The Eyes of the Drupal Community Are Pointed at Toronto for Drupal North

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I’m on my way to Ontario’s capital this week! Why? Because all eyes of the Drupal community will be on Toronto, ON as we prepare to host Drupal North from Aug. 10-12, 2018.

Drupal North is doubly important to me. Obviously, as Victor mentioned last month, Digital Echidna is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the event. But, on a personal/professional level, this event marks the culmination of a year’s worth of planning, collaboration, and excitement as I’m the president of the Drupal North Association, the governing board.

At Digital Echidna, we’re committed to open-source development for a whole bunch of reasons. From scalability to security to cost-effectiveness to portability, our enterprise-level clients appreciate what the Drupal content management system brings to the table. And the fact that there’s a dedicated, committed community of developers constantly working to innovate and iterate the CMS ensures that it remains at the top of its class.

That said, that community commitment and involvement doesn’t happen by accident. It has to be encouraged, nurtured, and supported. And that’s why events like Drupal North are so important.

This year’s event is going to be great. Hosted at the Toronto Reference Library. There are two days of amazing sessions on August 10th and 11th, and one day of sprints on August 12th. And it’s not too late to sign up -- there are still some spots open, but availability is limited so I’d encourage you to register ASAP.

The Echidna team will be there as part of our ongoing commitment to the Drupal community. With five Grand Masters on staff, Echidna is the nation’s leading Drupal development company. And we’re thrilled to be able to share some of that expertise with you as front-end UX developer Amanda McKee is going to be presenting a track titled Designing for an Empathetic Experience” that you’re not going to want to miss.

We’d love to meet you, talk a little shop, and see if there are any challenges that we can help provide solutions for. It’s going to be a great weekend in Toronto and I look forward to seeing you there.

 

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