An update on efforts from the Drupal Hyderabad group. November 11th being the scheduled date of Dries Buytaert’s visit to Hyderabad, the Hyderabad Drupal community folk are planning a Drupal Camp to bring together all Drupal folk in the southern region to Hyderabad on that day. Having said so, the event is open for everyone across the country. There are similar events being planned in Mumbai and Delhi. So, you can attend the one closer to you.
We at the Drupal Hyderabad group are meeting this weekend to discuss and finalise our shared efforts, roles and tasks to make this event a success. We will also be drafting an agenda for the day, 11th of November this year. It's a Friday!
We all believe it would be a great occasion to provide an opportunity for every Drupal enthusiast in the southern region to make it to Hyderabad and interact not only with Dries, but more importantly, fellow Drupal enthusiasts in the region. And, Hyderabad's just an overnight journey.
We are looking to have participation from everyone from Kochi to Hyderabad and cities that are easily connected to Hyderabad. It would also be a great opportunity for Drupal folk from Indore, Bhopal, Puducherry, Nagpur, Vizag, Bhubaneswar, Aurangabad, Warangal, Guntur, Vijayawada etc to make it to Hyderabad, as it is equidistant to many cities.
We would love to have your inputs on the event as well, as we progress. We are looking for speakers from various cities as well as participation.
Broadly, the day long event would include a keynote, and sessions that Introduce Drupal to enthusiasts and students alike. However, we also are planning on tracks to cover moderate and advanced topics of Drupal, and have BoFs (Birds of Feather. For some of us unfamiliar with the term, it's an informal / adhoc meeting format to discuss topics of mutual interest (Wiki on BoF; http://bit.ly/cM1KSf). The ideas we are all mooting include space for a code sprint and an opportunity for us to showcase our works, case studies and enable knowledge sharing.
We are having a meeting this Saturday to put together a plan, and will communicate the same to everyone.
Do watch out for further updates from the Drupal Hyderabad community on this, and please mark your calendars to be in Hyderabad on November 11th this year. Hyderabad is known for it's hospitality and Biryani, and a lot more.
What we need from you:
- Inputs for us to make this event a success
- Ideas on sessions you want to see
- Proposals to speak and share your knowledge at the event
- A confirmed return ticket to Hyderabad :)
For any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact any of us. Am also leaving a couple of numbers you can reach in Hyderabad for information about the same. We would also like co-organisers / volunteers from different regions.
Asif Mohammad: + 91 9885189192 & Epari Siva: +91 9618076659
warm regards on behalf of the Drupal Hyderabad group,