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23 August 2010

UPDATE: We'll update the program below as we go along

In addition to the two yearly Drupal conferences, DrupalCamps all over the world have become a major source of education, inspiration, and introductions for the Drupal Community.

This year, DrupalCon invites DrupalCon attendees to connect with participants from the larger tech community, members of other open-source projects, and each other for a day of unconference-style presentations and conversations.

If you're not attending one of the training sessions, please come along.

August 23rd has been set aside for an unconference at the main conference venue. This will be the perfect opportunity to connect with the local open source community, and to get a feel for what some of the other CMS projects are up to. We have invited representatives from the local open source CMS communities to help keep the discussion lively.

The unconference will be run BarCamp-style from 10am-5pm, so everyone who has something to share is encouraged to attend. We would like to feature talks on the following subjects (but, really, any tech-related talk is welcome):

  • Integrating other languages with Drupal
  • Best practices and standards compliance
  • Case studies
  • Thoughts on the future of Drupal

You will help decide the final schedule on the day of the conference.

This is how we roll:
1. Write a suggestion for a talk you want to do on the whiteboard.
2. We’ll vote later to decide

Schedule for now:

  • 10.00 - We begin, intro to the day
  • 10.30 - First talk - About Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress and what we can learn from them / Hagen
  • 11.15 - TYPO3 talk / Christian Jul Jensen
  • 12.00 - Lunch (go to the cafe below)
  • 13.00 - Wordpress / Mark Gazel
  • 13.45 - Drupal for beginners, by Andreas Haugstrup
  • 14.15 - VOTE for the proposed talks

Talk is free (various sessions decided by popular vote):

  • 15.00 - 15.30 / Slot 1
  • 15.40 - 16.20 / Slot 2
  • 16.30 - 17.00 / Slot 3
  • 17.00 - We’re done

The tentative schedule is shown below, but we won't decide on a final schedule before we to change that on the day of the unconference based on

We have picked four sessions to get the day started:

  • Hagen Graf, who is writing a book on Drupal, Wordpress, and Joomla, will give a short introduction to the three CMSes.
  • Christian Jul from the local TYPO3 community will give an introduction to TYPO3.
  • Mark Thomas Gazel will talk about Wordpress and what we can learn from their community efforts.
  • Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen will give an intro to Drupal for beginners.

In addition to the regular sessions, we'll provide plenty of space for coding projects and discussions.

This event is free to attend, but we do ask that you register in advance to give us a chance to manage the logistics of the day. We will not be providing lunch on this day, but there's a mini market and vending machines at the venue if you need a snack.

I have posted my example code

25. August 2010 - 21:01

I have posted my example code and slides at
Thanks for listening,

Come on guys, we need some

23. August 2010 - 13:07

Come on guys, we need some more suggestions for the afternoon slots. We have four slots available, each 30 mins, so let's talk some Drupal!

Write the title of the talk you want to give - or facilitate - and we'll vote on it after the scheduled talks.

Where's the whiteboard?

23. August 2010 - 11:13

Where's the whiteboard?

There are two whiteboards on

23. August 2010 - 12:57

There are two whiteboards on each side of the podium. Any of these will do :-)

Community products usable out

22. August 2010 - 1:12

Community products usable out of the box : How is Drupal able to "compete"?
BrainStorming session Monday 3:00 to 4:00 pm Copenhagen time, Register at

Drupal has now at least two community products usable out of the box. &
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There is a need to see how those projects compare and are able to "compete" with non-Drupal products.

The output of this brainstorming session could be a list of features based on a competition analysis focused on the most successful of each targeted audience :
-With enterprises in mind we could focus on & in SaaS mode
-With a general audience in mind or in SaaS mode

That way we may be able to coordinate our efforts and see what our weaknesses and strengths are.

This opening informal session is meand to complement the sessions of the official shedule : : accelerating drupal adoption through SaaS, distros and more

BOF sessions :

Based on previous discussions on GDO

There are lot of participants who could give a valuable input outside of the conference. We will use Ustream and I schedule it at 3PM European time / 9AM in the US.

IceCreamYou confirm the timinig is fine with him.

How about making a workshop

3. July 2010 - 12:11

How about making a workshop or session about the most used PHP code used inside Drupal and also explain how to use so us that are still trying to figure out all this about PHP can make our own modules afterwards and better understanding what's going on, please?

There usually is a "Module

13. August 2010 - 19:40

There usually is a "Module Building" workshop at the Conferences. I suggest looking at the Examples project, which is an extensive set of (PHP code) example modules that are fully functional. The examples are for both Drupal 6 & 7.