DrupalCamp Australia 2008

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2008-10-18 10:00 - 18:00 Australia/Sydney
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Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

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DrupalCamp Australia 2008
When: Saturday, Oct. 18th : 9am - 5pm
Where: Sydney University

Announcing the 2008 DrupalCamp Australia! It will be taking place on Saturday, October 18th from 9am - 5pm at the University of Sydney's School of Pharmacy.

We are currently looking for some good presenters and topics for discussion. Some of your favorite, dedicated, Australian Drupal developers will be joining us so don't miss out! Places are limited (Only 45), so sign up now!

Read on for all the details

Full Details

What
What is a DrupalCamp? For those of you new to Drupal or community events - Inspired by the BarCamp events, DrupalCamp is a small (to medium sized) gathering of like minded people to discuss and learn about Drupal, share ideas, get involved in the community, connect and network with people - the people you see so often online.

DrupalCamp Australia is a FREE event put on by the people, for the people and with the help of some friendly sponsors.
We will have a hybrid of formality - several presentations will be organized before hand and the rest will be filled in and figured out on the day. Which means we need your involvement! If you would like to make a presentation or have a topic for discussion, please post it as a comment to sessions list. We will take these presentations first when we are making the schedule on the day.

How Much $$?
Its $0 - FREE! Yes, in case you misread that, this event only costs your time and attention. We are accepting donations though. We are only able to provide this through the generous support of our sponsors. Even though it is free, we have limited resources and can only accommodate 45 people. So sign up quick!

When
We will have a full day of fun on Saturday, October 16th, 2008. We will open up for registration/greetings at 9:00am and actually get things kicked off at around 9:30ish and likely finish around 5pm. We will probably move to a nearby pub to continue the socializing and for dinner/drinks.

Where
We have secured a computer room(s) at the University of Sydney.

Faculty of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Building (A15)
University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW, 2006
listed at location E15 in the map of the Camperdown Campus
and a google map of the area and the building

If there are any special needs, please email me ASAP. There is handicap access to the building, and potentially hearing impaired services available, but I will need to confirm anything.

We will have signs to help direct people, but don't feel bad if you get lost and need to call. (Contact details will be emailed to attendees before the event)

Inside Plans


We are already confirming presentations from several well known Drupalers in Australia, including people from Sydney, Melbourne and the South Coast. You can find all the details about presentations over at http://groups.drupal.org/node/15165

Please add your ideas here!

Presenters should preferably bring their own computer, otherwise make sure to bring it on a usb stick in a standard format. Please contact me if you have any questions. All presentations should be posted on slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/event/drupalcamp-australia-2008

I also encourage you to post on other sites (Flickr, del.icio.us, mag.nol.ia, etc) with the tag drupalcamp-au2008

Requirements
What you need to bring
- Topics & Questions to discuss
- Laptops
- Power Strips & Dongles for your laptops
- Business Cards and an open mind!!

Sponsors


These people and companies help us to provide this event, so please take a minute to acknowledge them and say thanks if you see them.

If you would like to help support this event, please read the details or contact Ryan

Comments

sign up for drupal camp

amaree's picture

Hi Ryan,

Can you please put me down for this one, happy to provide some money/sponsorship for the event : )

flights booked

jethrocon@drupal.org's picture

i will be flying in early sat morning and leaving sat evening - looking forward to it!

Don't Foget the Sign Up!

rcross's picture

Don't forget to click the signup button on the bottom of the post. That is how I am tracking attendees and with out limited space, I wouldn't want you miss out after flying here. =) Good to see some of Brisbane represented.

(this goes for everyone else too - you MUST sign up here to be on the list)

--Ryan
Ryan Cross
James Cross Construction Services
ProjectPier project management and collaboration software

Numbered List for Signups

jehnich's picture

Hi Ryan,

Make the attendees list a numbered list, that saves us counting... I just signed up, and now it's 26 people, it's growing fast indeed!

i had signed up - done it again now

jethrocon@drupal.org's picture

im in
i have stuffed my flights up - i need to change the one back - need to leave earlier - thanks to double booking myself - but should be ok
looking forward to it

Signing up

peterx's picture

The Signup button leads to a page with a Cancel signup button instead of a Confirm signup so I am posting to make sure I get signed up.

petermoulding.com/web_architect

Got it

rcross's picture

Hey Peter,

the system should also send you a confirmation email. Also, everyone should be able to access the "attendees" tab which will show who is already signed up - if your name is on that list then you're good. If not, then something is wrong.

The cancel button is there so that if you made a mistake, or somethign comes up and you can't attend, then you can remove yourself from the list and allow someone else the spot to attend.

Thanks.

