This last week I’ve been at DrupalCon Nashville thanks to the scholarship I received from the Drupal Association. Despite the intense activity of a DrupalCon, I had time to discover the culture around country music and to learn about Nashville’s history.
I was able to present a session about the Out of the Box Initiative with @laurii and @mariohernandez and help in the organization of the work done during the Friday sprints related to it. In fact, one of the best moments was when Lauri committed the recipe for Crema Catalana.
I was also able to talk to a lot of people about the new initiative to redesign the Drupal Admin UI where we are working with @yoroy. Apart from being able to exchange very good ideas, the design, UX and front-end teams have started to take form. Luckily all this will materialize soon, with the help of Ymbra sponsoring part of my working day to help in this initiative.
The key part for this trip to be worth so much has been the people. I’ve devirtualized many drupalers and met many others, literally from around the world. And as in all Drupal events, social activities helped me to get to know people in a different context. For example, parties organized by companies allowed me to meet people from Europe with whom I had not yet met. Some activities were especially fun, such as the BoF organized by @amitaibu. Thank you!
This trip has made it clearer to me than ever that Drupal's great strength is its community, and above all its diversity. So even though this year there will be no official European DrupalCon, there will be many other international events organized by the community that that can be used as an excuse to reconnect again.
See you at the next Drupal event! Maybe at DrupalCamp Spain?