DrupalCamp Foz - New steps for Drupal in Latin America

Oct
28

Last week I attended LatinoWare 2011 in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, which also hosted, among a number of events, DrupalCamp Foz. There hasn't been a Drupalcamp in Brazil for some time already, so this was a really important event for the Drupal community in Brazil. The community is growing in Brazil and other Latin America countries. At the Drupalcamp, we had representatives from Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, and Mexico. We also had the presence of our dear Drupal creator, Dries Buytaert.


Wonderful Iguazu Falls - photo by Saulo Amui

I represented Trellon LLC, which was one of the Gold sponsors. Several other companies were also represented, contributing both with sponsorships and speakers. The community has also matured over time. The ecosystem now has all the key elements needed to succeed in increasing Drupal adoption in Latin America. We need, however, the support provided by the international community, such as the Drupal Association and global companies. To the latter, I would note that Brazil is a leading (and growing!) economy with a huge demand for powerful web solutions.


A bunch of Drupal nerds getting wet. Photo by Saulo Amui

Speaking on behalf of my fellow Latin American drupalists, we would like to expand the Drupal world out of the common North America-Europe axis. On the other hand, we would like to demonstrate this practically by first organizing a strong community here. There will be two scheduled events to foster this: Drupal Summit Guadalajara in Mexico and DrupalCon São Paulo in Brazil. Yes, we hope to bring the biggest Drupal convention to South America for the first time.

For more information and pictures check: http://foz2011.drupal-latino.org/pt-br/press

4 Comments

Thanks Franz and Trellon for

Thanks Franz and Trellon for supporting Drupal in Latin America! Kind regards, Nick

The ecosystem now has all the

The ecosystem now has all the key elements needed to succeed in increasing Drupal adoption in Latin America. We need, however,the support provided by the international community, such as the Drupal Association and global companies.

I am excited about your

I am excited about your method of operation and your ideas as well as other drupalists to extend the community beyond the Latin American people and to spread it world wide. I wish you all the best for your future ventures.

Wow! I think that the Drupal

Wow! I think that the Drupal community in Latin America is very lucky. It seems that these guys get to travel to some of the best places on earth for spreading Drupal throughout the country. I do hope that it will spread here too. what causes snoring

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • You may post code using <code>...</code> (generic) or <?php ... ?> (highlighted PHP) tags.

More information about formatting options