--Ryan
Ryan Cross
James Cross Construction Services
ProjectPier project management and collaboration software

Only 8 spots left!

rcross's picture

For anyone not paying attention or still debating about committing to come, there are only 8 spots left!

I've talked with the venue, and unfortunately we can't really get any additional room for more people so if you signed up and realize that you aren't going to really attend - please cancel your signup so that other people will be able to sign up.

Thanks!

--Ryan
Ryan Cross
James Cross Construction Services
ProjectPier project management and collaboration software

count me in

mossy2100's picture

I would love to attend, if you can save a spot for me.

Cheers,
Shaun

Hit the signup link at the

lyricnz's picture

Hit the signup link at the top of this page. Hurry, at last count, there were only TWO spots left!

Simon Roberts
Taniwha Solutions

Prakash and I are

lyricnz's picture

Prakash and I are day-tripping in from Melbourne: we land in Sydney at 0840 and leave again at 2115. Time for a quick bite perhaps.

Simon Roberts
Taniwha Solutions

I'm arriving on the 8.35

mixtax's picture

I'm arriving on the 8.35 qutas flight. Does anyone want to cab-pool?

Yeah, sure. We're on DJ811

lyricnz's picture

Yeah, sure. We're (2) on DJ811 (Virgin Blue), landing at T2. I'll be wearing a Drupal t-shirt of some kind, call me on the day at 0438 589611.

Simon Roberts
Taniwha Solutions

Camp logo?

Jaza's picture

I made a little logo for this DrupalCamp, just for fun. I'm no graphic artist, but if you guys like it, we can use it for a few posters (and whatever other marketing shwag you wanna produce).

Here's a reduced-size version of the logo. I also have it in SVG - let me know if you want that version, and I can send it to you.

Jeremy Epstein - GreenAsh

Jeremy Epstein - GreenAsh

I think this is all full

gordon's picture

I think this is all full now

What flights are people taking from Melbourne on the Saturday?
If anyone is staying over night, where abouts are people staying so we can continue this as a all night geek out session?

--
Gordon Heydon

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Gordon Heydon

flights booked

taslett's picture

Got my flights sorted from Brisbane, in and out same day with time for a couple of drinks.

Looking forward to the day.

Tony

http://csscreator.com

Presentations

Walrasian's picture

Still in Europe. Well, next time ...

Would be great if the presentations could be posted.

Lunch Preference

rcross's picture

Hey guys,

Kind of need to figure out the food plans. Particularly lunch. I'm not sure if there are any special dietary needs, so please let me know. Also, trying to gauge what people want to eat.

1) Pizza
2) Sandwiches
3) Maybe thai/indian or something else?

Please post your preferences.

"No dairy" alternative

Mark Matuschka's picture

I have a "no dairy" thing happening. Sorry - not by choice.

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Mark Matuschka
Glo Digital

Dietary requirements

Justin Freeman's picture

Fresh lobster, oysters and rump steak. Sorry ;-)

Agileware, Australian Drupal Developers
http://agileware.com.au

Can't make it

Vietyank's picture

I have to be in Canberra that weekend so I have cancelled my signup which releases a space. I do intend to make the next regular Sydney meetup.

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is it too late to signup?

AliaK's picture

hi, I'd like to come along to this if there's still spots available? I've been using drupal since about 2002/3 and have a few sites using it. have moved back to Aus this year. I went to a drupal day in brussels a few years back which was good.
www.aliak.com & www.brisbanedancepartiesarchive.com are the main sites - these days I use mostly core modules with a couple of contributed modules. I haven't written any modules but sometimes I modify existing ones if need be.
thanks
kath

Still a couple spots

rcross's picture

had a few people that had other stuff come up, so if you sign up now you should be able to attend. There are about 3 spots left. Hope to see you there.

--Ryan
Ryan Cross
James Cross Construction Services
ProjectPier project management and collaboration software

hi, sorry for the delay,

AliaK's picture

hi, sorry for the delay, I've been on holidays in bris with intermittant net access. I tried again just now but it just shows the 'cancel' button so I'm not sure how to sign up. did I miss it again?
thanks
kath

You're In

rcross's picture

Your name is on the attendees list so you're ok. If you see the cancel button, that means you're signed up. Maybe you tried doing it twice.

--Ryan
Ryan Cross
James Cross Construction Services
ProjectPier project management and collaboration software

One less

WeedySeaDragon's picture

Well Kath, you may be able to take my place - if I ever had one (I think it was over-subscribed anyhoo). It's all too hardcore for this newb.

See you at a regular meeting.

Roger

You're in

rcross's picture

Roger, I saw you in the list so you're good to go. If you check out the sessions page, you'll see we have several presentations aimed very specifically for beginners. There will of course be lots of advanced stuff too, but don't be scared - we don't bite :)

--Ryan
Ryan Cross
James Cross Construction Services
ProjectPier project management and collaboration software

Can I take photos during the presentation?

davepoon's picture

If you guys don't mind, I can take photos for the presentation,
I can upload the photos to Flickr, so everyone can easily view and download the photos.

