5th - 6th September 2015
DrupalGlamp Sydney 2015 will be held on Cockatoo Island, located in the middle of Sydney Harbour with spectacular views of the city and harbour. In true DrupalCamp style there will be “glamping” available for those wanting to spend a memorable night out at a remarkable location.
The camp will be held over two days, Saturday and Sunday with a mixture of presentations, BOFs, training sessions and socialising. The material presented will suit a variety of skill levels. Newcomers and those with questions will be well catered for with basic site building sessions and there will of course be plenty of scope to nerd out with deep dives into code as well.
There is a lot to keep you entertained on Cockatoo Island outside of the venue itself.
You can book a pre-made tent, check out the camping options available. The Glamping option offers a touch of luxury, whilst more budget options are still well equipped. Be sure to book early . Mention “drupalcamp” when booking so that our tents will be located together. There are apartments available as well.
The fire pit
On the weekends the "fire pit" is fired up for the campers. You can enjoy a coldie or a glass of your favourite beverage. Roast marshmellows and reflect on the events of the day. We will retire to the fire pit on Saturday night after dinner and a drink at the Island Bar.
The Island Bar
There are lots of eating and drinking options on the Cockatoo Island. Springtime sees the opening of the Island Bar. The bar serves drinks of course and also serves woodfire pizza. We will organise a sponsor to put a bar tab on for Saturday night.
Societe Overboad Cafe
We are lucky to have a cafe situation right next to the venue. Views open out across the harbour to the Harbour Brifge. The cafe will cater for lunch on both days. Lunch is included in the ticket price for the event. For those camping, the cafe will be open in the morning for breakfast.
For those of you who wish to cook your own food, it is possible to order BBQ packs from the cafe for preparation on the BBQs provided. The BBQ facilities are very good with fridges and a kichen area for food preparation.
The tents are large enough to accommodate two adults and a child. It will be pretty tight but it is possible to fit a child in the middle. If you wish to make a family outing of it, it is possible. The Island Bar will be open for kids this season, making it possible for a family to eat there in the evening.
This years event is a little larger than the ones we have run in the past and we are looking for sponsors to help fund the event. Sponsorship is required for the venue, wifi, food and other sundries.
We have a number of packages available.
- Gold $1500 x 2
- Silver $500 x 6
Sponsors will receive the following benefits:
- logo and link on this web page
- logo on slides at the event
- mentions in emails
Sponsoring a Camp is a great way to boost your presence in the community and to help a grass roots event spread the Drupal word. Please get in touch via the contact form below.
For those wanting to make a more modest contribution, there is the ability to make a Drupal Love donation on the Buy Tickets page.
The current venue capacity is set at 60 with the possibility of going a little bigger if there is enough demand. Based on the interest we have had at past events we expect this event to be at or near capacity. The venue is truely stunning and this promises to be a great weekend away. Please take advantage of the early bird tickets we have available to secure your tickets. There are also a limited number of discounted student tickets available to make the event more accessible to those on limited incomes.
The following lighning talks have been submitted so far.
Drupal 8 Labs: Come prepared with a working D8 environment
Kim and Magda will be providing labs taking an in depth look at Drupal 8 module and theme development. If you intend to participate in these training sessions it is vital that you have a working Drupal 8 installation. We want the instructors helping you with code, not wrangling your installation. So please take the time to follow the instructions Kim has provided. In a nutshell you will need to install vagrant and a standard environment for development. Kim has also asked that you all have PhpStorm installed on your local so that syntax errors and the like can be caught quickly. On the day there will be no time for debugging your setup, so please come prepared if you want to be able to follow along.
Getting there and away
Getting to the Island by ferry is the best way to get there and back. There is a regular ferry service from Circular Quay and Darling Harbour running every 20 or 30 minutes. Please see the timetables for details. For those returning home at the end of the day, ferries run until 11pm.
The venue is conveniently located next to the ferry. Walk up onto the island and veer left. You will see the venue in front of you and the cafe a little further down on the right hand side. You only have a few steps to travel.
Do not bring alcohol
You are not permitted to bring alcohol onto the island. There are bag searches and fines. For those wanting a drink there is alcohol available for sale. Alcohol will be served in opened bottles and there may be restrictions on where you can consume it. Campers can buy wine and beer from the Cafe and consume it responsibly in the camp grounds and firepit. We will also organise a shindig at the Island Bar on Saturday night so we should be well catered for.
Organise your tent early
Please review the various accommodation options and make your bookings early. The camping does sell out on weekends and it will be popular in spring.
Families and Children
The event has not been set up to cater for children specifically. However, it would be possible to make a fun weekend out of it for your partner and family. Cockatoo Island is an interesting place to spend a few hours wandering around. There are bars and eateries, amazing views, convict and industrial buildings and wide open spaces. Please investigate the accommodation options closely and make enquiries as to the suitability of tents for families.