13-15 March 2020

City, University London

Delivering decoupled Drupal on an enterprise scale for Panasonic


Attendess will get the most out of this session if they are decoupled-curious. Perhaps they have considered it, but are unsure if it will work for them. Otherwise, anyone with a general interest in decoupled concepts or who fancy a good story of adversity and triumph, should get something out of this talk.

Session details

Decoupled Drupal is a key phrase in the Drupal community at the moment, and you can see why. Having a feature-rich CMS such as Drupal, coupled with a modern frontend framework has the potential to deliver some amazing results. As an agency, we have been considering this approach for a while. In our work for Panasonic, where we had several traditional Drupal 7 monoliths, we knew their migration path to Drupal 8 was going to be painful. A switch to a microservice approach by decoupling Drupal from the frontend promised many benefits.

In this talk we will take you through our appraoch in delivering a Drupal 8 upgrade for Panasonic, incorporating a fully headless Drupal 8 content store and an Angular frontend. We review what worked for us, and what didn't, as well as how Drupal 8 can fit into an enterprise microservice architecture, and why this is important. We will also discuss how this approach, and the distributed nature of Drupal 8 has benefited other Panasonic stakholders with a similar approach.

Session Track





Acquia - Experience digital freedom
Agiledrop - Trusted Drupal teammates

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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