Regards,
Dave

Sure!

Jaza's picture

Please do. The more photos, the merrier. Uploading them to Flickr and making them public is exactly what I'd recommend.

Jeremy Epstein - GreenAsh

Good! I'm excited for tomorrow!

davepoon's picture

Perhaps we can even make e-newsletters or e-publications (web-based/PDF-based) when
gathering more photos and content. I can contribute to do the graphic work ;)
(Hope I won't forget to bring my camera tomorrow...)

qantas screwed me

jethrocon@drupal.org's picture

they cancelled my flight with one hours notice - am bumped up 2 hours - should be there around 10? with any luck
anybody else from brissy in the same boat? lets share a cab
0414 770 002

DrupalCamp Australia 2008 Photos

davepoon's picture

DrupalCamp Australia 2008 Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/davepoon/
(I apologize for some of the presenters, I was on different track, so I was not able to take you photos. )

Thank you Ryan for organizing this excellent drupalcamp,
I have learned so much from this event, and met a lot of smart & nice people,
thanks.

Great Event

fighella's picture

Thanks so much to everyone who helped put this event on.

You guys did an amazing job! Thanks so much...

The Drupal community never ceases to amaze me...

Jonny

more photos

woulfe@drupal.org's picture

Hi all

I've uploaded some more photos here:

http://peu.pharm.usyd.edu.au/content/drupal/content.html

If anyone would like a printable version, <a href="mailto:jwoulfe@usyd.edu.au>email me the number and I will send back the image in its original size.

Regards

Jim

thanks very much Ryan for

AliaK's picture

thanks very much Ryan for organising a great day! and to all the presenters who spoke. it was great to meet those that I did. I didn't realise there were so many drupal people in Aus! (I've been o/s past 4years) I tried out some of the CCK/Views tips from the Marmaladesoul guys on one of my sites last night and initial tests are going well! & Sheree's demo of CSS Edit was great - I'd only done theme editing using text editor & painstakingly changing one thing at a time before (years ago) which turned me off themes, but it seems a lot easier these days so I'm going to have to try it again. very inspiring!!

I took some notes in the "B" room during the day - available here if anyone is interested (mistakes are mine - I haven't had time to listen to the audio & check the notes yet)
http://www.aliak.com/content/drupal-camp-sydney-18102008

and a couple of photos @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/aliak_com/tags/drupalcampau08
(is this the right tag to use?)

nice to meet you all
cheers
kath


http://www.AliaK.com

Quick Reminders

rcross's picture

I'm glad everyone had a good time on Saturday. I'm still working to get all the presentations posted and the audio processed, but will be up soon.

In the mean time, just a reminder for people.

1) Please use the tag #drupalcampau08 for posting any pictures or other stuff about the event. I would also appreciate if you could email them to "drupal at ryancross dot com"

2) Blog It!! And spread the word - if you've got a blog or other website where you can post news, please let other people know about what we have been working on and spread the love so we can have an even better event next time. Post a link to your comments back here so we can also track all the goodness

Also, just wanted to say I appreciate all the kudos from people who had a good time and thanks to everyone who helped out and also kept the venue clean.

--Ryan
Ryan Cross
James Cross Construction Services
ProjectPier project management and collaboration software

We loved it!

Marmalade's picture

Thanks again to Ryan for all your organisation. Thanks also the many presenters. It was certainly a great DrupalCamp and all the team came away with something fresh or something of interest to dig into.

It was also fantastic to meet so many of you and to share our love for all things Drupal. It's amazing to see each persons strength in the various aspects of Drupal come together to form a fantastic pool of knowledge.

We've posted an article over at marmaladesoul.com so feel free to go and poke around! :) We would love to use some of the photos on our site that both Dave and Jim posted up -- would that be ok? We would credit you for them with a link (let us know where to point it to).

Looking forward to seeing you all and hopefully meet some fresh faces at the next one!

Sheree

marmaladesoul.com

No problem!

davepoon's picture

You can use the photos whatever you would like to, welcome!
I can also send you a high-res version of the photos if you need.

Hi all Commercial and

woulfe@drupal.org's picture

Hi all

Commercial and non-commercial use of the pictures I have uploaded is welcome, under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia licence. Please make the attribution to the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney.

Regards

Jim

Great event, community and co-ordination

Justin Freeman's picture

We had a great time! It's always refreshing to meet with the community in person. Huge thanks to Ryan for co-ordinating the event and Uni. Sydney for being brave enough to host it :-)

Agileware, Australian Drupal Developers
http://agileware.com.au

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