Oct 31 2018
Oct 31

Did you miss MidCamp 2018? Or are you just ready to get hyped for 2019? While the MidCamp team is busy getting things ready for 2019, you can re-live all of the amazing sessions from 2018 by checking out our playlist on YouTube. Take time to check out the reaction roundup to find out what others thought of MidCamp 2018 or read through our Fearless Leader’s musings on MidCamp 2018.

If you haven’t been keeping in touch with friends you met at MidCamp, then be sure to join other Drupal Slacks and reconnect with all the folks you met.

Get involved for 2019!

If you’re interested in getting involved with MidCamp 2019, we’re on MidCamp Slack and we’d adore the opportunity to welcome you to our team. We completely empathize with being busy, so don’t feel bad if you can’t contribute as much as you’d like - every little bit helps! You can also contribute by telling us what topics you’re interested in seeing in the 2019 program. 

Join the conversation

Mar 26 2018
Mar 26

As I mentioned in the closing remarks, this year’s MidCamp was a roller coaster ride. And as I said to people in the halls: the actual camp is the easy part; it’s getting there that is the real challenge.

One would think that after five years of planning MidCamp, this would get easier. Sadly, this has not been the case. Our primary challenge year to year is organizer burnout. The core team keeps shrinking and inevitably someone takes on a significant burden to keep camp on course. This year, that was me, though I’m either too stubborn or too stupid to walk away from the project.

Some specific challenges we faced this year:

  • We overreached with the site rebuild, giving us a late start to crucial things like selling sponsorships and opening the call for papers
  • We were $15k below our revenue goals just four weeks before camp
  • We succeeded in finally getting DePaul faculty to underwrite us as an internal event (which would have saved on both venue rental and catering fees) only to find out that we were too far in the process (and then later find out we will forever be an external event)

To stay afloat, we made adjustments:

  • We increased training ticket costs to cover food and training day venue rental
  • We canceled all but coffee and water for session days and the Sunday sprint
  • We cut any rooms not used for sessions and we massaged our schedule and room reservations (DePaul is unique in letting us reserve by the hour versus whole or half day like many other venues)
  • We cut all but limited snacks at the after parties

The extra hours picking up the slack, the repeated bad news, constant fretting over the budget, and all these cuts really made me start to wonder if MidCamp was worth the effort.

I’m at a dozen or more camps each year. The unsolicited MidCamp love I hear at these camps is what keeps me going. And it was also the reason I could not fathom why we were falling apart at the seams. The community seems to think this is a viable camp, but in all other ways, we were not hitting the mark. Which got me thinking this could very well have been the fifth and final MidCamp.

It was with this in mind that I reached out to Twitter with what I call my hat-in-hand tweet. And the community proved, in no uncertain terms, that this camp matters. We hit record numbers of individual sponsors and received over $1,000 in donations, which we’ve never taken before. And sponsors followed with a last-minute show of support.

We had money again, which meant it was time to reverse some of our cuts. Yet the changes we were forced to make had some unforeseen consequences, the most glaring of which was the cavernous emptiness of the main room. This is a model we lifted from DrupalCorn Camp early on and it worked well for a while. But this year it was a colossal fail as people, by and large, did not return to the main room to eat their lunch after grabbing it from the cafeteria, which meant almost no foot traffic for sponsor tables, and a $5,000-per-day room hosting only a few dozen people outside of the keynote, lightning talks, and camp closing.

So with attendee and sponsor feedback, plus diligent head counts of every room every hour (including the main room), we are now armed with actual data instead of anecdotal recollections:

  • The multi-purpose sponsor/bof/keynote room was a bust
  • There was a 33% drop in session attendance from Friday to Saturday (yikes!)
  • And MidCamp—while amazing—was just another camp

It’s time for change. Here is what’s in store for 2019:

  • Condensing all of camp to a single floor of the student center
  • Allowing slightly longer time between sessions
  • Shifting the schedule so that sessions are Thursday and Friday, to address attendance drop-off
  • Adding summits to the training day before camp starts to draw more attendance
  • Curating sprint initiatives and marketing them early, again to draw more attendance
  • Leveraging MidCamp as the onramp to DrupalCon

And that, my friends, brings us to the amazing Druplichaun we revealed for O’MidCamp. To roll camp back a day, we need to push to the following week in 2019, March 20-23. So if you caught sight of the little fella, know that he got away this time, but we anticipate seeing him again in the future.

