DrupalConASIA is here!!! I am back in the busy city of Mumbai and in the premises of IIT Bombay, which also saw DrupalCamp Mumbai last year. This time, it is a much bigger conference; in all ways. More people, more sessions, more community, more fun.
This year’s Drupal Global Sprint Weekend 2016 was held on January 30th and 31st throughout the world. We conduct a Drupal meetup every last Saturday in a month in Bangalore and this time, we just organized the sprint instead.
As taglines go, I know this is heavily cliched but it happens to be true to every letter. I can’t think of any better way to describe the overall Drupal ecosystem as “Come for the code, stay for the community.”
Why so much noise over Drupal 8?! Here are some of my reasons why I am over the moon about Drupal 8 release.
The meetup was different to our regular meetups in a few ways. For one, this was held on a Friday afternoon rather than the usual time of Saturday mornings. For another, the attendees actually came in from other cities just for the meetup. We had a great line up of sessions and interaction over snacks, courtesy of Wipro.
Drupal meetups are fun. You meet new people, learn something new, and other people learn from you. The Drupal community in Bangalore has regularly organized a monthly Drupal meetup, which is only growing with the support of large organizations coming forward to host.
Drupal Meetup is now in Whitefield, Bangalore! After February’s meetup, we decided to try and discover more Drupalers in Bangalore. We always knew that there are a lot more people using Drupal than we meet in the meetups and we have also known that location is a big factor.
Last weekend, Bangalore’s Drupal community came together for a code sprint to upgrade modules to Drupal 8. The sprint was held at Time Inc office in Bangalore.
We covered the basics in a span of about three hours. The event was well received and we are hoping to reach out to more people by the next training day in the end of August. If you are interested, join the group on meetup.com to recieve updates for the training day as well as the monthly meetups.