Electric Citizen and DrupalCon NashvilleApril 17, 2018
DrupalCon Nashville is in the history books and it was a doozy. The whole team was able to attend a stellar week of learning, sharing our hard-earned knowledge, and networking–interspersed with plenty of fun social events.
Seasoned Drupalers know that DrupalCon is a lot more than a tech conference. It is the community event of the year; a place to meet old friends and new, a celebration, and a barometer of the health of the Drupal platform itself–something we are collectively invested in. Attendees converged from far and wide to be part of it, to contribute, to engage, to learn and share, and to support our chosen technology.
Tuesday 10th April
Tuesday opened with a highly entertaining, country-flavored PreNote. Those things seem to just get more polished and professional each year. Kudos to everyone who made it happen. If you'd like to watch, see it here.
The Driesnote followed quickly and was given in front of a very full auditorium. As usual, Dries Buytaert outlined plans and vision with a roadmap for Drupal 8 and a new marketing initiative for the Drupal project that Electric Citizen would very much like to take part in.
The Electric Citizen booth was busy all day, and we got to engage with lots of smart folks, answered their questions about what we offer as a company, and gave away a ton of EC swag, including tote bags and our, very popular, hot sauce, the perfect complement to Nashville's BBQ-heavy cuisine.
Thursday 12th April
This was the last day of sessions at DrupalCon Nashville, and the day passed quickly. As our team attends the final round of presentations we are pleased to have been part of this amazing event and a little sad that it is winding down. We are running out of swag at our booth, but we are happy that our stickers were so popular, and that our hot sauce was a standout success. Next time we'll bring more.
At the end of the day the closing ceremony held one last surprise for us. Normally the location of the next DrupalCon North America is announced at the closing session, and indeed it was (Seattle!). But we were also able to share the exciting news that that DrupalCon 2020 would be held in none other than Minneapolis itself. We are super excited to host DrupalCon in 2 years!