Let's go to DrupalCon Dublin 2016
We are very excited to hear that the next European DrupalCon will be in Ireland. DrupalCon Dublin will take place 26-30th Sep 2016. The announcement was made at the closing of yesterday's DrupalCon Barcelona in front of an audience of over 2000 Drupal enthusiasts from around the world.
We are very pleased to see that the website is not just a landing page like many others, but already has useful content including which hotels we get discount at and how to sponsor. No doubt the volunteers must have worked very hard to get it all ready in time.
The Drupal Ireland community has been doing great work for years and in 2013 organised a very successful Drupal Developer Days event in Dublin. They organise the annual Drupal Camp Ireland which is one of very few that is free thanks to its generous sponsors. Their next event will Drupal Camp Belfast taking place 20-21st November. Recent camps have taken place in Portumna, Cork, Westport and Ballyvaughan.
They are home to great Drupal companies including Annertech who launched their own website in Drupal 8 last September and regularly organise DrupalCon quiz nights.
We are very excited and looking forward to attending the event and visiting Dublin for the first time. It will be great meeting more of the local community and seeing the jewels of the Emerald Isle!
What is a DrupalCon?
It is an annual conference for the Drupal community where developers, designers, content editors, project managers and business owners come to learn, share and discuss issues. Many new contributors also learn how to contribute to Drupal core for the first time.
The founder of Drupal started the project from Belgium in 2000, and soon it started to be organised in both Europe & North America since 2005. Last year was the first time that it took place outside of these territories and was brought to Bogota in Colombia. It was the first time a 3rd annual DrupalCon took place each year alternating between South America and Asia. Next year will see the event going to Asia for the first time, to DrupalCon Mumbai 18-21st February 2016. North America's event will be DrupalCon New Orleans 9-13th May 2016, it promises to have lots of great culture and food.
Previous years in Europe
Over the past years it has taken place in :
- 2015 - Barcelona, Spain
- 2014 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
- 2013 - Prague, Czech Republic
- 2012 - Munich, Germany
- 2011 - London, UK
- 2010 - Copenhagen, Denmark
- 2009 - Paris, France
- 2008 - Szeged, Hungary
- 2007 - Barcelona, Spain
- 2006 - Brussels, Belgium
- 2005 - Amsterdam, Netherlands