What We Learned and Shared at the Drupal Europe Event

Author: Thomas Halter

Last month, two Emakinians were present at the biggest European Drupal event of the year, aka Drupal Europe, in Darmstadt (Germany) to meet and exchange with members of the Drupal community. Jeroen Meeus (Tech Lead PHP) and Klaas Van den Brande (Product Owner) represented Emakina, and gave a presentation about a project where a Headless Drupal helped add tremendous value.

In their presentation, emphasis was put on the constant struggle of scope changes, communication issues and alignments with the client, that the huge flexibility and micro-service readiness of Drupal 8 greatly helped overcome.

When asked what impression the event left on them, both were impressed by the tightness of the Drupal community, described as a ‘big family, and unique in the world’ by Jeroen. As a non-developer, Klaas was sceptical at first, but it turned out that ‘the Drupal community is a people first community, just like the platform. It is driven by cooperation and integration of everyone who wants to be a part of it. It’s definitely worthwhile, from an agency perspective, to invest efforts to give back to the community.’

Watch their presentation right here:

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