Drupal Design Camp Boston this weekend, Providence meet tonight, Redesign sprint Fri, and a general camp in the works
This weekend Design For Drupal Boston promises to be the biggest Drupal event to hit New England since the 2008 North America DrupalCon, with 27 sessions proposed and nearly 200 registered attendees, including a number of current – and no doubt more future – Drupal stars.
For more reasons to be proud to be a New Englander – as if marriage equality were not enough – upcoming Drupal events include, tonight, the Boston Meetup in Providence, Rhode Island on the occasion of a Lullabot invasion and this Friday, for people who want to help refurbish Drupal's home, Kieran Lal of Acquia helps bring a Drupal.org redesign orientation sprint to MIT. And all these events are free.
Agaric has five people attending and submitted five sessions to the Design Camp. (Looks nice and balanced? Well, Kathleen Murtagh has images in content, version control, and Zen-sustainable theming, leaving Views 2 theming and RDFa semantic goodness to a couple of the rest of us.)
If you have a burning desire to present, Susan asks for developers to help cover fundamentals. Or if you feel you'd have liked to help organize a camp and wonder why you didn't know about the planning of this one, not only is it not too late to volunteer this weekend, you can still get in on the ground floor of the second New England DrupalCamp in two months.
Agaric wants to help organize Boston's first general unconference-style camp (we were looking at this weekend, ha!), with a second-day code sprint to benefit Boston's independent media organizations, with Open Media Boston and Boston Indymedia in on the ground floor, that have embraced and will embrace Drupal. At an unconference-style camp, while sessions are proposed in advance, the decision on who presents what where is made in the morning based on the interests and skills of the attendees and, amazingly, this works. Given the design focus of this camp, we'll also try to lean toward modules and functionality and inception-to-completion project management.
If you are interested in pulling this off in July or early August, please contact us or Jason Pramas (info at openmediaboston dot org).