What To Do and Who To Meet At DrupalCon Vienna 2017

by Hamza Zia  September 26, 2017

It’s that time of the year again. DrupalCon, the biggest event in the world of Drupal is here! And this time, it is in Vienna. In this blog post, I have highlighted some of the key points on how you can take home the best experiences from this mega event and make the most out of it. There are huge opportunities and a lot of fun activities awaiting. So, without further ado, let’s get down to it.

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Learn New Stuff

No matter if you are a newbie or an experienced Drupaler, there are a lot of opportunities to learn new and exciting things at DrupalCons. Every DrupalCon provides full-day training programs by experts from around the world. If you are in it for some hands-on Drupal training, then DrupalCon is where you should be headed to.

Make New Connections

DrupalCon is an event that brings together like-minded individuals from around the world. It is packed with people who build, develop, use and maintain Drupal. Meeting with such people will not only advance your Drupal knowledge, it will also help in making new and meaningful connections with experts of the platform. Plus, working towards a common goal with other people is extremely satisfying. After all, it’s no secret that Drupal has one of the most active and vibrant communities in the tech world; with their motto: “Come for the software, stay for the community,” underscoring the fact.

Attend Keynotes

Keynotes are the highlights of every DrupalCon. This is where the leaders and influencers of Drupalsphere take the stage to address issues as well as discuss the resolutions and plans for the future of Drupal. If you’ve been wondering about where Drupal is headed to next, or its contemporary issues then are sure to attend the Keynotes. Who knows, maybe one day you might be the one delivering a keynote to the Drupal audience.

Code Sprints Await You

Now you didn’t think that a Drupal event would go without coding, did you? As developers, coding is what we all really enjoy, and to sate that thirst DrupalCon hosts a full day of code sprints, where you can flex your coding muscles.

Attend Exciting Sessions

Apart from Keynotes, there are various sessions that are held throughout the event. Various people and companies involved in Drupal from across the globe get to showcase their work to the world and give their take on various aspects of Drupal.

But, Also Have Fun!

By now, you might be wondering where’s the ‘entertainment’ part in all of this. Well, fret not, because apart from the main four-day event, there are community events and sponsor-driven events throughout the entire week!

The People You Should Meet at DrupalCon Vienna 2017

At DrupalCon, there are more must-meet people than time. This year, you might find it hard to decide on who you should meet and greet at the sessions and networking events. Well, here’s a list of some of the really helpful and friendly people who are attending the event:

  1. Rachel Lawson (https://twitter.com/rachel_norfolk)
  2. Kevin Kaland (https://twitter.com/wizonesolutions)
  3. Jesus Manuel Olivas (https://twitter.com/jmolivas)
  4. Adam Globus-Hoenich (https://twitter.com/djphenaproxima)
  5. Iztok Smolic (https://twitter.com/Iztok)
  6. Josef Dabernig (https://twitter.com/dasjo)
  7. Timothy Lehnen (https://twitter.com/TimLehnen)

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About Hamza Zia

Hamza is a Drupal Community Manager at Cloudways - A Managed Drupal Hosting Platform. He loves to write about Drupal and related topics. During his free time, he can be seen obsessing over Football, Cars, Android and Gaming.

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