We make a habit of attending as many camps as we can, and often contribute talks and sponsorships when we are able. So when DrupalCamp Paris was announced, we couldn't miss the opportunity to submit as many talks as we could... considering it was in our own backyard!
** UPDATED ** We're going to live broadcast everything so those who are unable to join in person can still join virtually! Keep tabs on the #pmofs IRC chan and ask your questions (moderated by Don Vandemark) and we'll post the link to view here asap wednesday morning portland time.
Now also posted on Drupalcon Portland website!
The PMoF's Are Happening!
Drupal Commerce Delivery Partner Program to Launch at DrupalCon Portland
The Opportunity (and why you should care about Drupal Commerce)
Collaboration in open source is a key element to why it is so successful. You can see the effect of enabling collaboration in this video. In the first minute, it is just a couple guys working on the software. But then, they open a new branch, and invite the whole world to help contribute, and you see a swarm of activity that results as people cooperate and collaborate on building something that benefits everyone.
I've been a little reluctant to go to camps if I'm being honest. They always gave off a "coders only!" kind of vibe, and not being a codemonkey myself, I was afraid of feeling useless or left out. This year I was lucky enough not only to attend this event, but to speak at it (I'd like to give very big thank you to the sponsors of Drupalcamp Stockholm and to Commerce Guys for making my trip to Stockholm possible!).
This camp was in a word: Awesome. They sold out, and for good reason! Here are my top 5 reasons for why this camp really rocked it:
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.