I had the pleasure of presenting on contributing to open source at the 2017-07-12 CharDUG meetup. It was a blast and I was so pleased that the group wanted to start having a monthly code sprint session. This will give attendees the opportunity to learn more about contributing and to push along their favorite Drupal projects! Look for that on the CharDUG meetup page soon!
I presented on Developer Tools and Workflows at a recent CharDUG meetup. I talked about many broad concepts and some specific tools. It was fun and interactive with lots of great questions. The presentation wrapped up with a demonstration of New Relic by Matt Parker.
Last Saturday (February 21st, 2015), thirty-five Drupalers joined together at Classic Graphics for the sencond annual Charlotte Drupal Drive-in. The day was full of presentations, BOFs, and general chatting about Drupal and related web technologies.
The day-long, un-conference-style event was the brainchild of Thomas Lattimore. After CharDUG wasn't able to pull together the human resources to repeat the success of DrupalCamp Charlotte 2012, Thomas mentioned that he had an idea. Since he knew organizers had limited time to commit to planning and he wanted to host an un-conference-style event, allowing for simpler planning than a full-blown Drupal camp. You can learn more about his concept on the DruaplEasy Podcast.