DrupalcampNYC11, The Unconference, is here!

joebachana's picture
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2012-06-23 09:00 - 18:00 America/New_York

DCNYC11 will take place THIS Saturday, June 23 at 9 AM in its long-time home at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn. The address is 6 Metrotech Center, which is on Jay Street. The camp will be held entirely in Rogers Hall/The Jacobs Building as shown on this map http://www.poly.edu/sites/polyproto.poly.edu/files/map.png

You can take public transportation to easily arrive at POLY via the Jay Street/Metrotech subway stop (A,C,F or R). More exact directions can be found at
http://www.poly.edu/node/463

Please go to http://dcnyc11.eventbrite.com/ and reserve your spot. A reminder that while this event is being made free, there is a suggested donation of $25, which will help us keep the event cashflow neutral, thus aiding us in funding the larger Drupalcamp event that is contemplated for the late Fall.

What is an unconference?

The typical approach to a conference features a content schedule that is selected in advance by a planning committee. While the committee may take input from its registered ...attendees, the committee ultimately decides what content will be presented at the event.

In an unconference, the event content is suggested and chosen by the actual attendees on the day of the event. First thing in the morning, we all gather to find out what everyone wants to talk about and set the schedule.

While content decisions are not made until the day of the camp, now is the time to start thinking and talking about ideas. While there aren't formalized tracks per se, you can think about topics in terms of a few categories:

  • Development

  • Theming

  • Sysops

  • General

  • Business

Also, consider different skill levels. Ideally, there will be a nice mix of beginner, intermediate, and advanced content available.

Finally, keep in mind that the format for DCNYC11 content is flexible. You are certainly welcome to put together a formal presentation. However, some of the best ideas come out of less structured material like a demo or case study and open discussion. We encourage you to consider leading a discussion on a topic of interest, or to submit a case study for consideration as a session topic.

Some starter ideas:

  • what have you found to be the most useful, surprising, or enigmatic changes for Drupal 7?

  • what have been your most challenging project requirements, and how did you meet them?

  • what module do you think is a "best kept secret"?

  • what direction would you like to see a community philosophy, Drupal core, or major contrib project take?

  • what other technologies are really, really cool when you pair them with Drupal?

We encourage everyone to post comments to this page (http://groups.drupal.org/node/236313) with ideas for sessions. These can be sessions you want to lead or just things you are interested in learning more about and hope someone else will step up to lead.

Comments

Awesome!

willyk's picture

This event looks great! If you guys need volunteers on the day of the event, I'm happy to pitch in as a spare/extra set of hands (setup, clean-up, etc.).

Call for volunteers

scottwolpow's picture

Willy,
Thank you so much for you offer. We would really love it if people who never had the chance to help, came forward to help.
If interested just ping myself or and of the organizers for this event.

helping

joebachana's picture

I would like it very much if Willy can come help on the day of the unconference. Lets do this with good process though - we'll be doing a call for volunteers email in the next 10 days, no need to rush that right now :-)

Joe Bachana
First Employee at DPCI
1560 Broadway
NY, NY 10036
212.575.5609

www.databasepublish.com/blog/jbachana

Help with sysops track.

brandorr's picture

I am open to helping with and participating in the Sysops/Devops topic/BOF.

great!

ericG's picture

please post some ideas on the sessions page http://groups.drupal.org/node/236313

What will you be covering

rmenes379's picture

What will you be covering during your talk?

You can't have a left brain without a right brain. Keep them both going!

Just Registered for DCNYC11 Uncon!

willyk's picture

Great to see registration for the UnCon is open!! I just registered and am very excited, this event's going to be a blast :)

Have to work..

FatherShawn's picture

I'm sorry I'll miss it. Have to be at work on the 23rd.

C3 Design
Developing Tools and Strategies for the Connected and Collaborative Church

Registration continues through Wednesday

joebachana's picture

Hey all,

We've got upwards of a 100 people registered for the unconference this Saturday and it is going to be a terrific chance to network and do some knowledge sharing.

