DrupalCon Denver: Aten's Highlights

Last week the annual North American DrupalCon was held here in Denver. The Aten team was involved with DruplaCon Denver in a variety of ways last week and the months leading up to the event.

Aten Design Group was chosen by the Drupal Association as the design lead for DrupalCon Denver. We worked with the local community to create the branding, website design, and over one hundred other assets, including signs, banners, badglets and presentation templates.

Three of our team members were involved in selecting session content for three of the eight main tracks. Justin was the local business track lead, Ken was the local design track lead, and Scott was the local mobile track chair. Others on our team volunteered in other ways, including training sessions, planning for catering and general grunt work.

Aten was also a Gold level sponsor. At our booth, we gave a way a lot of great things – a snowboard, sketchbooks and party invites. Shawn Voskuil was the lucky DrupalCon attendee who won the Never Summer snowboard.

We worked with some amazingly talented folks in Boulder to create some fun print pieces. Adam Agee created the beautiful illustrations for our 6th DrupalCon-inspired sketchbook and office party invitations. Brad O’Sullivan of Smokeproof Press was responsible for the gorgeous printing work using his 80+ year-old letter presses. We’re so happy with the results and hope you made it by our booth to pick one up for yourself.

On top of all of that, last week was full of exciting launches and announcements.



On the DrupalCon Day Stage, Justin announced the launch of OpenAid, a new Drupal distribution built to help small NGOs and international development projects quickly create cost-effective program-focused websites. OpenAid is the result of work done by the USAID-funded Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communication Programs (CCP). Aten led the design and development efforts in collaboration with CCP, Touchstone Consulting Group and Watershed Strategy.

Find out more about the OpenAid distribution on the drupal.org project page.



Nate Haug, famed Drupal developer and Lullabot, launched his new online form service – Webform.com – at DrupalCon in his session on the open source Webform Drupal module. Our team worked with Nate to create the branding and design for the webform.com website and user interface. We really enjoyed collaborating with Nate and we’re thrilled to see this service out in the wild!

To learn more and use the Webform.com service, visit http://webform.com.

Phew. What a week!

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