Drupal's Impact on Higher Education will be Reflected at DrupalCon
by Chris Hartigan
Nearly 20% of the registered attendees at next week’s DrupalCon are from higher education institutions. Will you be one of them?
Drupal is having a major impact in higher education and based on the registration list alone it appears that the higher education community will have a major impact on DrupalCon. The sheer number of schools represented, the diversity of the institutions in terms of size and scope, and the range of titles and responsibilities of individuals from those schools all point to next week being a great opportunity to share best practices, network with peers, and learn about how we can continue to use Drupal to move the business of higher education forward.
One event in particular that will provide for an active sharing of challenges and opportunities within the higher education community is the Higher Education Meetup on Wednesday the 22nd. Sponsored by Acquia, this Meetup will bring together others like you who work in higher education and are using Drupal to address similar situations to those that your institution may be facing. If you want to learn from other schools and share with them some of your own experiences, then this event is for you. You can register for it here: http://higheredmeetup.drupalgardens.com
This will be my first DrupalCon and I am really looking forward to it. I am also looking forward to meeting as many of the higher education attendees as possible, either at the Higher Education Meetup or any one of the many other great events or sessions that are scheduled for next week. I have been to countless higher education gatherings, from the largest to some of the smallest, and I love the collaboration and energy that this vibrant community invests into conferences. I always come away from these events much more appreciative of all the great work being done on college and university campuses and I have no doubt that DrupalCon will be any different!