Ubercart Sessions at Drupalcon DC

What's that you say? Drupalcon DC? Isn't that like 4 months away? Yes indeed, it seems like the last Drupalcon barely departed from the back of our minds when the new Drupalcon site was up and running. Tickets sold super fast and the sessions started pouring in. Lo and behold, the deadline for session proposals turned out to be early December, three months ahead of the conference. We had been waiting to make our proposals as we've focused on some client work and on getting the 2.x beta out the door. However, with the deadline, I buckled down and posted up our two session proposals:
  • Ubercart on Drupal 6 - an overview of the changes made during the Drupal 6 migration and a roadmap for future development. This is a quick introduction to Ubercart focusing on its strengths on Drupal 6 and our plans for further improvements for UC 2.x and 3.x.
  • Advanced Ubercart Usage - an overview of some advanced features Ubercart offers and how to get them working in your stores. I'll be covering the core and contributed modules that allow you to do things like file downloads, recurring fees, selling node access, setting up node checkout, and more.
The Ubercart development shop Commerce Guys has also proposed a session titled Starting Your Own Ubercart Store. This will be more of a beginner's walkthrough, covering the actual installation, configuration, and administration of an Ubercart store. We're excited to see this happening, and we're thankful to the many community members who take the initiative at camps and cons around the world to teach new users about Ubercart. In order for these session to make it into the final schedule, we need you to go check out our proposals and rock the vote. Take some time to vote on each of these sessions to make sure Ubercart has a strong showing at the upcoming Drupalcon. It'll be our fourth in a row, and we're excited about the opportunity to reach even more Drupallers. For those of you that just can't wait, you can also come learn about Ubercart in an extended session presented by Ryan Szrama at Lullabot's Do It With Drupal conference. I'll be on hand the whole time getting work done and chatting with whoever finds me. I'll also be sticking around most of Saturday for the Habitat for Humanity project! Hopefully we'll see you soon. Cool
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Hi Guys, Will you be doing

Hi Guys,

Will you be doing any video recordings? You could post it on YouTube for people to view and comment the stuff, and help those who cannot make it Smiling

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Re: Hi Guys, Will you be doing

Yep, as far as I know there will be full video recording just like in Szeged. Smiling

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Re: Re: Hi Guys, Will you be doing

So I might get to come out to DrupalCon in DC... anyone out there want to show a guy around? Thing that sucks, is that it's an all-day flight for me, so I won't be getting in until Midnight on the 3rd. That is, if I'm able to go... we have yet to ask our CEO if the company would be willing to send me out there.

I'll let you know for sure soon as I can Smiling

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Sure thing. I lived in DC for a few years before starting Ubercart. If your decide to go we can recommend good restaurants, bars, clubs etc. . . We haven't set our living arrangements yet, but we would be glad to include you in them if possible. Also we usually have an Ubercart dinner at least one night. There is an awesome Ethiopian restaurant in Adams Morgan I want to go back to. You should definitely go. The entire Drupal community is full of warm welcoming people. I've been to my fair share of conferences, and Drupalcon is by far my favorite. You are a valued member of the community. Anywhere the Ubercart crew goes, you will be welcome.
Peace,
Andy

P.S. Reasons your CEO should let you go. 1. You'll learn all sorts of cool stuff from all sorts of hella smart people and come back excited about doing them. Excited about work = good. 2. You'll make lots of great contacts, so next time your stumped not only will you know who has the answer, but you will be good friends with them and they will go out of their way to help you. 3. You will bring back lots of great swag. If he lets you go, you will cut him in Smiling

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thanks andy i booked a

thanks andy Smiling i booked a room at the hotel linked on the con website... i think it's going to happen, though; our CEO is a pretty understanding guy. I'll let you know for sure next week. Can't wait to meet you guys!

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Re: thanks andy i booked a

Looks like I'm definitely going. I'll be flying non-stop from San Diego to Reagan airport on the 3rd, and then heading into downtown where the District Hotel is (where I'll be staying until the morning of the 8th). I hear there's a really good Thai place right there, so I imagine that's where I'll be eating most of my meals Smiling

I'll be checking back to see when you guys plan on hanging around and hopefully what the schedule is once it gets posted. Looking forward to getting to meet some of you guys. Smiling

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One word... Woohoo! Now

One word...

Woohoo!

Now people can finally meet the man behind the site that I showcase all over the world. Eye-wink