Mar 23 2020
Mar 23

We did it!

  • 3370 Zoom sessions
  • 2086 minutes of recordings (& captions!)
  • 234 peak simultaneous participants
  • 143 new Slack members
  • 41 Discord accounts 
  • 18 first-time contributors trained
  • 3 movies watched remotely
  • 1 incredible virtual event!

MidCamp 2020 is in the bag, and what a whirlwind it was. Over the course of 10 days our volunteer organizers and speakers worked tirelessly to pivot our usual in-person format to 100% virtual, and it wouldn’t have been possible without every single one of you who joined us. 

Through the hard work of the Drupal Recording Initiative and with thanks to Bounteous, you can catch up on anything you missed on YouTube and Drupal.tv. In a few days, those videos will be supplemented with professional captions by ACS Captions, with thanks to Clarity Partners and Pantheon.

As you’re reviewing sessions, please help our speakers by providing feedback for any sessions you attended or watch via their session page on midcamp.org. Finally, please let us know what you thought of the event as a whole on our MidCamp 2020 Survey. The reviews are already coming in, and we’re happy to have had the opportunity to share these days with you.

A+++ would MidCamp again.
- Todd Ross Nienkerk, CEO, Co-Founder at Four Kitchens

MidCamp will return. Stay tuned as we will announce 2021 dates when we can.

Mar 18 2020
Mar 18

MidCamp is almost here!  We’re thrilled to kick-off sessions tomorrow (3/19) and have a full line-up from 9:00am - 3:45pm CDT. We’re leveraging a virtual format for the first time, so each session page has a direct link to join the presentation via Zoom. We encourage you to share the following schedule with colleagues and look forward to having you join us!  No need to register – the more, the merrier!

How will it work?

Each session page has a direct link to join the presentation via Zoom. The rooms will open shortly before the first presentation each day and stay open throughout the day.

Here’s what you need to attend the sessions: 

  • Any device that can run Zoom (computer, phone, tablet)
  • Headphones (recommended)
  • Good internet/wifi
  • Zoom - downloaded on your device

Thursday's Schedule

9:00am - 9:30 am CDT

  • Welcoming Words

9:45am - 10:45am CDT

  • Build it better, stupid:  Using design systems for scalability
  • Live Captioning:  Make your next event accessible for everyone
  • Your data model is terrible! Let me show you why
  • Battle for online privacy
  • Caching Large Navigation Menus in Drupal

9:45am - 12:00pm CDT

  • [Half-day] Getting started with Drupal 8

11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

  • MUDdying the waters:  Creating text-based adventure games using Drupal and Slack
  • Scope in CSS with and without JavaScript
  • When there’s not a module for that
  • Maximum PhpStorm

1:15pm - 1:45pm CDT

  • Embracing usability and accessibility:  a Pace case study
  • Surviving the Drupal learning curve
  • Decoupling Drupal commerce to multiple and scale the front-end
  • How content editors use the layout builder:  What the user research shows

2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT

  • Bringing chart-making out of the back-end
  • Custom Drupal data migration: a Georgia GovHub story
  • Preparing custom and contributed code for Drupal 9

2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT

  • Planning for personalization:  Tips for Dev, Design, and I&A
  • Taking maximum advantage of Drupal core’s composer template
  • Automate Drupal 9 upgrades:  Addressing deprecated code as a community
  • From squiggles to straight lines:  Sketch to make decisions & get on with it

To join any of these presentations, you can check out our Thursday session schedule and click the Zoom link.
 

Volunteers needed!

Be a part of something BIG! Help MidCamp go virtual by volunteering! We have plenty of space for those who want to contribute. We need room monitors and hosts to keep the Zoom presentations running smoothly! After all, there are many ways to give back to #Drupal besides code. Fill out our volunteer survey if you're interested. We'll have a training at 4PM CDT today, and it will be recorded for folks who aren't able to join. Check #volunteers in the MidCamp Slack for more info.

Virtual game night sponsored by Palantir.net

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow (3/19) evening, from 6-9pm CDT, to take part in a gaming session group. There will be digital adaptations of tabletop games available directly from your web browser. Look forward to gaming with you!

Jan 23 2020
Jan 23

On Wednesday, March 18, MidCamp will offer four full-day training sessions to get you a deep dive into Gatsby, Composer, A/B Testing, or Migrate API.

Read more about each, then register! Only 25 seats are available for each training, so they'll go fast. Each training costs $85, which includes lunch and coffee. Trainings are ticketed separately from our main sessions on Thursday and Friday.

Dec 12 2019
Dec 12

Never fear if you thought you missed your chance to submit a talk to MidCamp 2020. We want to give everyone one last chance to submit their session ideas, so we’ve extended the call for proposals deadline to Wednesday, December 18. 

Submit your talk while you still can

Will you join us at MidCamp?

You might notice something different with MidCamp’s tickets this year. At MidCamp we’ve long had an underlying Alice in Wonderland theme, from our Drupal-hatter, to Alice coloring books, to maddening our logo. This year, we’ve Alice’ed our tickets. 

Check out our site for more info about this strange new world…Oh, and just a hint, the early bird gets the worm, and the worm is a really good deal only available for a couple more short weeks. Register for O’MidCamp today

As always, thank you to our current sponsors and future sponsors like you.

Nov 22 2019
Nov 22

What types of sessions are we looking for?