Feel free to come to Chicago early and watch the river turn green, escape the Chi-rish, and do some fun things with the local community while we ramp up for an all-new MidCamp.

If you made it this far, thanks for reading and consider getting involved! Join the Slack at https://midcamp-slack.herokuapp.com/

See you around,
Kevin Thull
MidCamp 2019 Fearless Leader (among other things)

Mar 22 2018
Mar 22

Midwest Drupal Camp (MidCamp) is an annual event held in Chicago that brings together people who use, develop, design, and support the Web’s leading content management platform, Drupal.

For more information email us at [email protected]

Thanks to Amazee.io for hosting our site.

Mar 12 2018
Mar 12

MidCamp is an annual event held in Chicago that brings together people who use, develop, design, and support the Web’s leading content management platform, Drupal.

Thanks to our in-kind sponsors: Amazee.io for hosting our site and Palantir.net for providing professional development resources toward its creation.

For more information email us at [email protected]

Mar 12 2018
Mar 12

MidCamp 2018 is in the books, and we couldn't have done it without all of you. Thanks to our trainers, trainees, volunteers, organizers, sprinters, venue hosts, sponsors, speakers, and of course, attendees for making this year's camp a success.

Videos are up

By the time you read this, we'll have 100% of the session's recordings from camp up on our YouTube Channel. Find all the sessions you missed, share your own session around, and spread the word. While you're there, check out our list of other camps who also have a huge video library to learn from.

Tell us what you thought

If you didn't fill it out during camp, please fill out our quick survey. We really value your feedback on any part of your camp experience, and our organizer team works hard to take as much of it as possible into account for next year.

Feb 08 2018
Feb 08

We need you!

Want to give back to the Drupal Community without writing a line of code? Volunteer to help out at MidCamp 2018.  We’re looking for people to help with all kinds of tasks including: 

Setup/Teardown

  • For setup, we need help making sure registration is ready to roll, getting T-shirts ready to move, and getting the rooms prepped for our amazing sessions.

  • For teardown, we need to undo all the setup including packing up all the rooms, the registration desk, cleaning signage, and making it look like we were never there.

Registration and Ticketing

Room Monitors

  • Pick your sessions and count heads, make sure the speakers have what they need to survive, and help with the in-room A/V.

If you’re interested in volunteering or would like to find out more, please contact us.

Sign up to Volunteer!

Jan 24 2018
Jan 24

Chris RooneyWe are so excited to have Chris as our keynote speaker this year.  He is the President and Founder of Digital Bridge Solutions, a Drupal and Magento Agency here in Chicago that has been a supporter of MidCamp since its inception. 

His presentation at our 2017 event, Whitewashed - Drupal's Diversity Problem And How To Solve It, was a deep, and eye-opening look at diversity in Drupal, and the greater tech world, and how we can go about making it better.

Since then, he has been partnered with Palantir.net on an ambitious inclusion initiative working with students to introduce them to Drupal.  Last year, they brought a group of students from Baltimore to DrupalCon Baltimore.  They have held Drupal training sessions here in Chicago, and are currently working to bring students from Genesys Works and NPower to DrupalCon Nashville.

Chris' presentation will be a collective group journey into sensitive and vulnerable territories, but promises interactivity, a safe space for the exchange of ideas, and perhaps even a little humor.  We hope you join us for it.

Session Submissions close Friday!

MidCamp is looking for folks just like you to speak to our Drupal audience! Experienced speakers are always welcome, but our camp is also a great place to start for first-time speakers.

MidCamp is soliciting sessions geared toward beginner through advanced Drupal users. Know someone who might be a new voice, but has something to say? Please suggest they submit a session.

Find out more at:

Buy a Ticket

Tickets and Individual Sponsorships are available on the site for MidCamp 2018.

Click here to get yours!

