Our team just came back from DrupalCon Los Angeles, but this does not mean that we are not already working hard on getting parts of DrupalCon Barcelona sorted.
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You’ll find plenty of blog posts recapping the last day of DrupalCon Los Angeles, I’ll let you find those and read about it. I thought I’d take a different approach, and reflect on the past few days through the eyes of people that make this big wheel turn, people in the Drupal community.
Everyone experiences DrupalCon differently.
Last week, a few coworkers and I went to the Drupal Developer Days in Montpellier. With the main focus being on sprints, contribution to core and on pushing the release of Drupal 8 forward, the Dev Days are a great event for drupalistas to meet the community, share knowledge and work on Drupal.
The DDD was the best drupal related event I’ve been to so far. Its relative small number of attendees - about 300 instead of the 2000+ that attend the european DrupalCons - made it effortless to meet new people. The event was well organised, with good infrastructure and freshly cooked meals every day.
As a site builder interested in contributing more to the community I started the first sprint day in the mentoring sprints learning the best practices for contributing to Drupal. I was surprised at the kindness and patience from the mentors who spend all their time making new members feel welcome at the expense of having fun with their own code and projects.
“Truth and Dare” was the official theme of this years’ TEDActive conference – I think this was slightly revamped into “compassion” during the conference. If there was one single topic we’ve heard all the way through and pretty much in every session it was this.
For the third time, Drupalcamp London warmly welcomed passionate drupalistas who flew in from all over the world to do Drupal, talk Drupal and live even more Drupal.
If you’re part of the Drupal Community, it’s likely you’re inundated with calls for session submissions and reminders to get your proposal in tonight by midnight, LA time (UTC-8).