Lessons Learned from the Appalachian Trail

Drupal Camp Asheville 2023 - IN PERSON - July 7th-9th

Mountain View Room
Start Time



Jim Smith
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

In June 2016 I hiked about 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,189 mountainous route from Georgia to Maine. Starting in March 2017 I plan to take time off from Drupal and hike the entire trail from end to end.

What does hiking have to do with Drupal? A lot more than you might think.

Thought there are obvious differences between the simple, low-tech activity of backpacking and the complex, intensive work of Drupal development, there are many parallels to be found.

in this session I will share some of the lessons hiking long distances have taught me to become a better Drupal developer.