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, March 8th, 2018 - Training and Sprints
  • Friday, March 9th, 2018 - Sessions and Social
  • Saturday, March 10th, 2018 - Sessions and Social
  • Sunday, March 11th, 2018 - Sprints

Sponsor MidCamp 2018!

Are you or your company interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2018 event? Sponsoring MidCamp is a great way to promote your company, organization, or product and to show your support for Drupal and the Midwest Drupal community. It also is a great opportunity to connect with potential customers and recruit talent.

Find out more at:

Volunteer for MidCamp 2018

Want to be part of the MidCamp action? We're always looking for volunteers to help out during the event.  We need registration table help, room monitors, help with setting up the venue, and help clearing out.  Sign up at http://bit.ly/midcamp-volunteer-signup and we'll be in touch shortly!

We hope you'll join us at MidCamp 2018!

Dec 23 2017
Dec 23

Session Submissions are now open

MidCamp is looking for folks just like you to speak to our Drupal audience! Experienced speakers are always welcome, but our camp is also a great place to start for first-time speakers.

MidCamp is soliciting sessions geared toward beginner through advanced Drupal users. Know someone who might be a new voice, but has something to say? Please suggest they submit a session.

Find out more at:

Buy a Ticket

Tickets and Individual Sponsorships are available on the site for MidCamp 2018. Click here to get yours!

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, March 8th, 2018 - Training and Sprints
  • Friday, March 9th, 2018 - Sessions and Social
  • Saturday, March 10th, 2018 - Sessions and Social
  • Sunday, March 11th, 2018 - Sprints

Sponsor MidCamp 2018!

Are you or your company interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2018 event? Sponsoring MidCamp is a great way to promote your company, organization, or product and to show your support for Drupal and the Midwest Drupal community. It also is a great opportunity to connect with potential customers and recruit talent.

Find out more at:

Thanks for reading this far!  We hope to see you at the camp!

Dec 01 2017
Dec 01

MidCamp 2018 planning is underway! There are a ton of things to do, so jump into Slack and let us know how you’d like to contribute. Here’s what we’ve got going on so far.

Website

The new Drupal 8 website is up and running on Amazee.io. I am loving the docker workflow! Hit me up in Slack (@zendoodles) if you’d like help getting things set up locally so you can help with the web site.

Ashley did some wonderful things this year and last for our MidCamp Styleguide. You can see it in action too! Thanks Ashley!

We are tracking website work to be done in a GitHub project. If you’re a project manager and would like to help defining the things and keeping us on track, we’d love your contributions! Reach out to @froboy or @zendoodles in Slack.

We could use more designer help to add components to the styleguide for sponsor pages, user menus, internal pages, the job board, error messages, login page, attendee profiles, speaker profiles, and many things I’m sure I’m not thinking of.

Lauren, Avi and Andrea are working to get session submissions open ASAP. If you’d like to help, reach out to us in Slack!

Right now we also have a pretty big need for someone to help with theming. There is work underway to get the job board up and sponsors onto the website, but the theming is still outstanding for these things.

Logistics

Our venue is confirmed for DePaul University, and we’re real excited to be in the same space two years in a row. We’ve reserved a few more rooms than last year and are considering some ideas for how to use this space. And we’ve secured the third floor for Thursday sprints, so that should be a smoother day compared to last year.

Kevin requested the deposit check from the Drupal Association for DePaul, and we’re also waiting on insurance paperwork.

Upcoming work involves switching over lunch catering to make use of the cafeteria, plus t-shirt and other print design.

Training and Sessions

We reached out to a possible Keynote and are looking forward to announcing once we get a confirmation.  We are still working to get session and training submissions open on the website ASAP. 

Sponsors

Jim has sold some sponsorships! We’d like to thank the following sponsors for helping to make MidCamp happen.

Our web team is working hard to get your logos up on the site. Look out for them soon!

Apr 01 2017
Apr 01

MidCamp 2017 was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came, helped, supported, spoke and attended!

MidCamp 2018 is confirmed for March 8th through March 11th, 2018 back here at the DePaul University Lincoln Park Student Center!

Come and join us next year!

