DrupalCon Portland 2024: DDEV's Randy Fay Shares Insights

DrupalCon Portland 2024 Wrapup

DrupalCon Portland 2024 showcased significant developments and engagements within the Drupal community, with a notable presence from DDEV. Randy Fay reports that DDEV, deeply rooted in Drupal, actively participated in the event, highlighting its support for the upcoming Drupal 11 despite challenges with Sqlite 3.45 and Yarn v4. Dries Buytaert introduced the "Starshot" initiative aimed at enhancing Drupal's out-of-the-box experience, potentially impacting DDEV’s future support. The annual Drupal Developer Survey revealed a rise in DDEV usage to 60%, up from 42% in 2023, affirming DDEV’s status as Drupal’s recommended local development solution. 

Informal Birds-of-a-Feather sessions facilitated hands-on learning and discussions, including transitioning from Lando to DDEV and creating DDEV add-ons. Governance brainstorming sessions and Contribution Day, led by Randy and Bernardo Martinez, focused on mentoring first-time contributors and navigating Drupal's new GitLab setup. Platform.sh's sponsorship prominently featured DDEV, drawing significant community interaction and support.

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