We are now less than a week to go and final plans are being ironed out for the inaugural Drupalcamp Atlanta happening this Saturday, September 19th. We have coordinated what we think will be an informative, exciting, and fun event with lots of opportunities to network with your peers. For those who can’t make it, we are trying to provide as much video footage as possible.
Furthermore, we have released the official schedule, and posted detailed directions on the Drupalcamp Atlanta website. In addition, we are trying to accommodate all those who are on the waiting list – if you are on the list we will be sending out updates this week. Keep in mind, this is an all-volunteer, first-ever initiative in our region – we are bound to run into some speed bumps, but are doing our best to pro-actively address any issues.
Here are some additional numbers that we wanted to share:
- We SOLD OUT and reached a max capacity of 250 attendees one month in advance– there are 30+ on the waiting list.
- We have over 25 sessions ranging from Intro to Drupal presentations, case studies, and more advanced topics like integrating Flex with Drupal. We’ll have at least 6-8 rooms dedicated to Birds of Feather (BoF) gatherings.
- Thanks to 9 very generous financial sponsors the event is completely FREE – some serious props go out to Kennesaw State University as well for donating their facilities.
- We have 2 Drupal authors (Addi Berry and Ben Finklea) who will by giving keynote presentations.
- There are numerous volunteers who have offered to help with everything from the registration booth to posting photos online.
- Although the event is in metro Atlanta, over 50% of attendees will be coming in from outside Georgia.
- Finally, we have reserved a nearby pub from 6-9pm, where Drupal'ers can network and continue to talk shop.
On a personal note, I am proud of Mediacurrent’s involvement – along with ADUG member Bill Shauoy we designed and developed the DCA website, spearheaded the organizing efforts, and we will be presenting 6 individual sessions. They include:
Paul Chason – Best Practices and Tips on Migrating from a Legacy System to Drupal and Josh Estep and Paul will do an in-depth case study on an enterprise level Drupal site.
Derek Dunagan – Power Theming
Trent Wyman – Theming Drupal Menus
Jay Callicott – Getting the Most Out of Views 2.0
Chris Hales – Getting Started with Version Control Using Subversion
Next, we will be offering official DCA t-shirts for $15, and any profit will be used to offset expenses – please note that we will accept only cash or check.
Lastly, we could still use volunteers to help video record sessions. If you would like to help, please reach out to me via the DCA contact form.
Registration will start promptly at 9:00 am. We look forward to seeing you on September 19th!