DrupalCon, the conference of users and developers of the open-source Drupal project, kicks off March 20 in Denver.
Association, hosts of the biannual DrupalCon conference, announced the opening
of its North American DrupalCon in Denver
, with more than 3,000
Website designers, developers, site architects and IT managers in attendance.
The first day
of full conference events at DrupalCon is March 20. Drupal is an open-source
content management platform that powers millions of Websites and applications.
Drupal is built, used and supported by a very active community of people from
around the world, and that community comes together for DrupalCon.
The theme of
DrupalCon Denver, "Collaborative Publishing for Every Device," is the
subject of sessions and keynotes over three conference days. Keynote speakers
include Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal; Mitchell Baker, leader of the
Mozilla Project; and design guru Luke Wroblewski speaking on mobile.
community has grown to more than 16,000 registered developers and nearly
800,000 members around the world in 228 countries, speaking 181 languages.
version of the Drupal project, Drupal 7, released just one year ago, had such a
strong adoption rate that it is now the most used version of Drupal. The Drupal
project now has more than 15,000 modules and 4,000 code changes per week. The
millions of Websites and software applications using Drupal include everything
from personal blogs to the largest enterprise applications, including Twitter,
eBay, Whitehouse.gov, NASA and universities around the world.
open-source content management platform is going strong, and is alive and
well, said Jacob Redding, executive director of the Drupal
, in a statement. Were very pleased to see the quickest
version adoption rate to date for the Drupal project, and the enthusiasm for
the future of Drupal is strong at DrupalCon. We have an amazing community, and
we look forward to spending the week getting in touch with Drupal communities
from around the world, individual developers and contributors, and sponsors
that have made their businesses around Drupal because of its incredible growth
sessions will center on the future of the Drupal project through eight session
tracks from nonprofit, government and education, to design and user experience,
and business and strategy. There will be many case studies around adoption and
enthusiasm for Drupal, from Martha Stewart.com
, to the University of Colorado
, how Drupal is transforming government
, how Zagat.com went from .NET to Drupal
, and even a
session on using Drupal in the emergency room
event for those evaluating Drupal called "Drupal Means Business
," is on Thursday,
March 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will include a full day of business-focused
content and is designed for colleges, universities, businesses and government
agencies that would like to know more about Drupal.
will take place throughout the week on various topics, with Friday being a full
day code sprint.
also the place where companies that build their businesses around Drupal come
to meet others within the community, speak at sessions, look for prospective
employees and showcase their offerings. Sponsors include Diamond: Acquia;
Platinum: Blackmesh, Forum One Communications, Four Kitchens, Lullabot, Phase2
Technology, Trellon, Workhabit; Gold: Aten Design Group, Chapter Three,
Commerce Guys and more