13-15 March 2020

City, University London

Saturday

Date

Stop buying Drupal websites, buy open digital experiences to increase customer life time value

Scheduled day
Session details

According to Gartner 93% of customer experience projects yield return on investment. Visionary enterprises are moving away from building individual Drupal websites and are moving towards Digital eXperience Platforms (DXP).

This session explains how Drupal combined with other open source frameworks can be deployed as an open Digital eXperience Platform, making this powerful technology also accesible for midsized businesses, organisations and governments. 

Attendees will learn:

  • what the key differences are between building regular websites and a Digital Experience Platform.
  • how they can use a DXP to drive their digital transformation and increase customer life time values.
  • how to build an open DXP framework based on multiple open source components such as Drupal, Mautic and Unomi.


Dominique De Cooman is an expert in creating digital customer experiences with Drupal over the last 12 years. He helped hundreds of organisations with their open digital experiences and their digital transformation. He is the founder and CEO of Dropsolid, a Belgian based company helping businesses with digital strategy, UX, agile implementations and optimizations. It leverages an in-house built Open Digital Experience Platform to give businesses total control and freedom in creating their digital experiences.

Room
Session Time
On
Have you spoken at DrupalCamp London before?
No
Previous speaking experience
I had multiple speaking experiences in and outside the Drupal Community events over the last 7 years, the last one being at Drupalcon Amsterdam in October 2019.

Auto updates, an update!

Scheduled day
Prerequisites

None!

Session details

In 2019, the Drupal Association lead an initiative to bring Automatic Updates to Drupal. The first phase of that work is complete. Join us for a presentation about where we are today, what’s next, and how to get involved in this initiative.

Implementing an automatic updates system is no small feat, especially for a project as mature and architecturally complex as Drupal. There are many different factors that have to be considered:

  • Supporting both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8

  • Ensuring that sites are ready to safely & securely receive updates

  • Managing the transitional state of Drupal, where some installations use Composer, and some do not

In this session we’ll focus on:

  • Some of Drupal’s history

  • Why the Automatic Updates initiative is important

  • Where we are today

  • What’s next

  • How we are avoiding creating more surface area for risk

  • And how you can get involved

The Automatic Updates Initiative was an effort done in collaboration by the Drupal Association, the European Commission, Acquia, Pantheon, MTech, and Tag1Consulting. We particularly want to thank contributor mbaynton, for his work on the architecture of the signing oracle.

A similar session discussing the complexities of implementing a secure signing infrastructure for the update services being delivered by Drupal.org is also being submitted by Neil Drumm at Drupal Dev Days.

Room
Skill Level
Session Time
On
Session Track
Have you spoken at DrupalCamp London before?
No
Previous speaking experience
I have given several Drupal related talks at Drupal GovCon and participated in panel discussions at several DrupalCons NA and EU.
Session Type
Sponsor

Open source has won. How do we avoid dying from success

Scheduled day
Prerequisites

Know about open source

Session details

Join us on this panel to discuss with project maintainers, users and other actors in the open source community what's the future of open source, the challenges we are facing as maintainers, but also as users, and what can we all do to make the whole ecosystem fair and future proofed.

I'll be joined by:

  • Rachel Lawson,
  • Alex Moreno

  • Baddy Breidert

  • Gen Ashley

  • Eriol Fox

  • Gabor Hojtsy

 

This will be a Zoom/Video session as per the virus situation, but you'll be able to follow from the room.

 

Room
Skill Level
Session Time
On
Session Track
Have you spoken at DrupalCamp London before?
Yes
Previous speaking experience
All of the panellists have excitement and are well known in the community
Session Type
Sponsor

LocalGov Drupal - open collaboration between UK Councils

Scheduled day
Prerequisites

None

Session details

Slides

You should be able to access the slides here: 

https://bit.ly/localgovdrupal

Presenters: 

Session details

There are 408 councils across the UK who are spending £millions of taxpayers money on publishing platforms and regularly re-inventing the wheel.

We are working with a group of currently four councils that have decided to stop doing this and actively work together on a shared Drupal codebase. Rather than attempting to create a one-size-fits-all solution, we are understanding the needs of our various users and creating Drupal components that can be mixed and matched to suit. 

Our group is growing quickly. We were funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to explore other councils’ needs and scale the project. As part of the current work we are in active conversations with 11 UK councils and we’re receiving expressions of interest at a rate of about 2 per week.

Through working in the open and active collaboration, all councils can:

  • save time,
  • save money,
  • make things better for the end user.

Our session will cover: 

  1. The story so far
  2. Motivations to share
  3. Motivations to work in the open
  4. Resistance: Why isn’t it already happening?
  5. How we’re changing things
  6. Next steps
  7. How to get involved

Background reading: 

Room
Skill Level
Session Time
On
Session Track
Have you spoken at DrupalCamp London before?
No
Previous speaking experience
DrupalCon Vienna
North West Drupal Unconference
Oxford Drupal User Group

In memory database MemSQL. When and how to use with Drupal.

