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DrupalCon Baltimore - Mediacurrent's GamePlan

DrupalCon Baltimore here we come! We are Gold sponsors once again this year and there are a ton of ways to connect with our team. Here are some of the highlights:

  • 35 people from Mediacurrent attending
  • 25+ open slots for one-on-one conversations with our Drupal & Design experts
  • 7 Drupalcon sessions from our team
  • Lots of swag items available at our booth
  • 1 epic after-party with us and our friends at Lingotek
     

Mediacurrent's Sessions

This year will be my first time attending DrupalCon (as I am new to the Mediacurrent team & Drupal)! I hope to attend as many sessions as I can, including the 7 sessions my teammates will be leading. Our sessions this year include:
 

Multilingual in Drupal 8: A Soup to Nuts Guide Featuring VisitTheUSA.com and Habitat.org

Not a coder? Not a problem - no coding required. In this session, Director of Development, Jay Callicott & Senior Drupal Developer Dan Polant will walk you through step by step how to configure a multilingual site, referencing case study examples from VisitTheUSA.com and Habitat.org.
 

Raising the Security Bar with Guardr

In this session, Security Lead Mark Shropshire will present about Guardr's philosophy, features, and how to start new projects with Guardr. Let's raise the bar on Drupal security with a more streamlined approach.  
 

Designer to Developer: How to Go from Paper to Styleguide (and Still Remain Friends)

Senior Front End Developer Chris Doherty & Accessibility Lead Carie Fisher will walk through the workflow of transforming an 'idea on paper' into a living styleguide, how having a styleguide benefits all involved in the process, from designer to client, from the beginning to the end of a project. Read more about Chris and Carie's session on how to master the handoff from design to development.
 

Optimizing Your Site For The World To See: International SEO

International SEO is still incredibly complicated and getting search engines to serve language and country specific content can feel a little like witchcraft. Lucky for you, Drupal 8 is naturally search engine friendly and with a little planning, Senior Digital Strategist Jen Slemp & VP of Marketing for Lingotek Calvin Scharff will have you getting rankings in no time. Read more about Jen's & Calvin’s SEO session.
 

Buzzword Blitz: What You Need To Know About Digital Transformation and Drupal

Omnichannel. IOT. Big Data. Personalization. Digital Transformation. If written today, PT Barnum’s famous phrase might have read, “There’s a buzzword born every minute.” But what do these phrases and trends really mean to your organization? Join Director of Client Services Shellie Hutchens for a game of Buzzword Bingo where she plans to give you our take on these and other popular, oft-used phrases consuming the Marketing, Digital, and Business industries today. Read more about what you'll learn about Digital Transformation and Drupal from Shellie's session.
 

Beyond the .Com: Drupal's new role in the Large Enterprise

In order to continue to grow your career with Drupal, it’s important to understand where the digital, web design and development marketplace is going - and where Drupal fits into it.  Who better to explore in this endeavor than those organizations who are trying to solve the most complex digital, IT and marketing challenges on a global scale: The Large Enterprise. This session is less about Gartner rankings and CMS comparisons, and more about you gaining an understanding how Drupal now fits into a global organization’s product roadmap in 2017 and beyond. After all, it’s not just an ECMS anymore!
 

Forecasting Innovation: weather.com’s Emerging Technology Story

The Weather Company (an IBM business), in partnership with Mediacurrent, has an incredible track record of not just keeping up with innovation, but driving it. When weather.com originally launched on Drupal back in 2014, we set a new standard for just how high a trafficked site could be hosted on Drupal. We built a progressively decoupled site well before they became a hot topic in the Drupal world. But we didn’t stop there.

This session will explore the history and ongoing efforts at driving innovation, as well as the business value of investing in the exploration of emerging technologies.
 

Don't Miss Our Booth

The best way to connect with the Mediacurrent team is to visit us at our booth, #224. We have a great spot on the exhibition floor and plenty of room, so we are amping up the fun this year. Pick our brains, pick up a t-shirt & a sticker, or grab your after-party invitation.

DrupalCon Baltimore Floor Plan
 

Meet The Team

We are bringing more from our team this year than any time before! We are all looking forward to trading stories, sharing ideas, and learning something new along the way. We’ll be taking turns at the booth, but if you want to speak with someone specific or talk shop someplace quieter than the exhibition floor, just schedule a one-on-one conversation.

Drupalcon baltimore mediacurrent team attending

Join the Mediacurrent and Lingotek After Party

drupalcon baltimore mediacurrent after party

Finally, Mediacurrent and Lingotek are teaming up for the fourth year in a row to host an After-Party on Tuesday, 7pm-11pm at Pratt Street Ale House. There will be drinks, food, and photobooth fun! Stop by either booth for an invitation and remember to bring your Drupalcon badge for entry.

Stay tuned to our youtube channel for a Friday 5 episode for 5 ways to connect with our team at Drupalcon

Additional Resources
Mediacurrent to Present Seven Sessions at DrupalCon Baltimore | Blog
5 Ways to Connect at DrupalCon Baltimore | Blog

 

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