A panel of Drupal event organizers discuss their experiences with the challenges of organizing events, how becoming active in the community has affected their career, and what led them to becoming event organizers, and open up the floor to Q and A from attendees.
Michael AnelloDrupal trainer and developer @ DrupalEasy
Michael Anello (@ultimike) is co-founder and vice president of DrupalEasy, a Drupal training and consulting firm based in Central Florida. Mike has been one of the main organizers of the Florida Drupal Users' Group and Florida DrupalCamps for over ten years, is a member of the Drupal Community Working Group, and also helps manage the Drupal Association's Community Cultivation Grants program.
Michael has been developing Drupal sites for over 12 years specializing in module development, theming, and general site-building with a strong focus on best practices and sustainable development. Michael is also the lead trainer and curriculum developer for DrupalEasy's intensive, 12-week Drupal Career Online.
He can be heard interviewing fellow Drupal community members, talking about current Drupal news, and highlighting new and upcoming modules on the twice-monthly DrupalEasy Podcast. He is an Acquia Certified Developer and a Drupal 8 core contributor.
Kevin ThullFreelancer @ Blue Drop Shop
MidCamp Logistics Lead and 2019 Fearless Leader.
I build websites, push pixels, move type, make media, plan camps, tap mana, roll for initiative, eat like a boss, chase food trucks and like an #eggoneverything.
Sponsor my travel and I will record and post your camp sessions!
AmyJune HinelineCommunity Ambassador @ Kanopi Studios
I have been an active participant in the Drupal community for 3 years. A self described "non-coder", I have been a top 20 contributor to the Drupal project two years in a row.
Outside of doing "the drups", I enjoy mycology, geocaching, and have a love for air-cooled volkswagens.
April SidesDeveloper @ Lullabot
I am a backend Drupal developer at Lullabot and lead organizer of Drupal Camp Asheville. My super powers include picking up something new and running with it as well as connecting people with common interests or tech problem spaces. My curiosities include work culture, entrepreneurship and burnout.
Dan MoriartyCEO and Creative Director @ Electric Citizen
Dan is a co-founder of Electric Citizen, a Minneapolis-based and Drupal focused web agency. He helped start Twin Cities Drupal Camp in 2011, and has been an active volunteer, sponsor and lead organizer every year since.
Dan has been working with Drupal for over 10 years, as a front-end developer and designer. He currently oversees business operations for Electric Citizen, while also managing discovery, UX and design.