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Florida DrupalCamp 2013

Sat. April 20, 2013 @ Florida Technical College in Orlando, FL


5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Florida DrupalCamp!

5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Florida DrupalCamp!

Florida Drupalcamp is less than 2 weeks away and the time is now to plan your trip. With that in mind, we contact a group of FLDC veterans and organizers to help you get the most out of the conference. Below are 5 ways to maximize your time at Florida Drupalcamp!

  1. Map out your schedule – Take a look at the FLDC session list and familiarize yourself with the sessions and speakers. This year, we have experts travelling in from across the country to share their knowledge.

    A couple days before the event, take a look at the session schedule, and plan your day

    Stay flexible, though! Some of my favorite sessions come from situations where someone has said to me, "You really have to see this person speak, they are amazing!"

  2. Take some notes – This can be done either on a laptop, tablet, or (my favorite) a legal pad. Either way you do it, taking notes is important. You don’t need to write down the presentations verbatim (most will be recorded anyway), but do write down the general ideas, and concepts that you find new and interesting.

  3. Network, network, network! Conversations and new friends are more valuable than the presentations. It’s important to strike up conversations with anyone and everyone. And, this means leaving your co-workers and friends in different rooms.

  4. Attend the afterparty, and have fun! This year’s afterparty is sure to be a good time. Use this opportunity to meet people, shake hands, buy beers for people (and hopefully receive some in return). When you wake up in the morning, hit your social networks and seek out the people you just met to retain the friendships.

  5. Relax and have fun! Remember, this conference isn’t just about having your nose to the grindstone - it’s about having fun and learning skills that you love. Take time to relax and you’ll have a much more enjoyable time.

Did I miss anything? If so, post in the comments below to share your thoughts. And if you haven't yet registered, do so now!

Florida Drupal Camp announces Coding for a Cause organizations

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:00am -- Anonymous (not verified)

On Sunday April 21, attendees of Florida Drupal Camp will participate in "Coding for a Cause" to create websites for selected deserving organizations. All attendees interested in participating in these fun and educational events are invited to attend on Sunday. More information about how to get involved and learn how to quickly build a Drupal site will be posted later.

Apply now! FLDC13 Coding for a Cause Applications for Charitable Organizations

Applications are now being accepted through March 18.

Apply Now! Free Website!

On Sunday, April 21, 2013, Florida DrupalCamp participants volunteer to build websites for non-profit (501c3) organizations. All FLDC13 Drupalers are welcome and encouraged to participate. Be sure to sign up!

Project managers have been selected. Chosen organizations will be assigned a project manager that will guide them through the process and remain on the project until it is completed.

FL DrupalCamp Hotel Group Discount Available!

We’re excited to announce that we have a group discount available at the Comfort Inn Suites UCF, which is less than a mile away from the conference location!

The Comfort Suites Inn is a beautiful, recently renovated property that includes free breakfast, free wifi, gym, pool, and a microwave and refrigerator in every room!

The cost is only $86+tax per night. To register, call 407-737-7303 and use the group code, “FL DRUPAL”.

For more information, click here.

Session proposals now being accepted.

Hear ye - Hear ye! - Florida Drupal Camp 2013 is now accepting session proposals!

The Saturday, April 20, 2013 schedule for Florida DrupalCamp 2013 is in planning.

Selected tracks are:

  • OS Training Beginner's Track
  • Design, Theming and Usability
  • Development and Performance
  • Site Building
  • Project Mgmt, Sales and Consulting
  • Sessions off the Drupal Island

All session proposals must be submitted by March 20, 2013.

FLDC 2013 Pleased to Welcome Ryan Szrama as Keynote Speaker!

As Commerce Guy and Drupal Commerce Project Lead, Ryan advises implementation, builds sites, and writes a lot of code (PHP, MySQL, JS). Ryan drives the Drupal Commerce project forward through direct development and community initiatives, developing an open source community of 10,000+ users and developers working together to write awesome code and provide top notch forum support. Ryan is also a contributing author of The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7.

FLDC Registration is Open - Come one, Come All!

Registration for Florida Drupal Camp 2013 is now OPEN!

Multi-track Learning Experiences

OS Training Beginner Track

Enthusiasts, first-timers, non-programmers, webmasters, and marketing people, as well as anyone tasked with updating sites will benefit from these sessions to provide a practical overview of Drupal. You’ll learn the basics, get practical tips, tap into great resources and gain insight as a real site is built before your eyes.