DrupalCon Austin Registration Now Open

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Drupal Association Also Opens Call for Content, Grant and Scholarship Applications

Today the Drupal Association, the nonprofit organization that produces DrupalCon events and helps the Drupal open source project flourish, announced the opening of registration for DrupalCon Austin. About 4,000 developers, website designers, marketers, IT managers and business executives are expected to attend the event at the Austin Convention Center June 2 - 6. DrupalCon Austin will feature a full week of sessions, training courses, keynotes, vendor exhibits, and code sprints. Much of the content will focus on the highly anticipated upcoming release of Drupal 8.

“DrupalCon Austin is going to be an important event for anyone who wants to ensure they are up to speed on Drupal 8,” said Holly Ross, Executive Director of the Drupal Association. “There will be an enormous amount of high quality content that focuses on all of the great things there are to love about Drupal 8, as well as how to prepare for it and use it to its full potential. This is a big year for Drupal and DrupalCon Austin will serve as an important milestone.”

Open source Drupal is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) in the world and has been downloaded more than 12 million times. Drupal.org, the community’s online home, has more than 1 million user profiles representing community members all over the world.

“Austin is fun, smart, vibrant and diverse, just like the Drupal community,” said Todd Ross Nienkerk, Digital Strategist and Partner at Austin-based Drupal web design and development firm Four Kitchens. “No other event packs as much learning, business and fun into one week, and we’re excited DrupalCon and Austin are finally coming together.”

In conjunction with the opening of registration, the call for content and applications for financial assistance have also been opened. The DrupalCon Austin website has more information about grants and scholarships, as well as how to submit content ideas. https://austin2014.drupal.org/

Earlybird registration pricing will continue until April 4. Students receive 50% off ticket prices and non-profits receive a 20% discount. Orders for six or more pre-paid tickets will also receive a 20% discount.

About the Drupal Association
The Drupal Association is dedicated to helping the open source Drupal CMS project flourish. Drupal powers millions of websites and software applications, from personal blogs to the largest enterprises, media publishers, universities and government agencies, including The Economist, Examiner.com and White House websites. Drupal is constantly being improved by a community of people in 228 countries, speaking 181 languages. The Drupal Association provides the support, infrastructure and funding to grow the Drupal community, help with online collaboration at http://drupal.org, and produces and hosts DrupalCon events and other events around the world. Funds to support these programs come from memberships, sponsorships and donations. To learn more about the Drupal Association, the Drupal Project, and how to get involved and contribute, visit https://association.drupal.org/.

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