Seek out Birds of a Feather at Lunch

At lunch there will be signs on tables reflecting special topics so you can meet people who share your interests, have meaningful lunchtime conversations and maybe even get some answers to questions you've been struggling with. So be sure to cruise around and find the table that is the best color match for your feathers! There will probably be some late entries so make sure you check them all out.

Don't Miss the Social Event at Hot Olives Saturday Evening

Dinner after Florida DrupalCamp 09
Marc and Bladwin

Never got to ask that presenter a final question? Didn't get enough conversation in at lunch? Ready to unwind a little after a long day of sessions and installing new modules? The traditional DrupalCamp social event is just what you need!

Immediately following the DrupalCamp Session Wrap-up on Saturday, be sure to head over to Hot Olives for continued good fun and fellowship. The sessions wrap up at 5:30 and it's only a six minute walk from the conference site.

If you're at the college facing the parking garage, take a left turn and walk to the West down Fairbanks to the corner of New York and Fairbanks. There's no need to move your car.

The food is terrific - rated four and a half stars by Urban Spoon. Mixed drinks are between $4.50-$8. Domestic bottles of beer are $2.75, and happy hour rate on drafts is $1.75. Everyone will be on his or her own for the cost of dinner, but traditionally a few attendees/companies pool some money to sponsor a round or two of drinks.

Don't miss this great opportunity to meet people who share your interests and to follow up with interesting people you've seen and met at the conference. Don't forget to bring your business cards and don't be shy about introducing yourself. Everyone in the Drupal Community is friendly and eager to help.

For more information see

Hot Olives Restaurant
601 South New York Avenue (the corner of Fairbanks & New York)
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Tel: 407.629.1030
Fax: 407.629.1024

Map to Hot Olives

Our Florida Drupal Flickr Pool is a great place to upload your pictures from the day while you're waiting for the social event to start. You can also check out pictures from our past 3 years of events, and a few other excursions around the world in the name of Drupal.

Keynote Address on Why Non-Profits, Open Source and Drupal Matter - to each other and the world

Michael Haggerty, CEO and Chief Internet Strategist of Trellon, will present the Keynote for the Florida DrupalCamp 2012. The Keynote will address Drupal's impact on non-profit technology and what we can all can do to support the community. He'll explain why Drupal, and open source in general, is so important to non-profits. According to Michael, Drupal can not only lower the cost to create and maintain a digital presence and enable advocacy and activism, it can also help "future proof" non-profits - reducing risk by lowering dependence on technology that can become obsolete or overpriced.

He'll introduce CRM Core, a community project that provides a sustainable platform for Contact Management and much more. It not only allows people to store contacts and integrate with other CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems, it also provides a framework for applications like online petitions, donations, event management, social networking and fulfillment. This can be important news for non-profits - reducing technology cost and risk enables them to focus more resources on their mission.

2012 Coding for a Cause Results

First, we would like to thank all 16 applicants who participated in this year's selection process. Our three-member C4aC planning committee, along with our project managers, conducted interviews with the applicants in the past week, and we met on Saturday to review the many applications and make our nominations. After careful deliberation, we have selected three candidates:

Florida DrupalCamp Featured in the Orlando Sentinel!

On January 3 the Florida DrupalCamp Coding for a Cause event was featured in the Orlando Sentinel. The article describes the event and reminded charities that to be considered, they need to get their applications in by this Sunday, January 8, 2012.

'Hactivists' with a purpose want to help charities

The term "hackers" tends to conjure up images of illicit cyberspace break-ins stealing personal financial information or embarrassing national-security secrets.

But some self-described hackers in Central Florida are coming together to do good instead of evil.

Special Interest Groups

Check out the Forums (under the "Discuss" tab) under Lunch Groups for discussion about Special Interest Groups - we are now accepting Topics for lunchtime Special Interest Group Round Table discussions, and asking for volunteers for Table Leaders to keep the discussions moving and on track.

Social Media and Other Links

There is lots of buzz about the Florida DrupalCamp (February 11-12, 2012) at other places on the Internet. Here are just a few - please add more to get a complete list:

On Twitter:

Follow Florida Drupalcamp 2012! 

Track activities & people by subscribing to thisTwitter list: @lisat2/drupalcamp-2012 

On Facebook:

Attention Non-Profits - Submit Your Proposals Now for a Free Website

Non-Profit Organizations are invited to submit proposals to have a free Drupal Website developed by volunteers during the Florida Drupal Camp. To be considered, propsals must be received by January 8, 2012. Selection will be announced on January 15, and the Coding for a Cause website development effort will take place on February 12, 2012.

Hotel Discounts Available Now!

For Florida Drupal Camp attendees a special hotel discount has been arranged for the nights of February 10 and 11:

Best Western Mt Vernon Inn
110 S Orlando Avenue
Winter Park, Florida, 32789

Session submission is open for Florida DrupalCamp 2012

Session submissions are open for Florida DrupalCamp 2012. In addition to a dedicated, pre-planned beginner track, we currently have plans for 4 tracks of sessions for all levels of Drupal users. Potential presenters are invited to submit proposals for all aspects of Drupal development, site building, theming, site planning, and community involvement. This year, we're going to get away from the ideas of forcing sessions into single tracks and going to go with a tagging approach instead.

There are three ways to submit a session proposal:

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