We just had our first Drupal Camp here in Philly last Wednesday (Nov 19, 2008), and it was a surprising success. I say surprising because we really put this together in a very short amount of time. There was certainly a chance that we’d have a couple near-empty rooms and a very full buffet table. But Drupallers around here are hungry, and they showed up in droves! We had a Beginner and an Advanced track, and I was happy to see people at both sides. I led the Intro to Theming session with my friend Jody Hamilton from ZivTech where we outlined the possibilities and tools available to a Drupal themer. My main goal with the session was to open it up to questions as early as possible and we did get to a lot of people’s questions. We tried our best to be clear and offer our best advice, so I hope we didn’t steer anyone wrong! There are usually many ways to accomplish your goals in theming and the rest of Drupal and you can’t go over all the options in a setting like that. We at Canary were happy to help sponsor and organize the event, but the bulk of the credit and praise goes to Nate Gasser of Rock River Star. He did the bulk of the legwork and paid out the bulk of the cash to put us in such a great venue. We’re planning to do these regularly so look out for the next on sometime in Spring. (more photos)
Submitted by canary on Tue, 11/25/2008 - 1:25am
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