Drupalcon Paris - Short Post Mortem

  • Posted on: 29 September 2009
  • By: shivanj

Drupalcon ParisDrupal Lager

I have had the pleasure of obtaining a Drupalcon scholarship to attend the Drupalcon held in Paris in September 2009. View my profile.

Arriving in Paris was no different as seen on TV. Big city, taxis, metros, Eiffel Tower, street-side tables for two, random couples making out everywhere....yeah just as expected from when I last visited 12 years ago in 1997.

At the actual conference I helped out at the registration desk. Let me tell you, I believe I held a passport/ID from every single continent/country...some I did not even recognise.

The planned social actives were awesome. From meeting up at Luxembourg, Bastille, and Cafe Delmas...all worth it. It was amazing to see Drupal totally take over a street bar. Every single time, the bar could not physically hold any more people, so there were always drupalers spilling out into the street. At Cafe Delmas this is how I found the bar....just look out for the busiest bar. One guy brewed his own beer and labelled it Drupalager!

Every night after the conference I would somehow find myself by the Eiffel Tower and take in some of the random street dancing. It was very surreal.

The conference itself was well executed. Full attendance of approximately 900 people. Sessions going strong all day. I attended as many as I could.

Hmmm, this post is turning out to have more Paris-related content than Drupal content. Well this is what you get when a conference is hosted in one of the most expensive cities in the world! I really enjoyed munching on French croissants and drinking wine.

My most memorable moment - hearing Black Eyed Peas - I gotta a feeling while walking along the Champs Élysées (the most beautiful avenue in the World!)

Comments

Nice post.......U r right ....U sound more in awe of the location than Drupalcon. Btw, I hope u didnt have to buy water there. I cud imagine how much u'd have hated that......Fiji..... ;)

hahaha noooo...luckily I didn't have to buy Fiji water! lol ;)

Hi

This website is really awesome, it is so inspirational and reading the articles is insightful and educating. It is nice that you have gotten such an opportunity to visit Paris and sharing your experiences with others who have not yet been there like myself, well, what can I say, except good job. Bye

Karissa

Thank you for your kind comments!

Is it a party for Drupal's community?
I am using Drupal for my site Sears Locations and I will very happy if I can join this party