Stay connected:

Mar 28 2017
Mar 28

It started as a question.  Why do Drupal camps only have trainings on a separate day?  The legitimate answer was that trainings and sessions should not compete for audiences for a normal Drupal camp audience.  But what if the trainings were not for that normal Drupal camp audience?

When all of the hard work was done by the MidCamp venue team to secure the DePaul University Student Center for MidCamp 2017, we immediately started exploring the idea of having half day Drupal training sessions for those that would nornally not attend a Drupal camp.  We reserved two extra rooms for this idea.

While I looked for interested parties who would be interested in attending the trainings, Joseph Purcell of Digital Bridge Solutions worked to organize an Introduction to Making Websites with Drupal itinerary and found great trainers to lead the event: Michael Chase, ‎Instructor at DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media, and Aaron Meeuwsen, Web Developer at HS2 Solutions, along with several other volunteers, Scott Weston and Matt Ramir from HS2, and Doug Dobrzynski from PMMI Media Group.  Without them, we couldn't have made this happen. I would also like to thank my employer, Xeno Media for contributing some of my time to help organize these trainings.

We've reached out to, and are happy to be working with such great local Chicago technology groups.  Girl Develop It, which provides programs for adult women interested in learning web and software development in a judgment-free environment, the IT Knowledge and Abilities Network (ITKAN), which provides professional networking and growth organization with a focus on professionals and aspiring professionals with disabilities, and Women Who Code, a global non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers all answered our call.

But we still have room for more.  Do you know of someone who would benefit from free Intro to Drupal Training?  We want you to invite them!

The trainings will cover basic CMS tasks like editing and publishing content, creating navigation menus, and placement of content on the site, and will approach into more complex tasks such as module installation and site configurations. Additionally, we’ll show the various ways the Drupal community can help through the issue queue, meetups, job boards, and mentorship.

The sessions are:

  • Friday March 31st - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Friday March 31st - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday April 1st - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday April 1st - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get your free ticket today!

Don't be shy, please share and and invite anyone you think would benefit from these trainings.  Ticket enrollment is open, and we would love to have every seat filled!

Mar 28 2017
Mar 28

Two days before before MidCamp, when all round the rug, not a creature was stirring, not even a bug.

Though the house was so empty, and missing it's stir, our Volunteer coordinator was out saying burrr (don't leave me out in the cold). Our Sprint lead was looking for sprinters to sprint, and our Trainers were looking for trainees to imprint!

MidCamp 2017 has 45 sessions for you to attend on Friday and Saturday, 4 Full day trainings on Thursday, and 4 Free half day trainings for you to invite anyone new to Drupal to attend.

In addition, we have socials for you to attend on Friday and Saturday, and a Sunday contrib Sprint to give back to Drupal.

It's spring in Chicago, and we hope you can join us!

Get your tickets today!

Mar 21 2017
Mar 21

We need you!

Want to give back to the Drupal Community without writing a line of code? Volunteer to help out at MidCamp 2017.  We’re looking for people to help with all kinds of tasks including: 

Setup/Teardown

  • For setup, we need help making sure registration is ready to roll, and getting T-shirts ready to move.

  • For teardown, we need to undo all the setup including packing up all the rooms, the registration desk, cleaning signage, and making it look like we were never there.

Registration and Ticketing

  • We need ticket scanners, program dispersers, and people to answer questions.

Room Monitors

  • Pick your sessions and count heads, make sure the speakers have what they need to survive, and help with the in-room A/V

If you’re interested in volunteering or would like to find out more, please contact us.

Volunteer!

Mar 17 2017
Mar 17

The MidCamp session team has been hard at work placing all of our selected sessions in the perfect place.  Checkout the Friday and Saturday session schedules!

View all Friday sessions View all Saturday sessions

Call for Volunteers

Want to give back to the Drupal Community without writing a line of code? Volunteer to help out at MidCamp 2017.  We’re looking for people to help with all kinds of tasks including: 

If you’re interested in volunteering or would like to find out more, please contact us.

Volunteer!

