From volunteering your time at events to making a donation, there are plenty of ways to give back to the Drupal project - but by and large, one of the most important things individual Drupalers can do is donate their expertise and become a mentor.
Business track chair Steve Parks writes on the work being done to develop the session content for DrupalCon between session selection and the event itself.
It seemed to happen in the blink of an eye. DrupalCon Austin finished, and within a week the window for submitting sessions for Amsterdam closed. After that, the track chairs had just two weeks to review and assess hundreds of submissions to sift them down to just 13 sessions per track-- and we all had day jobs to do too!.
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Sprints are an important part of DrupalCon you will want to experience. Arrange your travel and hotel to take advantage of the extended sprints before DrupalCon on 27-28 September, the big sprint day on Friday, 3 October, and the extended sprints after DrupalCon on 4-5 October.
After attending and helping to organize several Drupal events in Europe I have met a lot people and also had the chance to listen to many good speakers. I am also an usual speaker in DrupalCamps. That brought me enough experience to know when a session was interesting for the audience and feedback from attendees and organizers helps improve my sessions in the future.
It’s important for the speaker to know how to engage and entertain attendees. People will learn more and will be more satisfied if the session is dynamic and, why not, funny.
DrupalCon has always served as an important forum to discuss the status of the project as well as a great place to learn Drupal skills from the experts. But technology moves fast. It’s no longer sufficient to focus solely on today’s challenges. That’s why DrupalCon has evolved into a one-of-a-kind event to not only help attendees solve the problems they face today, but also plan for the future.
Attending DrupalCon for the first time is always a game-changer for Drupal community members. It’s a chance to see the people behind the project, put names to faces, and build stronger connections in-person. You might even feel inspired to do more for the Drupal project thanks to the new friends you make at DrupalCon!
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Like almost everything in the Drupal world, DrupalCon is, in part, a labor of passionate enthusiasts who donate their time. Every year, the Drupal Association appoints a program team who work together to select sessions for upcoming DrupalCons. The program team is unique to every conference, but volunteers of past cons (called “globals”) are asked to join the committee to assist the newer members and pass on historical knowledge.
DrupalCon sessions are divided into tracks, which generally stay the same, but have evolved over the years. For Amsterdam, we have:
Attending DrupalCon is a great investment in skills, professional development and relationships. And it's also a lot of fun!
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Why Attend DrupalCon?
- Learn the latest technology and grow your Drupal skills
- Build a stronger network in the community
- Collaborate and share your knowledge with others