FrOSCon was a great conference. Lots of interesting people, lots of new information shared and discussions participated in. Although I did not have time to process and upload the photos yet, I found Bonn, Cologne and Sankt Augustin to be perfect places to stay in.
With the support of the Drupal Association, I traveled to Bonn this Thursday and played the tourist around the city that day. I have been to Cologne yesterday (have seen fantastic sights in both cities), and we ended the day with a nice dinner with people here for the conference and guys from the local user group. See some of Morten's pictures which are already up.
We also ended up at our hotel for some night drinks, and I actually met with some of the nice people I know well from the PHP community (from my previous deeper involvement with the PHP project). It turned out that I switched from the Drupal guys table to the eZ Publish table (lots of people staying in the same hotel). All-in all everybody is very nice, we mixed up quite well.
The conference is also going well, although there are lots of German talks, which some of us can't understand unfortunately. But this means we are progressing with core patches in the meantime, so if you have some pet issues, be sure to continue work on them.
Again, thanks for the Drupal Association for sponsoring the event, I would not be able to make it without their support! And special thanks to Robert Douglass, who had a very good sense of flawlessly organizing the Drupal presence so far.
This year, FrOSCon will include a two day Drupal conference with two rooms for Drupal presentations and all day hacking. People like Gerhard Killesreiter, Károly Négyesi (aka chx), Robert Douglass, as well as several Google Summer of Code students will be there. I will do a presentation about the Drupal 6 language improvements, and being a core committer for Drupal 6, I am sure we can chat about important Drupal issues.
I am very grateful for the Drupal Association to sponsor my travel and accommodation costs, which enable me to visit the conference at the first place. Come and meet in Sankt Augustin! Make sure that you submit your session proposal for the Drupal track by July 1st!
This year, for the first time, a big two day Drupal event is going to be organized in Sankt Augustin, Germany as part of the FrOSCon 2007 conference (25th-26th August, 2007). Robert Douglass has more to say on this on the dedicated Drupal group, looking for speakers and sponsors for the event.
The call for papers deadline of FrOSCon is closing up, you only have one week to propose a session on Drupal (or any other FrOSCon fitting topic) for the conference! Update: The Drupal session submission deadline for FrOSCon was extended to 1st July!
In the meantime, the organizers of Drupalcon Barcelona 2007 (19th-22nd September, 2007) are going forward too. The web registration is already open, which allows you to send a session proposal to the organizers. Although it is not clearly communicated whether the so-called "web registration" actually means a conference attendance registration too. The session description field also sports a limited WYSIWYG editor, which I don't think was a very good idea, but anyway, let those sessions go in! On a related note, Drupalcon Barcelona also has a design contest for the conference logo, which will be printed on t-shirts, name tags, leaflets and so on.
This design contest dealine is even closer, only three days left to participate! The design contest deadline was extended until June 10th, and some nice proposals are already in!
Being an organizer of several conferences here in Hungary, I very much appreciate the work that goes into organizing these great events, and I can't wait to be there to meet some Drupal developers I did not meet for some time now (or even not at all)!