Just like last year, we’d like to put together a program that appeals to a wide audience of Drupal community members. Details on session tracks can be found on our site

If public speaking is not your thing, but you’re looking forward to seeing some sessions, please fill out our topics survey so we can curate a program with a little something for everyone!

How do I submit?

You’ll need to create an account in order to submit a session proposal. If you’ve previously submitted a session to MidCamp, the login you created previously should still work. 

Who should submit a session?

Experienced speakers are always welcome, but MidCamp is also a great place to start for first-time speakers. From the opening of session submission through the beginning of camp, we'll have communication to assist speakers (new and old) in creating engaging and informative sessions.

Call for papers closes on Wednesday, December 11, so submit your session soon.

Nov 21 2019
Nov 21

You might notice something different with MidCamp’s tickets this year. At MidCamp we’ve long had an underlying Alice in Wonderland theme, from our Drupal-hatter, to Alice coloring books, to maddening our logo. This year, we’ve Alice’ed our tickets. Here’s your guide to this strange new world...

Every ticket offers the same experience:

  • 50+ high-quality sessions over two days,
  • coffee, lunch, and maybe even snacks, 
  • conversations with 200+ awesome Drupal-folks, and
  • three evening socials that are as accessible and inclusive as we can make them.

With that said, we know many folks come to camp from different places, and we want to make sure MidCamp is accessible to anyone who wants to join us.

The Worm ($50) is what the early bird gets. We’re keeping our legacy pricing for those who take the first steps down the rabbit hole. Act fast, because this pricing ends Jan 1, 2020.

Alice ($100) is our standard ticket. The price is based on what it has cost us in the past to provide you with all the things that are listed above. In order for us to be able to make catering orders as accurately as possible, this pricing ends three weeks before camp, on Feb 28, 2020.

The Rabbit ($200) is always late for their important date, but also leads Alice down the rabbit hole. As such, attendees at this level will be helping to give others the MidCamp experience. It’s priced for attendees whose companies have the ability to fund their attendance or individuals who are able to contribute more. Additionally, it makes up for the impact to our catering costs for folks who buy at the last minute. 

Students ($25) whether you’re in college, in a bootcamp, or otherwise furthering your education, we want you to join us and learn about the magic that is the Drupal community. We welcome you at this price-point, no questions asked.

Sponsored ($0) tickets are available for those who don’t fit in any of the labels above. MidCamp is committed to being accessible to anyone and everyone who is interested in learning and participating in our community. We’ll teach you, we’ll feed you, and we’ll welcome you with open arms. Get your sponsored ticket here.

Whomever you are, wherever you come from, we look forward to seeing you in March 2020.

Ticket Schedule

That's all a lot to digest, so here's the summary:

  Price Ends The Worm $50 Dec 31, 2019 Alice $100 Feb 28, 2020 The Rabbit $200 at camp! Student $25 at camp! Sponsored $0 at camp!
Oct 24 2019
Oct 24

The 2019 US Drupal Camp season is coming to a close (but don’t forget about UtahDrupalCorn, and NEDCamp) and that means MidCamp 2020 is just a few months away! We are happy to announce our full sponsor prospectus is now available.

This year we’ve rearranged our levels a little. Here’s the tl;dr:

  • ONLY Core sponsors get a table, only 8 are available.
  • Contribution Day is a big deal, so we’re making it a big level.
  • Special Recognition is an add-on level that’s available to Core, Contribution Day, and Supporting sponsors. That’s how you can put your name on the part of camp that’s special to you.
  • Community Sponsors! More on that below.

We’ve worked hard to make the sponsor levels easier to understand this year, so take a look at the full details and please reach out if you’d like to know more.

Pitch to your clients…

MidCamp has traditionally targeted larger Drupal agencies and service providers, but this year we’re reaching further to ensure that all Drupal users are able to be represented. Our Community Sponsor level is meant to be accessible for clients of our agencies or hosting providers, organizations that have small in-house shops, and other Drupal-interested parties who have not previously been able to financially support the community, but would like to get involved and spread the word.

We want your help. If you have end-users who are interested in learning more and supporting Drupal, we’d love for them to get more invested in the community, so here’s our pitch (there’s even an enterprise-friendly PDF).

Upcoming Milestones

  • November 2019 - Call for papers & ticket sales.
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - Training & Summits
  • Thursday, March 19th, 2020 - Sessions and Social
  • Friday, March 20th, 2020 - Sessions and Social
  • Saturday, March 21th, 2020 - Contribution Day
Apr 05 2019
Apr 05

Midwest Drupal Camp (MidCamp) 2020, on March 18-21, will be the seventh-annual Chicago-area event that brings together designers, developers, users, and evaluators of the open source Drupal content management software. Attendees come for four days of presentations, professional training, contribution sprints, and socials while brushing shoulders with Drupal service providers, hosting vendors, and other members of the broader web development community.

Early-bird Deal!

For 2020, tables will be exclusive to Core sponsors, and the early-bird rate will be $2500, increasing to $3000 on June 1, 2019. Core sponsors will have the option to add on $1000 for "naming rights" to any component of camp they choose—a party, Training Day, Contribution Day, snacks, coffee, or something else.

If you'd like to lock in your table now, send us an email to [email protected] and we'll get an invoice out to you ASAP.

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].

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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.

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

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