The Drupal Con Europe 2021 took place at the beginning of October. For the second consecutive year it has been held virtually due to health restrictions by Covid. This issue, despite being a setback, has opened the doors to many attendees who otherwise would not have attended in person.
DrupalCon was hosted at Hopin.com, thanks to the organisation of the Drupal Association and the experience of Kuoni Congress. The event had different tracks with workshops, talks, keynotes, etc., all of them extremely interesting.
From my perspective as a first time attendee, the experience has been great. Being able to hear first hand the trends on the community is a privilege, which I could enjoy on thanks to the contribution of La Drupalera.
As for the talks, I have kept some general ideas and impressions:
- Drupal 10 is really close: https://www.drupal.org/about/10
- As it is the Drupal 8 end of life: https://www.drupal.org/psa-2021-2021-06-29
- What makes migrating to Drupal 9 a priority for all current projects: https://www.drupal.org/docs/upgrading-drupal/how-to-prepare-your-drupal-7-or-8-site-for-drupal-9/upgrading-a-drupal-8-site
- Headless Drupal is more than a trend. Drupal Core is getting (even more) ready to be used as a native backend.
- Corroborating the previous point: Dries. The Drupal creator's talks (DriesNotes) are always interesting. You can watch this Con's talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3k805fFfIY
- While these proposals are coming to Core and not, there are some really interesting initiatives to make Headless Drupal in D8/D9, like Druxt: https://druxtjs.org/
- Although there are more options for block placement, Layout Builder came to D8 Core to stay as the new standard, so it is a "must" in most projects.
- Drupal is not just code. The community comes first, and that's not just a saying. The community defines both the standards that are used and the future goals of Drupal core.
See you at next Drupal event!