Banner year for E3 at DrupalCon Baltimore
One of our favorite ways to support Drupal is through attendance and sponsorship of DrupalCon, the massive traveling conference for Drupal developers, users, agencies, companies using Drupal, and all types of open source enthusiasts.
We attend every year, bring a handful of our Drupal developers and employees to provide them an opportunity for professional development by attending sessions on what’s new and innovative in the world of coding with Drupal.
Although we’ve been going for many years, our 2017 trip to Baltimore may have been the best DrupalCon yet for Elevated Third.
For starters, several of Elevated Third’s DrupalCon contingent were selected to speak at the conference. Our sessions included topics ranging from agile project management, atomic design, data driven design, and new business responsibilities.
We brought the most people from every department within the company to DrupalCon Baltimore. Not only did Developers attend, but UX/Design, Account Management, and Business Development all came along this year - 11 people in total.
Tanner Langley, one of our front end developers, was able to earn the Drupal 8 front end certification that Acquia offers. This further confirms our developers’ expertise with the platform, and our continued commitment to launching sites for our clients with the most flexible and up-to-date technology available.
This year, we were the first of Acquia’s partners to earn Preferred Partner status, which was a great step forward for us. Since Acquia and Drupal are inextricably linked, and Acquia is a major sponsor of the event, we were able to see the rewards of our hard work with Acquia at the conference through meetings, roundtables, and continued conversations.
Finally, as always, we had many great discussions with other agencies and organizations that use Drupal to learn more about what’s going on within the Drupal community, how people are using it in new and innovative ways, and how we can give back by contributing to the project through commits and porting modules to the newest version of Drupal. It’s always great to put the faces to the usernames of the people who work on the project we all build with and love.
Next year, DrupalCon will be moving to Nashville, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for us there!