Drupal Camp Chicago 2009

Slurpee's picture
2009-12-12 09:00 UTC
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

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You are invited to attend Drupal Camp Chicago on Saturday and Sunday, December 12 & 13, 2009.


For more than 3 years the Chicago Drupal Meet Up Group has highlighted the benefits of an open source initiative. We have built resourceful bridges between Chicago and Mid-West establishments including non-profits, entrepreneurs, Drupal development companies, independent consultants, hobbyist, and others. The objective of Drupal Camp is to bring everyone together for open communication, education, fun, and industry networking.


An attendee-driven format with advanced resources available makes this event unique. Need help with a problem, looking for work, or looking to hire Drupal talent? Find someone with a solution at Drupal Camp Chicago.
Multiple presentations addressing beginners through advanced developers will run simultaneously throughout both days. All skill levels are welcome and laptops are encouraged. Seating is limited, register now.


Hotel Orrington
1710 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL
Saturday, December 12, 2009, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, December 13, 2009, 9 am - 3 pm

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  • Pre-Registration for 2-day event: $25
  • includes Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, Sunday breakfast
  • Volunteering is fun! Contact us
  • Exception: Participants can request a scholarship and explain their circumstances.


  • Platinum – $1,000
  • Gold – $750
  • Silver – $500
  • Bronze – $250
  • Community – $50

View our sponsorship page to let us know your level of commitment.


  • Interested in presenting? submit a session.
  • Highlight your Drupal knowledge to the mid-west
  • Share your experience and contribute to the growth of Drupal

Register Today!


All skills?

wjlinville's picture

Hey Matt - I went to the Drupal Camp Chicago 2008 last year, and I had a very limited knowledge of Drupal at the time. The good news is I've advanced. However, will there be a schedule of the DCC published soon with the general topics covered?

I'll likely go anyway because I'd like to find a like-minded entrepreneurial drupal developer, but it would be helpful if I knew the topics and whether or not I would be able to keep up. Thanks for all your work in setting it up.


yes, all skills.

Slurpee's picture


Drupalcamp Chicago will feature a unique blend of both pre-planned session programming and BarCamp-style “unconference” content, including hands-on training and opportunities for individuals with common interests (a.k.a. “Birds of a Feather”) to meet for informal discussion without any pre-planned agenda.

The full schedule for Drupalcamp Chicago will be announced in late November, but the tentative outline is:
Saturday, December 12

* 8:30am – 9:00am: Registration
* 9:00am – 10:00am: 4 sessions + unconference
* 10:15am – 11:15am: 4 sessions + unconference
* 11:30am – 12:30pm: 4 sessions + unconference
* 12:30 – 2:00pm: Lunch
* 2:00pm – 3:00pm: 4 sessions + unconference
* 3:15pm – 4:00pm: 4 sessions + unconference
* 4:15pm – 5:00pm: 4 sessions + unconference 

Sunday, December 13

* 9:30am – 3:00pm: Unconference 

Refreshments will be available on Sunday morning.


gdemet's picture

Hi Jordan -

We'll be basing the programming for this year's Drupalcamp in part on the experience level of the registered attendees, as well as speaker and topic diversity, and the ratings received for each session proposal until November 20. There will definitely be content available for people at all levels, both in the form of scheduled sessions and BoFs, hands-on training, etc. Hope to see you there!

Flash and Drupal

greenlayk's picture

Hey there,
I've been working with Travis Tidwell's (Packt) book Flash with Drupal to try and integrate my AS3 work with a Drupal site. Running into several gotchas, I'm hoping to meet someone at this year's Drupalcamp who has been there and done that with the amfphp and services modules. Looks like Brandon Morrison's Tips and Tricks to Incorporate Flash into Drupal session will be helpful. Know of any other drupal multimedia resources I could tap into prior to the session?

Thanks for making this event happen.


having great success with flash and drupal

jasonsavino's picture

I have been working with Drupal and Flash for a while now and have had great success.
I would be interested in meeting up to swap ideas.


Drupal Camp Chicago 2009 - ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Slurpee's picture

Yes, it is true. We are almost sold out of registrations for Drupal Camp Chicago 2009. The maximum number of attendees we can accommodate is 350. Expect a full house of Drupalers from around the country.

Last year's camp sold out and after we received a flood of emails requesting attendance. If you are planning on attending please register ASAP.

By the way...only having a registered user account on drupalcampchicago.org does not guarantee your attendance. Users must also process the $25 payment to guarantee a slot at the event.

Register for Drupal Camp Chicago 2009 Today!

P.S. CDMUG is also having our 3rd Annual Holiday Open Source Social Event this Monday December 7th. RSVP seems a bit low but I will be there either way to talk Drupal and have a few beers.

Great Job Everyone!

bsnodgrass's picture

I just wanted to pass on congratulations to all the sponsors, organizers, assistants, presenters and attendees. Great Job! It was a real pleasure to see all the Drupal enthusiasm!

We had 18 people from our Drupal meet-up attend ( Far West Chicago Suburbs http://www.meetup.com/The-Fox-Valley-Drupal-Meetup-Group/ ) and I've heard lots of very great comments. I'm sure everyone out here would be happy to assist in preparation for future events!

Bob Snodgrass

I had a great time at DCC,

Kirk's picture

I had a great time at DCC, though I couldn't attend Sunday. Many thanks to the organizers, presenters, attendees and of course, our gracious sponsors.

Anyhow, Bob forgot to mention that the Fox Valley group is also now officially represented here as well http://groups.drupal.org/chicago-west-fox-valley-drupal-users-group

Drupal Camp Chicago 2009

stormC's picture

The Drupal Camp Chicago 2009 rocked!

Can't wait for the next one

I bring my cricket bats!


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