DrupalCon Chicago - not long to go!

DrupalCon Chicago - not long to go!

Posted by stella on Sun, 2011-03-06 11:41 in

Can't believe it's finally here. Where the hell did February go? It seemed to zip by in the blink of an eye, but here I am waiting to board at Dublin airport on my way to DrupalCon Chicago!

This will be my 2nd North American DrupalCon (never actually made it to San Fran because of one extremely annoying volcano!) and it looks like it will be the biggest so far. Three whole days crammed full of sessions, along with CiviCon on the Monday and a code sprint day on the Friday - not sure I'll actually find the time to do any sight-seeing. Having been to Chicago before, I'm not actually that disappointed. I think I'd much rather be hanging out with other Drupalistas that I only see once or twice a year!

I'm also looking forward to this conference in particular because there are 17 CivicActions folks coming. Yep, 17! And despite working with them for over 2 years now, I've only met 5 of them before! I'm really looking forward to meeting them face to face and going to the CivicActions alumni dinner on Wednesday night. Don't forget to come find us at the CivicActions booth!

Other highlights of the trip for me are going to the Welcome Party in the Field Museum (how cool is that?!), meeting an old colleague of mine, Aimee, from my Doolin Technologies days and, of course, the Drupal Trivia night on Thursday. This is actually an event the Drupal Ireland gang are organising. Shout outs to Conor and Sile (Fluidedge) and Deirdre for helping Alan (Annertech) and myself put together the questions. I've got to warn ya, there are some tricky ones in there, so don't forget to study! We've even got a few prizes, including some Irish whiskey and Drupal Ireland t-shirts. Also major kudos to Tiffany and the rest of the DrupalCon Chicago team for all their assistance.

In terms of sessions, I haven't really had time to go through them all and pick out the ones I want to see (it's been a crazy week, what with my husband deciding to run in the Seanad elections and needing a website rather last minute). However, you should definitely check out Alan's and Randy's session on Git on Drupal.org: It's easier than you think! and of course, my own one (with my co-presenter Jim Berry) on "Coder: Upgrade your modules to Drupal 7. Other ones I know I want to see are Sumit's Developing Apps for iPhone/iPad/Android using drupal as Base System and Owen's Advanced Drush.

So here's to a great DrupalCon - I'm sure to see you there!

meeting

Hallo Stella
Are there Drupal meetings in Dublin? Where?
Thanks
Libor

Posted by Libor (not verified) on Fri, 2011-04-29 10:18
Yep, last Weds of every month

Hi Libor,

Yep, there are is a meeting at 7pm (til late) on the last Wednesday of every month in the Longstone Pub on Townsend Street, Dublin 2. It's usually upstairs if they have that floor open. If you sign up to the Ireland group at http://groups.drupal.org/ireland you will receive a monthly notification about the upcoming meetups across Ireland, details of which are usually also listed on that page.

Hope to see you at the next one!

Cheers,
Stella

Posted by stella on Fri, 2011-04-29 14:31