DrupalCamp London: Reasons to be cheerful, 1-2-3

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We’re off to DrupalCamp London, City University, 4-6 March. From keynote speakers to developer sprints, here are three key reasons why you should join us

1. The community:

One of the most impressive things about Drupal is it’s community. And that’s exactly why Camps are so vital. They bring us all together in a way that is inclusive and crucially, participatory: We get the chance to talk, code, discuss (and disagree!) learn, build our connections and strengthen the community. You might even bag yourself a new job. Drupal recruitment is becoming ever more important at these events - even to us (yes, we are also hiring - more on that closer to DrupalCamp London).

2. The CXO day, the keynotes the sessions and the BOFs:

The CxO day (Friday March 4) is a pre-conference event mainly focused at business leaders who provide Drupal services, such as agencies and training organisations.

The next two days each kick off with Keynotes: Saturday 5 March brings CTO, TES Global, Clifton Cunningham to the lectern followed by CIO, Scouts Association, Alexis Cheshire Sunday 6 March.

The sessions on both days this year unsurprisingly lean heavily to Drupal 8.

That said, Five Mile’s session is a little different. Inspired by Dries’ DrupalCon Barcelona Keynote, we want to create a much needed discussion around design and the impact user experience (UX) has on the future of Drupal as a competitive product. I'll be outlining our session in greater detail in the next couple of weeks. 

This year, the BOFs - informal gatherings where like-minded members of the community can talk about a topic without a pre-planned agenda - will be organised via a whiteboard and Twitter hashtag #dclondonbof. So on arriving at DrupalCamp London, make sure you get your BoF listed and tweeted!

3. The sprints:

What better way to contribute to Drupal’s growth than writing code and creating working software? Known as sprints, DrupalCamp London will be running them throughout the weekend from 9am to 5pm. Open to developers, QA testers, project managers, content/documentation writers - both seasoned pros or first timers - you can find out more and sign up here.

So what’s not to love? Grab your DrupalCamp London ticket now.

But if you fancy participating in our session, want to check out our developer opportunities or simply say ‘hello’, drop me a line: [email protected] or follow us on Twitter: @fivemile