Thursday, 19 July 2012 12:24

Sydney to host DrupalCon next year

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DrupalCon, Australia's first Drupal conference organised under the auspices of the Drupal Association, will be held in Sydney from February 6 to 9 in 2013.

There have been conferences devoted to Drupal in the country before but they were purely local efforts.

The Drupal Association has held conferences in Europe and the US but this is the first time it is venturing into the Asia-Pacific region.

Drupal is an open source content management system that is released under the GNU General Public Licence.

The conference organisers said today that the venue would be the Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach; the conference will be able to accommodate 400 delegates.

DrupalCon will be shortly after the Australian national Linux conference in Canberra which concludes on February 2.

The original creator and project lead of Drupal, Dries Buytaert, will give the keynote at the opening session.

The conference will be of value to the following categories of people:

  • Anyone in the region who wants to learn about the open source Drupal CMS and when and why it can work for their websites;
  • Local web developers, themers, site architects, project managers, content authors, designers, front and backend developers and others who want to engage with the community behind Drupal;
  • Web professionals and firms who offer Drupal related services;
  • Web development firms looking to use Drupal in many different ways;
  • Anyone working for an organisation that’s adopted Drupal as their CMS; and
  • Technology decision makers

 Registrations are not yet open. Information about the conference will be available on its website.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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