Thursday is Training Day

On Thursday, we have four great full day Training sessions planned.  We have lined up a group of incredible trainers who are going to donate their time to lead full day, in depth training sessions.  Each session is $40, and is additional to the price of the camp.

View all trainings sessions

View all of the individual trainings:

Sprints

At MidCamp 2016, the Sprint room was always abuzz with activity.  There was so much activity on those who work on the Frontend of Drupal, and a concentrated effort to get Drupal Commerce to it's first Release candidate.

If you want to sprint, stop by these rooms any of the days.  If you are interested in mentoring, or leading sprints, please contact [email protected].  We ask if you are coming on Thursday and Sunday that you get a free ticket so we can make sure to get enough food and coffee.

  • Thursday sprints will take place in Room 220, with room for 80 people
  • Sprinting during sessions Friday and Saturday will take place in Room 120AB, starting after the keynote
  • Sunday sprints will take place in Room 314A and 314B, with room for 60 people in each room

Thanks for reading this far!  We hope to see you at the camp!

Mar 17 2017
Mar 17

Thursday is Training Day

On Thursday, we have four great full day Training sessions planned.  We have lined up a group of incredible trainers who are going to donate their time to lead full day, in depth training sessions.  Each session is $40, and is additional to the price of the camp.

View all trainings sessions

View all of the individual trainings:

Friday and Saturday Session Schedule

The MidCamp session team has been hard at work placing all of our selected sessions in the perfect place.  Checkout the Friday and Saturday session schedules!

View all Friday sessions View all Saturday sessions

Sprints

At MidCamp 2016, the Sprint room was always abuzz with activity.  There was so much activity on those who work on the Frontend of Drupal, and a concentrated effort to get Drupal Commerce to it's first Release candidate.

If you want to sprint, stop by these rooms any of the days.  If you are interested in mentoring, or leading sprints, please contact [email protected].  We ask if you are coming on Thursday and Sunday that you get a free ticket so we can make sure to get enough food and coffee.

  • Thursday sprints will take place in Room 220, with room for 80 people
  • Sprinting during sessions Friday and Saturday will take place in Room 120AB, starting after the keynote
  • Sunday sprints will take place in Room 314A and 314B, with room for 60 people in each room

Thanks for reading this far!  We hope to see you at the camp!

Mar 11 2017
Mar 11

Emma

Keynote Speaker

We are pleased as punch to announce that Emma Karayiannis will be the keynote speaker for MidCamp 2017.

Emma is a huge Open Source community advocate. Over the past 4 years Emma has taken part in many (if not all) forms of contribution within the Drupal community. Emma's current focus has put the code aside to support the people who contribute to Drupal. Her current responsibilities include being a member of the Drupal Community Working Group and the creator of the 'Being Human' track for DrupalCon.

Get tickets


Accepted Sessions

We had a record breaking number of sessions submissions this year, making our job extremely difficult on how to choose the best content for this year's camp.  We have 45 sessions spread across four concurrent rooms planned for Friday and Saturday.

With sessions like Inclusive Development: Using Styleguides to Improve Website AccessibilityUnderstanding DrupalThe Butler Did It: Putting Jenkins To Work For You; and Building Great Teams, we have something for everyone!

View all sessions


Training Day

On Thursday, we have four great full day Training sessions planned.  We have lined up a group of incredible trainers who are going to donate their time to lead full day, in depth training sessions.  Each session is $40, and is additional to the price of the camp.

View all trainings sessions

David

Drupal Development Best Practice Workflows on Pantheon

Pantheon is a website management platform for Drupal & WordPress that provides lightning-fast hosting and best-in-breed web development tools for your team. Learn how to use Pantheon like a seasoned Drupal developer and level up your Drupal development game.

We'll walk through time-saving development workflows on Pantheon's development platform where you'll be using Git and high-performance technologies like Varnish and Redis to keep your clients happy.

Learn more or get your ticket now!
 

Jorge

Introduction to Drupal 8

Drupal is known for being a powerful platform with a steep learning curve. This course will give you an introduction to the world of Drupal and soften that learning curve so you can get up-to-speed with Drupal quickly. We'll cover fundamental Drupal concepts and terminology, and give you the hands-on experience you need to dive deeper.

