On the Zend Developer Zone Cal Evans has shared some of his thoughts and impressions as he attended this year's DrupalCon in Chicago, Illinois. He's shared them in two parts - general thoughts and some more specific ones on the details of the event.
This week I am in downtown Chicago making new friends and attending sessions and parties at DrupalCon '11. I will have to say, I've been to a lot of conferences in the past 6 years but it is rare that I meet a community that is as enthusiastic and friendly as the Drupal community.
He talks about some of the presentation including the keynote by Dries Buytaert that mentioned the contribution levels to Drupal, Drupal 8 and an encouragement to the Drupal community that the future of the software was secure. In the second post he looks at a few details of the conference - the food situation (management, not quality), the size of the rooms vs the number of attendees, the event's wifi and communication situations.