Edinburgh hosts second annual DrupalCamp

DrupalCamp Edinburgh 2011
Venue: Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh.
Date: 21 May 2011, 9am – 5pm.

Drupal users from across Scotland will come together this weekend for the second annual DrupalCamp Edinburgh. The focus of the free event will be on building the Scottish Drupal community and encouraging its adoption by developers and businesses.

Drupal is an open-source content management system written in PHP. It is supported by an active developer community and is free to download and share. Community is at the heart of the Drupal project and face-to-face events for users take place all over the world.

Duncan Davidson, one of the organisers of the event, says: “We have sessions aimed at all levels of practitioner, from beginner through to advanced. The aim is to bring people together and help them to see the benefits of developing websites and applications using Drupal.”

He continues: “Around 80 delegates have registered so far, an increase of almost 50% on last year already. We have been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from our sponsors and couldn’t do it without them.”

In addition to full community and business sessions and lightning talks – a series of 15-minute presentations to give new speakers an opportunity to present – the closing session of the day will discuss the formation of a Scottish Drupal Association. It is hoped that a nationwide organisation could support user meetups that already take place in Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as encouraging expansion across other parts of the country.

DrupalCamp Edinburgh will take place in the Informatics Forum at the University of Edinburgh on Saturday 21 May 2011. To find out more or to register, please visit http://dcedinburgh.drupalscotland.org.

The organisers can also be contacted on Twitter via @drupalCampEDI and the hashtag for the conference is #dcedi11.

For more information, please contact Duncan Davidson.

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