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In Chicago? Don't Have a DrupalCon Ticket Yet? But You're Reading This on a Weekend?

Update: Ticket taken. But if you want to come, please read below the fold.

We have an extra ticket to DrupalCon and it should probably be yours.

One ticket transfer is supposed to be in process. Might as well make it two. contact me and leave your phone number, as the coordination may be interesting. I'm at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers now.

I'd love to know your story and why attending sounds like a good idea (and signing up for news of the Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 completion might give bonus points!)

Ticket has found a home

That went fast. Give-away is closed. But if you feel the scholarship process could have been better publicized or otherwise suited to you and you want to pitch ten-to-twenty hours of interning for anything related to Agaric or the Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 ongoing project (including the coordinating of the funding of Drupal projects that benefit the community), we can probably work something out.

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2011 March 06
Tony Groff


Hi! I'm on a break here at

Hi! I'm on a break here at CiviCON Chicago and just read your post about the extra ticket to DrupalCON! I've been able to attend CiviCON this weekend thanks to a scholarship for the non-profit website I built with CiviCRM, specifically I am representing here. My website development time is 75% non-profit, 25% small business (which is practically charity anyhow.... because they're cheap you see :)...).

I'm writing to plead my case, hopefully without sounding whiny or dickish.... I'm a seasoned developer, but new to Drupal, and Drupal aggregator feeds are new in my RSS since June 2010, thanks to this CiviCRM project for FPPOA. I had no idea about the DrupalCON scholarships until it was announced that they had already been awarded. I sure would have liked the opportunity to apply.

About the extra ticket you had, it may have been better to have allowed at least 24 hours from your post time before making the decision about who to award the ticket to, but I do thank you for not doing a "whoever posts the best comment gets the ticket" post, WordPress guys do that all the time and it's aggravating.

So... that was the whiny part, here's the (hopefully) non-dickish part. I don't have $400 to attend DrupalCON. However if I did have the money I still don't think I would have purchased a ticket. Allow me to explain - I attended WordCamp Chicago this summer, two full days with two tracks of similar sessions as DrupalCON, for just $30, and that barely paid for the free t-shirts, food, and schwag. DrupalCON by comparison is out of my reach, I don't know... maybe DrupalCAMPS are cheaper than WordPressCONs (or whatever it is, WordWorld?).

My point is, for me, there are not $400 of sessions at DrupalCON I am in need of. In fact, if there were any way to purchase a $50 ticket for the afternoon of March 10th I would have preferred that option. Though there is one session on the 8th I'd be interested in too about Module development.

Kindly contact me if something like this is possible, and it would be sweet if there was a spare copy of the new Drupal Watchdog magazine I could buy too! In exchange I'd be happy to intern for Agaric on a CiviCRM project.

Thank you for your time, below are the sessions I am interested in if we can work something out.

Introduction to Module Development
Time slot: March 8th, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Drupal Commerce: Setting up Shop on Drupal 7
Time slot: March 10th, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Drupal 7 Theming Basics
Time slot: March 10th, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Building awesome user interfaces with Drupal 7's Form, AJAX, and Theme systems
Time slot: March 10th, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Thank you!
-Tony Groff
(630) 447-9321 (sorry if I don't answer, I'm in Civi training with my phone off).

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