2nd - 4th March 2018

City, University London

Front-end BOT(Gulp) in Drupal

  1. Basic Drupal 8
  2. Basic knowledge of Node.js, NPM & Gulp
Session content

Using Gulp as a front-end automation(BOT) tool are often referred to as "build tools" because they are tools for running the tasks for building a website. For example Reloading the browser automatically, Compiling SASS or LESS, Optimising assets like CSS, JavaScript, and images & Synchronise browser etc.

This session will walk you through Front-end BOT using Gulp. We will see in detail Gulp which will be used as a front-end automation tool for running multiple tasks at a time like compile SASS to CSS and reload browser at the same time, Optimising assets like CSS, JavaScript, images and many more.

This session will cover high-level topics :

  1. Why Gulp?
  2. What we're setting up
  3. Gulp Installation
  4. Creating a Gulp Project
  5. Writing Your First Gulp Task & Use it
  6. Combining Gulp tasks

Attendees should be familiar with:

  1. Basic Drupal 8
  2. Basic knowledge of Node.js, NPM & Gulp

What will you get? 

  1. You will know how to use Gulp in sub-theme as a front-end automation tool for running the tasks to build a website.
  2. Using gulp bot will reduce development time, increase productivity with better coding Standards.

Track: Frontend

Experience level: Intermediate

Speaker: Kiran Kadam & Sonal Sangle

Slide URL
Skill level
Basic understanding
User Experience Design

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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