DrupalSouth Steering Committee Minutes - 14 June 2023

Wednesday 14th June

In attendance: Dave, Chris, Michael, Julia, Marge

Meeting points:

  • DrupalSouth Wellington 2023
    • A feedback form was sent out via email recently. Due to low feedback rates compared to other years the committee suspect that many didn't receive the email. 
    • We will be posting the feedback form out on social media in the near future to collect more feedback to better improve our events.
    • Feedback that has been received so far has been positive, with a few areas that could be improved upon. Thank you!
  • Splash Awards debrief
    • Overall it was seen as a success, and we will be running the Splash awards again for DrupalSouth Sydney 2024. 
    • It was noted that the submission journey on the website was an area to improve upon, and we'll work towards making it more flexible next time. 
    • Looking to include a wider variety of categories to enter.
  • "DrupalGov Community Day 2023"
    • The name hasn't been decided upon yet, however a venue and date has been locked in for the second half of November 2023, in Canberra. 
    • It will be a single day event.
    • It is aimed more towards Drupal of any type used in Government, and everyone is welcome.
    • We will be reaching out to the community for feedback on topics to tailor this event to the audience who intend on coming along. 
    • We are looking to make it more hands on, with a variety of talks, dev issues to tackle together (for new & experienced devs), along with other workshops, and Birds of a Feather sessions (BoF's).
    • We will be reaching out for sponsorship soon, noting that a couple of sponsors have already put their hand up. Please register your interest via events@drupalsouth.org
    • Sponsorship cost is at a lower rate compared to other DrupalSouth events, with considerations to sponsorship fatigue over DrupalSouth events in close proximity 2022, 23 & 24.
    • A weekly meeting has now been scheduled for committee members to discuss and plan the event.
  • DrupalSouth Sydney 2024
    • An early March 2024 date has been narrowed down.
    • Two venues have been shortlisted.
    • Looking to form a DrupalSouth Sydney 2024 sub-committee in the coming months
  • New ways of communication with the Drupal community
    • The committee will be investigating the use of Discourse

Next meeting:

  • 12 July 2023