BADCamp 2018 was the first real big event I attended, aside from actively participating in Drupal Camp Costa Rica for three years. Kindly enough some co-workers who had already assisted shared with me their experience which gave me great expectations. In addition, I was excited to sightsee San Francisco and Berkeley.
After dedicating this year to front-end, BADCamp sessions left me more than satisfied, with refreshed knowledge and practices. So I would like to share my experience and the content of sessions I participated:
The second day was a highlight, assistants were given challenges and tools, dialogue tables enriched my personal experience by listening to others talk about ways to improve development applications.
On Friday Pattern Lab sessions were quite interesting, practising the creation of themes without relying on a backend. Although I already had the experience of using this tool before, it provided new knowledge to improve its implementation at work.
React + Gatsby’s potential to create static sites was explored, and I learned compelling ways to take advantage of these new tools to improve the performance of an application using React to render the page and Drupal as an API to enter data. This talk was presented by my co-worker Jesus in his session HOW TO KEEP DRUPAL RELEVANT IN THE GIT-BASED AND API-DRIVEN CMS ERA.
On Saturday I attended an Accessibility session that showed tools for people with different types of disability, some may be paid or free to implement on the site, it all depends on the needs of the specific project.
Another talk that caught my attention was Artificial Intelligence in Drupal, by using Google Cloud Vision API in sites that provide tagging of images, face, logo and explicit content detection through Machine Learning.
A fantastic experience and I am very grateful to weKnow for helping me attend. It was a great success that I hope to repeat in a near future!
Most Interesting Sessions
- Gatsby and Jamstack introduction
- How to keep Drupal relevant git based and api driven cms era by jmolivas
- Component based theming ui patterns and pattern lab by bricomedy
- Advanced webforms by jrockowitz
- Which accessibility tools are right you by aimeeraed