Drupal Day Austin

September 15, 2012 at Capital Factory

This event has passed, but be on the look out for DrupalCamp Austin in Spring 2013!

Drupal Day Austin is a FREE one-day event where anybody can come learn how to build websites with Drupal – the powerful open source CMS. Enjoy a day to learn from industry experts and share your own experiences.

When: Saturday, September 15, 2012. 11:30am-5pm
Where: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, 16th Floor, Austin, TX 78701 (map)




Free lunch! The main course will be BBQ, but there will be vegetarian options as well. Grab a bite before you feed your brain with talks the rest of the day.


So You Guys Want to Build a Drupal Distribution

Karen Borchert, Director of Products, Phase2 Technology
Erik Summerfield, Team Architect, Phase2 Technology


Make Publishing Rock! A Few Modules to Improve the Lives of Editors

Mike Minecki, Developer, Four Kitchens


CMS Confidential: Tales of Love and Hate from the Experts

Devin Price, Web Developer, WP Theming
Ryan Irelan, Technology and Development Director, Happy Cog
Travis Swicegood, Director of Technology, Texas Tribune
Todd Nienkerk, Partner and Digital Strategist, Four Kitchens

For this featured panel, we've gathered professionals from the worlds of Wordpress, Expression Engine, Django, and Drupal. They'll share their triumphs, tribulations, and what the future holds for software they love.


Using Drupal to Create Powerful Knowledge Management Tools For Academic Research

Michael Caudy, Scientist and Developer


Have a Happier Drupal Life: Building Your Personal Drupal Brand for Fun & Profit

Ben Finklea, CEO, Volacci

Tim Hamilton, CEO, Astonish Designs


After Party at Easy Tiger

709 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 (map)

Walk six short blocks over to Easy Tiger for some post-session socializing. This beer garden and bake shop features craft beers, cocktails, as well as homemade pretzels and sausages.

What else do I need to know?


Your best bet is a parking lot or parking garage, so you don't have to run out to feed your meter. There are several lots/garages nearby and should not cost more than $10 for the day.

ParkMe provides an interactive map of places to park with prices. The venue has also provided a PDF of parking options.


There are two sets of elevators in the lobby, you will want to use the ones on the right side, but we will have signs to direct you. The elevators will operate freely from 11:30am-1pm to take you up to the 16th floor. After 1pm, we will have someone in the lobby with a keycard to help you get upstairs.


Why is there no DrupalCamp Austin 2012?

DrupalCamp Austin is usually held in the Fall, around October or November. This year, we had to re-think our usual date in light of new events coming to our city. Instead of fully cancelling the event, or holding our usual event at a time when there will be no hotel rooms available for anyone wanting to attend; we decided to move our event slightly earlier in the year, and having a shorter, one-day event for you, for free.

Will there be a DrupalCamp Austin in 2013?

Absolutely, yes. And better than ever! We are planning on having DrupalCamp Austin 2013 in the Spring, as opposed to the Fall. You can sign-up to receive an update when DrupalCamp 2013 information is available.

I’m bored, is there anything I can do while I wait for DrupalCamp Austin 2013?

Why yes! Glad you asked! We are looking to improve DrupalCamp Austin in the future, so please feel free to send us feedback on how we can make the next DrupalCamp Austin a better experience for you. There are also several monthly Drupal meetups in Austin for all skill levels.

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The venue

Capital Factory

701 Brazos Street, 16th Floor
Austin, TX 78701 (map)