Drupal CxO Day was a one-day event held within DrupalCamp 2014 in London lasting from 28th of February till 2nd of March.
What was the idea?
The event gathered Drupal executives for sharing best practices and discussing current Drupal trends. It was mostly dedicated to the particular issues and potentials that Drupal business owners face in their companies. Business leaders providing Drupal services, various web development agencies and training companies had the possibility to engage and network with each other. The aim was to create a global community for Drupal players and form a framework to intense collaboration and share best practices in Drupal business development. 2-3 people from one company could register to visit the event. These could be anyone working with Drupal, as well as freelancers and small companies’ representatives.
The event started with registration and breakfast at 9AM. The first part of the day was devoted to several brilliant speeches given by experienced Drupal professionals. The attendees had the possibility to listen to useful tips, advices and unique ideas presented by the speakers. At midday everyone had a small break and lunch.
The second part of the day was held in a totally different format. It was made as an interactive meeting and open discussions. The participants asked questions which they found difficult to resolve, and moderators chose those experts who could provide solutions. Drupal CxO Day had finished at 4PM with drinks reception open to all.
·"Getting your teams ready for Drupal 8" (by Gábor Hojtsy)
·"Integrating user experience (UX) feedback into projects" (by Giles Colborne)
·"The role of the Business Analyst" (by James Dodd & Ed Weatherby)
·"The benefits of supporting the community" (by Megan Sanicki)
·"Code Club" (by Paul Johnson)
·"Selling the benefits of Drupal to business, not the goddamn features" (Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire)
QArea at Drupal CxO Day
QArea’s CEO Maksym Garkavtsev has visited Drupal CxO Day. It was a great possibility for QArea to share its experience and discover plenty of useful tips on collaborating and competing in a fast moving Drupal market, to capture tools for generating value for the business.
QArea (http://www.qarea.com) is a company uniting over 250 dedicated specialists and offering innovative and cost-effective outsourcing IT services. The company delivers high-quality web, mobile, software development, QA, design and other IT services for clients worldwide. It has R&D Center in Ukraine and 4 representative offices in USA, France, Switzerland and Malta.Founded in 2001, it has an impressive portfolio with world-wide known companies as Microsoft, Skype, eBay, The Huffington Post, Symantec, AOL, Universal Electronics and others.