Thursday, July 14, 2016

Impressions from Drupal Summer Barcelona

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Last week, a few more than 100 Drupalistas gathered in sunny Barcelona for a conference. Let me share a few impressions from the sprints, trainings and sessions which were accompanied by good weather and the expected beach vibes. The Spanish Drupal community is one of the most active to my knowledge. They organize a variety of Drupal events within a year. After DrupalCamp Spain in Granada and before the upcoming Drupal Day in Galicia, the Catalan user group DRUPAL.CAT invited us for Drupal Summer Barcelona last weekend.

The excellent venue Citilab was already familiar from previous events like Drupal Developer Days 2012 (that's where I ran my first contribution sprint around mapping). DrupalCon Barcelona 2007 was also hosted there, I was told :)

Friday started with trainings and sprints. Forcontu provided a full day of free Drupal 8 Site Building introduction to a packed room of people getting started with setting up their first sites. 

The sprints were again a great place to start working on tickets. As part of my session preparation, I cleaned up a few tickets for the #d8rules initiative. It was superb to connect with great minds from the community like Jose Jiménez (picture above) or Juampy NR.

Saturday's focus was sessions. Check the schedule for a list of inspiring talks both in English and Spanish.

One great feature of Drupal Summer was the vegan food truck, providing delicious food for anyone.

Obviously, the group of attendees was striving to get some summer feeling, so we gathered at the beach after sessions for refreshing swims and great conversations. 

Check my flickr album for more photos from Drupal Summer Barcelona. Thanks to all the organizers for having us at such a well-organized conference!