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Earn a ticket discount + featured green & gold sessions

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EARN A TICKET DISCOUNT

D8 CREATORS, MAINTAINERS, ISSUE CREATORS 

Did you miss the $450 ticket prices that ended on the 31st? DrupalSouth is about the future - if you can show us a Drupal 8 contribution from you on drupal.org we will provide you with a discount code. Creators, maintainers, issue creators - reach out to drupalsouth@drupal.org.nz to bag your bargain.

Planning on coming with your team? Contact us for a special group discounts for 4 or more tickets.

FEATURED GREEN & GOLD

We could make a cheeky sporting comparison here with the rivalry NZ & Aussie have but as we’re all on Team Drupal we won’t say anything about that Bledisloe Cup.

Here are some upcoming highlights from our mates from over the ditch.

CHRISTOPHER SKENE - PLATFORM.SH

Every web professional knows the challenge of being asked to deliver in a shorter time frame, or to do more in the time available, or watched as timelines slip away through endless bugs or rework, yet there are development teams out there which eclipse their peers and somehow deliver more. What are the secrets of these “high-performing” development teams, what are the roadblocks to implementing them, and how can you take your development process from good to brilliant?

Chris has been a Drupal developer and Distribution architect for over 10 years, with experience leading distribution projects for businesses, education, and government. He is currently with Platform.sh, helping development teams maximise their potential. He has spoken at numerous events, including three previous DrupalCon.

KIM PEPPER - PREVIOUSNEXT

Drupal 8.4 introduced a new Workflow API, and the Content Moderation module in core is built on top of it. But the Workflow API can do more than just moderate content: it’s a living, breathing State Machine in Drupal core.

In this session, Kim will give a practical demonstration on how to use the Workflow API to model an issue tracker with a new Workflow Type.

Kim Pepper is the Technical Director and co-founder of PreviousNext. Kim has a passion for Drupal, and spends his spare time contributing patches to Drupal 8 core and contributed projects, as well as experimenting with new technologies. With a passion for open source, and building communities, he has presented at multiple DrupalCons, Drupal Camps and Drupal meetups.

REBECCA RODGERS - STEP TWO

Within the enterprise, the concept of the “employee experience” is as powerful as “customer experience”. Going beyond basic usability and UX, it takes a holistic view of how solutions are designed and delivered.

In this practical session Rebecca will outline how digital workplace professionals and projects can use the employee experience as a strategic driver for change. Real-world examples of great employee experience will be shared from around the globe

With a large part of her career spent in the corporate world, Rebecca is the most experienced consultant on the Step Two team. Working for a diverse range of clients in the energy, government, university and large corporate environments, Rebecca's strengths lie in quickly understanding the organisational environment and coming up with practical yet innovative recommendations. Rebecca regularly runs one day practical workshops and speaks at conferences in Australia and the US.

ARIJIT DUTTA - SRIJAN TECHNOLOGIES

Webform module has been integral part of Drupal. Usage statistics nearing half a million mark on drupal.org is a credible testimony to it.

In this session Arijit will explore how to convert a simple webform into a chatbot using Conversational Forms module. This talk won't have any slides, but rather spend the session building a chatbot in real time demonstrating how easy it can be to publish your own chatbot with Drupal without writing a single line of code.

Arijit has seven years of broad experience in technical architecture, design, project management and development. He has extensive experience in Drupal projects in different processes like defining epics, planning, estimation, design, development and quality assurance. He is a regular speaker at technology camps in India, US and Australia.