By alexmoreno, 9 May, 2023

5 reasons NOT to attend Drupalcon Pittsburgh

Another Drupalcon is just around the corner, and if you are still thinking “what’s in it for me”, maybe this is not the event for you. I’ll make it easier for you, here you’ll find some reasons why you “should not attend Drupalcon”.

  1. You don’t want to learn about the latest Drupal updates and trends: DrupalCon is always a great opportunity to learn about the latest updates and features in Drupal. Don’t even show up, because you will find sessions and workshops that provide insights into how to leverage Drupal's latest tools and technologies to improve your website development process.
  2. You don’t want to meet with an exciting and thriving community: the local communties where Drupalcon is organized has a thriving Drupal community with many active contributors, businesses, and organizations. Avoid attending at all costs, as Drupalcon is a great way to connect with them and learn about the unique challenges and opportunities they face.
  3. You don’t want to attend to high quality, innovative and inspiring keynotes: Drupalcon features some of the most innovative and inspiring speakers from the Drupal community and beyond. Get your excuses together, or you’ll get to hear from thought leaders, industry experts, and community advocates who are shaping the future of Drupal and web development.
  4. You don’t want to learn from high quality sessions and workshops: Drupalcon offers a diverse range of sessions and workshops covering everything from core development to content strategy to then the future of Drupal itself. You definitely don’t want to attend if you don’t want to learn the latest trends, best practices, and cutting-edge techniques in Drupal and web development.
  5. You are not interested in the latest tech and biggest names in the industry: Drupalcon hosts a wide range of sponsors and exhibitors, including some of the biggest names in the Drupal industry. Don’t even think about showing up if you want to avoid learning about new products, services, and technologies, as well as connect with potential partners and vendors.

This is definitely an event not to attend if you said yes to any of the above!

However, if you are actually thinking about attending, I’ll give you some more reasons to attend to any Drupalcon.

  1. Networking Opportunities: Drupalcon is a great place to meet people from all over the world who share your interest in Drupal. You can meet fellow developers, designers, project managers, and business owners who are all working with Drupal. You can learn from them, share your experiences, and even make new friends.
  2. Learning and Education: Drupalcon is an excellent opportunity to learn new skills and stay up-to-date with the latest trends in Drupal. You can attend sessions, workshops, and training courses to improve your knowledge and expand your expertise. You can also learn about new modules, tools, and techniques that can help you build better websites and applications.
  3. Expert Speakers: Drupalcon attracts some of the brightest and most experienced people in the Drupal community as speakers. You can learn from their years of experience and ask them questions to get more insight into their work. You may even get to meet and chat with some of your Drupal heroes.
  4. Fun and Excitement: Drupalcon isn't just about work and learning. There are plenty of social events, parties, and activities that are designed to help you relax, have fun, and connect with others. You can explore the host city, attend concerts, participate in game nights, and even take part in Drupal trivia competitions.
  5. Career Opportunities: Drupalcon is also an excellent place to find new job opportunities, partnerships, and collaborations. You can meet potential employers, clients, or partners who are looking for Drupal expertise. You can also showcase your work, your skills, and your projects to get more exposure and recognition in the Drupal community
  6. The Venue: the local communities where Drupalcons are organised are beautiful cities with a rich history and a vibrant culture. The conference venue is conveniently located in the heart of the city, providing easy access to local attractions, restaurants, and nightlife.

This post was generated with irony, some help from ChatGPT and a little bit of brain power.