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Get Ready for DrupalCon Minneapolis

February 25, 2020| by Dan Moriarty

After over a decade of our team traveling to other cities, the annual DrupalCon North America is coming to our hometown! 

I've been attending DrupalCons each year, starting with DrupalCon Chicago in 2011. While I've had an incredible time visiting all these other great cities across the US, there's something special about being the host city. And I'm confident you'll love it too.

The Electric Citizen team will be there. Here's some quick details about where we'll be, and some ideas on what you can do while visiting.

    Sponsor and Exhibitor
    Electric Citizen booth at DrupalCon Seattle

    Once again, Electric Citizen is proud to sponsor and support DrupalCon. This will be our 3rd year as both a sponsor of the conference, and an official Supporting Partner of Drupal.

    Look for our team of citizens on the floor of the Minneapolis Convention Center, booth number 720!

    Citizens Presenting
    Citizen Tim giving a presentation

    DrupalCon always puts on an excellent program, including over 200 sessions by experienced professionals from all over the world. We're excited to announce that we'll be giving two of them this year!

    JavaScript is Coming to Eat You

    After presenting at numerous conferences nationwide, Citizen Tim is returning home to give his extremely well-received talk about JavaScript frameworks, and the future of content management systems. 

    Battle for Online Privacy

    This one is mine (aka Citizen Dan). Online privacy is a big concern for everyone, or at least it should be– as private citizens using today's technology, and as responsible professionals building the web. Some people claim privacy is already dead! I will be highlighting what's at stake, how new laws may affect your websites, and best practices we can all start following today. 


    Things to Do

    While the conference tends to keep you busy most days (and nights), you should definitely try to take in a little of our great city while you're here. I'll have a more detailed post later, but here's a few highlights to consider:

    • Walker Art Center – a world class modern art museum and outdoor sculpture garden
    • Mississippi River – always great to take in this national treasure on a nice spring day. I recommend the Stone Arch bridge and Guthrie Theater as the perfect spot to start. 
    • Target Field – one of the best outdoor baseball stadiums in the country, with good food to match
    • First Avenue – I've spent dozens of nights at this legendary music club where Purple Rain was staged. Check out the wall of stars outside, and take in a show if you can. 
    • Paisley Park – Last time I was there, it was to see Prince play a small show on a Friday night. But now you can tour the whole facility, and take in a lot of memorabilia for one of our greatest artists.
    • Bike – rent a bike from one of our many "nice ride" stations and take in the city on 2 wheels. We're one of the top biking cities in the country, and there are paths everywhere.
    • Eat and Drink – there's a lot to cover here, but just know that there's a ton of great restaurants, breweries, food trucks, cocktail lounges and distillieries to choose from. James Beard award winning chefs, organic and sustainable menus, amazing IPAs, and so much more. Just search in your favorite app.
    Make Your Plan

    Here's your short to-do list for now!

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    About the Author:

    Dan has been serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul area as a UX designer, developer and online strategist since 2000. More about Dan »