The first Drupal summit to incorporate technical sessions alongside interactive business and marketing workshops, Drupal on the Bayou will bring together developers, site designers, business owners, and corporate representatives. The groups will be able to share their experience and learn not only how to develop and implement a Drupal-based web presence using agile methodologies, but also how the powerful, free open source Drupal content management platform can help grow a business.
The Summit will be held December 8-9, 2011 at Harrah’s New Orleans. Registration is now open, with a 20 percent discount available for Early Bird registrations received by midnight on October 31.
The Drupal on the Bayou Smmit offers three tracks:
• Build, featuring Drupal experts conducting technical sessions on theming and site building aimed at developers;
• Design, covering user-friendly design elements beyond themes and code to enhance usability; and
• Business, including interactive panels and sessions ranging from project management and how to manage client expectations to real-world Drupal application success stories.
Drupal devotee Angie “Webchick” Byron will deliver the keynote address. Byron is widely recognized as an open source evangelist and frequent Drupalcon and Do it with Drupal speaker. Byron co-authored the O’Reilly book “Using Drupal,” and has been influential in Drupal development. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Drupal Association and is the recipient of the Google-O’Reilly Open 2008 Source Award for Best Contributor. Byron was recently featured on the cover of Linux Journal for her work on Drupal 7.
In addition to the Summit, LevelTen will conduct three days of pre-event training December 5-7. Designed for beginners, Drupal in a Day will show novice users how to create a Drupal site from start to finish with hands-on instruction and workshop time to build your own site. The two-day Drupal 7 Site Building course is ideal for those who want to dig deeper and expand their Drupal knowledge beyond the basics.
Speaking proposals and session ideas for Drupal on the Bayou are currently being accepted. To submit ideas and proposals or read more about the event, visit www.drupalonthebayou.com.