Pacific NW Drupal Summit - October 5-6, 2013 - Vancouver
Drupal is a Content Management System/Framework.
Learn more at Drupal.org.
The 2 day Summit conference will have 4 tracks of 1 hour sessions covering a range of Drupal topics for site building, development and code, design and theming, information architecture, administration, business and project management. Most sessions will be intermediate or advanced with some suitable for beginners. If you are new to Drupal, see the section below titled "Message for Drupal Beginners".
Previous Summit sessions: 2012 PNWDS Program
In addition to sessions with presenters, there will be BoFs (Birds of Feathers) -- informal meetups during the day and social events Friday and Saturday evenings.
See Schedule Overview
The 2013 PNW Drupal Summit venue is at the SFU Harbour Centre in Vancouver.
Registration fee is $50, which includes food vouchers for lunches Saturday and Sunday as well as a ticket to the Commodore Lanes social Saturday evening. When you pay for registration, you will be given a website account automatically.
Evening social events are scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
See Social Events for details.
PNW Drupal Summit websites are hosted by GetPantheon.com.
The 2013 PNW Drupal Summit is organized by Vancouver Drupal User Group (VanDUG) members. http://groups.drupal.org/vancouver.
The Summit expenses are covered by attendee fees and by sponsors. Surplus money will be passed to the organizers of the 2014 Summit in Portland, OR. Funds are processed by the Drupal Association.
Become a Sponsor
The PNW Drupal Summit is an annual event organized by Drupal professionals for Drupal professionals residing in British Columbia, Washington State, Oregon, Idaho and Western Montana.
The Summit's host city rotates between Seattle WA, Vancouver BC, and Portland OR, reducing the burden placed on each of the three Drupal user groups to put on an annual DrupalCamp. Each city continues to organize events such as training for beginners and specialized events for business and designers, etc. The PNW Drupal Summit started in Seattle (2009) with 150 attendees and has since been hosted by Vancouver (2010), Portland (2011), and Seattle (2012) again.
This year, the fifth annual Summit returns to Vancouver.
Message for Drupal Beginners
Because the Summit is organized for people with Drupal experience, beginners should prepare by taking some beginner courses before attending the Summit. Sessions will not be designed specifically for beginners but many will be useful to beginners.
- http://drupal.org/documentation Drupal documentation
- http://groups.drupal.org/node/250033 Drupal Community Education Projects & Resources
- http://www.listology.com/jwalling/list/drupal-beginner-resources resource list
- http://skillcompass.org/ browse external learning resources
- http://www.ostraining.com/blog/news/drupal-free/ OSTraining - Beginner class free for one month