Drupal 8 Release Party: Boston, Massachusetts

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2015-11-19 17:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
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Drupal 8 Release Party

** Please RSVP via the event URL so we can plan solely for capacity and keep you posted on any event updates. ***

Join us Thursday 11/19/2015 in Boston for the global release party for Drupal 8! Dries will also be in town and celebrate with our local community here. Wear your favorite Drupal apparel or shade of blue!

Can’t make Boston? See if there’s another location on the map or start your own!


Thanks to one of our first sponsors, Acquia, the party will be held at:
Howl at the Moon Boston, 184 High St, Boston, MA
Please note the updated venue change from initial announcement.

Note the venue is 21+; please bring ID.

Parking and Transportation

You can find parking at the 1 International Place, Boston, MA 02110 for $7 after 5pm with parking coupon online.

The venue is also a 10-15 minute walk from a few MBTA stops; South Station is nearby.

Appetizers, Drinks, Additional Sponsorship

Your first drink will be on Acquia and light appetizers will be served. If you would like to help contribute to the evening, contact me directly with your ideas so we can coordinate. Think festive, thematic schwag or nom noms! Thank you so much!


Don't forget to tell us your coming!

If you come into the city earlier, and would like to "pre-party" by taking a photo with the giant Lego Druplicon Dries won (!) (living @Acquia), I can arrange that (contact me directly)! Regretfully, Lego Drupalicon will be celebrating solo from his office but is a block away from celebration venue. BYOP - Bring Your Own (Photo) Props welcomed!


Venue Update! Now @Howl in the Moon

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Hi Gang,

A great opportunity presented itself and we're shifting venues from Clarke's (mentioned in a previous announcement) now to Howl in the Moon, still in downtown Boston. I've updated the original announcement and included a link to a $7 coupon at a garage close to venue, 5pm onward. Pretty good deal. Note there is a Bruins game the same evening so plan accordingly.

For those organizers in nearby Drupal Communities that would like to join forces with this newer exciting space, please reach out to me. Would love to see you!

See you in blue and/or your favorite Drupal gear,

See you Thursday night!

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A few notes from your local community organizer!

Friendly reminder that if you have not RSVP-ed, having your name on a list will make the line go faster and keeps my door people happy. And bring your id. Thank you in advance for helping us out.

Coming by car? Don't forget the $7 online parking discount:

If you have not seen this yet, I am having fun seeing all the #celebr8D8 love!

Lastly, here's an early #tbt for you!
Drupal 7 release party memories from Boston, January 7, 2011; let's make our own Thursday night!


Thank you for making it out! Video & Recap

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Hi Everyone,

Last night in Downtown Boston, we had 220+ attendees from different parts of the community celebrate in the D8 release (and over 240 parties globally).

If you missed it, here's a clip from the Boston party of Dries sharing his thoughts on this most memorable day and then a recap from Acquia. Keep your eyes peeled for news on the D8 Sprint happening on Saturday, January 30th hosted at Genuine Interactive!



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