Featured Drupal Events in Latin America

Submitted by Kabarca on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 20:53

The Drupal community is expanding! The growth in the Latin American region has been exponential; most countries are highly active and organize both local and regional events on a regular basis. More and more people are joining these initiatives to both help local communities to continue growing and spread the word on Drupal.

Here's a list of the events that have been announced throughout the region.

Note: Even though most of the events have been confirmed, visit the events page to get updated information from the organizers.

6th DrupalCamp PeruLimaOct. 4-5, 2012More info
4to DrupalCamp Central AmericaCiudad de PanamaOct. 11-13, 2012More info
DrupalCamp ColombiaCiudad de Cartagena de IndiasJan. 25-26, 2013More info
2nd DrupalCamp GuatemalaCiudad de GuatemalaJan. 2013More info
1st DrupalCamp BoliviaTBDFeb. 23, 2013More info
3rd Drupal Summit LatinoLojaMar. 13-15, 2013More info
1st DrupalCamp MexicoCiudad de PueblaAbril. 18-20, 2013More info
DrupalPicchuCusco, PeruJanuary, 2014More info


Other efforts have been pushed forward to help developers understand Drupal more easily, including get-togethers where devs learn tips and tricks of the trade. Also a part of these meetings, sharing knowledge, and their experience working with the CMS complement the experience. Some of those events are:

Drupaleadas / Drupaladas / Salteñas

Get-togethers where experienced Drupal users share their knowledge in certain topics. The activity takes place in different Universities. On average, groups of 25 Drupal enthusiasts participate in these events every month. This event is named in different ways, based in folklore of each country.

Drupal Contribute

A more advanced activity, Drupal developers focus on specific tasks such as Drupal 8, Core and Module contributions, etc. Our community embraced the Drupal Ladder methodology as a way to encourage more developers to take a front seat in building the Drupal community. We want developers to be an active maintenance crew that collaborates towards reaching the 1% goal of Drupal users contributing back to the community.

Symfony 2 + Drupal 8

The latest event the community has introduced, this activity brings developers together to learn about Symfony and its very important role in Drupal 8.  This is mostly a Symfony training session.