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DrupalCamp Scotland is taking place at the University of Edinburgh on Saturday 19th May. Bringing together like-minded enthusiasts, the camp offers a chance to practice coding at a supportive sprint, to network with the Drupal community and to hear inspirational speeches. With seven speakers on the schedule, including some very big names in the Drupal community, we are proud that one of our own developers, Rakesh James, has been invited to speak.

Rakesh is originally from Kerala, India, but always dreamt of moving to England. Through active involvement with the Drupal community, Rakesh has realised that dream and beyond. He is now an international speaker, travelling far and wide to speak about Drupal and its life-changing capabilities

After delivering a presentation to leading digital innovators at the acclaimed DrupalCon in Vienna, Rakesh brings his insights and experience to Edinburgh. His speech will address the subject of migration to Drupal 8 and promises to offer valuable takeaways for avoiding the pitfalls of website migrations.

This presentation is born out of hands-on experience with some major Drupal projects. Since joining CTI, Rakesh has become a vital member of the team who are behind notable websites for the likes of Greater London Authority, Royal College of Occupational Therapists and Great Ormond Street Hospital. These sites present a challenge as they store huge quantities of data, as well as representing important, reputable organisations.

 

Rakesh James at DrupalCon Vienna

Rakesh at Drupal con Vienna

 

The lineup of speakers at DrupalCamp spans nationalities and experience levels, with Jeffrey A. “JAM” McGuire, from Open Strategy Partners, Audra Martin Merrick from The Economist and Christian Fritsch, Julia Pradel and Martin Fraser, whose experiences with Drupal range from a few years publicising for Thunder Core, to fifteen years as an enthusiast since “before there was a web”. We are excited to support Rakesh as he offers learnings from his own experience training 600 Drupal developers in India and working with Drupal for almost a decade.  

 

Speakers at DrupalCamp Scotland 2018

The speakers for DrupalCamp Scotland

 

The upcoming event in Scotland is a premium example of quality in a small package: with just fifty tickets available, you don’t want to miss out on an impressive programme of speakers.

For more information, visit the DrupalCamp Scotland website, or grab your tickets through Eventbrite now! 

 

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