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


CxO Keynote Speakers

Michel van Velde

One Shoe, CEO

Nick Rhind

CTI Digital, CEO

Greg Harvey

Code Enigma, Director

Rachel Lawson


Carrie Lacina


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