Last Thursday I had the honour to speak about Headless Drupal on a sold out Drupaljam. See the slides of my presentation at the bottom of this blog.
First I would like to thank the stichting Drupal Nederland for the invitation and their hard work which resulted in a very successful Drupaljam this year.
Many interesting talks were planned in at the same time. In total 20 sessions, including the keynotes. I was able to be present at the keynote of Boris (‘The next web’) van Zanten, cool anecdotes about his companies:
Also Iskander Smit had interesting things to say about the latest IoT developments:
I am now also completely up to date with PHP-FIG, thanks to the interesting talk from Bart Feenstra 'how the PHP world got off their islands':
My Headless Drupal session
The preparation of my headless Drupal talk did not take place without a few setbacks. After a rehearsal presentation to my colleagues I found out too late that my session was not running smoothly at all. So I practised and adjusted until the wee hours of the night.
Usually I am not nervous for presentations, but the rehearsals did not go well. So at the beginning of the session my heart was pounding in my throat; especially when it became clear that there was a lot of interest for decoupled Drupal. After 5 minutes the nerves were gone and my Headless Drupal session went according to plan:
A little headless myself
Unfortunately I slept too little and became a little headless myself. The preparation was taking its toll; I went home around 3 p.m. to catch up some sleep.
Unfortunately I could not experience the rest of the day, since I postponed the preparation and rehearsal of my talk for too long. I was absolutely not reluctant, but postponed it constantly.
And somehow work for clients always seem to have the priority :). How could I have prevented this:
- Divide into manageable chunks
- Set priorities: this preparation did not seem urgent, but it is important.
- Minimize distractions
- Don’t be too overly perfect
- Use George Washington’s method
- Use Jerry Seinfeld’s method.
My Headless Drupal presentation
Below the presentation of my Drupal session: 'Headless Drupal - What, Why, How, Challenges & examples' (View on Slideshare):
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Next year for sure a successful Drupaljam, see you then!