Speaking remotely during COVID-19

Posted on 7th June 2020

I've been quite busy during COVID-19 and various lockdowns, giving talks remotely at conferences and user groups.

In mid-April, I send a tweet with an open offer to any user groups that needed a speaker, with some suggestions for talks that I'd given recently that I could present remotely.

As well as this, I also applied to some open calls for papers for remote conferences, such as CMS Philly (formerly Drupaldelphia) that was taking place online this year.

At the time of writing, these are the talks that I've given remotely or are already planned for future dates. I'll be updating this list going forward as new talks are added, as well as my talks page.

If you'd like me to speak at your online conference or user group and be added to this list, please contact me and we can see if we can find a suitable date.

Test Driven Drupal

An overview of automated testing in Drupal, and a demo of building a new Drupal 8 (or 9) module using test driven development.

Deploying PHP with Ansible and Ansistrano

How to use Ansible, Ansible Vault and Ansistrano to deploy PHP applications, using a Drupal 8 application for a demo.

Taking Flight with Tailwind CSS

An introduction to utility based CSS and how to use Tailwind CSS in PHP projects using tools such as Webpack Encore and Laravel Mix.

Updating to Drupal 9

How to update your site to Drupal 9, and why it's much different to any major Drupal version upgrade before!

Working with Workspace (lightning talk)

Automated testing and test driven development in Drupal 8 (workshop)

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Added DrupalCon Europe talk.

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Added BADCamp talk.

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Add Drupal Virtual Cafe talk

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Add DrupalCamp London and DrupalCamp NYC workshops

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Oliver Davies is a Full Stack Web Developer and System Administrator based in the UK. He is a Senior Software Engineer at Inviqa and a part-time freelancer specialising in Drupal and Symfony development and Linux systems administration.