Wednesday, 22 February 2017
This was Drupal Mountain Camp
From 16-19 February, the first Drupal Mountain Camp took place in Davos, Switzerland. A very diverse crowd of 135 attendees from, 17 different countries, came together to share the latest and greatest in Drupal 8 development, as well as case studies from Swiss Drupal vendors. When we started organizing Drupal Mountain Camp in the summer of 2016, it was hard to predict how much interest it would attract and how many people would join for the camp. By reaching out to the local and international Drupal ecosystem we were excited to get so many people to attend from all around the world including Australia, India, and the US.
As a team of a dozen organizers; we split up the tasks, like setting up the venue, registration, social media, room monitoring and much more. It was great seeing that we were able to split the workload across the entire team and keep it well balanced.
We are very thankful for 30 different speakers who travelled from afar and worked hard to share their expertise with the crowd. As a program organizer I might be biased, but I truly believe that the schedule was packed with great content :) In addition to the sessions, we also provided free workshop trainings to help spread some more Drupal love.
We took all the speakers up to the mountain for Switzerland's most popular dish, cheese fondue, to say thank you for their sessions and inputs.
With Drupal Mountain Camp we wanted to set a theme that would not only excite attendees with Swiss quality sessions but also create a welcoming experience for everyone. On top of our Code of Conduct, we organized various social activities that would allow attendees to experience Switzerland, snow and the mountains.
Sprints are an essential way to get started with contributing to Drupal. At Drupal Mountain Camp, we organized a First-time sprinter workshop and had Sprint rooms from Thursday until Sunday with many sprinters collaborating.
For our hosting company amazee.io, Drupal Mountain Camp was a great opportunity to demonstrate our docker based development environment and scalable cluster stack using a set of raspberry pies.
And of course, we ended the conference with skiing and snowboarding at the Swiss mountains :) Pictures from the camp: selection and all. Curious about the next Drupal Mountain Camp? Follow us on twitter to stay on top and see you at the next event.