Early this year, I got a bug in me, and it's been growing steadily since then. That bug is my desire to make an income building software using Drupal as a base foundation.
There is one difference between me and most of the rest of the Drupal community (and indeed, most of the rest of the web development world): I don't want to build websites in the traditional sense. I can do it, but I really don't enjoy it as much as I enjoy building apps that provide fuinctionality and access to data in a backend database -- something more useful than an advertisement.
In order to figure out how I can make things happen in that regard and to hopefully glean information that will help me on my way (and to associate with a lot of other people interested in Drupal), I have decided to attend as many Drupal Camps this year as I can afford, stand and that are within a day's drive of me. I'm hoping that by meeting enough people and speaking with them fase-to-face, I will get what ever it is that I'm missing to really start moving ahead.
So far, here's my schedule (which can be viewed by perusing the "Upcoming events" block to the left and the calendar those events link to.):
|SandCamp||San Diego, CA||Jan. 8 & 9, 2011||The one that started it all for me.|
|Drupal Camp Sacramento Area||Sacramento, CA||May 28td & 29td, 2011||Done.|
|Drupal Camp Colorado||Denver, CO||June 11 & 12, 2011||Done.|
|Drupal Camp Utah||Salt Lake City, UT||July 8 & 9, 2011||Done.|
|Drupal Camp L.A.||Los Angeles, CA||Aug. 6 & 7, 2011|
|Bay Area Drupal Camp||San Francisco, CA||Oct. 22 & 23, 2011|
|Drupal Camp Phoenix||Phoenix, AZ||Nov. 12 & 13||This date was recently announced.|
|SandCamp||San Diego, CA||Jan. 28 & 29, 2012|
I'm also doing this for another reason: to set Las Vegas, NV up for having a Drupal Camp in the spring of 2012.