We call it the User Summit, but the conference and related events have plenty to offer developers who work with (or want to work with) CiviCRM. Spend a week sharing, learning, and coding with us in DC and Maryland!
If you work with CiviCRM, bring a client and sign up as a showcase presenter. The showcase will be your opportunity to show off the work that your and your client have done together, and it should be a great time chatting with others from the CiviCRM community.
September 11, 6 - 8pm, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC
Of course, the conference itself will be interesting for all audiences. Catch up on what's important for nonprofit leaders who are using CiviCRM and share your ideas.
September 12, 9am - 5pm, Hilton Garden Inn U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC
Are you new to developing for CiviCRM? Join us for the developer training after the User Summit:
- learn how to configure a development environment for CiviCRM
- get familiar with the CiviCRM code and schema
- learn the API, and
- develop your first CiviCRM extension
The training will be in Washington, and a carpool to the Code and Documentation Sprint will leave after the training.
September 13, 9am - 4:30pm, Friends Meeting of Washington, DC
The best way to learn how to develop for CiviCRM is by doing it. The Code and Documentation Sprint will be held at a beautiful farm just one hour from downtown Washington. The sprint is an opportunity to contribute directly to CiviCRM, learn a lot, and have a great time. We'll have lodging and meals covered, and during off time, you can visit Frederick or Harpers Ferry, go swimming or tubing in Catoctin Creek or the Potomac River, or attend a cooking class at Fox Haven.
If you are attending the sprint for three or more days, we'll waive the Developer Training fees: just $250 will cover lodging and food the time you're there.
September 14 - 18, Fox Haven Learning Center, Jefferson, MD
Travel to the Developer Training and Sprint
Sprint and Developer Training attendees will begin arriving the afternoon of Saturday, September 13. Many will stay through the morning of Thursday, September 18, while others may leave earlier. Between carpools and transit, we won't leave you stranded.
Carpools are the way to go if you're coming on Saturday, and we'll be able to find carpool rides back to DC for many people as they leave. If you're arriving on Sunday, we'll have one or two pickups at the Shady Grove Metro station, and if you're arriving on Monday or Tuesday, we'll be able to pick you up from the Brunswick MARC station. If you're leaving at a time that doesn't work for carpooling, we can drop you off at one of those stations for a train into town.
You should start soon, but you can arrive at the sprint via the Appalachian Trail. Walk towards Maryland, and follow these directions from Crampton's Gap.