Whether you're a developer using Drupal for the first time, a content editor looking for an introduction to Drupal administration, or a site builder wanting to know how to structure a new Drupal website, this course will get you started on the right foot.

The course includes step-by-step exercises to help you understand the process of creating a Drupal site. It also includes independent exercises to help you think through the process of building out a website for your particular use case or organization.

Learn more or get your ticket now!
 

Drupalize.me Training Team

Theming Drupal 8

Themes combine HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Drupal in order to make beautiful websites. Creating truly unique themes requires knowing how to use the Twig template language to manipulate HTML, how to add CSS and JavaScript assets in a way that's compatible with Drupal's caching, all while maintaining the flexibility that Drupal is known for.

This workshop will familiarize front-end developers with Drupal 8's theme system through a combination of presentations, and hands-on exercises. Whether your goal is to theme your personal site, pass the Acquia front-end developer certification, or upgrade your skills for a job our goal is to provide students with a solid foundation on which to start and enough knowledge to continue to practice and learn on their own.

Learn more or get your ticket now!
 

Margaret

What Am I Getting Myself Into? A Drupal Crash Course for Non-developers

Are you responsible for project management, content, or vendor selection and preparing to work with Drupal? This one-day training delivers all of the tools you need to get started. Delivered by an Acquia Certified Drupal Developer, this training will answer the questions you didn’t even know to ask!

Targeted to the non-developer, this training is perfect for individuals that need to get up and running in Drupal - fast! Attendees will benefit from a unique perspective at the intersection of Drupal expertise and marketing, that only Margaret can deliver as a former marketing executive and author of the Drupal 8 Acquia curricula. Individuals that are brand new to Drupal will walk away with the confidence to work within the Drupal framework and community.

Learn more or get your ticket now!
 

Sprints

At MidCamp 2016, the Sprint room was always abuzz with activity.  There was so much activity on those who work on the Frontend of Drupal, and a concentrated effort to get Drupal Commerce to it's first Release candidate.

If you want to sprint, stop by these rooms any of the days.  If you are interested in mentoring, or leading sprints, please contact [email protected].  We ask if you are coming on Thursday and Sunday that you get a free ticket so we can make sure to get enough food and coffee.

  • Thursday sprints will take place in Room 220, with room for 80 people
  • Sprinting during sessions Friday and Saturday will take place in Room 120AB, starting after the keynote
  • Sunday sprints will take place in Room 314A and 314B, with room for 60 people in each room


Sponsor MidCamp 2017!

Are you or your company interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2017 event? Sponsoring MidCamp is a great way to promote your company, organization, or product and to show your support for Drupal and the Midwest Drupal community. It also is a great opportunity to connect with potential customers and recruit talent.

Find out more at:

Thanks for reading this far!  We hope to see you at the camp!

Feb 14 2017
Feb 14

Session Submissions close Saturday, February 18th

MidCamp is looking for folks just like you to speak to our Drupal audience! Experienced speakers are always welcome, but MidCamp is also a great place to start for first-time speakers. We currently have 69 submitted sessions and are looking for more.  Please see our session tracks page to see what kind of talks we are looking for. Subject matter can be Drupal, PHP in general, related technologies, soft skills, testing, tools, workflow, etc.

Sessions submission will close Saturday, February 18th, 2017, so don't delay!

Find out more at:

Buy a Ticket

Tickets and Individual Sponsorships are available on the site for MidCamp 2017. Click here to get yours!

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, March 30th, 2017 - Training and Sprints
  • Friday, March 31st, 2017 - Sessions and Social
  • Saturday, April 1st, 2017 - Sessions and Social
  • Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 - Sprints

Sponsor MidCamp 2017!

Are you or your company interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2017 event? Sponsoring MidCamp is a great way to promote your company, organization, or product and to show your support for Drupal and the Midwest Drupal community. It also is a great opportunity to connect with potential customers and recruit talent.

Find out more at:

Stay connected:

"The time is coming," the walrus said, "to talk of many things…"

Feb 01 2017
Feb 01

We are putting together some great programming for you here at MidCamp 2017 headquarters.  In addition to the impressive session proposals were are busy reading, we have teams working hard to put together Code Sprints and Full Day Training sessions.

