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Decoupling your rendering layer from Drupal’s backend has become increasingly popular, and the community has embraced the approach for numerous use cases. In the first ever Decoupled Summit at DrupalCon, we will come together for a full day to share our experiences building decoupled projects and discuss ways we can improve the toolset and lower the barriers.


The API-first initiative has helped mature options for exposing your Drupal content, from core’s REST module to the JSON API and GraphQL contrib modules. In the last year the community has also created several decoupled distributions like Contenta, Reservoir and Decoupled Lightning, lowering the barriers and helping to establish best practices. With exploration underway to move a modern JavaScript framework into Drupal core and migrate the editorial experience onto it, there has never been a better time to collaborate with others and share our experiences building decoupled projects.

Who Should Attend?

Whether your organization already has decoupled sites in production, you’re interested in getting involved in the core initiative, or your team is considering a decoupled build and looking for tips, the Decoupled Summit will be an excellent way to connect with peers heading down the same path.


08:30 - 09:00 Registration & breakfast
09:00 - 09:05- ←✌→ // Sally Young and Matt Davis
09:05 - 09:30 Deciding on Decoupled: When and How? // Matt Davis
09:30 - 10:15 APIs Won’t Fix Your Content Problem // Jeff Eaton
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 11:00 Drupal in the headless CMS landscape // Preston So
11:00 - 11:30 JavaScript Initiative Update and Q&A // Matt Grill, Daniel Wehner, Angie Byron, Sally Young
11:30 - 12:00 Designing for Decoupled // Sally Young & Wes Ruvalcaba
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch & table conversations
13:00 - 14:00 Developer Case Studies - Show Me What You Got
14:00 - 14:45 Business Panel
14:45 - 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 - 16:30 Hard Problems Lightning Round
16:30 - 16:55 Breakout conversations
16:55 - 17:00 Close/Finish the day - Matt Davis & Sally Young
17:00 Everyone heads to Opening Reception!

Event Information

Date: Monday, April 9th
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm (Coffee breaks and lunch included)
Cost: $150 advanced