DrupalCampPDX '09 is coming! Are you ready?

The new year is upon us, and with a fresh install of the calendar comes the opportunity to try and recreate the magic that was DrupalCamp 08.

The inaugural planning session for the this year's camp took place last night

at Rogue Brewing. Thanks to all who took some time out of their day to show up and to Grant K. for getting the ball rolling.

After a review of the highs and lows of last year, we had a spirited round table discussion of the how we'd like to shape this year's camp. I think we made good progress on the estimated size (~ 200! w00t!), needs for a venue, and most importantly, when. Realizing the Northwest is host to a robust collection of other of other Drupal communities (Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. - I'm looking at you) we've tentatively identified late July, early August as our target window, so as to give our neighbors to the north a chance to run their own camps and and then come join us.

We also spent a fair amount of time discussing what sort of tracks we'd have this year. I was excited, as there was a fair amount of consensus that we need to make sure the camp reaches outside the dedicated development community and includes the local user community as well. It looks like there will be a wiki up soon where the larger group can begin to comment. Start thinking about what you'd like to see - or more importantly - what problem you've recently solved that you'd like to share!

For those who are interested, the next full planning meeting will happen two weeks after the next DUG meeting. Keep an eye on the group for more information.

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