Felix Delattre

DrupalCamp Centroamerica 2011 in Costa Rica

The third DrupalCamp in the region

image0 Last month, in June 2011, the third DrupalCamp in Centralamerica has been taken part in the venue of the pacific headquaters of the University of Costa Rica in Puntarenas.

In total 168 persons from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua y Panamá assisted from the region as well as visitors from Colombia, Germany, Peru and the United States of America. There was a huge participation by people from different Drupal communities, private companies and public institutions. Most participants were professionals working in areas of graphic design, marketing, providers and programmers of services (technical support, software and web development), products or training related to Drupal and Free Software. There was also a strong participation of students and professors from University of Costa Rica.

During the whole event, for 3 days, more than 40 activities have been realized. Those included regular conference talks and technical workshops, which permitted the participants to augment their knowledge on Drupal and related topics. Further we realized open and active discussions as well as activities to collaborate through code, bug fixing and translation sprints.

There were a lot of opportunities to have successful exchange of knowledge, getting to know new and interesting Drupalers which led and will lead to even more positive synergies for future projects with different members from the community. One good example of these potential projects is the initiative that was born to colaborate with the Drupal project with Spanish translations which has been kept on working after the DrupalCamp.

A special thanks to all the local systems engineer students who did a marvelous job in logistics and organizing everything nicely during the event. And the University of Costa Rica sponsored the whole venue and buses for transportation.

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