Standard site name for Drupal Camps

njmahesh's picture

Drupal camps have been very valuable sources for learning many things from Gigs and also update with new stuff. Its really useful to watch videos/slides after the camp is done but everyone having different names based on their group, year which really confuse a lot, I mean they can any name they want but the site name for all the Drupal camps I feel should be consistent so I don't need to track or search for it.

My suggestion is:

year.drupalcamp.groupname

For ex:

2011.drupalcamp.nyc

This way I know exact site name so I don't need to search every time. They can still have different names like New York city Drupal camp, Bay area Drupal camp,etc..

Mahesh
Drupal Consultant, Themer, Project Manager

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re: standard site names for Drupalcamps

joebachana's picture

Thanks for your suggestion Mahesh. We went with drupalcampnyc.com/.org for our camps since we felt we could keep that domain going over time, independent of the year or the number of the camp within a given year. Nothing is set in stone, and in fact if the Drupal Association was interested in hosting the Drupalcamp.org domain, we could every one of us branch off that. I wonder if it will all converge to that someday.

For now, it is kind of cool how all the different cities, towns, states, and countries do their camps a little (or a whole lot) differently. For our part, we're working on implementing new ideas during the planning process, and one of the organizers among us, @Willyk, is even scribing our best practices to contribute back.

Thanks again for sharing, and lets meet up at Drupalcon Denver to continue discussing this. I posted a session on Drupal Camps for the conference -- if it gets accepted these are the kinds of things we'll be discussing :-)

Joe Bachana
First Employee at DPCI
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NY, NY 10036
212.575.5609

www.databasepublish.com/blog/jbachana

I like the idea of "if the

njmahesh's picture

I like the idea of "if the Drupal Association was interested in hosting the Drupalcamp.org domain" so that we will have a single resource location.

year-based naming

tom_o_t's picture

Year-based naming doesn't always work - NYC has more than one camp a year usually.

Then we can have something

njmahesh's picture

Then we can have something like fall2011.drupalcamp.nyc, sprint 2011.drupalcamp.nyc similar to

http://fall2011.drupalcamp.se/
http://spring2011.drupalcamp.se/

Or even better. . . .

jpw1116's picture

2011fall.drupalcamp.*** or 2011spring.drupalcamp.*** . . . fitting in neatly with the annual camps' year-only prefix.

In terms of avoiding link rot

pwolanin's picture

In terms of avoiding link rot and SEO, it might make more sense as a best practice to have the main site (www.drupalcampnyc.org) always contain the next upcoming camp (and/or some short preview announcement) and archiving to html and linking to each one that's past to e.g. 2011spring.drupalcampnyc.org

+1

willyk's picture

+1

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