3rd annual Twin Cities Drupal Camp returns

by Josh Wolanin

DrupalThe 3rd annual Twin Cities Drupal Camp kicks off this year on July 18 and runs through July 21. Focusing on the popular open source content management platform, the camp offers a wide array of sessions ranging from beginner to expert topics.

Twin Cities Drupal Camp will be hosted at the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus and is produced by a passionate group of local Drupal users.  “It’s great way to meet other motivated Drupal practitioners,” says Keri Poeppe, the project manager for this years camp.

“We have a remarkably vibrant Drupal community,” Poeppe explains. “Many companies that are leaders in the local scene show up, and our particular camp demonstrates the ethic and openness of the Drupal Community.”

The event starts off on the 18th with “own pace” training from both Drupalize.Me and Advantage Labs where attendees can get a firm grasp of the Drupal platform. Sessions on  will take place along with a keynote from Jeff Eaton, Senior Architect at Lullabot. On the 21st there will be sprints, which can range from testing to documenting code, but has an extremely open theme.

“You can be a front end developer, back end developer or neither to participate. The floor is completely open,” says Poeppe.

Not all sessions have been finalized as of yet. Check back with the website for more up-to-date information about topics being covered.

The event is currently sponsored by Electric Citizen, Advantage Labs, August Ash and Gorton Studios. Twin Cities Drupal Camp 2013 is also still accepting volunteers, and encourages every skill set of user to participate.  The event is open for registration and tickets run between $35 – $53 for the weekend.

“Attendees can expect to walk away with a deeper understanding of the Drupal platform than they had coming in, that’s for sure.” concludes Poeppe.