Deciding whether or not to send your company’s employees to DrupalCon can feel like a huge undertaking. You may be wondering, what's the ROI? What’s the value of being there in person? Is it really worth it?
There are tremendous benefits, measurable and immeasurable, to attending DrupalCon. Here are three reasons why sending your employees is a win-win for your employees and your company.
It Keeps Skills Sharp
The Drupal 8 release is coming soon, and it’s important for your employees to get ahead now so your company can keep skills up to date.
At DrupalCon, attendees will have access to the foremost Drupal and Drupal 8 experts in the world— not only in sessions, but at social events or even in random encounters.
The in-depth technical sessions and training courses provide a structure for attendees to learn within, while the social aspect is crucial to more fully understanding concepts and encouraging new breakthroughs.
It Strengthens Drupal
Every company that relies on Drupal should be invested in its continued success. DrupalCons are the largest events for Drupal each year, as it brings together Drupal experts from all over the world to collaborate, contribute and make Drupal even better.
DrupalCon is where ideas sublimate and coalesce into the next wave of best practices.
If you want to do things more intelligently, more efficiently, and more effectively with Drupal, contributing to DrupalCon by sending your employees is a fantastic way to help make the Drupal community (and your organization) better than ever.
It Shows You Care
We’re not gonna lie— DrupalCon is a lot of fun, and sending employees doesn’t just increase their Drupal-fu, it allows them to have a great time.
Sending your employees to DrupalCon shows you care about their professional development, and also shows that you care about them and their happiness. Happy employees are loyal employees, increasing your retention rate and the value of your organization.
What’s not to love?
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