Being a part of the Bay Area Drupal Camp 2013

There are a lot of fantastic events in the Drupal community. One of the bigger ones is the Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp) in Berkeley, CA. A camp the size of a DrupalCon and located in one of the most beautiful places in North America. 

On the first day Michael and me went out to join others at the Berkeley City Club to contribute to Drupal's core. As at most Drupal events there were code sprints happening before, during and after the event. The location was very classy and made us feel like kings.

After a short setup we started to discuss and work on different issues. We had a lot of discussions and made some good progress.

Events like these aren't only about the lines of code and time you put in, it is also about all the friends you make and meet. We gathered at Cathy's AirBnB flat to cook, eat, write some Drupal songs and have a good time.

On the third day it was time to move the code sprints to a bigger location so that more people could join us and work in different sprint groups on various topics.

At the conference we took the opportunity to give some knowledge back to the community. On Saturday Michael talked about "Multilingual Awesomeness" and "Why you need more than one server to run a big and fast Drupal site". On Sunday Michael and I held a session about "Displaying ads in an ajaxified Drupal environment".

Up to now, we have had an excellent time in the Bay Area. We have met a lot of friends and made a bunch of new ones.

Thanks to all the organizers and sponsors who made this event possible.

October 28, 2013
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