Drupal Association blog: 5 Reasons to Join Us at DrupalCon Portland 2024

Discover Why DrupalCon Portland 2024 Is the Must-Attend Event of the Year

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If you're part of the Drupal community or interested in Drupal, you won't want to miss DrupalCon Portland 2024! The conference is set to be the most exciting and informative event of the year, catering to developers, marketers, content editors, content publishers, and anyone else who interacts with their website. In this blog post, I'll outline the top five reasons why attending DrupalCon Portland in 2024 is a must.

Immerse Yourself in the Ultimate Drupal Experience

DrupalCon Portland 2024 promises an entire week dedicated to Drupal and the vibrant Drupal Community. It's your chance to connect with some of the most brilliant minds in the industry, engage in discussions, build lasting friendships, and simply have a fantastic time. Key highlights of the event include:

  1. Foster Community Through In-Person Connections: Experience the warmth and synergy of the Drupal community by connecting face-to-face with fellow Drupal enthusiasts. This is a unique chance to share your passion for Drupal with like-minded individuals in a vibrant, engaging setting.

  2. Driesnote & Eminent Speakers: Gain insights from the Drupal founder during the much-anticipated Driesnote and learn from a lineup of distinguished speakers. These sessions promise to be thought-provoking, offering deep dives into various aspects of Drupal, its ecosystem, and future directions.

  3. Contribution Opportunities: Participate in contribution sprints where you can tackle real-world problems, contribute to the project, and interact with key project contributors and maintainers. This is your chance to make a tangible impact and glean insights from the guardians of the Drupal codebase.

  4. Social Gatherings and Welcome Party: DrupalCon isn't just about learning; it's also about having a great time. The Welcome Party and other social events provide perfect settings to unwind, celebrate, and build friendships in a more relaxed atmosphere. View the social events or submit yours now.

  5. Birds of a Feather Sessions: Engage in "Birds of a Feather" (BoF) sessions, where small groups gather to discuss hot topics and share knowledge on specific areas of interest within Drupal and technology. These small gatherings encourage open dialogue and are a great way to dive deep into subjects you care about with peers.

Rediscover the Thriving Drupal Community

After years of remote work and lockdowns, DrupalCon Portland 2024 provides a refreshing opportunity to step out of your home office and connect with passionate Drupal enthusiasts. Meet the faces behind your favorite modules and engage with like-minded individuals who share your love for Drupal.

Unparalleled Learning Opportunities

DrupalCon offers unparalleled opportunities for learning and growth. From inspiring keynotes and informative sessions to hands-on training and contribution sprints, this event is the ultimate platform to expand your knowledge and expertise. Break out of your routine and explore the full potential of Drupal.

This year will be filled with broader topics to help you drive your digital experiences forward. Some of the new highlights this year include:

  1. A new marketing track dedicated to driving your business goals forward.
  2. Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Learning how AI is being incorporated into Drupal and how it can help you improve your day to day and achieve your goals.
  3. Birds of a Feather - More structure and planning going into our BOF sessions to drive higher levels of engagement and inform stronger conversations.

Be Inspired by Innovations

Witness the transformative power of Drupal and be inspired by the innovative and talented Drupal community. Attendees at DrupalCon Portland are focused on:

  1. Crafting cutting-edge content management systems.
  2. Delivering groundbreaking customer experiences.
  3. Mastering their craft and pushing boundaries.

Forge Valuable Connections

DrupalCon Portland is the perfect environment to connect with individuals who share your passion for Drupal, open-source technology, and delivering top-notch digital experiences. Building relationships here can significantly impact your career, opening doors to exciting opportunities.

There are countless reasons to join us at DrupalCon Portland 2024, and we can't wait to welcome you! It's a unique opportunity to connect with the Drupal community, discover the incredible work happening within Drupal, and spend quality time with friends and colleagues from around the world who share your common passion. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register now for DrupalCon Portland 2024.