The last year has been an amazing experience for the San Francisco Drupal community and we would like to thank everyone for coming to DrupalCon SF. It was a pretty amazing thing to bring 3,000 people together for a Drupal event in San Francisco and it was magical to see Drupalcon grow while still maintaining our unique culture. In the final analysis, I think it is the Drupal community more than anything else that makes Drupal great and I think Drupalcon plays a big role in promoting and building that culture.
A big thanks to everyone who helped make the event a success and check out the closing session for a full list of everyone who helped and a "by the numbers" view of the conference. A few highlights:
3056 attendees who paid an average of $205 per ticket.
357 days of planning with 105 daily phone calls and 31 general meetings.
495 people trained in 20 different trainings.
132 presented sessions and 120 BOF gatherings.
$300,000 in estimated profits, even with spending $72,000 on coffee.
To monitor available content about DrupalCon realtime, I created a Taatler instance on Saturday .. It gathers all the mention of a topic in twitter + news, websites, blogs, multimedia sites like Ustream, Youtube etc... It's already giving a great result this morning more than 170 mentions.
Come join Microsoft as they go into deep technical details on running Drupal on the Microsoft Web Platform. We will show how to tune Drupal with PHP on Windows and IIS to achieve impressive performance using the latest improvements in FastCGI as well as WinCache, our new open source cache available on PECL. We will also go into some details on using Drupal with Microsoft SQL Server that you can hear more about during the Dries keynote on Monday.
If you've never seen Drupal running on Windows/IIS with SQL Server this is a session you do not want to miss.