I'm packing up to get on a plane for Munich -- for the second time in the last year, in fact. Really anticipating a great week. Munich is a great city, and Drupal events are full of great people.
Before I leave, I thought I'd note some of my personal and professional goals for the week. Merit badges may be awarded for folks who help me hit these goals.
Meeting with the fantastic Nicole Lind and doing a walkthrough of our session Migrating to Drupal: Who? What? Why? and How?. After that, I'll be looking for sprints and other events to kickoff the week.
Busy day for me. Starting with Environment America: Running 60 affiliates on Drupal at 14:15 (in the Barcelona room -- ironically, this is similar to a presentation I did at DrupalCon Barcelona.
Later in the day, we're having a Future of Node/Entity Access BoF to work our details of how access controls should change for Drupal 8 and beyond.
Migrating to Drupal: Who? What? Why? and How? is at 10:45 in the Atlanta room. This talk combines the perspectives of a veteran project manager (Nicole Lind from Phase2) with a Drupal developer (and core contributor). It's a non-technical talk about aligning your team to get your move to Drupal done right.
Hey! It's my last night in Munich and I have no obligations! Looking forward to the Fabien Potencier keynote and my roommate (for the week) Larry Garfield's Multi-headed Drupal talk, which is a more technical look at some of the topics from my Environment American session.
While there's a lot of work to be done in the conference proper, I also want to set aside some time to tackle a few personal goals.
- Churn out a stable release of Domain Access 7.x-3.5. Quite a few fixes and some nice new features.
- Meet at least 2 dozen new people. I've been to 12 DrupalCons. (That's right, Munich is lucky #13 for me.) That means I know a lot of people in the community, which can make it easy to hang out with the same crowd all the time. So if you see me, introduce yourself, and I'll introduce you to some folks you may not know. (Bonus points for me: if I can remember all 2 dozen names on Friday.)
- Get a little local knowledge help in planning a vacation to Switzerland. My wife and I are planning an 8-10 day trip, flying into Zurich and out of Geneva. We're hoping to take the train and not rent a car. Where should we go? What must we do?
- Participate in the Bavarian national pastime: sitting under a chestnut tree on a sunny day, having a beer and visiting with friends.
Sounds like fun to me. See everyone soon.