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Our team realized that the most needed contribution to Drupal is also the most simple: thanking someone who has helped you. So we're handing out 1000 flowers at DrupalCon Baltimore.
And it is finally 2017! New year, new projects, new challenges and, of course, a lot of Drupal events.
On this short post, I'll go through a few Drupal events in North America that we'll be either attending or be sponsoring on the first quarter of the year.
If you are planning to attend, feel free to get in touch with us in advance. We love hanging around and meeting with fellow community members, potential business partners, and people just interested in getting to know us.
We noticed Evolving Web's shiny new Drupal 8-powered blog was loading slower than in D7, and using the blackfire.io PHP profiler we were able to narrow down the bottleneck to Drupal 8's block visibility approach.
Drupal core is pretty well optimized. But after you've finished building your Drupal 7 or 8 site, you might find some pages are loading slower than you'd like. That's not surprising—you've probably enabled scores of contrib modules, written custom code, and are running over 100 SQL queries per uncached request.
Evolving Web is heading down to DrupalCon New Orleans this May. This will be the first North American DrupalCon since Drupal 8 was released, so excitement will be in the air.
With Drupal 8's release, lots of new Drupal projects are being planned. As part of DrupalCon, we'll be leading a Drupal Project Management Training on May 9th.
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.
DrupalCon Austin promises to be a great event! The North American DrupalCon is always the biggest Drupal event of the year, which means a lot of content to absorb, people to meet, and ideas to share.
Evolving Web is running a Views configuration training at DrupalCon Portland this year. Views is the most popular contributed module on Drupal.org and an essential tool for any Drupal website. It allows you to create dynamic listings of content with just a few clicks of the mouse.
There will be a hive of activity around multilingual Drupal at DrupalCon Munich 2012! Whether you're new to multilingual Drupal or a developer wanting to change how Drupal works with language, there are lots of opportunities to get involved.
In an increasingly global world, Drupal core's support for multilingual content has made it a favourite CMS among large organizations. Despite that, Drupal site-builders and develpoers are often stumped by the myriad of possible approaches and tricks involved in making it work. Over the last few months, Evolving Web has worked together with Acquia to put together a multilingual site building course to walk you through the process step by step and unfuddle much of the complexity.