DrupalCon London 2011 Announces Session Lineup and Unique Drupal Evaluator’s Day
Event schedule promises to deliver cutting-edge content and unbeatable learning opportunities for new and veteran Drupal users alike
LONDON – 29 June, 2011 – DrupalCon London, an international event that brings together the community that utilizes, develops, designs and supports the Drupal platform, announced today a spectacular line-up of 60 sessions for the upcoming event being held 22-26 August at South London’s Fairfield Halls. The panels, selected from 341 proposals, will provide fresh perspectives and unique learning opportunities for the Drupal Community.
The DrupalCon London program schedule consists of 12 sessions balanced across five tracks: Site Building and Environment Set-up, Business and Best Practices, Code & Coders, Design, UX & Theming, and Ecosystem. A detailed list of sessions with descriptions, speakers, time and location are listed on the DrupalCon London site. Attendees can now build their own schedule by visiting: http://london2011.drupal.org/conference/schedule.
The sixth track, Core Conversations, is now accepting session proposals until 7 July. Core Conversations will enable people actively working on Drupal or Drupal.org to meet and plan the future of Drupal. For more details on submitting a Core Conversation session, please visit http://london2011.drupal.org/conference/core-conversations.
“Drupal is all about the community and getting everyone’s input during the public voting period was a priority,” said DrupalCon London’s Robert Castelo. “The voting results, along with attendee feedback from previous DrupalCons, enabled us to create a robust roster of industry expert speakers that will captivate attendees with stimulating sessions that will guarantee an unforgettable conference.”
DrupalCon London will also feature Drupal Evaluator’s Day, an event uniquely designed for business owners, Chief Technology Officers and marketing departments to connect with major Drupal organisations to learn how they are using Drupal for strategic and marketing initiatives.
Through a series of informative case studies, Drupal Evaluator’s Day attendees will discover how Drupal is being used for high profile sites. Additional highlights of Drupal Evaluator’s Day include Lightning talks with other Drupal businesses, networking with industry experts and business peers, and interactive session discussions with panelists. Seats are limited and in high demand. Attendees can apply for a place now by completing the form here: http://london2011.drupal.org/conference/drupal-evaluators-day.
In addition, seats are still available for pre-conference training courses and workshops on 22 August, providing people at all levels of experience the opportunity to learn from some of the leading Drupal experts. This is an invaluable opportunity for both newcomers and seasoned site builders alike to advance their skills by learning from the very best in the Drupal community. Attendees can book a place on any of the full day courses now starting at 150 GBP. This subsidised rate could save attendees 50 percent compared to the price of an average professional Drupal training day. Seats are limited; prospective attendees should review the available courses and reserve their spot now: http://london2011.drupal.org/conference/training.
The strong roster of sponsors demonstrating support of DrupalCon London includes: Acquia, Adyax, Axis12, Ausy/DataFlow, Amazee Labs, Azri, A Small Orange, ActiveState, Brightlemon, Brightcove, Bluespark Labs, Cadre Web Hosting, Capgemini, Commerce Guys, ComputerMinds Ltd, Cameron & Wilding Ltd, Consult and Design, Consol Partners, comm-press GmbH & Co. KG, CivicActions, The Deeson Group, data In transit, Dedipower Managed Hosting, Dennis Publishing, Eton Digital, Evolving Web, Exove, Full Fat Things, Google, GreenGeeks, Harvest Software Solutions, Hydrant, IXIS, Ikonami, i-KOS, ITV, Jetbrains, Koriolis, Lullabot, Linux Journal, Mearra, Microsoft, MTV, Miggle.co.uk, Makina Corpus, Monotype Imaging, NodeOne, Nascom, New Digital Partnership, New Relic, Niels Leerentveld, Propeople, Phase2 Technology, Peter Tornstrand, Radio France, Robert Douglass, Ryan Adams, Sage Pay, Subhub, Tigerfish Interactive, Tropo, Trellon, undpaul, Voxel dot Net, VML, Web Spiders, Workhabit, Wunderkraut, and Webcurl.
Registration for the conference is open now. To find out more and purchase tickets today, just go to: http://london2011.drupal.org. Ticket costs are 280 GBP (+VAT) until 1 August. Late registration will cost 320 GBP (+VAT) from 1 August – 20 August and tickets can be bought onsite for 340 GBP (+VAT). You can also keep up-to-date with the latest information about DrupalCon London by following @drupalcon on Twitter.
Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and software applications. Used to build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications, Drupal is free, flexible, robust, and constantly being improved by a community of hundreds of thousands of passionate people from all over the world. For more information on Drupal 7, visit http://www.drupal.org/drupal-7.0. In addition, information on becoming part of the local Drupal Community can be found at http://www.drupal.org.uk.