Where I am:
What is in a name?
This is just a quick note to catch many of you up on a FUN FACT that still many of you don't know!
On a hot Saturday on the 1st of May in 1971, a boy was born. They named me after my father.
They named me:
Douglas Harold VanBumble jr
I have so many amazing adventures as I travel around delivering Drupal Training to Universities, Corporations, Governments, etc. I've always wanted to blog about how it is such a learning opportunity for me. It is an enriching experience to sit in front of a new class and start down the road of transferring knowledge. I hope you enjoy this 1st pass at some of my experiences!
Given the date I’m publishing this, April 2nd, you can rest assured that this is not an April Fools Joke.
I’ve attended 7 North American DrupalCons, and 50 DrupalCamps, a plethora of LinuxFests, etc. But I’m skipping DrupalCon Los Angeles. This year alone I’ve presented at Drupal User groups in Philly and Austin, a 4hr Drupal 8 workshop at SxSw, at NJ camp, MidCamp, and 2 weeks at Temple University.
Warning: mildly graphic medical descriptions referenced below...
7 years and 6 months in the making, I very much anticipated my 50th Drupalcamp. As seems to happen at least one time each year, I flew straight from one event to another. I had my 2nd speaking gig at SxSw in Austin then flew directly to Chicago for MADcamp. I love the new name: Midwest Area Drupal Camp!
Today is a much anticipated day. Some said it would never come. Others said that if it did come it could ultimately mean nothing. Still others, and myself, believe that it is a red-letter date that will be long celebrated as the day that Backdrop CMS 1.0 was launched.