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Oct 07 2020
Oct 07

We are less than a week away from BADCamp liftoff!!

Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp) runs from 9 am - 4 pm PT from Wednesday, October 14 through Saturday, Oct 17. Limited-availability workshops and summits will take place on Wednesday and Thursday.

Register on BADCamp's Virtual Conference Platform

This year we are delivering content in the Hopin platform and separate registration is required for both the workshop and summits block and the sessions. We understand that you may have already registered on the BADCamp website, but we do require folks to register on Hopin as well.

Level up your skills!

Seats are limited for BADCamp trainings on a wide variety of topics - not just coding. There are learning opportunities for all skill levels and passions. Seats are filling up fast so be sure to visit the website and register to reserve your seat.
Scholarships are available. Just dop us a line and we can help!
 

Sep 18 2020
Sep 18

BADCamp is understanding that there are many different ways that folks can contribute back to Drupal. Not a coder!? Not a problem! We have plenty of opportunities for people to earn contribution credits while working on their professional development. 

  • Already planning on attending sessions? Volunteer to be a Session monitor.
  • Love Drupal Trivia? Submit trivia questions unique to BADCamp.
  • Love to meet with new folks? Chatt with attendees at the BADCamp booth.

Fill out this volunteer survey to discover the many ways you can give back to the Bay Area Drupal Community.


We are 100% volunteer driven and invite the wider community to help make our camp the most rad camp it can possibly be.

BADCamp is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, welcoming, professional, and harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion and any other status protected by laws in which the conference or program is being held.


 

May 28 2020
May 28

It’s been a long few months for many of us and we’re all ready for some good news!! Luckily, as a part of the Drupal open source community, we have some. Our group continues to be full of strong, resilient, and uplifting individuals who truly understand that we're all in this together. 

You Have Resources

We cannot recommend strongly enough to please, stay connected and in-touch with your local community. Now more than ever, this can help maintain momentum and provide the companionship that many of us miss during this time of social and physical distancing. Many local and regional meetups provide time at the beginning of their events for networking, including dedicated time for those looking for work and those who are hiring. We encourage virtual event organizers to continue to provide (or even expand) this aspect of online events.

Beyond the power of word-of-mouth, there are other online resources available to you in these unusual times. There are Drupal Camps that have year-round job boards posted on their websites. Drupal.org has a whole section of their website dedicated to those looking for work. The organizations that are posting here are invested in Drupal, just as you are. This common spark could start you on a new path. 

What You Can Do for Yourself

In spite of the global state, there are many things you can do - you are empowered! We suggest you start with the following:

  • Add your profile on Drupal.org
  • If you already have one, give your Drupal profile an overhaul and be sure it’s up to date. 
    • Update your bio: Ask yourself if that is really how you see yourself
    • Past companies: Don’t forget to show your growth
    • Bio Picture: Just make sure that if you look like it’s your prom picture, that you intended it that way.
    • Ask a fellow community member to review and provide suggestions for improving it. Many of us have difficulty in promoting ourselves, so ask for help to ensure that potential clients/employers see you for all that you are!
  • Update your resume
  • How to prepare for an interview
  • Don’t get shy. We repeat: Don’t Get Shy! Even when feeling the “aloneness” of it all, get out there virtually. Attend local meetups and camps to network and grow the community
  • Keep learning. In the face of everything, stay curious! It’s probably how you started down this road, to begin with

How Employers Can Help

Great leaders know that communication is the key to success. Now more than ever, your leadership skills and community contributions are needed to help pull us through this global crisis. Please, 

  • Be transparent with employees and contractors. We are all in this together.
  • Sponsor DrupalCamps at the job board level to get connected.
  • List any open positions on Drupal.org.
  • And remember the gift of presence; network at local and regional meetups and mentor those you can.

We Never Stop Growing

Even in challenging times, we as individuals and as groups cannot stop growing. Take time, get talking, and get excited. There are many more roads to be traveled, together.

Resources

We welcome additional resources in the comment section, thanks!

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