Drupal Global Training Days are a recent initiative in the Drupal community, created this year by the Drupal Association to help spread Drupal adoption. The concept is to organize free or at-cost intro Drupal training on a given day, to grow the Drupal community. Drupal companies and local user groups are encouraged to organize a training session in their area as part of the event.
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).
Yesterday, Alex and I presented at McGill University's School of Computer Science about starting a tech company in Montreal. We talked about how we went about starting our business when we graduated from McGill back in 2007. We had a great turnout with lots of eager comp sci students eager to learn about how to get into tech entrepreneurship.
This week I had the chance to speak at ConFoo, Montreal's annual conference on web technologies. The conference attracts speakers and attendees from across Europe and North America, as well as locals from Montreal. On the list of speakers this year were Andrew Zmievsky who presented on Geotools and ElasticSearch and James Duncan from Joyent speaking about Node.js.
Last weekend, Alex and I attended Canada's first healthcare-themed hackathon. Hacking Health took place at Thompson House on McGill University's campus and attracted around 200 participants including healthcare professionals and developers.
Last night we held Montreal's February Drupal meetup at Notman House. The meetup included a four presentations of Drupal modules and projects.
Over the past two months, we've held four public Drupal trainings out of our office in Montreal. It's been an amazing experience for building up the Montreal Drupal community, practicing our training talents, and introducing lots of people to Drupal.
Evolving Web is excited to announce the start of our Drupal training program. As an Acquia training partner, we will offer training in site building, module development, and theming.
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.
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