Evolving Web at DrupalCon Asia 2016

Mar 8, 2016 · by Suzanne Dergacheva

We had a blast going to Mumbai for DrupalCon Asia. On day 1 of the conference, we presented our new Drupal 8 Theming training for a group of 50 first-time DrupalCon attendees. Along with me and Alex, we had the help of two local developers: Ravindra Singh and Manjit Singh.

The trainers: Ravindra Singh, Alex Dergachev, Suzanne Dergacheva, and Manjit Singh

The participants came from all over India to attend were extra enthusiastic about diving into Drupal 8. The feedback from the training was really positive. We wished we could have had more time to cover more of the goodness of Drupal 8 theming (for our next Drupal 8 theming training in Ottawa, we've scheduled 2 days). We had a half-hour 'selfie session' at the end of the long day of training. I think everyone was pretty excited about Drupal 8 and being part of the first DrupalCon Asia.

Our class of Drupal enthusiasts

There were a good mix of talks at the Con from international and local attendees. A lot of excitement about Drupal 8 was in the air leading up to the sprints on Sunday.

It was particularly exciting to see Dan Callahan's talk about serviceworke.rs caching and other new JavaScript APIs. And we were inspired to hear about Peter Brownell's approach to building websites that are never "finished".

We send a huge shoutout to the Drupal Association for their work organizing such a successful event. We can't wait for the next DrupalCon Asia, wherever and whenever it takes place.

Teaching our new Drupal 8 Theming course