Mar 01 2012
Mar 01

One of the Drupal Association goals for 2012 is to enhance drupal.org and make it a better place for developers, site builders, and contributors to the Drupal project. Working out of the Drupal Association's office in Portland, Oregon Tyler Ward is helping us to achieve that goal. Under the guidance of Neil Drumm  Tyler is an intern focused on building out new functionality on drupal.org so that we can make it an amazing place for the community to collaborate.

Tyler is still relatively new to Drupal but already has several websites under his belt. Now he is getting a crash course in Drupal development while also helping out the Drupal Community - an awesome win, win.

Please help me welcome Tyler to the Drupal Community and the Drupal Association. When you see him working in the issue queue take a moment to say hi and give him the lay of the land.

Curious what we're working on and how we prioritize work on drupal.org? Come join the planning process we're working towards an amazing drupal.org.

Interested in learning Drupal as an intern with the Drupal Association? Contact us.

Feb 28 2012
Feb 28

As the Planeteers say: Let our powers combine!

aaahh.. bringing back some gold ole saturday morning cartoons into the mix.

Do you organize meetings, camps, or sprints?

Come join myself and rocking community organizer Doug Vann for the Drupal Community Leader meetup at DrupalCon Denver. In this two hour meeting and roundtable discussion we'll bring together our organizing powers to spread the power of the Drupal community throughout the world.

What can you expect?

Connect with other community organizers to exchange ideas, join forces, and collaborate on growing your community. Discussion will include how to collaborate with other organizers and how the Drupal Association can be used as a force to further camps, meetups, introduce Drupal Days and collaborate together to enhance the toolset available to community organizers and leaders. 

When and Where?

5:30pm Tuesday at DrupalCon Denver (after the last session of the day but before the party)
Drupal Association Room at DrupalCon Denver


Dec 23 2011
Dec 23

All of us at the Drupal Association wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. The past year has been an amazing period of growth for the Association and we could not have done it without your continued support and the amazing passion you all have for the Drupal Project. Have a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year, take a well deserved break and let's gear up for an amazing 2012.

See you in 2012 in Denver, Colorado! 

DrupalCon, the official conference of the Drupal community and the premiere conference for learning and sharing about all things Drupal, is just three months away -- March 19-23, 2012.  DrupalCon Denver will be held at the Colorado Convention Center at the heart of downtown Denver, Colorado, and will be three full days of sessions from the best and brightest in the Drupal community.  Plus, training for all levels on Monday, March 19th and, as always, a Sprint on Friday, March 23rd. A week of pure Drupal love - learn, grow, and build.

Register now to save and get a free T-Shirt

Register early and save! One of the lowest cost Tech conferences DrupalCon is just $350 and includes a free special edition DrupalCon T-shirt if you purchase your tickets by Dec. 31, 2011. Pricing increases to $400 on February 21, 2012. Early registration helps us to plan the conference and keep our costs low by only ordering what is needed. Help us reduce waste and keep our costs low, register now.

Discounted and Free tickets: A limited number of 1/2 priced student tickets are still available and those leading at Code/Doc/Design Sprint at the conference receive complimentary admission. Apply today before they run out!


KEYNOTES

The local Denver team has chosen some amazing keynotes for DrupalCon. You don't want to miss them. 

Dries Buytaert

Founder of Drupal and Drupal Project lead, CTO at Acquia

Dries founded the Drupal project over ten years ago and continues to be active in the direction and development of the project. A DrupalCon tradition Dries will speak about the direction of the project and where it is headed. 

Mitchell Baker

An instrumental leader in the creation of the Mozilla project, Mitchell has been at the forefront of the fight to keep the Internet free, open, and accessible for all. Recognized by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influental people in the world and a recipient of the Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Award for Social Impact. We are excited to welcome Mitchell Baker to DrupalCon for the first time.

Luke Wroblewski

Great products and applications are designed before they are built. LukeW is an internationally recognized digital product leader who has designed or contributed to software used by more than 700 million people worldwide. Luke is the author of three popular Web design books (Mobile FirstWeb Form Design & Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability) in addition to many articles about digital product design and strategy.

SESSIONS

80% of the sessions have been announced. They range from beginner level to advanced and are designed to educate developers, designers and themers, Drupal business and project managers, and CMS business evaluators.

If you or your organization actively use Drupal, or even if you never have but want to learn, DrupalCon is your chance to engage the community, learn from others, and share your experiences. Additional activities include:

TRAINING AND SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Pre-conference training courses and workshops on Monday, March 19, 2012 to gain additional hands-on knowledge on a variety of topics related to web and Drupal development. Beginning Drupal, Theming, Design, Security, Performance, and even .gov FISMA compliance are all included. Elevate your Drupal Skills! 
  • CxO: Drupal business leaders - save the date: March 19, 2012 for the CxO event that will provide business knowledge and networking through a half-day open forum, lunch and a cocktail party.
  • API Hack - A - Thon Sponsored by Tropo - Monday, March 19, 2012 from noon - 8pm. Join Tropo at the Convention Center to learn and test your skills. Pizza and beverages will be served. Prizes will be given away!
  • Drupal Means Business on Thursday, March 22, 2012 is a one day event for CMS business evaluators (CEO, CTO, CMO, etc). To attend you must have either a DrupalCon pass or the Drupal Means Business One Day Pass ($50). The pass gives you access to the sponsor fair where you can meet vendors and attend sessions on the Day Stage. Learn more about the power of Drupal, why you should migrate, case studies on successes in several industries and best practices.
  • Core Conversations: Devs! Devs! The Core Conversations track is for you. You're actively working on Drupal and making the project rock. This is your track to meet and plan the future of Drupal. Each session is either two 15 minute or one 30 minute presentation, followed by 30 minutes of discussion. Meet, Discuss, Hack, Build. 
  • Sprint: The OSS world's largest post-conference sprint will be held on Friday, March 23. This is a great opportunity to get your hands dirty and work alongside your fellow Drupalers. Write code, review patches, develop new modules and themes, write rocking documentation, and improve the content and documentation on drupal.org. Join the growing Drupal Community building the future of Drupal. 


We hope you’ll join us at DrupalCon Denver for the largest and most active gathering of Drupal’s diverse community to learn how the leading open source CMS powers millions of websites worldwide and is reshaping the Internet. Come meet the community that is leading the way!

About Drupal Sun

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  • 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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