Today’s keynote was given by Anke Domscheit-Berg, known for her work in open government…
Ryan Szrama presented the next steps for Drupal Commerce, including launching the Commerce Kickstart distribution and announcing that work is beginning on Commerce 2.0.
One must-watch session for developers explains how the project application review process works, and discusses how it can be improved. Another one that’ll be important to watch was an introduction to Symfony 2. And Fabian gave a talk on performance improvements.
Imre Gmelig Meijling presented a great session on the design of everyday things - showing how simple design errors make everyday objects harder to use, and looking at how we can apply the lessons learned from this to websites.
Crell outlined the progress of the Web Services and Symfony Core Initiative in Drupal 8 - one of the big fundamental changes that are coming.
Gabor gave an update on the work to improve multilingual support in Drupal 8.
Jen Lampton and her team presented the new theme layer for Drupal 8.
And Greg Dunlap gave a progress report on the configuration management initiative.
Today’s birds of a feather sessions included:
- Kickstarting future development of Open Atrium
- TDD/BDD with Drupal best practices
- Agile in an agency environment
We’ll be featuring more about the week’s BoF sessions in a post tomorrow.
Last night was the main opening party, and was held at one of Munich’s largest beer gardens. it tells you how big the venue is that when the Drupalcon organisers phoned up to try to arrange a booking for a private party of 1000 people, the owners said “Oh no problem, no need to book, just turn up” (but in German). The place has a capacity of 7000! Where we’re used to the conference taking over entire bars, and drinking them dry, this time the drupallers were slightly lost among all the other customers - and there seemed to be no end to the beer. It was great to be sitting outside on a warm night, drinking cold beer, and meeting other community members from all over the world.
Tonight the UK community is having a party, and Acquia are having an event too.
Finally, for those who can’t make it to the conference we announced a giveaway of Drupalcon Swag, recognising that there are just as many contributions to the community from those around the world who can’t always get to the conference - so this is a way to say thanks and make sure you don’t miss out too much!
That’s all for today, more coverage of Drupalcon Munich tomorrow.