Though I'm headed to SXSW in Austin later this week, I'm in Boston right now for the twice-annual Drupal conference, aptly named Drupalcon. If you're around, say hi -- this is a fairly good representation of what I look like, though sadly I do not have my hat, or at least a non-winter hat. It's kind of cold up here!
Today, the first day, was pretty engaging and inspiring. I'm excited to see the roadmap for the future of Drupal, and I'm always on the lookout for knowledge that will benefit me both in the Drupal services that I provide as well as some cross-pollination of ideas between both web services and Mac desktop software, be they data storage, user interface, industry trends, or any number of other issues. Not to mention meeting & hanging out with some great folks!
Probably the most interesting session so far for me was the last, on Drupal in China, covering issues as varied as outsourcing & off-shoring, governmental technology initiatives, software piracy, language barriers & internationalization, community involvement, and lifestyle & free-time activities -- which of course, if you look at them, are all integral to China's current standing and future trajectory in the technology scene. Really interesting and fascinating stuff!
Though it's of course easy for me to hang out with the large DC representation up here, I do need to meet some other folks, so again, don't be shy -- come say hello. And enjoy Drupalcon!