Tag: conference

DrupalCamp alert: DrupalCamp Gothenburg 2013!

If you haven’t been following any of the calendars listing DrupalCamps, you may have missed the arrangement that’s coming up in Gothenburg, Sweden in a couple weeks. This wouldn’t be surprising, since it’s being marketed in Swedish. People of all languages are welcome, however, so I thought I’d somewhat rehash the post I made in Norwegian.

The camp’s pitch is: “A one-day conference focused on the Drupal CMS. Come along and learn more about Drupal and the web, and have a great day in Gothenburg in late Spring.”

Sessions are here: http://summer2013.drupalcamp.se/program/sessions

As with most DrupalCamp sites, volunteer work lies behind the site you see. A lot of people contributed really great work. Fantastic designs and solid development resulted in the site you see today. I was also involved, mostly behind the scenes. I helped with server administration, Git coordination, transferring the site to another server, and mostly with coordinating the web team’s efforts. It was the first time I had spent as much time helping organize a DrupalCamp (and I’ve been to quite a few; I’ve even volunteered at a couple).

If you’re in Europe or in the area, I encourage you to check it out. You can follow them on Twitter at @DrupalGBG.

Google Translate is getting better and better 🙂

Code Sprint Report: San Diego, Conference Organizing Distribution (COD)

On May 7, I attended a code sprint in San Diego. Fortunately, Jerad Bitner has already blogged about this. Given that, I’ll share my experience and impressions rather than the event breakdown.

My previous code sprint was at SANDCamp 2011. That one was different in that the goals were planned out in advance and most of the time was spent writing code. In contrast, most of the time in this first COD sprint was spent planning, tweaking make files, and re-building feature modules. Porting an installation profile is a bigger job than writing a module, that’s for sure!

I mostly worked on researching the state of COD’s dependencies and updating the make file and groups.drupal.org wiki page accordingly.

The sprint was fun, and I’d do it again. It’s even better that the sprint helped move it forward.

I’ll be sprinting again at DrupalCon London, so look for me!

New Frontiers – WizOne Solutions Going to DrupalCon London 2011!

I’m pretty surprised myself at what I’ve just written in the title box, but it’s true, and all of the tickets are booked (including the DrupalCon London ticket itself). I’ll be attending my first DrupalCon! Needless to say, I’m quite excited. I’ve been to SANDCamp, which had (correct me if I’m wrong) over 300 attendees. That was the biggest Drupal event I’d been to to date at the time, and it was exciting to meet and see so many people, local and from afar.

I’m expecting to take it to a new level at DrupalCon, which has an estimated attendance of 1,500 people. I can’t even imagine what that’s like. This isn’t only the first DrupalCon I’ve attended; it’s also the first large Con of any kind for me. I’m delighted to make DrupalCon my first (and probably only regular) choice. Looking at the prices of other Cons, DrupalCon really is a steal at under £300 (or under around $500ish in USD).

As usual, if you want to try to chase me down during the Con and ask me a question, feel free. Advice is free if you catch me there! Of course, with so many superior options to choose from, why would you even bother? 🙂 Oh, I know…if you want to talk to someone from California, perhaps I can fit that niche!

See you there?