Closing Keynote at DrupalCon London

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Wow! What a great 4 days (including our training day) We’re minutes away from the closing session for DrupalCon London 2011.

Unlike most conferences, the room is still really full – a testimony to the rabid following most Drupalers bring to a DrupalCon.

DrupalCon Denver

They are talking about Drupalcon Denver 2012 (March). The focus will be on collaborative design for mobile (should be amazing). It will be at the Colorado Convention Center – a gorgeous facility.

AND of course – skiing and snowboarding packages will be available… and plenty of pub crawls…

The Colorado Drupal community is one of the best.
400+ people at DrupalCamp Colorado
5 monthly meet ups.
@drupalcondenver
denver2012.drupal.org

DrupalCon Munich

The next European DrupalCon will be August 20-23, 2012 in Munich, Germany.

Very active Drupal Community – every major city has a Drupal meet up.

The Westin Grand will be the venue. Built for the 1972 Olympic Games… renovated 2 years ago. (pics of rooms on the screen – really nice… definitely going eh!)

@drupalcon
http://munich2012.drupal.org

Conference Stats

  • 150 cam to pre-conference training
  • 1748 at the conference proper
  • 19 scholarships
  • 1751 total attendance.
  • 6,620 cups of coffee consumed
  • 73 sessions
  • 87 BOF’s
  • 2741 Keynote Impressions
  • 300-400 pub crawlers
  • 50 volunteers
  • 1 marriage proposal (she said yes)

Country Stats

  • UK 560
  • US 236
  • Belgium 169
  • Germany 87
  • France 80
  • Denmark 77
  • Netherlands 64
  • Sweden 54
  • Finland 43
  • Switzerland 32
  • Norway27
  • Canada 25
  • Austria 19

They listed the internet data… but went way too quickly… huge amounts of data transfer over the 3 days – more iPhones than Androids.

Income and Expenses

  • £241,533 from sponsors
  • £370,362 in ticket sales
  • £43,500 in training income
  • £655,395 in total revenue
  • £617,196 in total expenses
  • Internet access cost £50,000p
  • £38,000 left over – will go to the Drupal Association for staff, community initiatives.
  • DC London becomes the first European DC to turn a profit.

Basically – the closing session of DrupalCon is announcements for the future and thanks to everyone involved. A ton of volunteers are involved in running a Con… It really is a great conference.

If you’re reading this and a client of OSTraining, I would highly recommend attending a DrupalCon.


About the author

Rod holds two masters degrees and has been training people how to do "things" for over 25 years. Originally from Australia, he grew up in Canada and now resides just outside Cincinnati, Ohio.