This year’s Midwest Drupal Summit (MWDS) will be held August 15-17 at Palantir.net’s offices on Chicago’s North Side and will consist exclusively of well-organized sprints focused on breaking down remaining release blockers and helping to ensure that Drupal 8 is the best and most polished version of Drupal yet.
Unlike a traditional DrupalCamp, MWDS will not have any regular sessions, just focused working groups organized around specific topics. All attendees will be asked in advance to commit to a specific sprint for each day they attend. We anticipate that there will be at least one sprint track for non-technical contributors as well as a track designed to onboard new Drupal contributors.
Confirmed and anticipated attendees include Drupal project lead Dries Buytaert and Drupal 8 co-maintainer Alex Pott, as well as other Drupal 8 initiative leaders and key Drupal contributors including Larry Garfield (Crell), John Albin Wilkins (JohnAlbin), Karoly Negyesi (chx), Jen Lampton (jenlampton), Dave Reid (Dave Reid), Cathy Theys (YesCT), and xjm.
While Palantir will be donating the venue, we’re also looking for sponsors who can help fund scholarships, as well as food and refreshments for those in attendance. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring, let us know. This is a great opportunity to give back to the Drupal project and help ensure the success of Drupal 8!