Oct 17 2019
Oct 17
The DrupalCon Minneapolis program committee shares some important session proposal hints, tips, and pointers.
Oct 10 2019
Oct 10


Guest blog by Diana Connolly, Production Manager, Groundswell Marketing

Oct 10 2019
Oct 10

A note from our fabulous DrupalCon Minneapolis program committee:

With a December 4, 2019 deadline we are one-third of the way through the DrupalCon Minneapolis 2020 session submission period. The program committee is thrilled with what we’ve seen so far, with many compelling sessions to review—from accessibility to Xdebug. If you aren’t one of the early submitters, however, we still need your voice! And we are here to support you.

Oct 07 2019
Oct 07

Mark your calendars: The deadline for Proposals and applying for Grants & Scholarships is now Wednesday, December 4.

Oct 04 2019
Oct 04

For DrupalCon Amsterdam, we’ve curated keynote speakers who are engaging presenters — and add value to the gathering as a whole. Enhance your professional life by hearing more about differing experiences in tech and open source. These keynotes are only for conference attendees, so we invite you to join us by registering.  

Sep 19 2019
Sep 19

Attending DrupalCon is an investment in your skills, professional development, and in building community connections. 

A lot of attendees don't buy their own tickets—most need to convince someone else (their boss) of the value.

Sep 17 2019
Sep 17

DrupalCon Amsterdam is approaching — next month! Are you still deciding about going? With the robust program, each day will be full of exciting sessions, social activities and contribution sprints galore! Check out the breadth and scope of our offerings, with insight you won’t want to miss.

The event kicks off with Trainings on the morning of Monday, October 28. Choose from these seven options to further your learning:

Sep 10 2019
Sep 10

DrupalCon Minneapolis 2020 is accepting session proposal submissions until Dec. 4, 2019! We welcome a wealth of perspectives and a vast knowledge base as presenters in Minneapolis for DrupalCon North America.

Jul 16 2019
Jul 16

Shape the exciting lineup of community-driven, educational sessions by serving on the Program Committee!

Jun 24 2019
Jun 24

We’re looking for training partners to propose quality, in-demand trainings for the DrupalCon Minneapolis lineup!

May 09 2019
May 09

What an event this last DrupalCon was! Thanks to all who joined us in April for DrupalCon Seattle 2019.

In planning this event, more funds than ever before — 30 percent more, to be exact — were allocated for grants and scholarships. This tied in with the overall aim of having a cross-section of attendees, all of whom play a part in contributing and advancing the Drupal Project. Funding for grants and scholarships is from the support of our conference partners, as well as conference registrations.

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! 

Mar 18 2019
Mar 18

We’re featuring some of the people in the Drupalverse! This Q&A series highlights 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 fun facts to help you get to know your community.
 

Mar 01 2019
Mar 01

We’re featuring some of the people in the Drupalverse! This Q&A series highlights 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 fun facts to help you get to know your community.
 

Feb 06 2019
Feb 06

Drupal contribution events are opportunities to join existing initiative teams and further the Drupal project, our processes, Drupal.org, various themes and modules, and more. 

Feb 06 2019
Feb 06

The backbone of every DrupalCon is the community of people who come together at the event, and in particular the involvement of community volunteers who collectively influence and shape the experiences of others in attendance. In short, Mentors!  

Sign up to Mentor

Feb 01 2019
Feb 01

The hotels we chose each offer an ideal hub—connecting you to a rewarding DrupalCon community experience. 

Jan 30 2019
Jan 30

We’re featuring some of the people in the Drupalverse! This Q&A series highlights 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 fun facts to help you get to know your community.
 

Jan 14 2019
Jan 14

We’re featuring some of the people in the Drupalverse! This Q&A series highlights 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 fun facts to help you get to know your community.
 

Dec 20 2018
Dec 20

We’re featuring some of the people in the Drupalverse! This Q&A series highlights 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 fun facts to help you get to know your community.
 

Dec 18 2018
Dec 18

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.

Dec 17 2018
Dec 17

DrupalCon Seattle is looking different than the DrupalCons of years past.

The overarching goal when planning DrupalCon Seattle 2019 was to expand both outreach and accessibility so that attendees would be representative of the community as a whole. The value of the conference is in the perspectives, energy and diversity of experiences participants share.

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

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.
 

Nov 13 2018
Nov 13

We’re featuring some of the people in the Drupalverse!  This Q&A series highlights some of the individuals you could meet at DrupalCon.

First up, Everett Zufelt. 

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. 

Apr 02 2018
Apr 02

If you are getting ready to attend your first DrupalCon, here are a few ideas to help you prepare for an intense week of open source software community from @horncologne. Watch the interview video for more tips and inspiration from my Drupal friends.

Mar 23 2018
Mar 23

We're excited to welcome back the DrupalCon Developer Contest - our first since Los Angeles.

Mar 15 2018
Mar 15

Show up to the Drupal Association booth and you'll find some smiling faces, fun activities, and more. Make sure you do these things....

Feb 06 2018
Feb 06

Our full session list will be announced on February 21 - but we just couldn’t wait to tell you about a few of the sessions.

