Drudesk’s magic ability is to always find a solution to any customer’s task — big or small, complicated or simple. Sometimes, these solutions are pretty obvious. This was the case with one big task we had for ourselves. Task: polishing our Drupal skills to perfection. Solution: visiting DrupalCamp Kyiv 2017, where the greatest drupalers share their latest ideas. Like Lviv Euro DrupalCamp, DrupalCon in New Orleans, and Drupal Global Training Days, this event has become an outstanding one for us. Let’s begin the story.
DrupalCamp Kyiv 2017: it finally happened!
The long-expected June 10-11 dates were getting closer, and everyone was happy when the time came to head to Kyiv together with our parent company and constant sponsor of DrupalCamp Kyiv 2017 — InternetDevels.
T-shirts for DrupalCamp Kyiv: from red to black
Travelling to great events together has become our family tradition. At last year’s DrupalCamp Kyiv, we all were wearing bright red “I love Drupal” T-shirts. This time, we went with classic black (which was very much appreciated by the guys), and the InternetDevels and Drudesk T-shirts were a perfect match.
403 participants and DrupalCamp Kyiv 2017’s record
DrupalCamp Kyiv gathers drupalers from all the corners of Ukraine, as well as from abroad. This time, the guys broke their own record and gathered 403 participants.
403 is a number that means something to every developer, isn’t it? Just like 404 or 503 ;) Drudesk knows firsthand how to deal with errors. The only way to get rid of the 403 error is to increase the number of participants next year. And we are ready to help! We cannot promise one thousand… but we’ll certainly contribute to the increase. Some day, Ukraine should host a DrupalCon, which was one of the ideas expressed in Kyiv.
DrupalCamp Kyiv in 2017 and an incredible level of drupalization
The atmosphere at the Camp was fabulous. It was a pleasure to see all those smiling faces, both of people we hadn’t seen for ages and of people we were happy to meet for the first time. We were having a great time!
However, we never forgot our main mission, so we enjoyed listening to amazing Drupal speeches and, of course, asking questions and starting discussions. The topics touched upon every aspect of Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 development, project management, combining Drupal with other cool tools, and much more. The speakers’ names included the leading drupalers from Ukraine, as well as famous foreign guests who were glad to come and share their skills.
Luck was on Drudesk’s side! In the prize drawing by the organizers and sponsors, one of our guys won an annual PHPStorm subscription. What could be better for a Drupal developer!
The day ended with an awesome and fun party, but it wasn’t the end of the event. The next day was a code-sprint for developers, where one important theorem was proved: solving serious Drupal tasks needs pizza!
Goodbye DrupalCamp, and thanks to everyone involved in it. There’s one thing we are absolutely sure of: we will come back next year!