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Drupalcon LA - Mediacurrent’s Gameplan

We’re gearing up for Drupalcon 2015 in sunny Los Angeles and we are looking forward to the exciting plans we have in store. We are Platinum sponsors once again and there are a ton of ways to connect with our team. In fact, here are the highlights:

  • 14 people from Mediacurrent attending
  • 25+ open slots for one-on-one conversations with our Drupal experts
  • 4 Drupalcon sessions from our team
  • 2 custom Drupalcon themed cornhole sets & 1 photo booth
  • 1 epic after-party with us and our friends at Lingotek

Mediacurrent’s Sessions

I’m new to the Mediacurrent team and Drupal, so this will be my first Drupalcon. I’m looking forward to attending as many sessions as I can, including those led by my teammates. Our sessions this year include:

Translating Success In Drupal 8: The Manhattan Associates Story
Mediacurrent is working with with Manhattan Associates on one of the world’s first fully translated Enterprise Drupal 8 projects. Join Director of Client Services, James Rutherford for a deep dive into the project, including how Drupal 8 supports the client’s multilingual needs, how to prove ROI, and how to evaluate if Drupal 8 is the right choice for your project.

Weather.com: A Novel Presentation Framework
The Weather Channel (TWC) officially launched their new Drupal site in November 2014. Hear from Mediacurrent Senior Drupal Developer Matt Davis and TWC Senior Software Architect Jason Smith about the decision to implement a “headless” model, allowing for maximum flexibility and scalability, a necessity for one of the highest traffic Drupal sites in the world.

Advanced layouts with Flexbox
The CSS3 Flexible Box, or flexbox, is one of the latest and hottest techniques for achieving fluid and flexible website layouts. It lends itself perfectly to building responsive websites. Join Senior Front End Developer, Mario Hernandez, for a discussion on what flexbox is, how it works, and some real-life examples of what is promising to be the future of website layouts. He will also discuss some of flexbox’s shortcomings and how to get around them to ensure your website works well in all browsers.

State of The Panels Union - the Panels ecosystem on D7 and forwards to D8
Lead Drupal Architect Damien McKenna joins other leaders from the community to discuss the Panels ecosystem, covering a variety of modules, distributions, and community initiatives. Included will be an update on ongoing projects and the vision for Drupal 8 and beyond.

Don’t miss our Booth

The best way to connect with the Mediacurrent team is to visit us at our booth, #219. 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, snap a group picture in our photo booth, pick up a t-shirt, or play cornhole. Speaking of cornhole, make sure you enter to win a set of Drupalcon themed boards!

Mediacurrent Drupalcon LA Booth

Meet the Team

We are bringing a great cross-section of our team this year, and we are all looking forward to sharing ideas, trading stories, and learning something new. 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.

Mediacurrent Drupalcon LA Team

Join the Mediacurrent and Lingotek After-Party

Finally, you can’t head to LA for a week without taking a little time to enjoy yourself. Mediacurrent and Lingotek are teaming up for the second year in a row to host an After-Party on Tuesday, 8pm-11pm at City Tavern. Stop by either booth for an invitation and remember to bring your Drupalcon badge for entry.

Additional Resources 

10 Tips to Help Prepare for Drupalcon | Mediacurrent Blog Post
The Real Value of Drupalcon | Mediacurrent Blog Post

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