In Drupal 7, The i18n and similar contributed modules provided the API’s to achieve this by creating multilingual variables through system_settings_form(). However, in Drupal 8 variables were replaced by configuration management and hence the way of building this feature changed completely. 

In this session, We will be walking through the following:

  1. The Demo showcasing custom multilingual configurations in Drupal 8.
  2. A brief summary of how the demo site is built.
  3. The custom module:
    • Multilingual schema and types
    • Configuration form
    • Translating form data
    • Using the translated configuration data

Drupal 8 changed the game completely by introducing configuration management and out of the box support for multilingual capabilities. These Drupal 8 enhancements allowed the developers to overcome the complexities that were  introduced by using Features, Internationalization(i18n) and other similar contributed modules.

So as a backend developer this session will be very interesting for you and shall allow you to acquire a skill that will come handy even in Drupal 9.

On the second day of the camp, our People Operations Manager, Parth Gohil pitched Axelerant as a prospect employer to three separate batches of students looking for more exposure in the industry. They were given an overview of what we are looking for in candidates for our Graduate Trainee Program based in Srinagar and Jaipur. Based on our association with Spoken Tutorial, we could connect to a resource in Srinagar who will be able to connect us with the right kind of talent in the near future.

Like every year the community was looking forward to meeting each other, but sadly due to late announcements of the selected sessions, logistics were very difficult to manage at the last moment. This meant that speakers from outside Mumbai could not travel on such a short notice, and had to cancel their sessions. The community, thus, had to miss out on quality sessions from experienced Drupal leads. Axelerant team members Mohit Aghera and Bassam Ismail faced similar issues, and backed out due to the unavoidable circumstances. Also, the camp was just a month after DrupalCamp Pune which meant Drupalers from other states refrained from traveling again to Maharashtra at such a short notice.

DrupalCamp Mumbai is always a good networking and socializing event where Drupalers from neighboring states and cities travel to Mumbai to attend the camp. This year however there was a visible lack of crowd from other regions like Pune, Surat, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Delhi, Hyderabad. October is also a month of festivities, further affecting the number of attendees.

This slight chaos has raised the urgency of Drupal India Association (DIA)'s involvement in planning, organizing and strategizing DrupalCamps throughout India. Shyamala Rajaram's report of the second-in-person board meeting of the DIA at DrupalCamp Pune is promising and we look forward to growing together and enhancing community experiences!