Even with a number of Denver Drupal community members abroad at Drupalcon London, the August Denver Drupal meetup had a packed studio. After a round of introductions and sharing what we like about London and the UK (everything ranging from history, art and architecture to beer, second wave ska and pop culture), we launched into a presentation on Context and Panels.
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At current growth rates, mobile will be the most common way to use the web as early as 2013. Already, 1 in 5 mobile users don't own a computer. They access the web entirely on mobile devices, mostly phones. Mobile means a big change to how we use the web, but it’s only the tip of the iceberg. We’re just starting to realize a fully-networked world, where the web is accessed from any device.
DrupalCamp Colorado 2011 gave many people their first taste of the friendliness, helpfulness and overwhelming awesomeness of the Colorado Drupal community, so it wasn't a big surprise to see the June Denver Drupal meetup filled with new faces. If you weren't able to attend DrupalCamp Colorado, many of the sessions were recorded and are available on the DrupalCamp site or from Archive.org.
This past weekend Scott and I joined more than 300 Designers/Themers at the third annual Design4Drupal, Boston. It was a great opportunity to connect with other designers in the Drupal community and to learn a few new tricks. I also had the chance to present two sessions, one on Advanced Web Typography, with Scott, and another on CSS3 & Preprocessors.
This weekend, more than 1,500 self-proclaimed "hackers" are gathering in cities around the world to work on technology solutions for world problems, including advance warning for severe weather situations, tracking lost children in large-scale emergencies, real time climate data comparison, and more than 60 others. The "hackathon" events are part of a global initiative called Random Hacks of Kindness, founded in 2009 in a partnership between Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, NASA and the World Bank.
We had the incredible privilege of working with the RHoK team to redesign and rebuild RHoK.org in Drupal 7.
The Denver Drupal meetup continues to grow, and despite bringing in extra chairs, every seat in the room was taken at the April meetup. But don't let that deter you from coming to future meetups! More people in attendance means more people who can answer your drupal questions and more community members to network with.
After the standard round of introductions, we spent some time with general community announcements:
The DrupalCamp Colorado website is live and registration is open! The site uses the COD install profile to implement much of the registration, sponsorship and other camp related functionality. It also features Ken Woodworth's "Yeti" design. If you attended DrupalCon Chicago, you may have already encountered the DrupalCamp Colorado Yeti. Yetis are known for their love of the Colorado mountains, good beer and Drupal... which makes the yeti the perfect DrupalCamp Colorado mascot!
At the closing session for DrupalCon Chicago the announcement was made that the next North American DrupalCon will be in Denver, Colorado. What awesome news for the Colorado Drupal community! In the days before Chicago, there were a number of materials that needed to be created to go along with the Denver announcement. I had the privilege of designing print materials, the slides for the presentation, and the announcement website. In the interest of keeping things as open as possible, I thought I would share the process used in creating those materials.
A month ago, Drupal.org moved from CVS to Git for version control. There's a good chance you already knew that, as it's been widely discussed. Another significant change happened at the same time, and hasn't received as much attention: every Drupal.org user can now create "sandbox" projects on Drupal.org. Before this change, creating your first project on Drupal.org required someone to review the project, read and test your code, and make sure it's up to the standards of the Drupal community.