2nd - 4th March 2018

City, University London

Drupal 101


Anyone who works with the Internet, Technology, or Software and wants an insight into the world of Drupal, including;

  • Business Owners
  • Decision Makers  
  • Project Managers
  • Teachers 
  • Students
  • Developers
Session content

This session is about everything Drupal. I’ve participated in many Drupal meetups, camps, and conferences over my career and there are a number of questions I’m asked time and time again. Newbies to the Drupal world, including a large number of technical leaders, managers, decision makers, business owners, teachers, students, and developers regularly ask these fundamental questions essential to start your journey with Drupal. We’ll be covering the following topics;

  • What is Drupal, the Drupal community, and the Drupal Association?
  • Who is Dries? What is Drupal Core, issue queues, core commit?
  • Who currently uses Drupal around the world? And why did they chose Drupal above other technologies?
  • Why do you need use Drupal for your application? How will it revolutionise your business?
  • What can Drupal offer your business? And how it will impact your products?
  • Who can learn Drupal? And how can you make a career from learning Drupal? 
  • Finally, we’ll discuss how to join the Drupal community and start your contribution.

These are common questions for reason, so I will be answering these questions in detail. For anyone working with the internet and technology, having this insight into Drupal will help your day to day business immensely. 

Key Session Takeaway:
In the session, we will help you to find the answer to the following questions.

  1. How can Drupal help to revolutionise my business?
  2. Why might a Drupal 8 migration be a necessity for my business?
  3. How to start a career in Drupal development.
  4. How to join the Drupal community.

Expected Attendees: Anyone with an interest in Drupal. Business Owners, Decision Makers, Project Managers, Teachers, and Students.

Skill level
Basic understanding
Community & Business
Session room
Session day

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


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


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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