Drupalcamp Atlanta 2011 is now open for registration, and will be held on Saturday, October 1st 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 3rd annual Drupalcamp Atlanta is an attendee driven, completely volunteer initiative. Once again, 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 on the business side of things, be sure to check out the Atlanta Drupal Business Summit happening the day before the Camp.
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 Fox Sports Grill at Atlantic Station where the networking and good times will be sure to follow.
This year’s event will cost a modest $35 for an all-day conference badge and will include breakfast, lunch, and snacks. For an extra $25 ($60 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 existing 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 in organizational efforts.
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. The ability to submit sessions is now open and will close on September 9th at MidnightEST. 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 a few weeks in advance, so do not risk getting shut-out.
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