DrupalCon DC

Drupal has thousands of contributors. About twice a year, we stop contributing long enough to have a beer together. We call that DrupalCon. ;-)

DrupalCon DC, or DCDC for short, is this week, and I'm leaving in a few moments to attend. DCDC's official events are held March 4th through the 7th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. There is little doubt that this will be our largest DrupalCon yet. In fact, the conference has been sold out at 1,300 ticketed attendees since early in February (before the conference program was online!). With guests and volunteers, around 1,500 in total are expected to attend.

The conference schedule is great, featuring multiple tracks of workshops, presentations, and birds-of-a-feather meetups on all the important topics in our community. Special presentations include keynotes by David Weinberger and Chris Messina and a recap of the Drupal.org redesign by Mark Boulton. My regular presentation on the "State of Drupal" is Wednesday at 10:15am.

Acquia is a DCDC platinum sponsor, and Jay Batson, Tom Erickson and I are leading a presentation on Wednesday at 1:45pm providing an overview of Acquia's Drupal support model, our vision looking forward, and the newest products and services that we're launching this week. I'd like to invite everyone to attend, ask questions, and learn more about how Acquia intends to keep participating in the community.

Of course, DCDC is largely driven by volunteers, and many of them are hard at work already. It takes a lot to coordinate a huge event like this, and everyone involved -- from the local volunteers to the Drupal Association to the event planning staff -- has my thanks!

I'm looking forward to meet you all!

Comments

joshmiller (not verified):

Hey Dries, see you there! I think we are all very excited about amping up on the contributing this coming week, not stopping just to share beer (though, that will definitely happen).

In case I don't get a chance to ask you in person, may I post an audio recording of your state of Drupal presentation on my blog?

Thanks!
joshmiller

March 2, 2009 - 08:40
Itkovian (not verified):

Wow! That's almost twice as many people as the OOPSLA attendance last year ;-)

March 2, 2009 - 12:04
Alexander (not verified):

Too bad there were only 1,300 spaces. When I was going to buy the tickets it was already sold out, and the result is that there is only one representative from my country attending. There were at least 10 people from Puerto Rico that wanted to attend. When is the next one?

March 2, 2009 - 20:19
Mike Johnston (not verified):

We have also tracked and added a photo feed of the event here for those interested: http://cmscritic.com/drupalcon-dc-2009-celebrating-the-drupal-content-ma...

March 11, 2009 - 15:40

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