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Drupal Camp 2017 Retrospective

Stanford Drupal Camp is a two-day annual event that connects people in the South Bay who work with websites. The Camp started in 2009 to discuss the many facets of web design and development, as well as learn about Drupal, an open source content management system. The camp places an emphasis on introductory sessions for beginners, as well as use cases of Drupal in higher education. Beginners sessions take place on Fridays, while Saturday's sessions are designed for more experienced Drupal users.

What happened at this year’s camp?


This year’s Drupal Camp took place on March 10th and11th at Stanford University’s Law School. The sessions kicked off with a keynote about how technology is impacting legal practice and the law more broadly, with practical examples on how technology is automating monotonous law processes and how this is just the beginning of legal tech boom. The keynote speaker was Dr. Roland Vogl, the Executive Director at Stanford School of Law and Executive of CodeX, The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics. He also shared how some of the tech startups like LegalZoom and Clear Access are disrupting the law profession.

Keynote speaker Dr. Roland Vogl talking about how tech is disrupting the law profession.

To make it easier for attendants to select which sessions to participate in, the sessions were split into 6 main categories dubbed tracks:

  • Site building

  • UX/ Design

  • Dev/ DevOps

  • Content Strategy

  • Research / Academia

  • Project Management / Business

Day one sessions were mostly attended by Stanford University site builders and content editors. The sessions focused on content strategy, user experience, and site building through the hands-on use of Drupal tools.

Shea talks about CAP and how to integrate it with Drupal Site.

Learn how to use CAPx to get your Stanford profiles looking nice and pretty on your site @sherakama #SUDrupalCamp

— SU Web Services (@SUWebServices) March 10, 2017

Zach Chandler and Pui Shiau present How To Make a Snowflake with a Cookie Cutter: Innovative Site Building on Stanford Sites.

Joe Knox and Alex Wilson presenting Stanford Page 3.0

Day two sessions were tailored for intermediate to advanced Drupal developers and site builders and the main track was Dev/ DevOps. The sessions were mostly attended by the off-campus community. The developers shared their latest developments and how they have managed to solve various Drupal challenges.

Another huge thanks to the @FFWglobal crew for their part in making this year's #SUDrupalCamp a big success.

— SU Web Services (@SUWebServices) March 11, 2017

The lunch that brought the attendees together:

Hey #SUDrupalCamp join us for lunch in the Student Lounge at 12pm!

— SU Web Services (@SUWebServices) March 11, 2017

Who can attend?

  • Stanford staff/faculty/students who need to learn Drupal or are working with a Drupal site

  • Stanford Drupallers community (developers, themers, site builders, site admins)

  • The larger Drupal-interested community

  • Those working in the web (or wanting to): project managers, designers, content writers

Shout out to our Sponsors

Stanford Drupal Camp is made possible by our sponsors. We would like to thank this year’s sponsors:

  • Stanford Web Services

  • FFW Agency

  • Stanford University Open Source Lab

  • Pantheon

Thank you, Stanford Law School for providing the space to host 2017 Drupal Camp and for all the folks who showed up and made it a success. See you next year!