(The Hosting News) – The Drupal Association, producers of the Drupal project’s worldwide DrupalCon conference, today announced that DrupalCon, Symfony Live and WebVisions will co-locate their May 2013 conference in Portland, Oregon. The theme of this year’s DrupalCon is “Building Bridges, Connecting Communities,” a complement of this co-location. The conferences will take place at the Oregon Convention Center and will have special rates to attend all three conferences.
“There are great synergies between the three conferences, as our audiences and technologies overlap,” said Jacob Redding, Executive Director of the Drupal Association, hosts of DrupalCon, and the non-profit community organization that supports the Drupal project, its community, and its growth. “As the Drupal and Symfony communities begin to work more closely together the attendees of our conferences overlap with designers, developers, site architects, and IT managers learning and exchanging knowledge about both technologies in one location. Coupled with WebVisions bringing in strong industry speakers speaking about the latest in web design and technologies, it’s a winning combination. We can each help grow each other’s communities with knowledge sharing and participation.”
Drupal and Symfony, two separate open source software projects, began working together in 2012 when it was announced that portions of the Symfony project would be incorporated into the core of Drupal 8. Symfony’s enterprise development focus coupled with Drupal brings together a modern enterprise toolkit with a strong foundation for web developers to assemble a more tailored site with less work.
WebVisions explores the future of the Web and mobile design, user experience, digital media and technology, user experience and business strategy and is a natural choice to co-locate with DrupalCon and Symfony Live for it’s attendee base of web themers and front-end developers. There is a lot of overlap, and much to learn from each other’s conferences.
While the three conferences will be run independently, attendees can buy a pass to just one of three conferences or purchase a Combo Pass to get access to all three events, which will include admission to an exhibit hall and the attendee lunches. Tickets for Symfony Live and WebVisions will be available this month, and DrupalCon Portland will will go on sale January 2013.
What is DrupalCon?
DrupalCon is an international event that brings together the people who use, develop, design, support and want to learn about the Drupal platform. Held annually in North America, Europe, and for the first time in 2013 in Asia/South-Pacific, DrupalCon has hosted over ten thousand developers over the past seven years in Antwerp, Portland, Amsterdam, Vancouver, Brussels, Sunnyvale, Barcelona, Boston, Szeged, D.C, Paris, San Francisco, Copenhagen, Chicago, London, Denver, Munich, and will be hosted in Sydney, Australia just before DrupalCon Portland. The 2012 North American DrupalCon was held in March in Denver, Colorado with more than 3,000 web designers, developers, site architects and IT Managers in attendance.
About Symfony Live conference:
Held for the past four years in Paris, Berlin, London and San Francisco, Symfony Live brings together Symfony community members (developers, project managers, information systems managers, etc.) from all over the world to share their experiences and meet with leading Open-Source technology experts. Symfony Live is the biggest international conference about Symfony. It is organized by SensioLabs, a Commercial Open Source Software Company and designer of the Symfony framework. During two days, speakers will be invited to talk about real life solutions that will help developers and project managers face challenges when developing professional Symfony applications. Symfony Live is a unique opportunity to meet the Symfony community, talk with the Symfony core team, and share your experience with the framework. Learn more at http://www.symfony.com.
Since 2001, WebVisions has been a venue for entrepreneurs, designers, developers, educators and strategists to learn, engage and explore the technologies and trends that are shaping the digital world. Held in New York, Chicago, Barcelona and Portland, the event brings together an all-star lineup of speakers who share their knowledge, experience and vision of the future. The Portland show also features community events like the Stumptown 40 Pinewood Derby, Hackathon for Social Good, Hatchinate: Lightning Pitches by Visionary Startups, studio tours, robotics demonstrations and parties. Find out more at http://www.webvisionsevent.com.
About The Drupal Association
Located in Portland, Oregon, the non-profit Drupal Association is dedicated to helping the open source Drupal CMS project flourish. Powering millions of websites and software applications, from personal blogs to the largest enterprise applications, Drupal is free, flexible, and extremely robust. It is constantly being improved by a community of tens of thousands of passionate people from all over the world. The Drupal Association provides the support, infrastructure and funding to grow the Drupal Community and help with online collaboration athttp://drupal.org. The Drupal Association hosts and supports conferences and events around the world. Funds to support these programs come from memberships, sponsorships and donations. To learn more about the Drupal Association, the Drupal Project, and how to get involved and contribute, visit https://association.drupal.org/.