Archive for September, 2011

September 9th, 2011

DrupalCon report

This post is a bit late, DrupalCon London closed its door already two weeks ago. It seems that being a week away from my desk created such a task queue that took two weeks to handle.

Anyhow, the DrupalCon was a blast. I didn’t attend to any sessions, as I was busy standing on our booth, meeting people, and discussing about various topics. I did go to the keynotes, and besides Dries’ State of Drupal they could have been better. Topics were interesting, speakers were good, but somehow they didn’t click. On the other hand, I was relieved that finally Drupal community is pushed to think about marketing, brand, image, and other softer assets — that the community is sorely lacking.

The best part of the week was the first presentation in Drupal CXO meeting by Mark Taylor. I didn’t agree to all of his topics, especially the self-development part was a bit over the top for me, but the business development part really rocked (my boat). There was a lot of stuff that I mulled over while flying back to Helsinki, and found them useful for both me personally and for my company.

The week was well spent. The next day we went to our summer house to chop some wood and spend time with the family. Weather was excellent, really atypical situation for end of August in Finland.