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My DrupalCon Dublin experience

By Eduardo García ● CTO | October 3rd, 2016

Last week I had the opportunity of participating in my 6th DrupalCon and my second European DrupalCon.

But, to be honest, this one is the most important DrupalCon for me until now, I know the first one it’s always special, but in this case, represent a lot for me, because of the relevance as speaker in this event.

drupalcon group photo

I have been in a roller coaster of emotions since I was notified that my proposal to present as Community Keynote was accepted; Since that moment I have been working a lot to try to provide the best material I could do to try to share with the community my view and perception of global Drupal Community.

During my keynote, I talk about the tour Around the Drupal world in 140+ days, and I present some proposals I think that could be implemented improve the engagement with the global community because right now I think we are an international community, but we need to be global.

Keynote resources:

community keynote

community keynote qa

Slides: weknowinc.com/dublin/community-keynote.pdf

Tour video: http://weknowinc.com/video/aroundtheworld Chinese version

But, before the keynote, I participate as co-presenter with Jesus Manuel Olivas, my business partner at weKnow.

Our first session was Drupal Console: An overview of the new Drupal CLI.

The second session was Learn the new things in Drupal 8 via debugging

The cherry on the cake was the B.OF.s Writing Moder CLI commands for Drupal 8 and Improving your Drupal 9 development workflow with Composer that Jesus and I lead during Drupal Con.

Last, but not least; I had the opportunity to participate in Code Sprints to try to advance in our goal to have the first release 1.0.0 stable for Drupal Console project.

In general, I am delighted with the comments and feedback from the Drupal community; Now I could say I have a lot of ideas to contribute via code and community hacks to try to improve as a product as well as a community.

Airplane

Distance (Kilometers)
San Jose, Costa Rica → Dublin, Ireland 9564
Previously 87,040
Total 96,604

Walking

Distance (steps)
Dublin 102.470
Previously 1.678.485
Total 1.780.955

Train

Distance (Kilometers)
Today 0
Previously 528
Total 528

Bus/Car

Distance (Kilometers)
Today 0
Previously 2.944
Total 2.944