Yes, this is a bumpy time for Drupal. The Drupal controversy continues to rumble on with plenty community posts, and articles in major publications like Inc and Techcrunch.
Still, we'd love to see you at DrupalCon Baltimore next week.
This year's conference really has much to recommend it.
The location is great. Baltimore is one of the most intriguing and underrated cities in the US. Most people know it for "The Wire", but the downtown is really a lively and walkable waterfront location.
The conference seems like it will be really popular. Our training has sold out. Three times over. That's very abnormal. We've done DrupalCon for nearly 10 years and have often scrambled to fill seats at the last minute.
Why is this year's DrupalCon doing so well? Perhaps it's because Baltimore is so close to Washington DC. The training rosters are full of attendees from government organizations like the IRS and the EPA. The last time DrupalCon was in this area was 2009. In retrospect, that was perhaps the best year in Drupal's history with the launch of WhiteHouse.gov, Acquia's first year in business, and the rapid growth of DrupalCon attendance. Hopefully, some of that 2009 magic will rub off on this year's event.
Oh, and we're giving away free books! Drupal 8 Explained is now available in paperback. I'll be around the conference on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and would love to meet some OSTraining readers. Come up and see me for a free copy. If you I run out, we'll give you a free e-book version.
If you've not met me before, I'm the tall guy on the right of this photo. That's Joe Campbell on the left.