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Every year at DrupalCon our team has an amazing time. This year was no different. We rounded up everyone who attended and asked them about their favorites this year.
Technical information was being readily exchanged and processed, while the humans who make up the community shared many stories as well. On top of all of the good information there was good food, so much food!
DrupalCon is more than just a conference for networking and learning; it provides an avenue for contributing back to the project during code/contribution sprints. Being a beginner to the issue queue can be daunting and overwhelming. With the help of mentors, novices can get the tools and support they need to jump in and start contributing.
Boomeranging back to Pennsylvania from DrupalCon Nashville, Adam Bergstein will be attending and presenting this year at Philadelphia's premier Drupal Camp.
In February, we welcomed Scott Vinkle as our guest speaker. Scott is an accessibility expert and front-end developer for Shopify who spoke to our meetup group about creating accessible React JS apps. Scott has been active in the accessibility community since 2011. He has worked with many groups including the accessibility project, the a11y tour, CodePen Ottawa, and many, many others.
Sarah Maple is the Lead Web Designer at National Nurses United (NNU) and has been at the organization for four years. Her training bridges art and web technology in order to better serve clients with both their technological needs as well as their artistic ones. She provides support with Drupal logistics and project management for the NNU website, which is a full website conversion to Drupal 8.
DrupalCon is one of the most exciting Drupal events all year, especially for those of us who enjoy working in the community. We really get to shine.
This year is no different. It’s nice to share knowledge through presentations, but there are many ways to give back to the Drupal Open Source project.
We have a bunch of sessions lined up on a variety of subjects... from DevOps to decoupled Drupal, technical acronyms to development tips, and even a case study about a Stanford project. We’ve got something for everyone, so we hope to see you there!
Every year the Hook 42 team packs their collective bags and heads out to DrupalCon to share some knowledge, learn some new tricks, and spend some time catching up with the community. This year is no different. We’re excited to be heading Nashville! It’s a first for many of us on the team. We are excited to be presenting a few sessions and participating in a few panels. We also look forward to seeing some of you in the Sprints. Some of our team has signed up to mentor (psst... you can too!) And now, let’s get down to business....
Adam Bergstein is the VP of Engineering at Hook 42. Previously he was Associate Director of Engineering at Civic Actions and worked at Acquia as a Technical Architect. Adam is an active member of the Drupal Community. He recently took over the simplytest.me project, ported many modules to Drupal 8, is involved in Google Summer of Code, serves on the Drupal Governance Committee, and provides mentorship.
He has given multiple talks. Most of his talks focus on Drupal security, working with teams, or technical enablement.
We are excited to have Adam Bergstein joining our team as Vice President of Engineering! Better yet? He’ll be speaking at the upcoming Midwest Drupal Camp in Chicago about his journey from engineer to technical leader.