San Francisco, California
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Wouldn't June be an awesome time to have an unconferenced DrupalCamp NYC? Let's do that!
DCNYC11 will take place on Saturday, June 23rd in its long-time home at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn! Registration for this event will be FREE, but we suggest a donation of $25.00 to help us to continue funding these types of camps in the future.
What is an unconference?
The typical approach to a conference features a content schedule that is selected in advance by a planning committee. While the committee may take input from its registered attendees, the committee ultimately decides what content will be presented at the event.
In an unconference, the event content is suggested and chosen by the actual attendees on the day of the event. First thing in the morning, we all gather to find out what everyone wants to talk about, set the schedule, then allocate the rooms that we have rented/reserved.
While content decisions are not made until the day of the camp, now is a great time to start thinking and talking about ideas for sessions. While there aren't formalized tracks per se, you can think about topics in terms of a few categories:
Also, consider different skill levels. Ideally, there will be a nice mix of beginner, intermediate, and advanced content available.
Finally, keep in mind that the format for DCNYC11 content is flexible. You are certainly welcome to put together a formal presentation. However, some of the absolute best ideas come out of less structured material like a demo or case study and open discussion. We encourage you to consider leading a discussion on a topic of interest, or to submit a case study for consideration as a session topic.
Some starter ideas:
* what have you found to be the most useful, surprising, or enigmatic changes for Drupal 7?
* what have been your most challenging project requirements, and how did you meet them?
* what module do you think is a "best kept secret"?
* what direction would you like to see a community philosophy, Drupal core, or major contrib project take?
* what other technologies are really, really cool when you pair them with Drupal?
Remember, registration for the DCNYC11 unconference is free, but a $25 donation will help us keep this event cashflow neutral and thus help seed budgeting of the larger DCNYC12 conference, which we are planning for the end of the year. If you do intend to make the donation, please place "DCNYC11" in the memo field of the payment form. Thanks in advance, and see you at the unconference in a couple of weeks!