A Conference About The Future Of Drupal

New York City

Aug. 17 - 19, 2018

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Diamond sponsors
Aten Design Group
Therefore Interactive


In its second year after a successful debut in 2017, Decoupled Drupal Days (D3) is a conference for architects, developers, and businesspeople involved in implementing decoupled Drupal architectures. The 2018 edition is scheduled for August 17–19, 2018 in New York City.

Decoupled Drupal is the use of Drupal as a content service for other non-Drupal applications, whether they are in native desktop or mobile, universal JavaScript, set-top boxes, IoT devices, conversational interfaces, or other technologies.


The mission of Decoupled Drupal Days, beyond helping attendees engage and connect with people sharing their interests, is threefold:

  • Share best practices in sessions. We encourage everyone to share their experiences in both back-end development of Drupal as a content service and front-end development of non-Drupal applications consuming Drupal content, especially those in JavaScript.
  • Discuss difficult shared problems in discussions. We invite everyone to help identify and discuss shared issues in decoupling Drupal Drupal-backed front ends to gather in discussions to unblock progress in our respective communities.
  • Build open-source projects in sprints. We collaborate with contributors and members of open-source projects across the Drupal ecosystem and outside of it to build other open-source projects in code sprints that tangibly benefit our communities.


The conference consists of three days:

  • Friday, August 17: Opening remarks, keynote, and three tracks of sessions
  • Saturday, August 18: Keynote, three tracks of sessions, and closing remarks
  • Sunday, August 19: Code sprints and discussions


For the first time, Decoupled Drupal Days will introduce three separate tracks for sessions to occur in parallel:

  • The Drupal track will cover the use of Drupal as a content service. Topics include Drupal web services, recommended architectures and frameworks, techniques, and the surrounding decoupled Drupal ecosystem (SDKs, API-first distributions, and libraries).
  • The JavaScript track will cover modern JavaScript and its use in decoupled Drupal architectures. Topics include universal JavaScript, server-side rendering, Node.js and ES6 techniques, frameworks and libraries such as Angular, React, Ember, and Vue, and JavaScript modernization efforts in Drupal.
  • The Future track will concern experimental approaches and emerging technologies making use of decoupled Drupal, such as augmented and virtual reality, conversational interfaces, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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