupal 9 is releasing in mid 2020s, so it's time to sit on roller coaster and cross your fingers to see what Drupal 9 holds for us. A fun-loving session with interactive ideas that demonstrate the real use-case of Drupal 9 module and its development.

Learning Objectives

  • Drupal 9 overview
  • Transition phase from D8 to D9
  • Drupal 9.0 API = Drupal 8.9 API minus deprecated parts + third party dependencies.
  • Hello world module and best practices
  • Autocomplete node search module - a case study in Drupal 9

Target Audience

The target audience for this talk is backend developers who are curious to build modules in Drupal 9.

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Weekend Keynote Speakers

Kevin Bridges


Michel van Velde

One Shoe, CEO

Nick Veenhof

Dropsolid, CTO

CxO Keynote Speakers

Kevin Bridges


Michel van Velde

One Shoe, CEO

Greg Harvey

Code Enigma, Director

Rachel Lawson

Drupal Association, Community Liaison

Carrie Lacina

Drupal Association, Fund Development Director

Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire

Open Strategy Partners, Partner

Tracy Evans

Open Strategy Partners, Partner

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