Drupalcon Pittsburgh 2023 Recap

Human heart

Human Made

Once more we met with the Drupal community for DrupalCon US, this time in Pittsburgh. Even though last year was also an in-person event, this year the attendance was close to pre-pandemic numbers.

I must say it was my first time in Pittsburgh and I loved the city. Lots of bridges and the David L. Lawrence convention center was impressive. Continuing personal notes, I enjoyed getting back together with the Drupal community. Even though I followed their YouTube conference publications, I did not attend an event in 6+ years.

The conference had a similar, yet different planning than before. There were mainly 2 days with talks and 2 contribution days (back to back). For the first day of contributions there were some talks, but focused on different working groups. The organization went well, we got the chance to see interesting talks and visit some nice local establishments like Pins Mechanical Co.

In terms of talks my top picks would be:

And if you have a bit more time I would also watch:

And in case you have even more time here is the complete list.

Some news I would like to share which are interesting:

And finally I would like to advertise the Bug Smash Initiative which I contributed to during and after the conference. It was a rewarding experience and I found a lot of online/offline help (which really helps when you are trying to contribute).

In summary a great experience, a great city and great to see a lot of people from the community in person again.