Friday, July 18, 2008
Over the last several weeks I’ve been contacting people in the DC Drupal community and the Drupal Association to evaluate whether DC would serve as a good space for the Spring 2009 North American DrupalCon. As we all know, it will and it will be awesome!
With our large and very active Drupal community, we’ll be able to support it, and with all the nonprofits, associations, and political organizations based here there is a huge user and potential user base that we can engage and get to invest in Drupal. Our Convention Center is centrally located and surrounded by hotels and restaurants, which makes it convenient for people traveling from anywhere (including DC and the ‘burbs) and for meeting and socializing after sessions are over. Plus, Washington, DC is a great city and a tourist destination in itself – it will be great to share the city with the entire Drupal community.
So, we are going to go for it. The proposal has been submitted to the Drupal Association, and now that the formalities are started, it’s time to engage more people to further develop this and let the community discourse shape this into what will be an awesome conference. Here is the formal proposal we submitted if you’d like to give it a read: http://is.gd/X3m.
In a few weeks we’d like to have a meeting to get everyone interested in participating together to talk. If you want to help with this effort or just learn more about it, please post in the comments! Don’t worry about committing to anything yet – this is all very preliminary.
A big thanks to everyone who helped with the proposal! I’ve posted it so everyone can check it out: http://is.gd/X3m.
Washington, DC Drupalers