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13
Nov

First DrupalCamp Australia was a success

A few weeks ago (on Sat 18th Oct 2008), we (a.k.a. the Sydney Drupal Users' Group) held the first ever DrupalCamp Australia. Sorry for the late blog post — but hey, better late than never. This was Sydney's second full-day Drupal event, and as with the first one (back in May), it was held at the University of Sydney (many thanks to Jim Woulfe from the Faculty of Pharmacy, for providing the venue). This was Sydney's biggest Drupal event to date: we had an incredible turnout of 50 people (that's right — we were booked out), and for part of the day we had two presentation tracks running in adjacent rooms.

DrupalCamp Australia logo

DrupalCamp Australia logo

Morning welcome to DrupalCamp Australia

Morning welcome to DrupalCamp Australia

Geeks in a room

Geeks in a room

26
May

Drupal at the 2008 Sydney CeBIT Expo

The past week has been a big one, for the small but growing Sydney Drupal Users' Group. Last week, on Tuesday through Thursday (May 20-22), we manned the first-ever Drupal stall at the annual Sydney CeBIT Expo. CeBIT is one of the biggest technology shows in Australia — and the original CeBIT in Germany is the biggest exhibition in the world. For three days, we helped "spread the word" by handing out leaflets, running lives demos, and talking the talk to the Expo's many visitors.

Ryan and James at CeBIT 2008

Ryan and James at CeBIT 2008

Drupal demo laptops at CeBIT 2008

Drupal demo laptops at CeBIT 2008

The Sunday before (May 18), we also arranged a full-day get-together at the University of Sydney, as a warm-up for CeBIT: there were a few informal presentations, and we got some healthy geeked-up discussion happening.

Drupal May 2008 meetup at Sydney Uni

Drupal May 2008 meetup at Sydney Uni

Dinner and drinks after the May 2008 Drupal meetup

Dinner and drinks after the May 2008 Drupal meetup