On Jan 15th, 2019, Backdrop will celebrate it’s 13th on time release as it turns 4 years old. We'd like to take this opportunity to bring Backdrop CMS friends and fans together in a handful of locations around the world to celebrate and help us grow our community. 

For our first attempt of this kind, we've set a modest goal of inspiring just 5 or more birthday parties in at least 5 different cities. To make this happen, we need 5 or more people to step up and host a local party. It doesn't have to be anything elaborate or complicated, just pick a location, tell your friends, post a note on BackdropCMS.org, and show up on Jan 15th ready to chat about Backdrop and have a little fun, while helping to build and strengthen the Backdrop community.

Step by step instructions:

  1. Locate a venue.

    • This could be a bar, restaurant, coffee shop, or a local dev shop with a meeting room. Keep it simple.

  2. Invite your friends and colleagues that work with Backdrop or the people that keep asking you questions about Backdrop CMS and are clearly curious and supportive.

  3. Post your event on BackdropCMS.org and your favorite social media channels.

    • Whoever shows up are the right people. It doesn't have to be a large group to be successful.

  4. Show up on Jan 15th wearing your Backdrop CMS T-Shirt, Hoodie, homemade dress, or other Backdrop paraphernalia (optional) to help new folks identify you in a potentially crowded public space. Bring your laptop if you like, in case anyone is interested in a quick informal demonstration or leave your laptop at home and just have fun.

  5. On the night of the event, take a group selfie and share it on social media with the hashtag #BackdropCMS.

You are welcome to do more or plan something more complicated, but it’s better to do something small and simple than to do nothing at all. The goal for January 15th is to have a little fun, lay the groundwork for bigger and better things down the road, and let the world know that there is a growing and enthusiastic Backdrop CMS community that is now 4 years old.

Currently planned events (we’ll add yours when you post it on BackdropCMS.org):

  1. Oakland, CA

  2. Twin Cities, MN

  3. Nantes, France