Drupal Camp Seoul 2012 was held on October 6th Saturday 2PM for the first time in Korea.
Drupal Camps in North American or European countries tend to hold sessions, talks by inviting industry and community leaders and for networking opportunities for existing drupallers but we focused on introducing Drupal to people new to drupal or never heard of it.
The event attracted 80 people at a meeting room of National Information Society Agency.
Thanks to Drupal Association's Community Grant program, we were lucky to have video shooting of the event to share on youtube with others who didn't come and also who will get to know about Drupal more in the future.
You can watch videos here.
Noah(nickname) offered to shoot and edit the event with great price and spent so many nights and days for better formatting for video sharing and editing etc. Thanks to him as well!
Drupal Camp Seoul presentation pdf, ppt files can be viewed and downloaded here http://drupal.or.kr/camp-seoul
Seokwon Yang(nick name ejang-means chief of village) took the initiatives on organizing and seeking place to hold and even getting sponsorship from hosting company.
He presented first session on "Drupal?"
General drupal intro but it was very informative and fun presentation as he had a great sense of humor with knowledge. :)
'Drupal? -Seokwon Yang' session youtube video
Second session was "Drupal 101" presented by Gyuhyon Kim(gyuhyon), CEO of NextAeon which is web and mobile agency developing many sites with Drupal for long time in Korea.
He introduced more details on Drupal along with interesting fact on Drupal meaning and origin etc.
'Drupal 101 - Gyuhyon Kim' session youtube video
Third session was "Drupal installation"
Jongcheol Jang(cooljc) showed how to install Drupal 7 on local evnvironment with LAMP + Drupal 7+ basic setting for site.
Also he introduced some of people in older age starting something new in their lives and hoped and encouraged Drupal camp Seoul attendees to be open-minded and try something new in life and explore drupal as well.
'Drupal installation - Jongchecl Jang' session youtube
Fourth session was "Using Drupal" by Youngcheol Hong(mozodev) who developed www.drupal.or.kr and has been on Drupal community for more than 4 years. He introduced popular, essential, recommended modules and explained in depth on terms in Drupal.
Fifth session was by Gyuhyon Kim(gyuhyon) again and he shared his drupal developing and projects experience and challenges with real live sites and backend admin as well. It was very practical and interesting to learn all the possibilities without knowing the code well like programmers.
'Examples of Drupal developing projects in Korea- Gyuhyon Kim' session youtube
Sixth session was by me Jiyoung Yun(HappyJiyoung) about my experience at DrupalCon Munich in August. I presented session with lots of photos I took there and what I learned and experienced and also what's on in drupal community.
DrupalCon Munich experience - Jiyoung Yun
This is Korean slide from Drupal Camp Seoul 2012
YouTube video presenting in Korean
For English speakers
This is my recent DrupalCon Munich experience sharing presentation in Beijing meetup in English
DrupalCon Munich presentation slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/HappyJiyoung/happy-jiyoung-goestodrupalconmuni...
Last session was open talk with major CMS in Korea
"Drupal vs WordPress vs XE vs Joomla"
We invited community member from WordPress and Xpress Engine(the most popular Korean CMS) and Gyuhyon for Drupal, me for Joomla.
We talked about some differences and strength and pros and cons on each CMS and what we think personally.
Open talk session youtube
After the event was over after 4 hours, some of us went for beer and more talk.
More photos on Drupal Camp Seoul 2012
Daum DevOn conference Oct 12th 2012
Soon after Drupal Camp Seoul, there was developer's conference scheduled on Oct 12th and we got the opportunbity to share and introduce Drupal as an open source project to Korea's biggest web/dev conference organized by Daum Communications(Korea's one of the biggest search engine and community supporting company).
Daum offered us free booth and gift items to give to conference participants.
And we(Drupal community) were selected for representing at the conference as open source project communities in Korea.
It was very nice timing to spread Drupal to Korea soon after Drupal Camp Seoul 2012. Also I learned a lot from this event how we could orgnize and prepare better next time.
Introducing Drupal to Korean developers/web enthusiasts on DevOn
Many people came to our booth and showed interest and asked questions and Youngtaek Hong(mozodev) and Jongcheol(cooljc) were sharing their knowledge and passion with attendees. Also Gyuhyon was there and I think ejang did great job getting us to be presented at the Daum devon conference. Thanks to everyone! :)
It was from morning to early evening whole day conference. We talked a lot and was little tired at the end but had lots of fun sharing Drupal love with many people. :)
Also Youngtaek(mozodev) had opportunity to give community lightning talk. His talk in in 25 min timeline in Korean.
Gyuhyon took photos at the conference here.
Thanks to Daum communication giving us free booth and even gifts to visitors to our Drupal booth.
Community lightning talk of mozodev
Three of us cooljc, mozodev, HappyJiyoung stayed till the end took photo for the memory :)
And after our active Drupal events and introducing to Korea, we are going to have first official(laptop/training/sharing tips) meetup on Nov 11th at the meeting room of Next Aeon in Yeonsei University.
WE named it "Drupal Playground" for the meetup. :)
First meetup, we decided to have with 10 people due to space capacity and as it's first meetup...we wanted to have more personal, closer interaction.
Sign up page in Korean
We love drupal and hope many people in Korea will know about Drupal and use it. As Drupal is great and great things to be shared with others. :)
I thank to ejang who lead the Drupal Seoul Camp and got us spot on DevOn and gyuhyon, mozodev and cooljc for participating/sharing/getting active and involved. So much fun to get involved with these nice people about Drupal! :)
Also sincere thank to Miz host for sponsoring at Drupal Camp Seoul 2012 by giving us free hosting space for 6 months.
National Information Society Agency for letting us use their space for free.
Thanks to Noah who did great video shooting and editing with great price!
Thanks to Drupal Association for granting for video shooting and all the support and kind communication.
And so much thanks goes to many many Drupal community members who shared sites, resources, their event organization experience.
Also I thank so much to Ben Wilding from London whom I met at DrupalCon Munich. Sharing his event tips and letting me know about recourses and giving me advice to organize events, especially Drupal Camp in Korea and the pure attitude etc. :)
Drupal Seoul website(Drupal Korea name was taken long time ago and has community site but not so active so to avoid name conflict we call Drupal Seoul even though it is more like Drupal Korea):
Drupal Korean Users Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/kdrupal/
Thank you for all your kind support! :)