Felix Delattre

DrupalCamp Centroamerica 2011 in Costa Rica

Third Annual DrupalCamp in Central America

DrupalCamp Centroamerica 2011 in Costa Rica In June 2011, the third DrupalCamp in Central America was hosted at the Pacific Campus of the University of Costa Rica in Puntarenas. The event saw the participation of 168 individuals from across Central America, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama, alongside international attendees from Colombia, Germany, Peru, and the USA. The camp was a melting pot of individuals from various Drupal communities, private sectors, and public institutions, involving professionals in graphic design, marketing, technical support, software and web development, and training related to Drupal and Free Software. The event also saw robust participation from students and professors of the University of Costa Rica.

Over the course of three days, more than 40 activities were conducted, including regular conference talks, technical workshops, open discussions, and collaborative sessions for code development, bug fixing, and translation sprints. These activities facilitated a successful exchange of knowledge and networking opportunities, paving the way for future collaborations and projects within the community. A notable outcome was an initiative to support the Drupal project with Spanish translations, which continued beyond the DrupalCamp.

Special thanks to the local systems engineering students who played a pivotal role in the logistics and organization of the event. The University of Costa Rica generously sponsored the venue and provided transportation.