This year, DC's two premier Drupal events, Capital Camp and Gov Days were combined into a single conference held on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. Trellon was proud to be a sponsor of this event, and I was particularly happy to attend. Not only was it a great Drupalcamp, but it gave me the opportunity to visit with some of my clients at NIH.
One of our main focuses at the conference was AbleOrganizer. Michael Haggerty's presentation, AbleOrganizer: Fundraising, Outreach and Activism in Drupal, generated a tremendous amount of interest by those who attended it, and we spent much of the week providing demos and answering questions about our CRM Core based Drupal distribution.
On Friday afternoon, at the request of the conference organizers, I filled in as the presenter for the Views for Beginners session. My main goal for this session was to demystify the Views user interface. I know it can be intimidating to people, but it is easy enough to learn if you know the very basics and aren't afraid to experiment. I had a great time in this session. Not only was I able to use some of the views that we created for our NIH based client (who was in attendance) as examples, but I also got to show off pictures of some of my pet lizards as I built views to display them.
We all attended some great sessions, too, like one on testing with Behat - a topic we've been discussing a lot at Trellon lately.
If you missed us at Capital Camp and Gov Days, you can catch us at Drupalcamp Asheville in August, where we are proud to be a Platinum Sponsor.