As we have just hired Emma, it was no big question that we should join the community at the Drupalcamp in London 2014. It is the second time that London has had a Drupalcamp, and it already has grown by 50%. Around 600 members of the Drupal community will be there over the weekend.
After the CXO day and training that took place on Friday, Mark O'Neill kicked of a weekend full of sessions and sprints. He talked about how they built an new electoral registration system for 50 million users.
Mark O'Neill during his presentation.
Over lunch some of us had the possibility to enjoy lunch in the small park right beside the City University London, where the camp takes place.
On the other hand there were some very dedicated people which preferred to work on Drupal core.
Dagmar had her presentation right after lunch. The room was quite full and she got a lot of good questions and feedback about the topic "There are no bad clients, only bad project managers".
So far the Drupalcamp in London has been a huge success. And once again we can see and feel how strong the community is, and we are proud to be a part of it.
There are more visual impressions available on our flickr account.
- On Saturday from 2 - 2:45 pm, in AG21, Dagmar (dagmita) will be holding a session on the topic "There are no bad clients, just bad project managers".
- During the camp you'll be able to meet us sprinting on Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative (D8MI) issues in the coder's lounge.
Drum roll, please, for the launch of our latest client project: The Voice of Switzerland! It's been a year since SRF, the Swiss broadcasting company, aired the first series of the casting show. Now Switzerland is again on the hunt for the most beautiful voice and Amazee Labs was commissioned to develop the show's platform.
The motto of this year's solution is: same same but different and more sophisticated. After entrusting us with the building of the show's website and a second screen solution for the first series in 2013, SRF came knocking at our door again. This time they opted for a deeper social media integration, thus giving their audience even more opportunities to engage. The viewer can now enjoy a completely new social media and a second screen experience with real time updates looking gorgeous on any device.
Have a look at Switzerland's voices here.
DrupalCon Austin is going down this summer in arguably the hippest city in the continental United States. And guess what? — the call for session submissions is already open! Austin will be an important conference to attend — its primary focus will be on Drupal 8 and helping our wonderful community ramp up for the new platform.
But even better than simply attending, why not try for a session of your own? Perhaps you’ve been honing your Twig skills and could benefit others by sharing your templating wisdom. Or maybe you have provoking ideas on how to ease a themer’s transition from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. Team workflows will surely require adjustments. Have thoughts on the topic? Well then, propose a session already!
The Frontend track is seeking topics specifically relating to:
- Twig — Drupal 8’s new default templating engine
- Libraries new to D8 (Backbone & Underscore.js)
- Frontend performance
- Device-agnostic, responsive development tips & tricks
- Frontend changes in Drupal 8 core
- Frontend best-practices for multilingual sites in D8
- … and of course, Frontend topics still relevant to Drupal 7
Hope to see you in June!
We are proud to introduce our latest creation: Fischer Connectors.
Fischer Connector designs, manufactures and distributes high performance connectors and cable assembly. With 60 years of experience they surely stand for precision and quality.
The company mandated us to develop a fully responsive site that represents their innovative image and allows their wealth of products to take center stage.
The challenge of this solution was to address the needs of different target audiences at once. Industry experts, on one hand, will find technical documentation with the help of a sophisticated faceted search, while on the other hand researches and engineers can dive into an abundance of information to find the required solution.
Get connected at Fischer Connectors.
This weekend over 20 Drupalistas met at the Amazee Labs office to work together on Drupal 8, which was part of the Drupal Global Sprint Weekend. For some of the attendees it was the first time that they ever worked on Drupal Core! Thanks to the Drupal Ladder project they learned fast how core development works and actually could submit and review some patches after few hours.
Great minds of course also need great food and drinks:
To be able to do this we've found some great sponsors:
Thanks to all the attendees for spending their weekend to make Drupal 8 even better!
During the last weekend of January several Drupal contribution sprints will be taking place across the globe. The Swiss chapter will be happening at our office on both days.
Regardless of your knowledge level, if you have built a site in Drupal, you can contribute and are warmly welcomed.
We will split into pairs and work on Drupal core issues. Bring your laptop. If possible, install git before coming and git clone Drupal 8 core.
Pro tip for new folks: you can get a head start also by making an account on Drupal.org and taking a look at the Drupal Ladder.
- Date: 25.1 & 26.1
- Time: 9:00 a.m. - open end
- Location: Amazee Labs, Förrlibuckstrasse 30, 8005 Zürich
- Food & Drink: provided
- Registration: RSVP here
We are looking forward to welcome you for some serious sprinting.
December traditionally produces a plethora of end of year reviews and we want to chip in too. Open-source projects like Drupal depend of the sharing of knowledge. Besides being committed to participating in contribution sprints and submitting patches on Drupal.org we believe that by writing blog posts we can additionally share some of our know how with the community.
Since the lifespan of content on the web is short, we want to highlight some stand out posts written by our team this year:
Kathryn McClintock points out the new features of favorite responsive theme’s latest iteration.
Boris Baldinger explains how you can call new ads on infinite loading pages. This blog post also was the basis of his BAD Camp presentation.
For DrupalCon Prague Andrew McClintock created a gorgeous set of Drupal 8 inspired wallpapers to enhance your desktop's appearance.
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We’ve been busy in the last few weeks and it’s our pleasure to introduce the latest release off our production line: Swisscom SME Business World.
SME Business World is an initiative by Switzerland's biggest telecommunications provider to help and connect SMEs in the country.
The focus of this mandate lay in refining the editor’s experience. While content editors often are forgotten in web projects, they took the center stage in this one. Specific improvements were made by providing a solution consisting of modules like Fieldable panels panes and Ctool’s page manager to provide a powerful in-place editing experience.
Since Switzerland is a multilingual country the Translation Management Tool and the Supertext module were implemented to ensure the quality of copy, in the different languages, is consistent on the site.
Besides these less visible betterments the site received a facelift too.
We hope that Switzerland’s SMEs can profit from the output of the platform's exuberant content editors.
Check out our newest release: Tele - Switzerland's premium TV guide publication. Axel Springer Schweiz mandated us with the development of a fresher, user and editor friendlier platform.
Additionally we implemented a deep Brightcove integration to show Tele's new daily web-show ZAPPIN‘.
So, up for a cosy evening with Chips and TV ? Tele will tell you what to watch.