Just a reminder to those who haven't registered yet. NYU Poly's policy is such that we have to close registration by Wednesday night and get them the attendee list by Thursday. Not sure why they have such a stringent security policy, but we need to abide by it. In any event, go to dcnyc11.eventbrite.com to secure your spot today. Attendance is free, although we do request a contribution to help us with our goal of a cash-neutral camp so that we can fund future such initiatives.

Also, a reminder to get to Polytech a bit early so you can go through security. Once you're in, you won't need any badges to get around - very low maintenance. We'll start activities at 9am sharp. See ya then!

Joe Bachana
First Employee at DPCI
1560 Broadway
NY, NY 10036
212.575.5609

www.databasepublish.com/blog/jbachana

Good call on the last chance reminder

banghouse's picture

I just got reminded via email that registration was closing for this event. I signed up and will see you there. Thanks for the reminder!

"Do or do not, there is no try" -- yoda

Just signed up

ijf8090's picture

Reminder e-mail helped, thought I could just show up on the day...

If ur looking for volunteers, add me to the list.

What's parking like?

Ian

re: parking

joebachana's picture

Hey Ian,

Great that you'll be making it. We have over 130 registrants now and we're all waiting with bated breath as to what sessions will get picked that day!

As for parking, I'm in the same boat -- it seems that a great option is the Marriott on Jay street. There might be other lots in the vicinity so if you get there earlier than me (or others) please remember to post here so we'l know.

re: volunteering, please do check in with Scott Wolpow when you arrive - he/we will definitely need help setting up for breakfast foods (coffee, bagels, etc). We'll all pitch in at lunch as well so it may be easier then with more hands on deck.

-Joe

Joe Bachana
First Employee at DPCI
1560 Broadway
NY, NY 10036
212.575.5609

www.databasepublish.com/blog/jbachana

We need some volunteers

scottwolpow's picture

We are looking for some help setting up breakfast at Poly-tech. If you can arrive by 8:30 it would be a big help.
Please contact me directly.

See all of you on Saturday.

Scott

Hey, why not?

rmenes379's picture

I'll be there! Looking to meet some fellow Drupalistas. :)

What's a good time frame to arrive by? I can leave Jersey as early as 6:59 AM.

You can't have a left brain without a right brain. Keep them both going!

Donations

vizulefllry's picture

All,
I did the free signup as I was not absolutely sure I'd be able to make it. Now that I am here, have consumed lots of information, bagels, and pizza, how can I make a donation? Rather, what is the best way to make a donation?

Tony

re: donations

joebachana's picture

Tony,

Thanks for attending today! To make a donation to the camp to help the goal of cash-neutral unconferences in NYC, go to dcnyc11.eventbrite.com

Joe Bachana
First Employee at DPCI
1560 Broadway
NY, NY 10036
212.575.5609

www.databasepublish.com/blog/jbachana

good job dcnyc11, really

virginiany's picture

Thank you to everyone. Nicely done. Good group. Good mixture of people. Thanks to those who did the work and those who shared their knowledge, in or out of the sessions.
I have donated and I will volunteer next time.

DCNYC11 wrap-up

joebachana's picture

Thanks for the positive feedback, Virginia! I agree that the tone of the day's sharing was positive and really wonderful, and the people who showed up contributed their best.

Thank you so much for attending. I look forward to seeing you at future such Drupalcamps! -Joe

Joe Bachana
First Employee at DPCI
1560 Broadway
NY, NY 10036
212.575.5609

www.databasepublish.com/blog/jbachana

Thanks to everyone!

ericG's picture

I'd like to thank everyone that helped out, attended, allowed themselves to be drafted from the crowd to run sessions and added to making the event such a success.

I'll post a longer followup soon, outlining what I think worked and what did not; why the event was a succes sand what might have prevented from being better.

For now, you can check out the photos I took yesterday. Not all of them are very good, but I figured I'd put them all online anyway. http://flic.kr/s/aHsjAaPmNG

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