Scheduled day
Prerequisites

Understanding of modern DBMS, performance optimisation.

Session details

MemSQL - what it is. Key features.

Comparison with MySQL. Performance tests.

Integration with Drupal. Introducing DB driver for Drupal 8 https://www.drupal.org/project/memsql

When it can be used effectively and when it should be avoided to be used.

Room
Session Time
On
Session Track
Have you spoken at DrupalCamp London before?
No
Previous speaking experience
Drupal Camp Belarus 2018 https://www.enik.io/drupal/theme/2019/06/10/component-based-theming.html
Drupal Camp Kyiv 2015 https://www.enik.io/drupal/modules/2018/02/26/avoid-theft-data.html
Drupal Camp Moscow 2014 https://www.enik.io/drupal/architecture/2014/12/26/lazy-evaluation.html

Working in the Drupal issue queue

Scheduled day
Prerequisites

A desire to contribute to Drupal. No programming knowledge required; the talk will be from the perspective of a programmer, but a lot of information is universal and applies to non-programming issues as well.

Session details

Let's dive into the Drupal issue queue. What do you do when you encounter an issue in a community component or have an idea for improving Drupal or one of the many contributed projects? Creating issues (and when not to), issue statuses and priorities, creating and rerolling patches and following up. Also, a peak at the future (boo patches!)

This is not specific to frontend or backend developers, and even if you're not a coder but want to contribute in other ways it is good to know how the issue queue works.

Room
Skill Level
Session Time
On
Session Track
Have you spoken at DrupalCamp London before?
No
Previous speaking experience
2017 DrupalJam Netherlands, configuration managament
2018 Drupal Camp Ruhr, configuration management
2019 DrupalJam Netherlands, the state of Drupal 9 (the Gabor Hojtsy open source slide deck)

Advanced permissions system with Groups

Scheduled day
Session details

While working on rebuilding a Royal College platform in the United Kingdom, we were tasked with a challenge on how to manage permissions where Groups played a major role in granting the correct access.

Having several entities in play, different roles in different Group types, with various fields from those entities deciding on the logic when granting access to a certain entity, the number of components used in the system quickly grew.

The system also had to plug into several other components the platform used such as Search API, Views API, Plugin API.

I’ll be going over the challenge presented, the thought process behind the implementation and most importantly how we built different components with examples. As mentioned above we implemented plenty of custom code, using different APIs provided by Drupal and contrib modules.

Room
Skill Level
Session Time
On
Session Track
Have you spoken at DrupalCamp London before?
Yes
Previous speaking experience
Spoken at camps in London, Zagreb and Milan.

SEO in the 2020's

Scheduled day
Session details

Making sure a website can be found is a science. The rules (from google) change all the time. I will discuss the latest trends and how we can help our customers make their site rank as high as possible.

Room
Skill Level
Session Time
On
Session Track
Have you spoken at DrupalCamp London before?
Yes
Previous speaking experience
Presented SEO trends at DrupalCamp 2018
Several presentations at DrupalJam (NL)

Enterprise platforms : The delicate balance between technical skill and business governance

Scheduled day
Prerequisites

Open session for marketing, management or a technical minds interested in stepping up to from SME sites to working on large Enterprise platforms. Some knowledge of Drupal would be good to have, but lack of it would not impede the attendants to follow the content.

Session details

Join Alex Moreno and Terry Anderson to learn from the challenges they have faced and things they would have loved know before embarking on Enterprise platform builds.

Challenges from not just the architectural and technical point of view (e.g. Multisite vs multiple single sites, configuration management, etc), but also from Project and Product Management; Solving the correct problem, the platform support ecosystem, Chaos control, Staying aligned with stakeholders and synchronizing with third party actors like design agencies or software houses.

This will be a Zoom/Video session as per the virus situation, but you'll be able to follow from the room.

Room
Skill Level
Session Time
On
Have you spoken at DrupalCamp London before?
No
Previous speaking experience
Terry Anderson

Regularly speaks to audiences between 30 and 100 in workshops and other audience focused sessions. Specific conference appearances include Acquia Engage London 2019, Product tank Bristol and Web video for Business meetup

Alejandro Moreno

Previous experiences include Manchester unconference, Drupalcon Amsterdam, Extremadura Digital day (see https://2019.extremaduradigitalday.com/ponente/alejandro-moreno/ ), Acquia Engage 2019, ..., apart of workshops and work related sessions which include audiences from a few to several dozen people.

Sponsors

Diamond

ddev

Gold

Acquia - Experience digital freedom
Agiledrop - Trusted Drupal teammates
Droptica
Dropsolid

Weekend Keynote Speakers

Kevin Bridges

DDEV, CTO

Michel van Velde

One Shoe, CEO

Nick Veenhof

Dropsolid, CTO

CxO Keynote Speakers

Kevin Bridges

DDEV, CTO

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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