DrupalCon DC 2009

Drupalcon DC

Drupal rocks….

It was my first time attending DrupalCon, and what a difference from your typical corporate fare. The positive energy is quite palbable, I’m guessing since many are giving away their time and knowledge to advance this great platform, Drupal. Attendees were quite friendly, and I met several people, including some lunchmates through Twitter.

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BarCamp DC 2

BarcampDC 2

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The second BarCamp DC was this past Saturday, and after waiting nervously once again on the waiting list, I got an email from Peter Corbett that I’m in. First of all, Thanks to the organizers Justin, Peter and especially CDIA for providing such a perfect space for this event (for free at that). My first session of the day was with Adam Boalt about startups surviving in this lousy economy. He talked about how he started up RushMyPassport.com and all the effort he put into making the site usable and findable, optimizing CPA. What really blew me away was that he made $30,000 on his first day (after having done all the testing and optimization). Overall, was a very inspiring talk, certainly opened my mind to keep my eye open for a wider range of opportunities.

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