25+ unmissable DrupalCon Denver blogs, podcasts and resources
As the Social Media Lead for DrupalCon Munich I have monitored DrupalCon Denver online with a sharp eye. Indeed I became a volunteer and enjoyed shadowing Matt Tucker as he worked tirelessly to build the audience and encourage participation using the social channels. There seems a concensus online that DrupalCon Denver was one amongst the best Drupal events ever.
Following such a vibrant feature packed conference inevitably comes a wave of new content to consume. To help you cope I have collated as many as I could find into one handy post, enjoy.
Access DrupalCon Denver Sessions
All the sessions from Denver are available either at the original session page on the Denver web site or are collated at Blip.
As Drupal grows it's great to see the podcasting community flourishing. We now have several enthusiastic podcast journalists at each conference. Here is a summary of the shows published so far. I know more are in the pipeline.
Geeks & God
Round table wrap up podcast with Listen
DrupalEasy recorded 5 interviews at Denver. These are the first to be released.
- DrupalCon Denver: Mortendk and Damienmckenna - "This is our first batch of interviews from DrupalCon Denver 2012 - first we get a quick word from Nate Hill of San Jose Public Library, then we hear from Damien McKenna and MortenDK about their hopes and dreams for DrupalCon and their projects. Cameo appearance by Steve Edwards."
- DrupalCon Denver: Dani Nordin and Ken Woodworth - "This is a design-related batch of interviews from DrupalCon Denver 2012 - we have two interviews, one with UX pro and OReilly author Dani Nordin, followed by the designer of the DrupalCon Denver website, Ken Woodworth. Guest host Johan Falk."
Brian Lewis was never far from the action at Denver. He has captured a series of podcasts, some of which are already available.
- 014 Florian Loretan Announces DrupalCon Munich and Barry Jaspan Explains the Permentently Free Developer Tier of Acquia Cloud - Listen
- Kitten Killers Live From Denver - Johan Falk and Dick Olsson- I Can Be Your Module (You Can Be My Theme) - Listen
Additionally Brians pre-conference podcasts are really useful if you are looking for tips on which sessions to watch online.
- Coding and Development Track
- Site Building Track
- Community Track
- Mobile Track
- Design and User Experience Track
- Business and Strategy Track
Lullabot will be publishing some podcasts recorded at Denver soon. These will feature Florian Loretan, from the DrupalCon Munich Local Team Management.
DrupalCon featured on TV
9News.com interviewed Geoff Walpole of Phase2 announcing "coding nerds unite" in Denver.
Each day new posts are being published, here is a best of the bunch summary:
- The Little CMS That Could, Grows Up - R2i Interactive pick their best sessions and describe the awe of the passion from the attendees.
- Report back on a set of key DrupalCon Denver 2012 presentations - Victor Kanes in depth commentary on the key developments emerging from DrupalCon Denver
- Responsive Web Design State of the Art at DrupalCon Denver 2012 - Victor Kanes mega report on where Drupal is at with Responsive Design
- The Weekly Drop DrupalCon Denver Wrap Edition - If you are not signed up to The Weekly Drop you should! Bob Kepford gives a weekly feed of Drupal happenings, of course the Denver edition was no exception.
- Symfony2 meets Drupal 8 - Fabien Potencier, founder of Sensio and lead developer of the symfony framework, officially announces that Drupal8 will adopt some of the Symfony Components and considers what this means.
- My Thoughts on DrupalCon 2012 and the Future of Drupal - Mark Krynsky talks about "The Similarities between the WordPress and Drupal Communities", "Acquia’s Mission and Roadmap Towards Improving Drupal" and picks out some of his Denver highlights including Dick Olssons talk on “How to build a scalable platform for today’s publishers”
- DrupalCon Denver Recap - Amy Cham of Phase2 reflects on a busy week with the announcement of the merging of Phase2 Technologies and Tree House Agency plus 12 sessions they presented. Also features some great photographs
- Drupalcon Denver UX Redux - Dutch Drupaler Roy Scholten reviews the main UX related discussions and topics from Drupalcon Denver.
- Reflections on DrupalCon Denver 2012 - Evan Willhite talks looks back on his second DrupalCon and talks education, community and giving a little back to Drupal during the code sprints.
- Drupalcon Denver - My Wrap Up, an Insider's View - DrupalCon veteran Matthew Saunders gives valuable background story on what it is like to be involved in the organising team for a DrupalCon. If this article inspires you, please consider volunteering to help with DrupalCon Munich.
- DrupalCon Denver: Aten's Highlights - Aten Design Group was chosen by the Drupal Association as the design lead for DrupalCon Denver. Jon Clark reflects on his teams journey in creating the branding, over 100 visual assets and web site for DrupalCon Denver.
- DrupalCon Denver highlights - Sheila Mullins fom Appnovation Technologies lists her standout sessions from Denver.
- COD Sprint update from DrupalCon Denver - During Denver there was a huge effort to migrate the Conference Organizing Distribution to Drupal 7.
- Reflecting on DrupalCon Denver - Brian Swan of MSDN describes "The only thing worse than a Monday is a Monday after #DrupalCon"
- DrupalCon ... come for the code, stay for the sprint - Kristen Pol answers the important questions "What the heck is a Drupal sprint" and "Why should I help?"
- The Great DrupalCon Unveiling - The Drupal Love Meter is revealed at the conference! Curious? I was!
- Our DrupalCon Key Takeaways - Forum One staff describe their valuable discoveries during Denver.
Official Denver Flickr Group
Enjoy loking back over 350 superb images in the DrupalCon Denver Flickr Group which features photographs contributed from the community. Many thanks to everyone who got involved, and it's not too late to add yours
Drupal Association DrupalCon Denver Survey
If you attended Denver please help the Drupal Association by completing the Denver Survey. This is your chance to influence the form of future conferences and feedback any opinions you may have.