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Community, Culture, and Contributions

POSTED BY Matt Cheney on May 1, 2010

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.

What an *awesome* #drupalcon! Thanks a million to ALL the organizers and especially the folks at @chapter_three @populist + @jenlampton!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

The last 24 hours of #drupalcon have been pure, concentrated awesome.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Finally headed back home from #drupalcon. Huge thanks to everyone who helped put together the most amazing conference yet! :Dless than a minute ago via web

Back home after #drupalcon, had a great time. Thanks and good job to @jenlampton and all the organizers!less than a minute ago via twidroid

Many thanks to @populist and the #DrupalCon SF planning crew - @flavoflav2000 is talking up your awesome work on planning and preparation.less than a minute ago via web

Awesome time in SF for #drupalcon, thanks to @chapter_three @amazonk and the rest of the SF #drupal crew for hosting! Nice work y'all.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

#drupalCon was AWESOME! I can now turn #Drupal into a 500 ft tall robot that can level whole cities with its lasers.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

What an *awesome* #drupalcon! Thanks a million to ALL the organizers and especially the folks at @chapter_three @populist + @jenlampton!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

Thanks to the amazing people who ran and attended #drupalcon. I drank the kool aid and it was delicious. You guys rock.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Many thanks to the @drupalcon and @chapter_three teams for pulling off an amazing event; you have raised the bar to new levels! #drupalconsfless than a minute ago via web

San Francisco, thanks for an amazing Drupalcon, you rock!less than a minute ago via Echofon

DrupalCon SF 2010 Session Videos Are Available!

POSTED BY Lauren N. Roth on April 30, 2010

Thanks to Gowri Abhaya and her team working tirelessly throughout the conference and afterwards, session capture videos are available for viewing and download! You can go to each session node itself to view the flash version. Go to conference/schedule to find the session title you want to watch. Just ctrl(Apple)+f the page itself.

Alternatively, you can go to the site to get to all the videos. Play the .wmv file for superior resolution compared to the flash player version available on Visit to view the search results for DrupalCon SF 2010. If you click on any individual link, you will see the Windows Media file on the left hand side bar.

Thank you again for attending such a high energy conference full of talented speakers. We hope you had a good time and enjoy revisiting the content in these videos!

Post-conference Code & Doc Sprint

POSTED BY on April 22, 2010

Thursday, April 22nd
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 835 Market Street, 6th Floor

No matter your skill level you can come to learn about and contribute to Drupal. If you don't know what to do, we'll show you how to get started in under an hour! Not only will your participation make Drupal better for us all, but you will mix with some of the smartest and coolest developers on the planet doing their favorite thing. At the end you will be a more knowledgeable, member of the Drupal community. Along the way you'll make the world a better place, using the coolest open source software on the planet.

Medjool party tonight in the Mission District

POSTED BY Tyler Burke on April 21, 2010

What better way to reflect on the conference than atop the roof deck at Medjool located in the very hip Mission district of San Francisco.

When: 8pm, Wednesday April 21th
Where: 2522 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Getting there:
DrupalCon shuttle bus - There will be a complimentary bus running between the Parc 55 hotel and Medjool from 7:30pm until 12:30am.
Taxi - Finding a cab around the city is fairly easy. Cost should be around $10 (less if you split it with your Drupal friends).
Public transportation - Get the real SF experience and ride public transit. The best options include taking the 14 Mission bus or riding BART.

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Participate in DrupalCon SF's Keynote Q&A on Open Source in Government

POSTED BY Pritish Jacob on April 21, 2010

In the spirit of our Drupal values is the notion of individual participation - to this end we are excited to interact with all the Drupal community from around the world watching the "Open Source in Government: A Panel Discussion" Keynote streamed live. Before or during the DrupalCon San Francisco Keynote, kindly submit questions and vote at Immediately following the Panel Discussion is a Question & Answer period using the top questions.

Open Source in Government: A Panel Discussion Live broadcast time: 13:30 - 14:45 (GMT -7) Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 Submit questions or vote: Live Video Stream:

Most Popular sessions now going out on BrightCove stream

POSTED BY Jen Lampton on April 21, 2010

Thanks to Brightcove and the DrupalCon San Franciso Organizing Committee all of our most popular sessions in addition to the keynotes will be streamed live from DrupalCon San Francisco beginning at 8:30 AM PDT (GMT -7) on Wednesday April 21st.

The Sessions to be streamed are as follows:

8:30am - 9:30am PDT: Best Practices For Managing a Drupal Firm
9:45am - 10:45am PDT Developing Apps for iPhone/iPad/Android using drupal as Base System
11:00am - 12noon PDT: Advanced Drush
3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT: Providing a Scalable Infrastructure for
4:15pm - 5:15pm PDT: Module Building for Beginners (Drupal 6 and 7) - Intro and Workshop
5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT: Closing Session

A big thank you to everyone who helped make this happen!

Jillian's party tonight

POSTED BY Tyler Burke on April 20, 2010

Unwind with some games and a bite to eat at Jillians located next door to the Moscone Center.

When: 8pm, Tuesday April 20th
Where: 101 4th Street #1070, San Francisco, CA 94103

Walking directions:

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DrupalCon Job Fair

POSTED BY Luke McCormick on April 20, 2010

Whether you are a believer, convert or wannabe, chances are you will find a myriad of companies and organizations advertising and seeking for talents like you. You will bring your resume and creative self to interact with the representatives. And who knows, maybe you will find an exciting opportunity that will take you to somewhere new.

DrupalCon kick-off party: 111 Mina Gallery

POSTED BY Tyler Burke on April 19, 2010
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How could DrupalCon San Francisco get any better? How about an awesome opening night party at one of the coolest venues in the city. We will kick off our celebration of all things Drupal at 111 Minna Gallery. In true SF style the venue doubles as an art gallery. But don't be fooled. Two DJ booths, two bars, a stage, art, and the coolest Drupalers around. Not to mention it is located walking distance from the convention. So get pumped!

When: 8pm, Monday April 19th
Where: 111 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Walking directions:

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Session Surveys: Make your voice heard!

POSTED BY Shawn DeArmond on April 19, 2010

New this year at DrupalCon, you get the golden opportunity to give feedback on each and every session you attend. These session surveys will provide essential information to both the session presenters as well as the folks that are planning this DrupalCon and others to come.

To complete the surveys, log in and visit the conference schedule page, or your "My Schedule" linked from your profile page, to find the "Take Survey" link for each session.

Evaluation is an integral part of any successful education program, and your feedback will contribute to making DrupalCon better and better. So, do your part, fill out your session surveys, and thanks for letting us pick your brains.

A special shout-out to Jen Lampton, Jacob Redding, and Andy Lieberman for helping me bringing this system to life, and also to the School of Education at UC Davis for their research and evaluation expertise.

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