Why so much noise over Drupal 8?! Here are some of my reasons why I am over the moon about Drupal 8 release.
The meetup was different to our regular meetups in a few ways. For one, this was held on a Friday afternoon rather than the usual time of Saturday mornings. For another, the attendees actually came in from other cities just for the meetup. We had a great line up of sessions and interaction over snacks, courtesy of Wipro.
Drupal meetups are fun. You meet new people, learn something new, and other people learn from you. The Drupal community in Bangalore has regularly organized a monthly Drupal meetup, which is only growing with the support of large organizations coming forward to host.
Drupal Meetup is now in Whitefield, Bangalore! After February’s meetup, we decided to try and discover more Drupalers in Bangalore. We always knew that there are a lot more people using Drupal than we meet in the meetups and we have also known that location is a big factor.
The overall process to install the server on virtual machine and configure it for Drupal development is still valid and you only need to change the OS version from Ubuntu Server 14.04 to the latest one now (Ubuntu Server 14.10 at this time). Also, I have moved on to using vagrant for my setups and will hopefully write a post on that soon.
Last weekend, Bangalore’s Drupal community came together for a code sprint to upgrade modules to Drupal 8. The sprint was held at Time Inc office in Bangalore.
Overall, I found it to be an even mix of easy and hard questions. I took 78 minutes on my test by being extra cautious that I was reading each question and options correctly. The devil is in the details, after all.
We are working to make each meetup better than before and build the PHP and Drupal community in Bangalore and around. We welcome speakers and participants for a wide range of topics on PHP, Drupal, Web Development, Project Management, etc…