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This year, I was invited to attend BADCamp 2014. No, I know what you are thinking, but this is not a camp for bad web developers. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. BADCamp stands for Bay Area Drupal Camp. This is a four-day, annual event held in the San Francisco Bay area. Basically, it’s a gathering of like-minded web developers discussing and learning about Drupal.

Having never been to a major Drupal event, I jumped on the opportunity to go. It was a fun trip full of learning, networking, and maybe an after-party or two. But what happens at BADCamp, stays at BADCamp…

For me, the only thing bad about BADCamp was the wireless internet on day one. Clearly, the IT guy (or girl) who set up the wifi was a mac enthusiast. Everyone with a windows machine was in the dark for a bit. Thankfully, the staff and volunteers had it back up and running later that day.

Overall, it was a great experience. I got a chance to meet people who I had learned online as a young developer. One of the biggest takeaways from this trip, besides a wealth of new knowledge, was that Drupal truly is an open community. The amount of talented individuals who give back to this community always amazes me.

If you’re a Drupal developer or just want to check out San Francisco, BADCamp is well worth it.