Let's Plan a Camp!

Session Category Sessions off the "Drupal Island" Room 180 Audience All Attendees Time Slot Sat 3:00pm to 3:45pm (2/24/24)

Regional drupal camps like Florida Camp, MidCamp and NERD Summit are great ways to get together, learn, grow and have fun seeing everyone. But what exactly does it take to put on one of these camps and how do you even get started?

In this session we will discuss the inns and outs of the past 15 years of Drupal4Gov. We'll show you how to:

  • put on a small event for little to no budget 
  • put on a medium sized event (more than 150 attendees)
  • run a large scale event (more than 400)

We'll take a look at:

  • budgets
  • venues
  • fundraising
  • ticketing
  • metrics

And most importantly, we'll share our data points and experiences in running a camp of over 1000 attendees 

Join the Drupal4Gov team as we tell you all about creating avenues to building and sustaining a local community of Drupal developers, designers and the Drupal curious.

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About the Speakers

Kirsten Burgard

Project Manager at Department of Labor


Founder of Drupal4Gov.

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Nina Ogor

Director of Operations at Drupal4Gov

Chestertown, MD

On Slack you'll know me as Nina of all Trades and at any Drupal4Gov events you'll remember me as the woman running around, giving out coffee or corralling lunch lines. When I'm not doing operation things for Drupal4Gov, I'm a project manager currently rocking it at Digital Polygon. I thrive on turning ideas into reality, whether it's unblocking and encouraging teams or keeping projects on track. 

Having lived lives as a teacher and project manager simultaneously, I've mastered the art of juggling multiple priorities and projects while keeping calm and carrying on (surprisingly, I don't have that poster anywhere in my home). It's important to me to make sure I advocate for my team with empathy and human-centered project management.  I'm all about finding smart solutions and making things run like a well-oiled machine. 

When I'm not knee-deep in project management goodness, you'll find me reading on my phone, crocheting the stress away, or volunteering with exchange students. I have a horrible sweet tooth, and decent portfolio of cooked recipes that some would say makes me a decent home cook but social media will quickly humble me with an assurance that I am not.