Sprinting at MidCamp 2017

At MidCamp 2016, the Sprint room was always abuzz with activity.  There was so much activity on those who work on the Frontend of Drupal, and a concentrated effort to get Drupal Commerce to it's first Release candidate.

What will be worked on, discussed, built, and fixed at this year's MidCamp?  You can have a say.  We are currently looking for Sprint leads and mentors.  

Sprint leads are mentor to mentors; coordinate with the community, and helps organize what gets sprinted on.

Mentors help new contributors get setup, find issues, and assist them in their sprinting.

If you are interested in being a Sprint lead, or mentor, please email us at [email protected].

Training at MidCamp 2017

We have lined up 4 great training for Thurday, March 30th, 2017.  Joining us will be a great group of amazing, professional trainers who will be offering full day training sessions.

Introduction to Drupal 8

Lead by Jorge Diaz, Acquia Certified Grand Master Developer, Drupal Front-end Developer & Themer at Evolving Web

Drupal is known for being a powerful platform with a steep learning curve. This course will give you an introduction to the world of Drupal and soften that learning curve so you can get up-to-speed with Drupal quickly. We'll cover fundamental Drupal concepts and terminology, and give you the hands-on experience you need to dive deeper.

Theming Drupal 8

Blake Hall, Senior Developer & Trainer and Joe Schindelar, Lead Developer & Lead Trainer, Drupalize.me

Themes combine HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Drupal in order to make beautiful websites. Creating truly unique themes requires knowing how to use the Twig template language to manipulate HTML, how to add CSS and JavaScript assets in a way that's compatible with Drupal's caching, all while maintaining the flexibility that Drupal is known for.

Drupal Development Best Practice Workflows on Pantheon

David Needham, Agency & Community Training Manager at Pantheon

Pantheon is a website management platform for Drupal & WordPress that provides lightning-fast hosting and best-in-breed web development tools for your team. Learn how to use Pantheon like a seasoned Drupal developer and level up your Drupal development game.

What Am I Getting Myself Into? A Drupal Crash Course for Non-developers

Are you responsible for project management, content, or vendor selection and preparing to work with Drupal? This one-day training delivers all of the tools you need to get started. Delivered by an Acquia Certified Drupal Developer, this training will answer the questions you didn’t even know to ask!

Space is limited, so be sure to visit our training page and purchase your tickets today.  Please note, training tickets are for Thursday only and are in addition to camp tickets.

Sponsor MidCamp

We're currently seeking Lunch and Coffee sponsors for MidCamp 2017.  Lunch is the perfect opportunity to get your name in front of all of the attendees!  Drupalers like coffee. Some might even say Drupalers love coffee!  Earn the gratitude of our attendees by having your name and logo associated with the liquid refueling station! We are looking to four sponsors for each day to cover the costs.  

Find out more info about sponsoring

Join Us

Stay connected:

Jan 28 2017
Jan 28

MidCamp T-Shirts

MidCamp 2017 T-Shirts

We need your help. We have all these great options for this year's MidCamp T-Shirts, and we just can't decide which one to make. Please fill out our poll to make your voice heard!

Vote for your favorite

Sponsor MidCamp

We're currently seeking Lunch and Coffee sponsors for MidCamp 2017.  Lunch is the perfect opportunity to get your name in front of all of the attendees!  Drupalers like coffee. Some might even say Drupalers love coffee!  Earn the gratitude of our attendees by having your name and logo associated with the liquid refueling station! We are looking to four sponsors for each day to cover the costs.  Find out more.

Join Us

Stay connected:

Jan 25 2017
Jan 25

Session Submissions are now open

MidCamp is looking for folks just like you to speak to our Drupal audience! Experienced speakers are always welcome, but our camp is also a great place to start for first-time speakers.

MidCamp is soliciting sessions geared toward beginner through advanced Drupal users. Know someone who might be a new voice, but has something to say? Please suggest they submit a session.

