From dc2009.drupalcon.org: Washington (October 22, 2008) '- Registration opens today for Drupalcon DC 2009. DrupalCon is the bi-annual conference/unconference for developers, users and enthusiasts of the popular open source platform Drupal, used by tens of thousands sites worldwide including Universal Music, Lifetime Television, France 24, Popular Science,The Onion, Harvard Medical School, and NASA. Drawing participants from around the globe. DrupalCons provide a forum for Drupalers to learn about, discuss and advance Drupal, The conference will take place at the Washington Convention Center March 4 '- 7, 2009. Organizers expect more than one thousand attendees. To register for the conference or for more information go to http://dc2009.drupalcon.org. Drupal is a popular social publishing system that blends web content management and social software capabilities with a massive library of powerful extensions - all supported by a thriving open source community. More information can be found here: http://drupal.org/. The last Drupalcon in Szeged, Hungary in August, 2008 had over 500 participants and featured keynotes by industry thought-leaders including Drupal project founder, Dries Buytaert. Building on Drupalcon's tradition of excellence, Drupalcon DC will feature panels on important technology trends and in the latest advances in web development, as well as address Drupal-related design, strategy, and business topics. In addition, there will be hands-on code-sprints, a job fair, an exhibit hall, Birds of a Feather gatherings and plenty of time for networking with peers. The Washington DC metro area is one of the largest technology hubs in the United States. The unique blend of government, media, non-profits and associations make it a natural for a rapidly growing open-source community. Drupal's ease of use and extensive content management capabilities make for enormous popularity in many of the area's major industries. "DrupalCon is about bringing people together. The local Drupal community is incredibly active and engaged and is leading up efforts to organize it. This will also be great exposure for the many international development organizations, nonprofits, and media groups based in the city that use Drupal," said Eric Gundersen, Drupalcon DC organizer and President of Development Seed, a DC-based strategy firm that focuses on technology solutions for progressive organizations. Also announced today are Drupalcon DC platinum sponsors including Acquia, Trellon and Commonplace. "Acquia is proud to be a platinum sponsor of Drupalcon DC 2009," said Jay Batson, CEO of Acquia, a commercial open source provider of technical support and network services for Drupal. "Drupalcon is the premier event on the Drupal calendar and we are excited to assist the organizing team as they put together what will be an outstanding event for the community in Washington DC." Trellon is an Internet strategy and development firm specializing in web portals, integrated CRM systems, widgets, social networking applications, and strategy and strategic consulting services for a variety of clients. CommonPlaces e-Solutions is a full-service web firm offering custom Drupal development and theming, and specializes in seamlessly combining strategy, design and technology into one successful package.
3 min read
DrupalCon 2014 - The Austin Experience
'Everything is bigger in Texas', right? This is one of the best known phrases about Texas around the country, and confirming this statement the DrupalCon 2014 in Austin/TX was the biggest DrupalCon...
1 min read
Drupal Impresses at CMS Expo
I was excited to attend CMS Expo in Chicago, May 3-5, because it was a great opportunity to catch up on the buzz of Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, and Plone. eZ Publish, Hippo and Alfresco were also in...
2 min read
CommonPlaces Interactive names Colby Johnson Director of Development
Colby Johnson was named Director of Development at CommonPlaces Interactive, a digital agency specializing in B2B and nonprofit custom web experiences in Manchester. He is a UNH graduate with a...
2 min read
CommonPlaces Summer 2019 Intern: Laura Bannister
Hi! My name is Laura Bannister, and I am the marketing intern at CommonPlaces for Summer 2019. I just completed my junior year at Cedarville University in Ohio and am excited to graduate next year...