Apr 05 2019
Apr 05

On behalf of the Drupal Association, we’re excited to welcome you to Seattle, DrupalCon, and the Washington State Convention Center. Your week will be packed with opportunities to learn, network, collaborate, and most importantly, have fun... Drupal style!

To add some listening enjoyment to your travels, download the Drupal Seattle Spotify playlist by Kanopi Studios.

Mar 20 2019
Mar 20

New to DrupalCon? We’re glad you’re joining us in Seattle!

Here are ideas to help you prepare for this exciting week among thousands of other Drupalers, while hundreds of sessions, summits, trainings, just-for-fun events, and more are all happening—some simultaneously. We have tips for during the conference and afterward, so make the most of this new experience! 


First Time Attendee Photo

Build your personal schedule in advance

Check the Program at a Glance for links within your track of offerings each day of the Con. If you are logged in to the site, you can save sessions to your personal online schedule. We compiled a list of beginner sessions to help you decide. Likewise, you can view and add these not-to-be-missed happenings to your schedule:

  • First-time Attendee Networking Breakfast - Tuesday, 8 am - 9 am, Skybridge, Level 4. This informal setting is to bring together all who are new to DrupalCon. Fuel up on coffee, croissants, and conversation. Be sure to RSVP now!

  • Welcome from the Founder - Tuesday, 4:30 pm - 5 pm, Hall 4E, Level 4. Dries Buytaert is welcoming you in particular!

  • Opening Reception - Tuesday, 5 pm - 7 pm, Exhibit Hall, Level 4. Come enjoy a beverage, appetizers, and a chance to chat with sponsors and fellow attendees.

  • The Driesnote - Wednesday, 8:30 am - 10 am, Hall 4E, Level 4. The keynote address by Dries Buytaert is tradition, and always engaging. Get Dries’s take on the state of Drupal and its future.

  • First-time Contributor Workshops - Monday, Tuesday, or Friday - Want to contribute to the project, but need guidance? Attend a mentor-led workshop.

And from there, take your pick of evening and specialty events, ranging from running group to trivia night, many of which ask for an RSVP: social events. Also, peruse the list of Birds of a Feather (BoF) gatherings to see if any pique your interest, and can be added to your schedule (‘Drupal Parents’ on Wednesday?, ‘Building a User Interface for Migrate’ on Thursday?)

Want to meet someone in particular? Look up speakers and community members, and contact them via Drupal.org or Twitter to see which days they’ll be in attendance.


During DrupalCon

  • Group Photo

    Be social (media): Tweet, post, and share the useful and inspiring tidbits that you learn!

  • @DrupalConNA is the official North American DrupalCon Twitter account

  • Hashtags: #DrupalCon #DrupalContribution #DCDriesnote #AskDries #DCRuff #DCSutton ... Keep an eye out for others in use.

  • Many speakers share their Twitter handles if you’d like to tweet any praises

  • Be social (in person): Ongoing coffee break times are for getting to know your community, mentors...even future colleagues.

  • Visit the sponsors in the Exhibit Hall; they’ve helped make this DrupalCon possible. They’ll have games, free swag for you, snacks, and information about who they are and what they can offer.


After DrupalCon

  • Share what you learned with your boss and colleagues, and/or in a blog or podcast!

  • Start planning your session submission for the next DrupalCon! Once you have it put together, take it to your local user group, regional Drupal Camp, lunch and learn at your workplace. Check Drupical to see where the next upcoming Drupal community events are in the world.

  • Take part in the Drupal Association survey by offering your personal feedback. You’ll get an email about it right after DrupalCon.

Join us April 8 - 12, 2019 for DrupalCon Seattle! 

Dec 04 2018
Dec 04

We’re featuring some of the people in the Drupalverse! This Q&A series highlights some of the individuals you could meet at DrupalCon. Every year, DrupalCon is the largest gathering of people who belong to this community. To celebrate and take note of what DrupalCon means to them, we’re featuring an array of perspectives and some fun facts to help you get to know your community.

Nov 19 2018
Nov 19

We extend a hearty congratulations to our 10 scholarship and 12 grant recipients. A global team of community members were given the green light to award more funds than ever before, aiming to have a cross-section of contributors in attendance at DrupalCon Seattle 2019. As a result, we’re awarding aid to people from nearly every continent: six attendees from Europe, nine attendees from the Americas, two attendees from Africa, four attendees from South Asia, and one attendee from Australia.

Oct 17 2018
Oct 17

As you’re performing a cost-benefit analysis about attending DrupalCon Seattle- we have valuable feedback from DrupalCon attendees to share.

Each year, it’s the largest Drupal gathering in the world, which lends an air of excitement as people converge within a convention center, and often see name badges of people they’ve only met online in open source, thus transposing online interactions into interpersonal connections.

Oct 05 2018
Oct 05

The latest Lullabot podcast features the Drupal Association’s Senior Events Manager, Amanda Gonser, speaking about DrupalCon Seattle 2019.

Amanda answered compelling questions from hosts Matt and Mike, who are both Drupal developers. The podcast serves as informative and fun insight about how the "new format better serves the community." 

Sep 25 2018
Sep 25

DrupalCon gathers a range of citizens of the Drupal ecosystem to learn, share, and collaborate together. The value of the conference is in the perspectives, energy and diversity of experiences participants share. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you’re invited to participate in DrupalCon

DrupalCon began setting goals to overtly increase diversity starting with DrupalCon Baltimore 2017. This continued in the planning of DrupalCon Nashville 2018, and is a priority for DrupalCon Seattle 2019. 

Aug 31 2018
Aug 31

Is collaborating with the largest open source community at the go-to event of 2019 on your radar? You’re invited to participate in the next North American DrupalCon, hosted in Seattle on April 8-12, 2019. 

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