The Drupalcamp Atlanta 2010 organizers had an ambitious goal of professionally recording every snippet of material we could this year (including BoFs). I am proud to report that vision is now a reality. Knowledge share is an integral part of the Drupal community and FREE footage like this is an awesome give-back. The scenarios are the same at all Drupalcamps - people have a conflict with the date, are turned away when the venue reaches max capacity, or may have attended, but wanted to see two or more sessions that overlapped. For these reasons, it was important to record as much as we could. You can find 24 sessions across 4 tracks, 4 BoFs, and Jeff Walpole’s excellent keynote on the DrupalcampAtlanta.com website.
We are also believers in budget transparency – how much does video coverage at a Drupalcamp cost? We were able to do Atlanta for $4000 ($3988 to be exact). We hired a professional videographer (who provided equipment) and volunteers manned the cameras. Atlanta Drupal User Group (ADUG) members Utzu Logigan and Brent Ratliff then completed the editing and uploading of all the videos to the site. The costs were covered by sponsorship revenue and registration fees.
If you are a Drupal newbie or savvy developer looking to hone your skills, then I would highly encourage you to review as much of the FREE video as possible. One of the best ways to learn Drupal and stay current is from listening to the practitioners who use it daily.
For our part, Mediacurrent had the pleasure of presenting seven sessions, which included:
- Shootout at the WYSIWYG Corral – Jeff Diecks
- Design to Drupal Theme – Dante Taylor
- Drupal 7 Overview – James Rutherford
- Getting Started with Drupal Translations – Trent Wyman & Steven Jackson
- Development Using Features & Drush – Jay Callicott & Matthew Connerton
- Panels 3 and Display Suite, the Future of Point and Click Theming, Reusability, and Sustainability - Brent Ratliff
- Best Practices for Managing a Drupal Firm (panel) – Dave Terry
Finally, I would like to extend a personal word of thanks to all of the sponsors, attendees, speakers and Georgia Tech Research Institute (facility) – your generosity was greatly appreciated!
Enjoy the videos!