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Find Drupal Contractors at Florida DrupalCamp 2021

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Join us at Florida DrupalCamp 2021 (FLDC) for the Sunshine State’s annual web development “unconference.” From Thursday, February 18 through Saturday, February 20, FLDC is going virtual with training events, informational sessions, and a contribution day.

Florida DrupalCamp is a community-led event designed to bring local web developers and Drupal enthusiasts together for three days of learning and networking. Attendees will have access to presentations, full- and half-day training workshops, a (virtual) after-hours party, and the following session tracks:

  • Design, Theming, and Usability
  • Development and Performance
  • Sessions off the Drupal Island
  • Site Building
  • Project Management, Sales, and Consulting

Drupal Contractors is proud to announce that we’ve partnered with Florida DrupalCamp as a Gold sponsor. Two of our members, Chris McGrath and Gloria Tucker, have been chosen as speakers for the event. Below, you can find details for each session:

Finding a Drupal Mentor: A How-To Guide for Kicking Your Career Into High Gear

This project management- and consulting-themed FLDC session, led by Chris McGrath, is designed for all audiences. Chris is a veteran developer, strategic advisor, and CEO of Esteemed Inc., a staffing platform for digital niches like Drupal, WordPress, and many others.

Connecting with the right person at the right time can have profound implications on your career/company growth. This talk explores the powerful relationship between mentors and mentees, and focuses on learning how to guide yourself and others on the path to success.

In this session, attendees will have a chance to learn about the importance of mentor/mentee relationships in the Drupal community and hear about the various tools and resources available for improving such relationships. In addition, Chris will walk attendees through potential Drupal and engineering mentorship obstacles and how to overcome them.

Creating and Using Plugins as a Module Developer

Gloria Tucker, a senior backend web developer who specializes in Drupal, is presenting an intermediate-level tutorial on Drupal plugins for module developers. She’ll lead attendees through the process of creating and using Drupal plugins.

This tutorial will explore plugin discovery, decorators, management, derivatives, and definitions. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about Drupal plugins as a module developer, this session is for you.

Don’t Miss FLDC’s Contribution Day

Drupal Contractors is a Gold sponsor of FLDC’s contribution day, which will be held on Saturday, February 20, from 12pm to 4pm ET. Contribution days are great ways in which members of the Drupal community can network, collaborate, and further the Drupal project.

This year, we’ll collaborate on several projects and initiatives, including Olivero and Drupal recipes. We’ll also have breakout groups available for attendees to focus on documentation, coding standards, accessibility, and more.

The schedule will be as follows:

12:00 - 12:30pm Getting involved in Drupal Contribution

12:30 - 12:45pm Initiative sessions (Olivero, Drupal recipes, etc.)

12:45 - 1:00pm How to contribute back to documentation

1:00 - 2:00pm Introduction to issue forks and merge requests

1:00 - 2:00pm Local tooling setup

1:00 - 3:30pm General mentoring

Registration is still open for the event. General tickets cost $20, and Thursday’s workshop training classes can be purchased for an additional $10. We hope to see you there!

About Drupal Contractors

Drupal Contractors, a subsidiary of Esteemed Inc., is the largest source for contract Drupal resources in the world. Esteemed is a multi-channel brand and integrated service provider founded in 2019. We help job seekers succeed in their chosen careers and employers scale their businesses with quality tools and resources to thrive within the changing global landscape.