DrupalCon London is here!

by George DeMet

As I write this, several of Palantir team members are en route to DrupalCon London, with Tiffany and I jumping on a plane later today. DrupalCon London is shaping up to be the largest European Drupal event ever, with about 1,800 attendees gathering at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls August 22-26th.

London is one of my favorite cities to visit, and I’m personally really excited about this year’s conference. To help out those who might be visiting the UK for the first time, I even wrote a guide to some essential tourist destinations for the DrupalCon London website.

DrupalCon London

As usual, we’ll be presenting a number of sessions, as well as participating in code sprints, developer conversations and more. Below is a rundown of when and where you’ll be able to find us:

On Tuesday morning at 10:45am, John Albin Wilkins and I will be presenting opposite each other:

John will be presenting The Path to a Mobile Drupal: Techniques, Tools and Failure, discussing different approaches to mobile development and the unique opportunities Drupal has to offer.

I’ll be presenting Hollywood Storytelling and the Drupal Development Process, a look at how the lifecycle of a Drupal project compares to the narrative structure used in most Hollywood films. (I’ve also proposed a version of this session for next year’s SXSW Interactive - if you’d like to see it get on the program, vote today!)

At 2:15pm on Tuesday, Larry Garfield will explain how to detect “code smell” in his session, This Code Stinks!

Ken Rickard and I will be showing off the Workbench suite of modules and explaining how they help streamline complex content management tasks in the session Workbench: Managing Content Management at 3:45pm.

On Wednesday at 12:30pm, Larry Garfield will co-present Free Software and You with Acquia’s Peter Wolanin on the concepts and principles behind free and open source software.

Larry, Ken, and John will also be participating in the Core Conversations track throughout the conference. Core Conversations tare a place where people actively working on Drupal or Drupal.org can meet and plan the future of the Drupal project.

During DrupalCon we’ll be staying in Croydon near Fairfield Halls, and both at the conference itself and the after-hours social events we look forward to the opportunity to see old friends and make new ones!