Drupal Camp Brighton 2015

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John Newton
 
Drupal Camp Brighton
 

Last weekend saw the best ever Drupal Camp in Brighton. A huge turnout and a great array of sessions and speakers all brilliantly organised by the team. I had many highlights but here are a just a couple of tasty takeaways that stuck.

The Business Case for Drupal & Open Source

We heard some fascinating talks about using Drupal in business and the public sector. I was impressed by the talk given by Jake Barlow @gdsteam Transformation Lead at the Government Digital Service. Yes, it's taking a while and there are many barriers ahead but we are gradually seeing the UK Government shift priorities towards Open Spource. I have no doubt this will provide better software to the public sector department and citizens alike. It also drive down costs and move spend inwardly to UK SMEs and away from the off-shore multinationals. This is a moment of great opportunity for Open Source & Drupal.

New modules & tech

We always like a new module in Drupal - do cool stuff easily - and I am thankful to Emily @emilyaturner for alerting me to the Paragraphs module which means we'll be able to provide sophisticated layouts for site editors and give them much more control to over their content.

Server administration & security

George Boobyer @ibluebag gave an excellent presentation on Ansible and why we should use it. A great talk and the case for Ansible is pretty compelling. An R&D project for this year. Thanks for t-shirt too George :-)