DrupalCon 2008 Boston starts on Monday and it looks like a great lineup. Registration has just sold out at 800 attendees. After years of being a JavaOne participant, I am interested in seeing this burgeoning project’s first big conference. There is a ton of optimism building off of the release of Drupal 6, and things are setup nicely for a great experience.
As Irakli pointed out earlier this week, he will be there too. There is a ton to do, and I’m looking forward to getting a fresh perspective and sharing ideas. Here are events I plan to attend.
- 1-2-3: A Step-By-Step Guide to the PROFITABLE Web Development Process
- Communication, Cooperation, Collaboration: Can Drupal Shops Work Together
- What’s in a Theme: The power of enterprise-level theming
- Fast Company Case Study
- Performance tuning and optimization of high traffic Drupal sites
- Theming with the Theme Developer module
- Making your contrib modules more admin-friendly
- Training Drupal Developers
- SimpleTest: Because clicking on forms is for suckers
- How to effectively maintain and release your Drupal contributions
- Creating custom workflows for Drupal applications
- Open Source, Open Resumes – Becoming and Finding Drupal Rockstars
Many of the sessions that I’m interested in are more on the business side of things – specifically, ways to develop our business (recruiting, collaboration, community involvement, etc) to be effective in the Drupal market. I’m also focused on a few key sessions that I hope will spark some solutions regarding the typical Drupal problems of performance and testability. If you are going to be in Beantown this coming week, hit me up, lets share ideas and maybe a few beers :-)