See you at Drupal Europe!

Drupal Europe is a new event is organized by a group of community volunteers in collaboration with the German Drupal Association and the Drupal Europe Foundation. Here’s where you can find the DRUD team.

Where you can find the DRUD team at Drupal Europe

At Drupal Europe, we’ll be showing off the DDEV UI and our fully integrated hosting solution to provide you dev-to-deploy support with DDEV. At DrupalCon Nashville we were handing out ice creams at our booth. Curious what we’ll have for you this time? Stop by our booth for a DDEV demo and chat.

DDEV for your team from dev-to-deploy

We’re excited to unveil the integration with our hosting service. Our vision is to provide the same ease use of you get with DDEV for local development, and apply that to deployment and hosting.

The feedback about DDEV UI has been so positive. We’re hearing team leads are excited to integrate DDEV across their teams, especially to people who aren’t comfortable with the command line, such as the design teams. We believe a standardized local development experience is a key part of continuous improvement, knowledge sharing, and collaborative problem-solving.

If you want to be the first to access the DDEV Local UI Alpha, sign up for our newsletter! We’re looking forward to your feedback.

Proud Sponsors of the DevOps Track

We’re very proud to sponsor the DevOps track for Drupal Europe.

“The DevOps + Infrastructure track is about ensuring reliability in a highly volatile world. Think of getting services up and running in a sustainable controllable way, think of rapid deployment, think of being faster than your competitor without compromising on excellence. This track goes beyond Drupal and exposed Drupal and other web applications to the world wide web.”

What is DevOps? It’s not a tool you can buy, so what is it? The benefits of DevOps are well understood by developers, but less so by business leaders. With so many challenges to businesses today, devops, containers, and tooling are central in digital transformation. We offer DevOps consulting and tools, and if you want to talk with us about getting your team up to speed, come to talk with us at the booth.

Keep an eye out for our series on DevOps here.


We’re delighted to have the opportunity to present three sessions about the relationship of the capabilities of technology to business innovation.

Open Source Engagement to Empower Business

Speakers: Kevin Bridges, Co-Founder & CTO, Drud Technology

When: Sep 13, Thursday 14:45

Where: Room 2.04 Titanium

Keystones for successful open source projects include motivated contributors, a collective belief in the goals of the project, and a governance and support model that empowers contributors new and old.  In this session, we will explore the science of motivation and examples of systems that apply Open Source practices to effective business management. You will learn how to communicate more effectively with your teams and why a traditional top-down business model is not the most effective for a healthy team.

The Way We Work: Culture, Communication, and Containers

Speakers: Kevin Bridges, Co-Founder & CTO, Drud Technology and Elli Ludwigson, Content creator, Open Strategy Partners.

When: Sep 12, Wednesday 11:30

Where: Room 2.03 Vanadium

In this session, Elli and Kevin will discuss implementing DevOps philosophies and best practices from development to testing to deployment:

  • Development: Why enabling on-demand creation of dev, test, and production environments increases the flow of work from development to customer
  • Testing: How breaking things builds resilience. How fast feedback is key to continuous learning.
  • Deployment: Why we need to work in production-like environments. How to enable low-risk releases to increase the flow of the value stream.

Why DevOps, Containers, and Tooling Matter in Digital Transformation

Speakers: Tracy Evans, Partner, Open Strategy Partners and Steven Grandchamp, CEO, DRUD Technology LLC

When: Sep 12, Wednesday 10:30

Where: Room 2.07 Aurum

In this session, DRUD Tech CEO Steven Grandchamp and Tracy Evans, Partner at Open Strategy Partners, will show the direct connection between business strategy, digital strategy, and the increasingly complex technologies we use to deploy the web and the business value they can deliver to your company or organization.

Contribute with DDEV Quick Sprint

At DrupalCon Nashville recently, we contributed DDEV Quicksprint. This toolkit makes sprint prep faster by getting new contributors set up with a full Drupal 8 ready development environment fast.

The Drupal Europe program includes full contribution days on Monday and Friday. There are also contribution rooms and spaces throughout the whole week, while sessions, BoFs, and other events are happening as well. They say if you’re brand new to contribution, come along on Friday to get mentored by seasoned contributors.

Don’t miss Friday, 14 Sept. Traditional mentored contribution and self-organized contribution spaces

Currently, the organizing team is recruiting volunteers to join and contribute.

  • Sign up to lead or join a topic
  • Sign up to mentor new contributors

We’ll see you there!

Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash

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