Last week Nate & I headed down to beautiful San Diego to participate in the San Diego Drupal Camp. San Diego is a fantastic place to visit in February, when most of the country is experiencing the bitter cold of winter. The locals pointed out that it wasn’t actually all that nice out, because “some people need to wear socks!”
This year's DrupalCon North America may have been one of my favorites so far. Baltimore was a wonderful city, the sessions I attended were incredibly inspiring, and the convention itself was extremely well-organized. And, for the first time, I started to feel comfortable that Drupal 8 was finding its footing instead of being stuck in "wait-and-see mode."
This year at the Twin Cities Drupal Camp there was a full-day Backdrop CMS training workshop to kick off the event. As opposed to previous workshops on Backdrop, the students in this class were primarily decision makers - those responsible for deciding whether Backdrop was suitable for their new projects, existing sites, entire departments, or website development shops. It would appear that it is finally time to start making decisions about the future!
This was my first BADCamp. Though I have been to many other DrupalCons and Camps, I had heard that BADCamp still retained the sense of community and was scaled to allow for a great deal of interaction between presenters and attendees. To that end, BADCamp exceeded my expectations!
This weekend Jen Lampton will be working with a group of high school students, in the Oakland area, on contributing to Backdrop CMS. In support of these efforts, we have decided to announce an informal Backdrop CMS contribution day. If you are a supporter of the Backdrop project and have been looking for an opportunity to contribute, Saturday would be a great opportunity to jump in and help us with a task, regardless of where you are.
This year's Twin Cities Drupal Camp was as good as ever, with a great venue (Thanks University of St Thomas!) quality session content (thanks speakers!) enjoyable parties (thanks organizers!) and attendees who are, of course, Minnesota nice.
It's time for the first ever Backdrop CMS mini camp! It will taking place in the Twin Cities this year as part of Twin Cities Drupal Camp, 2019.
What is a mini-camp, you ask?
In this case, we're calling it a mini-camp, because it's a one day event, full of Backdrop CMS related sessions. It's scheduled on training/summit day at Twin Cities Drupal Camp. It's like a camp within a camp. It's a mini camp!
We have been experimenting with the use of a Mural Board for the upcoming Backdrop LIVE.
MURAL is a digital workspace for visual collaboration, where everyone can do their best work together.
In other words, a Mural Board is a fancy virtual white board that can be used for collaboration and facilitating virtual meetings.
Backdrop LIVE is March 12-13 (or 14th in some places)