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DrupalCon London Day 2, the most exciting day of DrupalCon London? Perhaps it was for me, at least up to that day. The conference of course was filled with interesting sessions and the evening with interesting entertainment. And by interesting entertainment I mean watching Batman fling around shooting hilarious PG-13 fireworks at an oversized Joker blimp, but I actually learned and got excited about new technologies that day.
One of these technologies is node.js. The session was mostly about what can be accomplished instead of actual demonstrations of awesome kick-ass code, but it was still very interesting and displayed nice potential for future applications. I honestly can’t wait to see how Drupal and node.js are gonna get together. At this early stage of development I’d suggest getting out and helping! Take part in the community and help build this awesome technology!
I won’t dive into the bits and bytes here (as the speakers do a much better job at explaining how it works and why we all should care), but I encourage everyone with an interest to watch the session over here.
The second part of the day began at 4pm for the DrupalCon attendees who were fortunate enough to have received a “golden ticket” (the ticket wasn't really gold). We were rounded up and put in several big red boxes with wheels that carried us on 2 floors throughout the city.
As we made our way through the beautiful scenery and artistic landscapes of Croydon we gasped upon our delightfully packed lunch bags that were oh-so-kindly handed to us upon boarding the red box. My bag unfortunately carried a rather unlikable tuna sandwich (yuck!), an apple, a bag of crisps and a healthy chocolate bar.
On our arrival at the O2 Arena we were greeted inside an oversized tent with an entire miniature city hidden inside of it. I’ve never been to the O2 Arena so this was a major “gasp” for me. Unfortunately, the team didn't have seats together, so we had to split into two groups, but luckily we all managed to sit together anyway, which can only be explained by paranormal activity. The show itself was pretty sweet - not many people seemed to like it, but I thought it was pretty cool. I mean, we saw smoke, explosions and the Batmobile! What more could I ask from an evening? It was often a bit slow-paced, but mind you this wasn't a movie (although the screen used as backdrop was very delicious).
All in all it was a pretty neat day, a good day at DrupalCon London 2011!
ps: I think Batman could lose some weight.