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DrupalCampWisconsin

Well, it’s as official as it’s gonna get… Or maybe we’ll officially announce it at this week’s Web414 Meeting, but DrupalCampWisconsin is scheduled.

DrupalCampWisconsin
Saturday, January 19th, 2008
10AM – 10PM
Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

DrupalCampWisconsin

There’s a page on BarCamp.org with more info: http://barcamp.org/DrupalCampWI and we’ll be adding it to a number of other sites in the coming weeks.

This is going to be much smaller than an event like BarCampMilwaukee2, since it is a 1-day event, with a specific focus, which is of course, Drupal.

If you are interested in attending, please add your name to the wiki page. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please get in touch with me.

(Oh, the above image is only the “official” logo if no one else bothers to create one, or I get a bit more feedback on it.)




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barcampmilwaukee.com, now with Drupal!

The new barcampmilwaukee.com is a site running Drupal, and I’m pretty damn impressed with it. Blake did most of the work, ok, pretty much all of the work, and I helped just a bit with the PayPal stuff and the CSS. (The site from the first BarCampMilwaukee is still available at 2006.barcampmilwaukee.com)

This site is very cool. Drupal gave us so many great features out of the box, I can’t imagine doing it from scratch without a great framework to take us most of the way there.

Just to highlight a few features, by the time we get to BarCampMilwaukee2, you should have a good idea who the other participants are and what interests you may share, the sessions people may want to see happen, what opinions people have on things, how to donate, and who donated.

I first encountered Drupal back in 2002, and back then saw it has potential, and I’m glad it’s turned into a mature system. I really want to get more into Drupal, as I keep coming across projects that might be a good match for it’s capabilities. Drupal interest in the Milwaukee area is also growing, and if we’re lucky, we may see a DrupalCampWisconsin before the end of the year.

At BarCampMilwaukee2, Blake will do a session titled BarCampMilwaukee.com in ten minutes, and I’ll definitely be there.