First day of DrupalCamp Pannonia - Sessions

Our opening session on DrupalCamp Pannonia was Floris from 040lab.

Floris is known speaker to the Drupal Community and this November he spoke about challenges Drupal as a platform faces every day.

The key points from his perspective are better promotion of Drupal Initiative, how to automate marketing and about powerful Drupal integrations with 3rd party services.

The main goal is to bring young and new people to the Drupal ecosystem, how to learn to influence surrounding about Drupal.

Full presentation is here:


After a quick coffee break, Ryan comes into the spotlight.

Ryan Szrama talks about doing well and doing good at the same time in the Drupal community and open source in general.

He walked us through his life before founding Commerce Guys up to today.
Key points from his session are: How did I get here? How becoming a part of Drupal community changed his life, Founding Commerce Guys, Learning to help others and Lead with core values.

Learn more about his values and his journey by watching the whole video.


Than, right after Ryan, Vladimir gave us basic knowledge what is React and how it can be implemented in the decoupled Drupal 8.

Every attendee had a chance to get the ropes of this technology and how it can help in everyday work.

After the presentation we organized the React workshop, it was very effective in a cozy atmosphere.


The guys from Studio Present couldn't wait to share their accomplishment.  Vladan, Goran and Atila, talked about Smart Academy - Decoupled Drupal 8 IoT Project.

Academy - system control is an all in one solution for hotels, student dorms, retail centers, smart buildings. and all kind of public, residential places with many rooms and residents.

With this system you can control:

  • Heating
  • Air Conditioners
  • Lightning
  • Entrance/Access control
  • Sensors for door/windows
  • Presence sensors
  • Curtains controller
  • Gate control with a ramp
  • SOS button
  • and many more

The system is fully customizable and upgradable.

There are two main controlling units: Master control for security person or building manager and client unit with a tablet application in every room that needs to be controlled.

The application is built on top of React Native so it’s both for iOS and Android.
The whole system is developed in-house, from architecture, engineering, to hardware (controllers), UX, and application.


For the end of the first day, Ruben Teijeiro from Youpal AB talked about how to create an Enterprise level editorial experience for Drupal 8 using React.

He starts with Decoupling followed by Page Builders that are mostly Drag-n-Drop based tools using examples from Elementor, Paragraph and others explaining why they should be used and how they help you manage content more efficiently. 

If you are interested in making your content editing effortless and quick, then this presentation is for you.