Mar 5 2011

Drupal Training Conference in Chicago, March 7-11, 2011

Drupalcon Chicago March 7-11, 2011DrupalCon Chicago is starting next week with a day of training on Monday, March 7th. The Conference is March 8-10 with a code sprint day on the 11th. The SheratonTowers (renamed Drupal Towers) will be packed with Drupal enthusiasists for several days of interesting speakers sharing insights into using Drupal better. http://chicago2011.drupal.org/

I am excited to be starting several new client projects this month, so I am not able to attend. But we are proud to have many Drupallers from Vancouver attending and several will be giving presentations:

Angie Byron: Scaling the Drupal Community

Ariane K.: New Directions for Documentation

Vanessa Turke: Strategies for Client Management

Kat Bailey: Drupal 7 Javascript for Developers
Aug 28 2010

DrupalCon Chicago, March 8-10, 2011

DrupalCon Chicago March 8-10, 2011DrupalCon Chicago is being held March 8-10, 2011. The DrupalCon Chicago team is renting Sheraton Hotel and Tower. It has 1200 guest rooms, 4 restaurants and 2 bars. And hopefully strong and robust Wi-Fi and lots of great coffee! All DrupalCon sessions will be held in the hotel and you can book rooms there for only $179.00 USD per night. Sounds awesome! After the sessions, you can go upstairs to your room and take a nap!
The keynote speakers will be Dries Buytaert, Drupal Founder, and Jared Spool, Usability Guru, and Clay Shirley, Internet Visionary. Drupal Training Day will be held the day before the DrupalCon begins in the University of Chicago building across the street from the Sheraton Hotel.

You can help promote DrupalCon Chicago by signing up to be a DrupalCon Chicago Ambassador. Go to the contact page and chooose category - Request for DrupalCamp or local user group sticker packet.  The kit comes with several DrupalCon stickers. You place them in unique places, take a photo and geo tag the photo and upload to Flikr, I think. Sounds like fun, sign me up. Me want DrupalCon stickers! Yeah! Only 191 days until DrupalCon Chicago! More Drupal Fun!

Questions for you - Please leave comments below. Thank you.
Would you like to attend DrupalCon Chicago in 2011?
Aug 28 2010

DrupalCon Copenhagen Closing Session Aug. 26, 2010

DrupalCon Copenhagen was held Aug 23-27, 2010. I watched the closing session recorded by DrupalRadar.com. They also had a live TV broadcast each day at 5pm Copenhagen time.  Steve Parks did a great job as TV host. He went into the audience and asked what sessions they liked the best. Jen Lampton's session was mentioned, Wordpress is better than Drupal: Developers take note. Yes, quite controversial, said Steve Parks. He also asked what would you like to say to the organizers. Need more coffee. Apparently they ran out of coffee. Microsoft was a sponsor. They paid for 900 bottles of beer for the participants.  DrupalRadar.com is a new online trade magazine for all things Drupal that launched this past week. They also have live TV broadcasts made possible by Brightcove.
Vancouver’s own Angie Byron gave a report on the bug fixing status of Drupal 7. On Aug. 23rd there were 24 critical bugs and after a day of bug fixing the count was down to 18 bugs and they were elated! But then more bugs were discovered and critical bug count went back up to 24. But they planned a code sprint for Aug. 27th so they hoped to get more bugs squashed and also to get the upgrade path from Drupal 6 to 7 fixed up real soon.
A big thank you to Morten and Isabelle and the Organizing team! Great job on a great DrupalCon!

Looks like the next DrupalCon Europe will be held in London, UK in 2011. I hope the dates will be in September so we can get discounted rates for flights from Canada. I noticed only 15 Canadians attended DrupalCon Copenhagen. Vancouverites Djun Kim, Ariane K. and Angie Byron, and Karoly (chx) attended.

Questions for you:
What do you like about DrupalCon Copenhagen? Would you like to attend DrupalCon London in 2011?
Please leave your comments below - we'd love to hear from you!
Apr 13 2010

DrupalCon San Francisco, April 19-21, 2010

I'm looking forward to attending DrupalCon San Francisco, April 19-21

Keynote: "The State of Drupal" 1:30pm, Monday, April 19th

Dries Buytaert will give his bi-annual State of Drupal talk in the beginning of DrupalCon SF, where he'll discuss where Drupal is and where it is going. In particular, he'll discuss Drupal 7, usability, the Drupal.org redesign, and other developments to Drupal.

More info: http://sf2010.drupal.org/