About the speakers

Michael "Schnitzel" Schmid

Michael "Schnitzel" Schmid

9:15 - 10:00
Talk Topic
Opening Keynote - The Future of Drupal

As technology changes, we must change along with it. Adapting to the rate of change is a challenge, along with learning new habits, and embracing new ways of working. We are at a tipping point. We are changing how websites are built, used and hosted. We’re even changing our perception of what a website is and does.

Fortunately for all of us, Drupal is at the forefront of these changes. With the release of Drupal 8, which was built using global PHP coding standards and other modern technologies, it’s also the best time to work with Drupal.

Let me show you what the Future of Drupal will bring, which technologies are on the horizon, how they will change us, and why our future is looking so bright.


Don’t let his youngish appearance fool you: Michael’s IT Kung Fu surpasses that of many elders of the trade with ease! Be it designing or programming, setting up scalable server infrastructures or simply giving easy-to-understand IT support, it all seems to come natural to Michael. He leads the Labs’ Tech Department and will make sure that all of your wishes become a virtual reality!