Find out more at:

Buy a Ticket

Tickets and Individual Sponsorships are available on the site for MidCamp 2017. Click here to get yours!

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, March 30th, 2017 - Training and Sprints
  • Friday, March 31st, 2017 - Sessions and Social
  • Saturday, April 1st, 2017 - Sessions and Social
  • Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 - Sprints

Sponsor MidCamp 2017!

Are you or your company interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2017 event? Sponsoring MidCamp is a great way to promote your company, organization, or product and to show your support for Drupal and the Midwest Drupal community. It also is a great opportunity to connect with potential customers and recruit talent.

Find out more at:

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Nov 29 2016
Nov 29

We've been hard at work planning next spring's camp, and would love help from you and your companies!  We have a great new venue, additional rooms, and even more desire to bring together the Drupal community, and bring out community to others.

MidCamp 2017 is moving to the DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus in Chicago on Thursday, March 30th through Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 and will be bigger, better and even more enjoyable.

For 2017, MidCamp offers a variety of sponsorship packages that are designed to provide improved exposure, greater flexibility, and more opportunities for companies and organizations to sponsor, regardless of budget. By directly sponsoring MidCamp's venue, meals, events, and entertainment, attendees will better understand the direct connection between your sponsorship dollars and an enjoyable, successful camp. 

Because there are only a limited number of sponsors for each package, it also means that your brand will better stand out in the crowd, resulting in greater return on investment.

Download our sponsor prospectus here:
http://2017.midcamp.org/sponsor-midcamp-2017-prospectus.pdf

A slice of MidCamp in Ireland:

The one and only Avi Schwab presented MidCamp Madness and Planning Human-Centered Events at Drupalcon Dublin in September.  It is a window into the things that all of MidCamp's volunteer organizers have thought of, and learned, on how we put together the event with the attendees in mind.  If you weren't there, you can watch and listed to the presentation at: 

https://events.drupal.org/dublin2016/sessions/midcamp-madness-and-planning-human-centered-events

May 11 2016
May 11

Save the Date for MidCamp 2017

30 March - 2 April, 2017

We are excited to announce that MidCamp 2017 - Midwest Drupal Camp, will return to Chicago March 30th through April 2nd, 2017. We hope to have a brand new venue to share with you all soon also!

MidCamp 2016 provided almost 300 attendees with training, sprints, and almost 40 sessions over 4 days in the heart of Chicago.  We hope you will join us.

At DrupalCon New Orleans?

Many of our organizers will be getting together today at lunch to discuss all things MidCamp. If you are a volunteer, past attendee, or just an interested party to the process, please follow @midwestcamp on twitter or join the MidCamp Slack.

Stay connected:

"The time is coming," the walrus said, "to talk of many things…"

Apr 21 2016
Apr 21

Midcamp 2016 Recap - Where the Drupal community comes together!

MidCamp 2016, the Midwest Drupal Camp was a roaring success.  We had 36 Sessions and 1 keynote were spread across the University of Chicago Student Center West,.  All of the sessions were successfully recorded by our amazing AV team and shared within hours on the Midcamp YouTube channel.  Our sponsor tables were busy; our Birds of a Feather discussions were many; and our socials were social!

Read the rest of Jim Birch's Recap at:
http://jimbir.ch/blog/midcamp-2016-recap

Upcoming Events

Thur, 18 April at 6:00 PM, Chicago, Illinois
APRIL Drupal Chicago General Meetup: Commerce 2.x
By: Matt Glaman of Commerce Guys

Wed, 18 May at 9:30 AM, Chicago, Illinois
Introduction to Drupal 8 - Training in Chicago
By: Evolving Web

Thu, 19 May at 9:30 AM, Chicago, Illinois
Drupal 8 Theming - Training in Chicago
By: Evolving Web

About Drupal Sun

Drupal Sun is an Evolving Web project. It allows you to:

  • Do full-text search on all the articles in Drupal Planet (thanks to Apache Solr)
  • Facet based on tags, author, or feed
  • Flip through articles quickly (with j/k or arrow keys) to find what you're interested in
  • View the entire article text inline, or in the context of the site where it was created

See the blog post at Evolving Web

Evolving Web