News and Announcements
Brains are full, and Drupal Camp LA 2009 is now officially over. The event was a total success. Thanks go to our sponsors and supporters. And a very special thank you goes to all our volunteers!
Dozens of raffle winners walked away with the best books in print for Drupal skill development. Over 500 Drupal fans were in attendance. Install Fests were a success. The Drupalchix table did a great job. And with over 60 sessions submitted, people got to see 4 tracks of Drupal training - totaling over 40 hours of content! Wow. Most sessions were recorded, and we will have the videos edited later this month (some are on tape still). Many verbal compliments poured in that the advanced sessions were great, and with something like 70% Drupalcamp-newbies, the beginner sessions were packed!
Expect a much more detailed wrap up report in your Inbox with our attendee survey. Make sure you are posting in the forums, so you don't forget what you did or didn't like. We are already in early planning stages for our camp in 2010, so your comments help us keep this community training the best on the West Coast.
(I think we all need a couple days to decompress.)
Again, thank you to our wonderful sponsors: UC Irvine School of Engineering, PingVision, Microsoft, Acquia, This By Them, and others.
Update: The case study mentioned in the keynote is now available on the front page of Drupal.org. http://drupal.org/node/519100
Drupalists of both genders: the drupalchix community conversation on Sunday at 2pm is going to be a fantastic conversation about ways to encourage and retain more women in the drupal community!
We are also featuring some members of the community on this panel, including Crystal Williams from WorkHabit and Brenda Boggs from Acquia, Nicole Bluto from Intrinsic Web Designs and Rain Breaw from SunRain Productions.
We are happy to announce our Drupal Camp schedule. These are all sessions by the community, for the community. Did you choose your sessions yet? We have room for community discussions.
Note: The schedule is in mild flux. Check the schedule regularly and make sure you pick your sessions.
There are over 400 Drupal fans signed up to attend Saturday and/or Sunday. We are working out the schedule but can say registration starts after 8:30AM, and our early install-fest will be open by 9AM. Please do not arrive too early unless you plan to help with setup. Parking is now $8, and we have no clear answer as to why it went up $1, but it is good parking.
Please understand some things will change, this is a camp. We will broadcast the most up-to-date schedule at the camp event.
There are 317 signed up to attend Saturday or Sunday plus another 44 as unsure. Seems likely many in the unsure category are waiting to see what the final schedule looks like. We should have it ready Monday or Tuesday.
It’d help us if you picked/reviewd all your sessions now. In order to build a schedule, we need to know which sessions we need to fit into which rooms. We understand that some people may have to make changes based on a final schedule, but it still helps us gauge interest.
Next weekend is the third annual DrupalCampLA event. If you are not yet registered, please make sure you do it today! http://2009.drupalcampla.com
If you are registered, help us finalize the schedule by choosing your sessions. If you have something to share, it’s not too late, we still have room for a few more good sessions or BoF’s – so come prepared to share: http://2009.drupalcampla.com/sessions
Last week we announced the launch of DrupalCampLA 2009 web-site. That was last Thursday night around 10pm.
The results? After seven full days we have 218 users signed up on the site and 188 people have registered for camp, as indicated on their user profile (days attending).