I've just written a letter to the Minister for Transport. By hand, on paper. As soon as I transcribe what I wrote there, here, I'll put it in an envelope, address it, stick a stamp on it, and wander down to the post box and hope the lovely people of Australia Post will deliver it to Canberra by Tuesday.
Playing about with Storify for the first time as a way of shaping the post event report for Drupal Downunder. It claims to have an export to Drupal site feature (or tumblr, or wordpress, or posterous or mailchimp) but I couldn't get that to work. Instead - I've used the embed code. On balance, I'd say Storify is a pretty nifty web app.
This post is very long, mostly cos it has lots of pix, embedded vids of each of the the keynotes and is interspersed with tweets and other snippets about the conference. Hopefully, it gives a taste of the event and the fun that was had.
Update: Media mentions
Nic Price Tributes: Melbourne Residents Honoured Melbourne Leader 30 Jan 2012
A couple of people have asked about the kinds of people likely to go to Drupal Downunder.
So we dug into the stats from DDU2011 and discovered that 71% of people registered on the site identified themselves as Developers.
We've very actively tried to expand the appeal of Drupal Downunder to attract the broader Drupal community too.
I've finally upgraded my blog to Drupal7
This gorgeous photo of The Queen in Melbourne on the Royal Tram made me smile this morning.
I've long been a proponent of an Australian Republic - but the populist hysteria of politicians, this photo, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands is actually making me rethink that position.
At least for today. Long may she reign over us.
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