NYC Camp 2014
Widespread adoption of the open source Drupal web platform by NYC organizations has lead to explosive growth of New York City’s annual Drupal conference, NYC Camp (aka ‘nice camp’). Next week, 1,000+ attendees from over a dozen countries will attend NYC Camp 2014 at the UN (April 10-13). NYC Camp features presentations by Drupal luminaries, a conference keynote by Atefah Riazi (UN CITO/ASG), and an evening keynote by Robin Chase (founder/former CEO of ZipCar, which uses Drupal). NYC Camp is 100% free for attendees and will help to train hundreds of new Drupalists.
Over the last decade, Drupal has grown from a dorm-room project into a global enterprise platform. Drupal now powers the web presence of leading organizations from virtually all sectors of the NYC economy, including:
- Business: GE, J&J, Pfizer, NY Stock Exchange
- Gov’t.: Michael Bloomberg, MTA, NY Senate
- Higher Education: Columbia, Hunter, NYU
- Publishing: Economist, Hearst, Maxim, Rodale, Time-Life, Reuters
- NGOs: UN, World Economic Forum
- Nonprofits: NRDC, NYPL, NYRR, Teach for America
- Sports: NY Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Major League Soccer
- Technology: Gilt Groupe, MongoDB, Twitter, Zagat/Google
- TV/Music: NBC, Sony Music, Warner Music
In addition to empowering these NYC organizations, Drupal has helped create several thousand skilled local tech jobs. Overall, Drupal powers 2% of all Internet websites -- including many of the world’s most sophisticated sites, such as the White House, NASA, and the Grammys. The UN’s ambitious ongoing web initiatives perfectly showcase how Drupal is empowering innovation at the world’s leading organizations.
The global Drupal community has now grown to over a million members, thousands of whom are from NYC. Whether you’re looking to learn Drupal or find talent for your team, don’t miss next week’s NYC Camp at the UN! All 4 days of NYC Camp are 100% free for attendees, thanks to the generous support of the UN’s Office of Information and Communications Technology, as well as NYC Camp’s partners, especially Lead Partners Blink Reaction (http://blinkreaction.com) and Acquia (http://acquia.com). That said, space at the UN is limited and NYC Camp will fill up, so it’s important to register soon!