Finally, let's go! After two years, it's fi-na-lly time again: the first physical event since 2020. Exciting! We're already sure it's going to be fantastic because of three reasons. One, for the first time everything in our new branding, cool! Second, 27 Dropsoldiers from over Europe will join us in Ghent. And third, no less than 5 inspiring sessions of our own colleagues, spread over the days. #letsgo
Mautic Dev Days
A first for Mautic: together with Drupal Dev Days, the first Mautic Dev Days will take place this year. A great opportunity to learn from the Mautic Core team and all the other professional developers who work with Mautic on a daily basis. As Dropsolid we contribute to Mautic on a daily basis. This year, in addition to the Drupal sprints, several Mautic sprints will be organized to work on projects together.
Platinum sponsor @Drupal Dev Days
We are proud to be able to support this year's event as a Platinum Sponsor. Like every year, we're looking forward to letting our colleagues loose on a series of fascinating sessions, inspiring talks, and instructive contribution sprints. Next to the sessions, our colleagues will also be waiting for you in our booth. There we welcome you with a competition. In which discipline you can beat your fellow Drupal Dev Dayers, we will keep that a secret for a while. Prepare yourself, because who knows, you might be the one to shoot the main bullet of the day! Are you ready for a challenge? Then make sure to visit our brand new booth and... Let's connect!
Finally, 6 of our colleagues are also eager to share their knowledge with you. We briefly list their sessions below:
Open Personalization with Apache Unomi in the GDPR era
By Nick Veenhof
Tueseday 05.04.2022, 10:00-10:50 - Calibrate room
Personalization: Go or No? In the era of consent, privacy, and GDPR it may no longer seem acceptable to do behavioral personalization. Personalization doesn’t have to be an Evil Big Brother.
Personalization is proven an effective way of increasing engagement. As a visitor, you feel understood. It leads to better user experience and higher conversion, as long as it’s done in all trust and consent. In recent years many software companies were created to deliver these highly contextualised experiences but none of them really delivered the necessary trust so that you could use the technology in the same way you are using Drupal.
Drupal is yours to take. It is your responsibility to use it wisely. Apache Solr is also yours to take. In combination with Drupal it’s highly powerful, and yet - at all times, all your customer data remains in your hands only. Welcome Apache Unomi, the new kid in town of customer data management and personalization.
Nick will explain how Drupal, Mautic and Apache Unomi can be seen as a Digital Experience Platform without lock-in, without handing over your data to an external software vendor.
The session includes a technical deep dive into Apache Unomi, how it can be used to deliver highly personalized experiences, compliant with the GDPR regulations and with respect to users trust.
Advanced permissions system with Groups
By Jan Zavrl
Wednesday 06.04.2022, 15:20-16:10 - Calibrate room
While working on rebuilding a Royal College platform in the United Kingdom, we were tasked with a challenge on how to manage permissions where Groups played a major role in granting the correct access.
Having several entities in play, different roles in different Group types, with various fields from those entities deciding on the logic when granting access to a certain entity, the number of components used in the system quickly grew.
The system also had to plug into several other components the platform used such as Search API, Views API, Plugin API.
I’ll be going over the challenge presented, the thought process behind the implementation and most importantly how we built different components with examples. As mentioned above we implemented plenty of custom code, using different APIs provided by Drupal and contrib modules.