Drupalcamp Atlanta 2010 is now open for registration and will be held on Saturday, October 2nd from 8am – 5pm at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Our mission and purpose is twofold: (1.) we want to educate people about Drupal and (2.) further evangelize Drupal within our geographic region. The 2nd annual Drupalcamp Atlanta is an attendee driven, completely volunteer initiative modeled after the open, participatory nature of barcamps. We are offering four tracks this year: (1.) Drupal for Beginners (2.) Design, Theming, and Usability (3.) Development and Performance and (4.) Drupal for Business and Services. If you are new to Drupal we definitely want you to come – in fact, during registration we have carved out space and time for a "Drupal Installfest" before the sessions start.
This year’s venue at Georgia Tech will be spectacular. The main auditorium offers stadium-style keynote seating, power outlets in every other seat, and a reliable wifi set-up. The schedule will involve high-quality breakout sessions, an attention-grabbing keynote from a to-be-determined speaker, a coder's lounge, sponsor booths, and an executive boardroom for special Birds of Feather (BoF) type gatherings. Want more? OK, when we are done we are going to have a party from 6-9pm at a nearby, soon-to-be announced restaurant where the networking and good times will be sure to follow.
Amazingly, this year's event will cost a modest $25 for an all-day conference badge and will include breakfast, lunch, and snacks. For an extra $25 ($50 total), you can become an individual sponsor and we will provide you with an official t-shirt and recognition on the DCA website. Many thanks to the 13 organizations who have already signed on to become a sponsor – sponsorship opportunities are still available. On a personal note, Mediacurrent is a proud Platinum sponsor and has donated over 100+ hours of sweat equity.
How can you help? We need more volunteers, particularly those who would be willing to loan us video equipment, take pictures, or shoot footage of sessions– contact us and we will get in touch. Next, we need presenters to submit sessions. After being inspired by kick-ass Drupalcamp sites like Los Angeles and Colorado we added a voting component and commenting feature this year to allow potential speakers more attendee input leading up to the camp. The ability to submit sessions is now open and will close on September 10th at Midnight EST. Let me state the obvious, but the earlier you get your session submitted the more opportunity for votes and feedback.
Finally, here is the best piece of advice I can give you – REGISTER NOW. Due to venue constraints, we are capping attendance at 225. Last year’s event sold-out two months in advance, so do not risk getting shut-out.