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DrupalCon Chicago is Here

DrupalCon Chicago is Here


As February draws to a close Promet anxiously awaits the arrival of DrupalCon Chicago on March 7th and carrying on thru the 10th at Chicago's Sheraton Hotel and Towers. Promet is proudly sponsoring the event which will draw in Drupal users, developers, themers, designers and others involved in Drupal. The plethora of sessions and talks regarding Drupal will be educational and helpful in growing the Drupal Community. Check out the scheduled sessions and highlights of the event for DrupalCon Chicago 2011. 


Promet Participates in Day Stage Highlights: Lighting Talks


Promet contributes to the Lighting Talks on Wednesday, March 8th and gives a talk on our hosting.  Promet will cover Configuration Management and Drupal;
How chef system configuration management can help you manage Drupal deployments.


Promet CEO Get's involved


On Monday, the CEO of Promet, Andy Kucharski, will participate in the DrupalCon CXO Exchange. An invitation-only event, Andy will represent Promet in the Drupal Community. The business leaders attending this event will learn from industry experts on how to improve Drupal's future. 

DrupalCon Fun

DrupalCon Chicago will be hosting an opening night after-party on Tuesday, March 8th at the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History. Tickets will be available at registration. Promet will also be hosting a private event on Wednesday, March 9th. For more information, contact John at or (775)-668-0466.

Event Schedule


Sunday, March 6

4:00pm - 9:00pm: Badge Pickup and On-Site Registration

Monday, March 7

8:00am - 5:00pm: Pre-Conference Training Sessions at the Gleacher Center
8:00am - 5:00pm: CXO Exchange (invitation only)
7:00am - 7:00pm: Badge Pickup and On-Site Registration
5:00pm - 7:00pm: Exhibit Hall Opening Reception (free refreshments for attendees)
7:30pm - 10:00pm: Appreciation Dinner Presented by the Drupal Association (invitation only)

Tuesday, March 8

7:00am - 6:00pm: Badge Pickup and On-Site Registration
8:30am - 9:15am: Opening Plenary and Introduction to Drupal(Con)
9:00am - 6:00pm: Exhibit Hall and Day Stage
9:30am - 11:00am: Dries Buytaert Keynote
11:00am - 12:30pm: Lunch and Exhibit Hall Time
12:30pm - 1:30pm: Sessions
12:30pm - 5:30pm: Core Conversations
1:45pm - 2:45pm: Sessions
2:45pm - 3:15: Break
3:15pm - 4:15pm: Sessions
4:30pm - 5:30pm: Sessions
7:00pm -10:00pm: Opening Night Party at the Field Museum

Wednesday, March 9

7:00am - 6:00pm: Badge Pickup and On-Site Registration
9:00am - 6:00pm: Exhibit Hall and Day Stage
9:00am - 10:00am: Clay Shirky Keynote
10:00am - 11:00am: Break and Exhibit Hall Time
11:00am - 12:00pm: Sessions
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Sessions
1:00pm - 6pm: Core Conversations
2:15pm - 3:15pm: Sessions
3:15pm - 3:45pm: Break
3:45pm - 4:45pm: Sessions
5:00pm - 6pm: Sessions

Thursday, March 10

8:00am - 4:00pm: Badge Pickup and On-Site Registration
9:00am - 6:00pm: Drupal Means Business (All-day Event in Exhibit Hall)
9:00am - 10:00am: Jared Spool Keynote
10:00am - 11:00am: Break and Exhibit Hall Time
11:00am - 12:00pm: Sessions
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Sessions
1:00pm - 3:15pm: Core Conversations
2:15pm - 3:15pm: Sessions
3:15pm - 3:45pm: Break
3:45pm - 4:45pm: Sessions
5:00pm - 5:30pm: Closing Plenary

Friday, March 11



Dries Buytaert

Dries is the original creator and project leader of the Drupal open source. He is the reason for DrupalCon and the creator of the entire platform. President of the Drupal Association, and co-founder and CTO of Acquia and of Mollom, Dries head the Drupal project.  




Clay Shirky

Clay is the writer, consultant, and teacher on new media and the Internet. He has explored how technology has affected both social and economic influences. 





Jared Spool


Jared is the CEO and Founder of User Interface Engineering. Jared strives towards usability in the technological world. A veteran of speaking at conferences, Jared's knowledge of usability is vastly impressive.




Day Stage Highlights

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
•Module Writing Contest
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
•Pantheon: The Future of Drupal Development, Testing, and Deployment
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
•WorkHabit: How Drupal Powers Major League Soccer
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
•Acquia: Improving the Drupal Developer Experience with DevCloud, Managed Cloud, and the Acquia Network
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
•Ignite DrupalCon: enlighten us, but make it quick!

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
•Lighting Talks: Contributing to Drupal
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
•Module Writing Contest Results
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
•Lighting Talks: Getting Started Quickly with Drupal
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
•Lighting Talks: The Drupal Hosting Power Hour
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
•Duo Consulting: Migrating Mountain of Data into a new Drupal Framework Overnight


Thursday, March 10th, 2011

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
• the Web a Better Place
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
•The Drupal Revolution - Buckle up, we're just getting started!
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
•Accelerate Your Business with Drupal Gardens and Drupal Commons
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
•VPS.NET: Five simple steps
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
•Phase 2 Technology: Can It Grow? Enterprise Platforms for Commercial Clients
•Trellon: Crowdsourcing, Data Visualization, and Social Media

Drupal powers websites big and small. This DrupalCon event will bring together the entire Drupal Community for informative sessions and fun. Can't wait to see you all there!