A few months ago we announced Lutsk DrupalCamp 2017 and now we can proudly say we accomplished it! As it was often repeated and written on t-shirt backs, this event is plus one step to DrupalCon Ukraine!
Morning in Lutsk DrupalCamp 2017
Smiling receptionists met guests, registered them and gave bags with merch. Someone was tasting coffee, someone was drinking tea, someone gave an interview to media, someone exchanged small talks with colleagues. Everyone was seeking familiar faces, giving hugs and handshakes to old friends.
The official part of Drupal camp in Lutsk
As they say, business before pleasure. The Drupal conference was held in the Adrenaline City entertainment centre. Cinema halls are the best fit for this purpose, because the seats are arranged in such a way that listeners on last rows sit high up and everyone can see equally well. Large screens allow convenient displaying slides prepared by speakers.
Drupal reports were presenting in two halls simultaneously, so that visitors had a choice where to go and what topics to listen to. That was the main hall and Adyax hall, named after the golden sponsors.
There was a friendly environment, jokes, much interaction with the audience, lots of raised hands and clapping and many questions and answers in both directions, so that both speakers and listeners satisfied their curiosity, discovered something new and shared their experiences and knowledge.
Every speaker had their own style. Some followed a prepared strict plan, while some provoked discussion. There was a workshop where the whole audience was divided into teams and did some practical tasks to improve its skills of dealing with a technical specification.
Every speaker received a certificate of appreciation for their contribution to the development of the Ukrainian Drupal community, because each speech is another step towards the professional growth of programmers and a step towards a successful future of IT sphere in Ukraine.
On coffee breaks and dinner between the lectures there was much conversation. People shared impressions and met new acquaintances.
Golden sponsor Adyax gave everyone an opportunity to everyone to win one of three portable bluetooth speakers or a small neon light made in a shape of Darth Vader.
Silver sponsor EPAM gave different prizes to those who could set up the puzzle in one minute or less. In addition two lucky people whose names were randomly chosen got power banks.
And, of course, we took general picture to remember this great day. There are so much of us! Almost 300 Drupal fans came to Lutsk DrupalCamp 2017!
After-party in Lutsk castle
Work hard, play hard. There’s a time to be serious and time to be relaxed. The official part was followed by the non-official part, which was held in Lutsk castle of XIV century.
Beer, bread, and meat - a medieval-like meal. Grilled sausages, steaks and baked potato were all cooked directly before the eyes of all who attended after-party.
The musical accompaniment was delivered by Lutsk rock band “Jackson Crack.”
The atmosphere of the medieval castle was also complemented by the fire tamers who showed their dangerous and spectacular tricks under starry sky. Lutsk theatre “Fire Dance” ended their breathtaking performance with a burning inscription “LUTSK DRUPAL CAMP 2017”.
We thank every visitor, every speaker, every sponsor and every person who contributed and made this great event happen. We’ve shared the brightest of our impressions of Lutsk DrupalCamp 2017 in this article. Feel free to share yours in social media or e-mail!
See you soon at next Drupal camps next years!