What are you doing on January 17th and 18th? Hopefully you'll be coming to DrupalCamp Cologne and hanging out with Drupallers from all over the world! This is the first ever Drupal-specific camp or conference that Germany has ever seen, so it will be quite an event.
DrupalCamp Cologne will feature a wide range of sessions, brainstorms, and code sprints in German and English. It will be a rich mix of conference style presentations, ad-hoc groups, Bird-of-a-Feather (BoF) style discussions, and social networking.
Dries Buytaert (Drupal founder and project lead, Acquia co-founder and CTO, Mollom co-founder) will be there to talk about Drupal and his latest projects. I'll be holding an Acquia Q&A session, as well as demonstrating the latest ApacheSolr improvements. Jeffrey McGuire (Acquia's documentation lead) will be there as well, ready to help you with your Drupal 5 to Drupal 6 upgrade problems, including those pesky Views 1 to Views 2 conversions. Also not to miss is the Drupal.org Upgrade and Redesign Hackathon - your chance to get your hands dirty with the big Drupal.org redesign project.