DrupalCon Amsterdam 2019: Lessons from a first time Drupal Camp organizer

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Nov 01, 2019

Camilo Bravo
Toptal, Quito, Ecuador

Contributing to Drupal does not always need to take the form of writing code. There are many ways you can apply your skills that can be helpful to this community. Organizing an event is one such way, though it is arguably not one of the easiest.

Between planning the program, getting people to attend, contacting sponsors, balancing a budget, working on the website, handling unexpected circumstances, and myriad other activities, putting a Drupal Camp together can be challenging. It also seems like we're constantly reinventing the wheel, which, as programmers, strikes us as quite sinful.

This session will tell the tale of the 2017 Drupal Camp in Quito, Ecuador; how the team approached each of these issues, and how we failed at some of them (but succeeded in others), in an effort to document and share this enriching experience with other potential organizers. We will also talk about a couple of unusual elements that made this event extra special.

Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as a freelance Drupal developer.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.