A designer's take on attending a Drupal event
Our UX designer Stephen Dudley attended the North West Drupal User Group Unconference last month. Drupal events always welcome non-developers, but is there a benefit to attending? We asked Steve for his thoughts on the experience and which session that he gained most from.
Truthfully, I didn’t leave this session feeling as though I’d learned anything new (yep I’ve been around a bit too) but found the experience refreshing and reassuring that none of us are alone. Be it agency, contractor or client, we come in all shapes and sizes, but we’re not all unique, we share the same experiences with our individuality coming through in how we use them to learn and grow.
I left encouraged and revitalised about our industry and delighted to be reminded of some basic core values that are too easily forget in our day-to-day lives. Being open and honest with one another, sharing ideas, difficulties, and successes which in-turn enables us not only to grow on a personal or business level but equips us with shinier tools and sharpened knowledge to a) help our clients and b) improve the quality of the products we create.