Best $10 value! Signups for Drupal SANDcamp 2013 now open! Fri Jan 24 + Sat Jan 25. Two days of training, community and an awesome Saturday night party at the Price Center at UCSD in San Diego.
http://sandcamp.org/sponsor-us says page not found :( was curious about pricing for the levels
Here is the correct URL:
Where did you find the URL you posted, we'll fix it if we know where it is?
Thanks! Hope to see you at SANDcamp. Doug
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Alas, I'll be traveling for DrupalCon. I wish I could be there with you at SANDCamp! Best of luck to all involved.
Hi Christefano, Sorry you can't make it. Hope to see you at another camp soon. Say hi to Lee for me. :-) Doug
Thanks, Doug! Well, it turns out that I can make it after all. We're headed to DrupalCon Sydney after SANDcamp.
Will there be a business summit this year?
In any case, I've submitted proposals for both a training and a camp session. See you in San Diego!
No biz summit in favor of some awesome sprints scheduled for thursday. Check them out here https://sandcamp.org/camp-sprints
I'm new to open-source, drupal...the whole sha-bang. I've signed up for the San Diego Camp, but I want to make sure that I understand what's what. I guess by the title, "Sprint," and the topics offered, that it's a quick overview of an important subject or issue. If someone sould help me understand a bit better, it would be appreciated.
From past experiences, conferences have multiple session tracks running simultaneously. Is SandCamp the same? There are the four pay-to-go sessions and the Sprints. Do they overlap? Are they seperate events? I'm a bit confused -- nothing new there unfortunately.
The main SANDcamp event occurs on Friday and Saturday January 25 and 26 at the UCSD Price Center. There will be numerous sessions (all included in your $10 registration) on both days, running from 9am to 5pm each hour. The sessions will be tagged with their level of expertise and a track. Right now the sessions are still being submitted by volunteers, you can see the current list here:
There are also four paid programs, you can find the details here:
If you are new to Drupal, you might want to take the Drupal 7 Bootcamp class offered on Thursday for $79 (truth in advertising here, I will be the presenter):
OR if you are new to Drupal I have proposed a session I called "From blank to live in 45" which is a quick intro to all of the Drupal basics you need to get started with site building. I build a live site in 45 minutes. Vote for this session at the following URL by clicking on I Plan to Attend This Session (you have to be logged in and registered to do this):
Hope that helps! See you at SANDcamp. Douglas C. Hoffman
Thanks for the information and the links Douglas. I have a few months experience working through three Drupal courses on Lynda.com and the Apress book on Drupal 7 Development. I'm just finishing up my first theme, so I may be a whisker past the bootcamp course. My main goal right now is to build a basic understanding of the Drupal API by building some simple modules and themes.
Best to you,
Hi os_pilgrim and welcome to the wonderful world of Drupal!
I too have been confused by some of this terminology in the past so I feel your pain.
A sprint is not meant specifically for learning, it is more a place for doing. But I found I have learned a lot by participating in a sprint, because I learn the most from doing!
That being said, the point of a sprint is to bring developers, or people who want to write documentation, together to write documentation or focus on fixing(writing code) issues in the issue queue for core issues, a particular contrib module, or a distribution like COD (Conference Organizing Distribution). This can be done with a group of people who have gathered in person at a camp or con or virtually or a combo of both. It's organized this way because it helps those involved achieve some focus and organization and can be an effective way to get a lot done in a short amount of time.
Beginners are welcome as there are what are called "novice" issues or documentation that can be written. However, it would be good if you could familiarize yourself with the particular subject of the sprint beforehand so that you can be the most helpful and not slow things down too much with needing unnecessary hand holding from the more experienced people of the group of sprinters who will be focused on working through their issues. It's called a sprint for a reason ;-)
There are "learn sprints" now that are associated with the Drupal Ladder (see drupalladder.org for more info). These are meant to help you learn how to become a core contributor and indeed, will help you be ready for participating in sprints! Note, just completing a couple of the bottom rungs of the Drupal Ladder will get you ready for working on the novice issues so you won't have to do much to be ready for sprinting.
Hope that helps!
Thank you for your detailed response. I'll check out drupalladder.org and prep myself, and writing/editing documentation is a good task for me. Could you suggest a sprint where I might be useful?
Documentation is one place to start, testing is another place to start. What is important is getting started in the community and with experienced people around you.
I want to give you money, but sadly...
There has been some work done on this. It's not quite 100% yet, but you CAN now checkout securely if you start by going to https://www.sandcamp.org then add you sponsorship to the cart, then checkout and the whole way through will be secure. I have been assured that they are diligently working on getting the last of the issues relating to this (automatically putting you in https from the start) fixed.
Can you add some links to some of the mobile apps that can help with this, like Uber(https://www.uber.com/), Flywheel(http://flywheelnow.com/) and TaxiMagic(https://taximagic.com/en_US)? I checked Uber and the rates are quite reasonable in the San Diego / La Jolla area.
Perhaps some links to your local public transportation options would be helpful as well.
I think this should be a standard page on all camp and con websites.
Yes, thank you. I've been looking for more services like that :)
Just registered for SandCamp 2013 and also signed up for Payday: Getting Started with E-Commerce Training. Looking forward to it.
I am not planning on attending any "Sprints" but was required to choose one anyway to complete registration. That could skew the count. Heads-up.
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Thanks for the feedback!
Love your pic JSCSJSCS. Why do we need camp for Drupal? It's so easy.
Not everyone finds Drupal easy, but we'd like to :) I invite you to present at SANDcamp this year https://sandcamp.org/node/add/session just make sure to register first.
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