I’ve been to several camps this summer and early fall, but I haven’t really written anything about them since I mentioned sponsoring DrupalCamp LA 2011. I’ve decided that I’ll probably never document them individually but that a combined blog post would be reasonable. I’ll write this soon, probably next week (once things calm down a bit).
There will be pictures.
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!
That link in the other post shouldn’t be showing access denied anymore. They published my sponsor page and are showing Individual Sponsors on the main Sponsors page now!
Here’s the link to my sponsor page: WizOne Solutions DrupalCon 2011 Individual Sponsor Page
I appreciate it, DrupalCon team!
For some reason, I like sponsoring the Drupal events I attend. Maybe it’s an ethic I’ve picked up in my volunteer work. As a freelancer, I usually don’t have the revenue to be a big sponsor, but I’ve given what I could back to SANDCamp 2011, Drupal Design Camp LA 2011, Drupal Camp Sacramento Area 2011, and now…
I’m an Individual Sponsor of DrupalCon London 2011! (sorry if the link doesn’t work; I think only I can see it. However, take the friendly Access denied message you may receive as proof that the page does exist. It would say Page not found if it didn’t!
It’s curious that I would choose to sponsor an event that I’ve already invested a bunch in, but I think it’s that very reason that motivated me to do so. After all, what’s another £65? I’m happy to be chipping in a bit to bring worthy Drupal contributors to the conference. £65 could probably buy a one-way Ryanair ticket (maybe both ways with some of their prices…) or most of a night at a hotel! Apparently, Individual Sponsors will now also get some props and mentions – but I’ll tell you a secret: despite my Twitter exchanges, I was planning to sponsor even if I didn’t get mentioned for it.
Perhaps it’s just the “spirit of giving” that characterizes the Drupal community and makes it such a powerful product.
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?