I absolutely love going to Drupalcons. The excitement is palpable and it's always so great to catch up with the core team, sponsors, speakers & other awesome contributors in person. But it wasn't always so for me! Chicago was overwhelming and I couldn't help but feel out of place, not to mention the killer bout of Drupal-Flu that had me sick as a dog for a week! But things have really changed since that first conference. Sydney was the best yet!
I've recently moved to London and it's been a great experience for me so far. One of my priorities is, as always, get involved with the local community, so after having participated in some sprints and delivering a talk yesterday in the Learning Drupal meetup, it's time to deliver some training for new drupalists!
Our mission at Commerce Guys is that you succeed in eCommerce using Drupal. Over the past year and a half since we released Drupal Commerce 1.0, we've seen many successful Commerce sites launched, and it has become the most popular platform for doing eCommerce with Drupal. With over 400 new Commerce sites coming online every week, we know that there are a lot of people trying Commerce for the first time.
This is the second in a four-part series on building a sustainable Drupal distribution using Commerce Kickstart 2.0 as an example.
A sustainable distribution is one that displays the following software attributes: High quality, Extensible, Well Maintained, and Evolving.
Naturally, I have to answer Drupal. While it hasn't seen the level of activity a more targeted community service like Stack Exchange generates, Quora still generates a fair number of questions about Drupal and about CMSes and eCommerce in general. I've seen several seasoned Drupallers around answering questions, including Dries himself.
Spanish Drupal community is celebrating its third Drupalcamp this year in Madrid on October 20th and 21st after the success of the camps in Seville and Barcelona.
Commerce Guys will be collaborating with the event both sponsoring and presenting the latest news about Drupal Commerce and Commerce Kickstart on Sunday the 21st at 11am.