Drupal North Regional Summit

Drupal North Regional Summit is the biggest annual event in Canada to promote Drupal.

Next year's host city is Ottawa, Canada! Join us on July 27-29, 2017 as we celebrate Drupal and also Canada's 150th birthday!

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Your New Drupal North Board!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the election, both nominees and voters. We (the community) truly appreciate that you are interested in the success and progression of Drupal North and we are excited to see how many votes were cast. What a great voter turnout!

That said, we now have our first official Board of Directors for Drupal North!

It's weird that I am the one writing this, but we want to congratulate the Board elect:

Pat Gilbert - President
Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/pat-gilbert

Bill Wu - Vice President

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Reminder to Vote for Drupal North Board

Hi Everyone,

Just a friendly reminder to cast your votes for who you would like to see form the first official Board of Directors for Drupal North.

Polling closes on Friday March 3rd at 5pm, so you only have a few days left!

Voting polls and more information found here:
https://groups.drupal.org/drupal-north-regional-summit

Thanks to everyone for showing your support and voting on the future of the organization and the event!

Cheers

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Drupal North Board Election is finally here!!

What is Drupal North?

Drupal North is a FREE annual conference focusing on how to make amazing websites with Drupal. Drupal North's mandate is to showcase Canadian Drupal talent and to business, nonprofit, education, and government audiences.

In 2015 Drupal North was held in Toronto. In 2016 Drupal North was held in Montréal. The next Drupal North is in Ottawa!

Drupal North Board Elections

Drupal North is forming a new governance board and non-profit organization to coordinate and organize the annual Drupal North Regional Summit.

A number of candidates have been nominated and accepted their nominations.

The new Board's mission will be to:

  • Create the organisation’s bylaws
  • Incorporate a new non-profit organization
  • Assemble the organizing team and then kick off planning the 2017 event.

Who Can Vote?

You can vote if...

  • You have a Drupal.org account and
  • You have interest in attending, helping, or the success of the event.

Candidates

Candidates for Board positions are below (in alphabetical order).

Aidan Foster (nominated for Vice President)

Experience

I was on the organizing committee for both past Drupal North events. I am the VP of the Drupal Toronto Non-profit that runs local meet-ups. Finally I'm a small business owner so I know how get #%$@ done ;)

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/afoster

Pat Gilbert (nominated for President and Vice President)

Experience

  • I started with Drupal in 2011
  • Founding member and current President of the Ottawa Drupal Association
  • Involved in organizing/planning Drupal North and now currently working to create this board and implement some governance

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/pat-gilbert

Steve Lavigne (nominated for President and Vice President)

Experience

I have been a developer for 12 years and have been working with Drupal for 3. I am currently the VP of the Ottawa Drupal Association and the Chair and President of Kids & Code. I have the experience needed to succeed.

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/nugg

Erin Marchak (nominated for Vice President and Treasurer)

Experience

I will bring a new perspective to Drupal North event organization, informed by years of experience in group event management. I’ll also prioritize inclusion of underrepresented groups to help strengthen & grow our community.

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/emarchak

Bill Wu (nominated for Vice President and Treasurer)

Experience

I love Drupal. I like people who are using Drupal. I am willing to contribute something to make it even better.

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/wuinfo

Cast Your Vote

Please vote using the polls that are linked below:

(Edited: February 28 by Chris Luckhardt.)

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Drupal North Board Election: President

Pat Gilbert
59% (48 votes)
Steve Lavigne
41% (34 votes)
Total votes: 82
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Drupal North Board Election: Vice President

Aidan Foster
17% (18 votes)
Pat Gilbert
22% (23 votes)
Erin Marchak
20% (21 votes)
Steve Lavigne
18% (19 votes)
Bill Wu
23% (24 votes)
Total votes: 105
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Drupal North Board Election: Treasurer

Erin Marchak
75% (47 votes)
Bill Wu
25% (16 votes)
Total votes: 63
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Hotels in Montreal?

Is there any particular hotel near the Concordia campus that Drupal north attendees are staying at en masse? Or other accommodation recommendations? (Campus residences maybe?)

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Hotels in Montreal?

Is there any particular hotel near the Concordia campus that Drupal north attendees are staying at en masse? Or other accommodation recommendations? (Campus residences maybe?)

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Purpose of the Drupal North group?

Hi,

What's the purpose of this group? Organization of the annual event? Promotion and announcement regarding the event? Both?

I wasn't at the DrupalCon NOLA Canada BOF where this group was discussed, so I probably lack some context. But others will probably join this group over time and have the same question.

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Drupal North Regional Summit 2016

Start: 
2016-06-16 (All day) - 2016-06-19 (All day) America/New_York
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

The 2nd annual Drupal North Regional Summit will be held in Montreal June 16 to 19 2016 at Concordia University's EV building (1515 St. Catherine West).
La 2ème conférence annuelle Drupal Nord aura lieu à Montréal sur le campus de l'Université Concordia du 16 au 19 juin 2016 (pavillon EV, 1515 Sainte-Catherine Ouest).

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