The Drupal communities in Finland and the Baltics are joining forces to create an online event to share experiences and technical ideas.
The focus of the guest sessions is on technical talks that are interesting to the Drupal community. If it is something you as a developer like working with or working on be it front or back, there is a high chance someone else would like to know about it too.
The event is built of community presentations, so please do consider submitting a proposal for a talk (or encourage a colleague to talk) about something you see valuable in Drupal development.
The event will be free of charge, courtesy of the Finnish Drupal Association.
12.30 Opening the event – Jari Nousiainen, Chairman of the Board, Finnish Drupal Association
12.45 UX Equity: The added financial value of a good User Experience for your business, brand and website – Michel van Velde, CEO and Founder of One Shoe (the Netherlands)
13.15 The pain of self organization – Mikko Hämäläinen, CEO of Druid (Finland)
13.50 Trainee perspective – Drupal website upgrade – Anni Luonuankoski, Developer at Exove, and Aada Alastalo, Developer at Exove (Finland)
14.20 Unified statistics dissemination with Drupal: The Official Statistics Portal of Latvia – Raimonds Kalniņš, Software Developer at Wunder, and Uldis Ainārs, Department Director at Central Statistics Bureau of Latvia (Latvia)
14.55 Creating business value with Drupal – Baddy Sonja Breidert, CEO and co-founder of 1xINTERNET (Germany)
15.25 Closing words – Jari Nousiainen, Chairman of the Board, Finnish Drupal Association
All times are EET (UTC+2).
UX Equity: The added financial value of a good User Experience for your business, brand and website
Creating and designing an excellent user experience can improve
the value of your company and minimise the development costs of
your project drastically.
UX or a great user experience as a driver for profit potential.
In this keynote I explain the 8 most important UX KPIs with which
you can calculate the value of UX, explain the difference between
Brand Equity and UX Equity, give detailed examples, introduce
multiple ways to calculate the return on investment.
Michel van Velde
Managing Director and brand strategist at the Intracto group. (The Netherlands)
The pain of self organization
For the past year Druid has been going over a transformation
process that is taking us from centrally managed organization
into a self organized one. Obviously you can't just remove
management and tell everyone to take care of themselves, so
there's a need for new structures and ways of interaction. Our
process has been iterative (read: long and painful) and it given
us a lot of chances to learn from failures but also brought
improvements and shown that we're on the correct path.
The session is aimed for anyone interested in new ways of working
and interested in hearing what we did, what worked and what did
Mikko is the CEO of Druid. He's interested in agility, organizational development, dogs and coding.
The presentation will focus on our experiences as Drupal
beginners through a client Drupal 8 project. As an ICT and
Computer Science student with no previous experience with Drupal,
our presentation will provide insight on the thoughts and
challenges Drupal beginners might encounter and how more
experienced Drupal developers could support them. Therefore our
presentation will hopefully benefit both experienced Drupal
developers and Drupal beginners.
Anni and Aada are developers at Exove (Finland).
Unified statistics dissemination with Drupal: The Official Statistics Portal of Latvia
Official statistics of Latvia used to be spread over approx.
40 websites and in a variety of publishing formats from PDFs and
GIFs to CSV and database with API. The Official Statistics Portal
was developed as a technical platform for all statistical
authorities in Latvia. The new-built solution is an
out-of-the-box data publishing system with integrated data
visualisation, thematic maps, reference metadata and search
In the first part of the session we will reveal the reason behind
development of the project and user scenarios of the Official
Statistics Portal of Latvia.
The second part will focus on technical details and challenges
faced during the development process. The session is aimed at
system builders and statistics professionals.
Raimonds Kalniņš, developer at Wunder, has been building sites
with Drupal for 10 years. See my Drupal profile at
Uldis Ainārs, project manager, works as Information and
Communication Department director at Central Statistical Bureau
Creating business value with Drupal
On the bottom line business decisions are always based on value, where value is the benefit in relationship to the cost.
Drupal has a number of strong value propositions for enterprise customers:
Coupled and decoupled (headless)
Strong and flexible APIs
Built on standards
Extensible features (commerce, digital assets, product information, etc.)
and many more
In this session I will show how we position Drupal as a value creating platform towards our enterprise customers.
The information in this session will be backed by real case studies from our clients.
Baddý Sonja Breidert
Baddý Sonja is the CEO and co-founder of 1xINTERNET, one of the
largest Drupal agencies in Germany. 1xINTERNET was founded in
2013 and has 50 employees.
Baddý has been very active in the Drupal community and has
organised many Drupal events both in Iceland and Germany. Since
2018, Baddy has been a board director in the Drupal Association
and is now the current Treasurer. In summer 2020, Baddy received
the Aaron Winborn award which is presented annually to an
individual who demonstrates personal integrity, kindness, and
above-and-beyond commitment to the Drupal community.