Nov 28 2017
Nov 28

We want to hear your voice at DrupalCon

Nov 27 2017
Nov 27

First introduced at the DrupalCon Baltimore closing session, we're very pleased to announce that the new brand for DrupalCon is now live. Take a look to see how the new brand evokes all aspects of the Drupal project and community - from the technical to the human.

Nov 27 2017
Nov 27

Looking for the perfect way to celebrate Cyber Monday - you could be one of the first to buy tickets to DrupalCon Nashville!

Nov 27 2017
Nov 27

Thank you to the 1,670 people who joined us at DrupalCon Vienna!

So many volunteers! So many sandwiches! We had a wonderful time in Vienna and can't wait to see you all for DrupalCon Europe 2019.

Until then - we hope to see you in Nashville 2018.

Sep 15 2017
Sep 15

Everyone is welcome (including you!)

With just about two weeks to go until DrupalCon Vienna we are anticipating an amazing week of learning and collaborating ahead! There will be code sprints all week, but Friday is our dedicated sprint day when anyone and everyone can come contribute to Drupal core and participate together in guided sprints.

Sep 08 2017
Sep 08

At DrupalCon Vienna One Shoe will host the very first Drupal Marketing Sprint on Thursday, 28 September 2017. The goal is for Drupal businesses and agencies to work together to create marketing materials that promote Drupal as a whole. Come prepared with examples of Drupal marketing material that has caught your attention so you can start the sprint with something to work with. Read more in the following blog from Michel van Velde, One Shoe CEO.

Community code sprints are a vital part of the open source ecosystem. Developers come together to develop new features, solve issues or write translations. But there are more ways to contribute to the success of Drupal. Michel van Velde introduces the first ‘Drupal Marketing Sprint’ at DrupalCon Vienna on Thursday, 28 September 2017.

As Drupal is open source, it has no dedicated marketing team, like closed source solutions as Adobe and Sitecore. In order to promote Drupal, agencies rely on their own public relations and marketing efforts and the work of the Drupal Association. In order to increase the outreach and PR Marketing Value of Drupal, Michel van Velde, CEO of One Shoe came up with a new form of Sprints: Drupal Marketing Sprints. This Sprint takes place for the very first time at DrupalCon Vienna.

Good marketing is critical for Drupal

Michel van Velde: “Drupal has seen little news coverage in the Netherlands and Germany. I guess this is the case everywhere around the globe. I came up with the idea of Drupal Marketing Sprints when I attended DrupalCamp Frankfurt last year. As with other DrupalCamps, DrupalCons and other Drupal related events, it was mostly visited by developers. Developers love to code and often join code sprints during these events. The delivered code is beneficial to Drupal itself but it has no news value for the media. I strongly believe that good marketing is critical to Drupal businesses and organizations all over the world. Unknown equals unwanted, after all.”

The Drupal Marketing Sprint

During Drupal Marketing Sprints people from different Drupal business and agencies work together for a set amount of time to discuss and create Drupal related content. The goal is to produce whitepapers, blogs, infographics or other marketing materials that can promote Drupal as a whole, and that can be used by the whole community. Anyone who likes to discuss, brainstorm, write or design can attend a Drupal Marketing Sprint. Also, developers who like to share their expertise on subjects.

Creating valuable Drupal content

“By organizing a Drupal Marketing Sprint, we sit down with people from different Drupal agencies and businesses to discuss and create valuable Drupal content. We then start writing materials such as press releases and white papers. Challenge of the Drupal Marketing Sprint is to deliver an X amount of content pieces (depending on the time given for the Sprint). Examples could be: ‘X reasons why Drupal is beneficial for…” “Everything you want to know about this new Drupal update”, “What should I do with my Drupal 6 website” and so on. “More publicity for Drupal attracts new clients, new projects and new developers to the community (and thus more contribution to Drupal). It brings pride to those who are working with Drupal.”

First international Drupal Marketing Sprint takes place at DrupalCon Vienna

DrupalCon Vienna will be the first event where a Marketing Sprint will take place, but Michel van Velde encourages other people to start organizing more Drupal Marketing Sprints. “I want to make an appeal to national Drupal communities and local agencies to start working together and organize a local Drupal Marketing Sprints themselves. A large number of organizations and developers out there have no understanding of what Drupal has to offer them. Let’s combine our cooperative effort with creating Drupal content. I have a step-by-step guide available for those who want to organize Drupal Marketing Sprints themselves.

Join the DrupalCon Vienna Marketing Sprint on Thursday, 28 September 2017! You can send an email to [email protected].

About the Author: Michel van Velde – CEO One Shoe

Michel van Velde has been working in the digital landscape for more than 15 years. He's the founder of advertising and digital agency One Shoe, one of the leading Drupal agencies in The Netherlands and Germany. His clients include organizations such as DHL, Sanofi Genzyme, LeasePlan International, the Dutch Government and many others. Michel van Velde is a renowned speaker at digital conferences around the world and is the initiator of many international Drupal community initiatives, like Drupal CEO network, CXO days, Dutch Drupal Business Foundation, German Drupal Business Foundation, Drupal CEO dinner etc.

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