The web is constantly changing, new ideas pop up, get immediately realised. Drupal, as one of the leading platforms in web development today, enables millions of people across the planet to create innovative web experiences. Both as Software and equally important as a community, we have come a long way implementing best practices in our project.
With the upcoming release of Drupal 8, we are finally getting off the island and open up to the wider PHP community. We adopt Symfony components, libaries like Guzzle and well established software design patterns like dependency injection for better interoperability and quality of the platform.
In this session, I will share my personal view on why Drupal as a platform is so relevant, how does such a large-scale open source project work and how can we as individuals participate and even contribute to the project.