Only 2 days left until we kick off in Coogee!
Sydney is looking like turning on some amazing weather from Wednesday onwards, with sunny skies, light north winds and temperatures between 24 - 34 degrees. Pack those hats and sunscreen, and remember to swim between the flags if you're taking a dip between sessions.
If you're arriving from overseas or interstate, we recommend grabbing a taxi from the airport to the hotel as the most direct route. Sydneysiders can grab a 30min bus from downtown (http://www.131500.com.au), or limited parking is available at the hotel for $18 per day.Read more
We're in the final stretch now, and everything's shaping up for an amazing DrupalCon Sydney. Even the weather looks like it'll cooperate for the most part!
The main thing to pay attention to is the schedule is now live at http://sydney2013.drupal.org/program/schedule
Drupal Business Day has been selling strongly in the past couple of weeks, and we're now down to the last batch of tickets if you're planning to attend. http://sydney2013.drupal.org/drupal-business-dayRead more
I can unfortunately (!) not attend our awesome DrupalCon Sydney, so I need to get rid of my ticket for this.
A bit last minute I know, but. Is there still people out there who need a ticket?
If so, then either contact me here or on twitter: tinefin.
Would love it if I can find someone.
Just a final callout to those attending DrupalCon Sydney. We still have positions open for room monitors, so if you're able to help out, sign up here http://sydney2013.drupal.org/sign-drupalcon-site-volunteer-shift.
Any questions please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll be finalising numbers shortly for the full week of Drupal Training courses running after DrupalCon Sydney from Feb 11-15.
The courses range from the introductory Drupal in a Day through to advanced Module Development, with Site Building and Theming in between, all following Acquia's globally recognised curriculum.
DrupalCon attendees get 20% off regular fees, so check out all the details and sign up now at http://www.learndrupal.com.au/drupalcon
We've just published a page listing planned social activities for DrupalCon Sydney at http://sydney2013.drupal.org/social-activities
This kicks off on Wednesday afternoon at 4pm with casual drinks following the Drupal Business Day and training at the Oceans Bar in the Crowne Plaza hotel, and is open to all conference attendees.Read more
Thanks to everybody who registered on Friday to ensure we had the numbers to run Drupal Business Day.
If you missed out on tickets for the main conference, this is now the only DrupalCon event with tickets remaining. DrupalCon ticket holders also need to register separately for Drupal Business Day.
It's an ideal opportunity to hear how Drupal and open source technology is being used in large organisations like the Australian Government, SBS and FlightCentre, and to have your questions addressed by a panel of international experts.Read more
I hope we dodge a 45º day for DrupalCon - Sydney's melting around our ears at the moment ;-)
The cut off for minimum registrations for the Drupal Business Day is today, so if you've been wavering about attending, now's your last chance to help ensure it goes ahead. It's a fantastic alternative if you've missed out on tickets to the main conference, and a fun extension for anyone wanting to experience all four days of the event.
Check out the speaker line up and register for the fully catered day before 6pm today at http://sydney2013.drupal.org/drupal-business-day
Paul Johnson has put together a robust call to action in his blog post about Drupal Business Day at http://bit.ly/UlLteN which makes for entertaining and informative reading.
The basic gist is we need to sell a minimum 15 more tickets by this Friday January 16 for the day to go ahead, so there's no time to waste getting the word out about it. Paul's post has a load of tips about how you can help so DrupalCon Sydney is really about "Growing Drupal Downunder" to a new base of users.Read more