Baltimore!! We're Excited!

DrupalCon Baltimore 2017

We're all thrilled to be heading to Baltimore soon for DrupalCon!

The Hook 42 team is on their way to the historic city of Baltimore. Its early days helped shape the narrative of America. This year it hosts DrupalCon North America and perhaps it will share a role in shaping the future of Drupal.

The team is excited to share what they are looking forward to, not only at DrupalCon, but also what the city might have in store for them during their down time.

First, let's talk about DrupalCon...

What session, BoF, training or speaker are you most excited about?

Aimee:

This has been a rough time for the Drupal community and I am looking forward to connecting with colleagues and friends through both business and social events. I am always interested in the future, so will be attending Core Conversations and other future facing initiative events.

AmyJune:

I am looking forward to attending the Drupal 8 Theming Training, but I am more interested in the Drupal.org panel. I am curious what the team is working on and how they will forge ahead with Drupal in the year to come.

Chris:

Parties, meeting new people, meeting old people, getting some of the ‘buzz’ back, which can be lost when stuck in projects, hopefully getting into some initiative work that I never got round to from last year, various forward looking front end implementations for Drupal, and swag!

Darryl:

While the parties are good, as a dev, the sessions are what I’m about and there are a bunch I’ve earmarked.

Genevieve:

As always I look forward to meeting up with friends old and new in a different city each year. I love getting to see the support at the Women in Drupal events, and this year am excited about the Being Human track. I’ve got a few UX/Design sessions on my schedule as well.

Idil:

I’m am looking forward to the Business Summit, attending site building & pm sessions and connecting with people in the Drupal community. Conferences are a great way bring back some of the excitement in Drupal that gets lost when we’re in our day-to-day coding & implementation. Parties and swag are always fun too!

Joseph:

I am excited to catch up with the Drupal community and meet new people. I also like learning about performance and plan to attend any session I can about performance.

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Kristen (KP):

When I first started going to DrupalCons, I went to back-to-back sessions. Over the years that transformed to mostly doing the "hallway" track where I talk informally to people in the community. This is what I look forward to the most in Baltimore.

Kristin (K2):

What am I not looking forward to? DrupalCon is always a fun time, and I love meeting new people, learning what’s going on in the community and getting some good booth swag. Specifically, I am really excited about the Women in Drupal event, it is always such a great moment to chat and meet some really stellar developers. Can’t wait to see you all there!

 

Now, on to the less serious part...

What are you most excited to see or do in Baltimore?

Aimee:

I really liked the TV show “The Wire”, but that is a bit heavy for the visit. My son Ryan will be attending his first DrupalCon out of utero, so we’ll are going to Washington DC to play on the big lawns and visit museums. :)

AmyJune:

I enjoy beer and new people, and I have heard rumors that Baltimore has both, so I am good to go! In all seriousness, I am looking forward to finding my most Eastern geocache and enjoying beer with some of my fellow Drupal Easy Alumni. As far as sight-seeing goes, I'd like to get out of Baltimore and visit Sandy Spring's historic Quaker Friends Meeting House.

Chris:

Shiiiiiiieeeeeeeeet.. The projects, it's all about The Wire! Haha.. that's all I know about the place!

 

Darryl:

Going to see the Smithsonian, especially the Air and Space museum!

Genevieve:

Last February I had never been to Baltimore, then I got the chance to go to Baltimore twice last year, once was immediately following DrupalCon last year… and here I am going for the 3rd time! I’ve enjoyed getting to explore the different neighborhoods, seeing some historical sites, visiting some museums, and eating lots of food. So I am excited to do some more of all of that, this time with co-workers and drupal friends along for the ride.

Idil:

Crab. And site-seeing. But mostly crab.

Baltimore crab

-photo Itze Alonzo via Captain James Landing

Joseph:

As someone who has been to 9 countries, I love to visit new places and try the local favorite foods.

Kristen (KP):

To be honest, I really don't know much about Baltimore so not sure what is in store but Idil says there will be CRAB and I like crab so that sounds good to me. :)

Kristin (K2):

As I am a huge John Waters and Hairspray fan, I’m looking forward to singing “Good Morning Baltimore!” Baltimore holds some special place in my heart as a city where anything can happen. I’m looking forward to exploring the city and seeing what it has to offer.

Can't wait to see everyone in Charm City!!

Baltimore sunset

- photo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Baltimore-sunset-pano.jpg

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