Ottawa held its first DrupalCamp on February 22-23rd. The camp included a summit about Drupal for government, a codesprint, and sessions. Being in Ottawa, the themes for the camp included the Drupal Web Experience Toolkit (WET) distro and adoption of Drupal by the Government of Canada. The WET distro has been adopted by many government departments, and the camp provided a venue for people to discuss progress of and the direction of the distro.
Last week, I headed to Toronto for DrupalCamp Toronto 2012. Toronto has a thriving Drupal community and the camp attracts a mix of Drupal developers, site builders, designers, and end users. With more and more organizations in the city using Drupal, the camp is a great place to share knowledge, do networking, and find out what's going on in the larger Drupal community. This year's camp was held at the recently renovated Burroughes Building at Queen and Bathurst. The venue's open concept layout promoted lots of interaction among attendees.
DrupalCamp Montreal 2012 was a great success! There was a great turnout, an awesome presentation by our keynote speaker Amitai Burstein, plus 24 other sessions by Drupalistas form Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and Quebec City. The camp ended with a party at Thomson House with live music, food, and drink.
This Saturday is DrupalCamp Montreal 2012! It's not too late to signup through the DrupalCamp website for $20, or at the door for $25. This will be Montreal's fifth camp, and it promises to be an awesome day full of interesting sessions, good networking opportunities, and a fantastic party to wrap up the day. The camp will be held at McGill University at the Schulich School of Music (555 Sherbrooke St. West).
Alex, Tavish and I had a great time in the T Dot over the weekend at DrupalCamp Toronto. The camp was well-attended, there were lots of great presentations and BoFs, and we even came back with some very hardcore Druplicon touques (hats for you non-Canadians).
Whether we like it or not, testing takes a huge amount of time. Often a third of each web development project is spent testing, but it's not usually something that gets a lot of attention.
After 6 months of planning, DrupalCamp Montreal finally came together mid-September. We were all really excited for how this year would pan out. With a smaller, leaner organizational team, the core group of volunteers quickly secured a location, set up a website and selected keynotes. McGill University generously provided McIntyre Medical building as our venue, and we hosted a pre-Camp code sprint at the Notman House.
DrupalCamp Montreal brings together developers, themers, designers and business managers from across the east coast of Canada and the U.S. every Fall for a weekend of Drupal coding and networking.
With only a week to go, everyone at Evolving Web is getting ready for DrupalCamp Montreal. This will be our fourth Camp so far, and we’re proud to be Platinum sponsors of the event. The Camp will feature keynotes by Angie ‘webchick’ Byron and Jen Simmons, 26 sessions on topics ranging from open data to theming, and a multilingual code sprint.
Its often been said that the best way to get involved in the Drupal community is to dive in head-first and see where to help out. For the past year or so I’ve been nervous about giving my input on support forums and editing documentation. Always questioning my knowledge, I took the easy route by encouraging others to do so first. DrupalCon London was the first time I participated in a code sprint (well, documentation sprint), and I have to say that I’m a believer!
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