By Daniel Truninger 28th March 2014 Drupal, Events

Overwriting code in Drupal

On Thursday Vasi (vasi1186) highlighted methods how to overwrite the default behaviour of Drupal's core and some of the well known contributed modules.

Manage and Deploy your sites with Drush

In his session Bastian (dasrecht) explained how to setup Drush to work with remote sites and how we use it in our daily business. 

Get ready for full translated sites with Entity Translation

Drupal 8 will require only only one module for translation: Entity Translation. Michael (Schnitzel) presented our biggest learning with Drupal 7's version of the module and how by using it the transition to Drupal 8 will be significantly easier.

Pro tip: For the full experience of his presentation's animated cat content gif goodness, which Slideshare doesn't support, you can download his Keynote slides here.

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By Emma Karayiannis 26th March 2014 Drupal, Events

We are coming to the end of the dedicated sprint days at Drupal Developer Days Szeged. Let’s take a look at the success we’ve had so far.

Sprinters started arriving early on Monday morning and by the end of the first day the two sprint rooms were almost full. 

A third sprint room had to be added to the roster on Wednesday as we were out of space on Tuesday evening. To give you a good idea on numbers the total number of sprinters so far is over 150!

There’s a great vibe in the sprint rooms. Everyone has been saying how well organised the sprints are. Everyone’s enthusiasm to work on Drupal is sky high.

The sprints have covered many initiatives for Drupal 8 and Drupal.org with huge progress being made already. Since Monday many new contributors have worked on Drupal 8 and have already had their work committed to core.

The number of core commits this week so far has passed the 90, and it’s going up at a speedy rate. Many thanks to Webchick, AlexPott, and Catch who have been working around the clock to commit everyone's hard work.

Here are some highlights of the week so far:

  • The Frontend sprint needed to mass relocate as so many people turned up. They are now in a bigger location taking up half a sprint room.
  • The Beta Blocker Bunnies working hard to reach the Beta release of Drupal 8.
  • A special mention for the coffee. Free latte macchiatos (hand delivered by Gábor Hojtsy if you ask him nicely).
  • Everyone regrouping after dinner for late night coding in the sprint rooms until being made to leave.

More photos of the Drupal Developer Days can be found in our Flickr set.

By Daniel Truninger 21st March 2014 Drupal, Events

A significant delegation of our tech team will be attending the Drupal Dev Days in Szeged. Here are your chances to meet up with us:

Monday, 24 March - Wednesday, 26 March

Thursday, 27 March

Friday, 28 March

Saturday, 29 March - Sunday, 30 March

For real-time updates of our whereabouts, especially for our evening outings, check our Twitter account.

By Daniel Truninger 20th March 2014 Business, Drupal, Events

The inaugural edition of the Web Expresso is in the books. It was a great pleasure to welcome our dear clients and partners exclusively to our quarterly breakfast briefing series. Accompanied by coffee, orange juice and fresh croissants we served an insight into the prospects of Drupal 8 in easy digestible portions.

Here are the slides of the event:

For further questions on Drupal 8 get in touch. We are happy to share our expertise with you.

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By Daniel Truninger 28th February 2014 Drupal, Events

If you're heading to this weekend's DrupalCamp London chances are high you'll bump into a few members of our team. At these locations your chances are pretty high to do so: 

So watch out for Michael (schnitzel), Dagmar (dagmita), Marc (pfaendler), Emma (emma.maria) and Boris (borisbaldinger) in the famous Amazee Labs t-shirts and make sure to say hi!

By Daniel Truninger 21st February 2014 Events, Fun, Team

A month ago the World Economic Forum (WEF) had its annual due in Davos. After many successful workshops in Gstaad we opted for a new location and headed for the same mountain resort as the WEF for this year's edition.

Here are some impressions of our WAF (Workshop And Fun) in Davos.

By Corina Schmid 10th February 2014 Events

Another year has gone by and we're back from another great StartupCamp in Basel. This year we've reached an all time high with over 200 attendees! First of all we want to give a big shout out to all of our Sponsors, which are: DeinDeal, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz and Microsoft as Platinum Sponsors; i-net, CTI-Start up and IBM as Gold Sponsors and Hofrat Suess as Silver Sponsor.

Once again the slots for the presentations were hotly sought after so we ended up opening an additional room to provide more slots for presentations. With 23 presentations throughout the day there surely was a little something there for everybody. Attendees also had the chance to meet some great new people and exchange and share new ideas over some good food during the lunch break.

Even though we've opened an additional room, the sessions were packed with people standing in the back.

And the StartupCamp wouldn't be right without a smashing after party! After the last sessions the crowd hit the restaurant "Alte Post" and brainstormed ideas for new businesses with a glass of wine or two and some fine food.

After another great day we'd like to give credit to all who contributed in making this year's StartupCamp a great one.  And many thanks to Thomas Gemperle who shared his experience on his blog and Amazee Metrics for recapping their session their blog.

We hope to see you next year, same place, around the same time!

By Kathryn McClintock 6th February 2014 Drupal, Events

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!

By Daniel Truninger 13th January 2014 Drupal, Events

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.

We are looking forward to welcome you for some serious sprinting.

By Boris Baldinger 23rd November 2013 Drupal, Events

John O'Nolan (twitter), the guy from ghost, kicked off day 2 of the DrupalCamp Vienna 2013 with a very impressive keynote about the topic "Focus - The value of choosing just one thing at the bazaar".

After the keynote, it was time for Michael and Christophe to present the the Translation Management Tool.

And directly after this presentation, Dagmar talked about why there are no bad clients, only bad project managers.

She attracted quite a crowd with her talk.

And if you missed the presentation you can watch it on YouTube.

Overall we had a really great time in Vienna! It was a pleasure to be here and connect with other open minded people.

A special Thank you goes out to the members of Drupal Austria who made this event possible.

I also have uploaded a selection of photos I took during the camp on flickr.

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