My 2009 has been full of Drupal

Man...I finally got around to making my 1st blog since New Years Day, and what's it about? DRUPAL! [[AND a little catch up on how my year has been going]] I started the year off unemployed but by Jan 12th wound up enjoying my 1st day on the NEW job at where I write PHP code, administer severs, and develop in Drupal. Now it's January 24th and I've enjoyed two wonderful weeks at the new gig. SlingShot SEO does what its name implies as well as developing high end sites for businesses with a focus on E-Commerce. They deal with a custom CMS that a former employee developed. They have one Drupal site in current development AND a few more coming up. There were 3 developers in the company and then I came in to become the 4th. The other three were indoctrinated into Drupal by joining the Indiana Drupal Users Group that I lead. Thanks to meeting them at the meetings, they now work with Drupal and I now work with them! BIG NEWS!!! I have my plane ticket AND hotel set up for Drupalcon in Washington DC March 4-7. For those who don't know it... Drupalcon is the MAJOR convention for users and developers of the Drupal Content Management System. This years Drupalcon is being held in Washington DC in early March. I attended the 2008 Drupalcon in Boston last March. This years even is sponsored by MANY great organizations including , , , ,, and A complete list can be found at Why am I going?

Drupalcon is THE PLACE to be if you want to raise your Drupal skills, network with the people that make Drupal happen, and make new friends that may well play a strategic role in your career development in the future. I can't begin to tell you the TREMENDOUS asset that last years Drupalcon was for me. I expect this year to be even better! - Doug Vann - -