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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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.
— Ruben Teijeiro (@rteijeiro) March 26, 2014
Ymbra team is sprinting in migrate and frontend on #drupaldevdays Very excited for all work done here these days!
— Ymbra (@ymbra_co) March 26, 2014
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.
oh, and the one i reviewed yesterday at #drupaldevdays was already commited. my work matters! yay! :)
— aboros (@hunaboros) March 26, 2014
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.
— xjm (@xjmdrupal) March 24, 2014
- 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.
— Mori Sugimoto (@dokumori) March 25, 2014
More photos of the Drupal Developer Days can be found in our Flickr set.
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
- 10:00-11:00 Techniques to overwrite code in Drupal @ Ursa Minor (Hosted by Vasile Chindris)
- Drupal 8 Multilingual sprint
Friday, 28 March
- 13:00-14:00 Manage and Deploy your Sites with Drush @ The Earth (Hosted by Bastian Widmer)
- 15:30-16:30 Get ready for full translated Sites with Entity Translation @ The Galaxy (Hosted by Michael Schmid)
- Drupal 8 Multilingual sprint
Saturday, 29 March - Sunday, 30 March
For real-time updates of our whereabouts, especially for our evening outings, check our Twitter account.
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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- 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.
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.
— Amazee Labs (@amazeelabs) 21. Februar 2014
— Amazee Labs (@amazeelabs) 21. Februar 2014
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!
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!
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.
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".
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.