Here at Phase2, we attend A LOT of events. As part of our commitment to open source, we are constantly looking for ways to share what we are learning and creating with our communities. With over 40 events and conferences and an impressive 61 speaker presentations in 2013, we’ve run the tech event gamut and enjoyed learning from others as much as sharing our own solutions and war stories. Here are some event highlights from 2013:CMSExpo:
We were thrilled to be able to present with Associated Press’s Paul Caluori and The Nation’s John Cary at this year’s CMSExpo. Our own Josh Caldwell and Felicia Haynes participated in a panel discussion with Paul and John, titled: “Why Media and Publishing Companies Use Drupal for Effective Content Management Platforms” In this presentation, the panel speakers discussed the experiences of the Associated Press and The Nation in building Drupal content management systems to provide flexible, user-friendly digital platforms. John Coonen, a CMSExpo organizer, wrote a fantastic blog post about the session here. You can check out the session’s presentation slides here.
As a leader in Drupal development and contribution, DrupalCon Portland was an important event for us. With over 20 Phase2 staff in attendance, 10 sessions, trainings, demos, and Bofs, as well as 3 happy hour parties at our full size active bar (yes, we built a bar for DrupalCon Portland), we had quite a week! Check out some of the sessions we presented:
- Different Ways to Control Your Layout
- Weathering The Storm: How Robin Hood Uses Drupal To Fight Poverty
- Should Have Made a Left Turn at Alburquerque: Building Maps in Drupal
- Open Atrium 2.0 at DrupalCon Day Stage!
- CXO Event With Jeff Walpole
Last June, a group of Drupalistas from across Latin America gathered for a conference that included many local students as well as enthusiasts from across the Latin American world. Our own Molly Byrnes was invited to be a keynote speaker and discussed semantic web. She wrote a wonderful travel blog about her experience, titled: "Junket Report!"
We were so excited to have Karen Borchert keynote this year's Twin Cities Drupal Camp. As the keynote speaker, Karen elaborated on the ways in which open source can change the social collaboration landscape. Read her 3 part blog post series about open source social collaboration.
This year NYC Camp, New York City's 4 day mini Drupal conference was held at New York University. NYC Camp is focused on empowering people of all technical skill levels to contribute back to Drupal. Check out some of the sprints, sessions, and summit's that Phase2 contributed:
- Responsive Advertising Sprint
- Check In With Drupal mapping
- Intro to Drupal Commerce With Real Life Examples
- Configuration Management Shootout
- NonProfit Summit
- Drupal Business Summit
- Drupal Dev ops Summit
As the lead sponsor and organizer of CapitalCamp, we had an incredible time gathering our local DC Drupal community for a great 2 days of Drupal learning in the heart of the Capital. Nikhil Deshpande, Director of Interactive Services at Georgia Technology Authority, was CapitalCamp's keynote speaker this year, and he captivated the audience with how Georgia leveraged Drupal for Georgia.Gov. Check out one attendee's review of his keynote presentation here.
The National Association Of Government Web Professionals conference (NAGW) is the exclusive web conference for local government professionals. Greg Wilson, Phase2's government practice director, was invited to speak at the conference. Greg discussed open source solutions for government entities by diving into into Open Public, our government-focused distribution. Check out Greg's presentation slides here.
We made some big announcements at BadCamp 2013. Not only did we reveal the full release of Open Atrium 2 and the opening of our San Francisco office, but we also led two trainings, 3 summits and 9 sessions. BadCamp gets bigger and more popular every year but remains a completely free event, accessible and welcoming to everyone. We are always proud to be a lead sponsor at BadCamp and look forward to increasing our involvement in the Bay Area open source community with our new San Francisco office.
As this year draws to a close, we are excitedly planning next year's event schedule. We can't wait to attend next year's camps, cons, and tech events to learn and collaborate with our friends, partners, and greater open source communities.