Finally, DrupalCon is coming to Latin America. Together with Dagmar and Emma, we'll be three Amazees and plenty of people from all over the world and especially South America to meet for sessions, sprinting and having a good time.
As you might know, my Drupal career basically started when working as a social servant at Casa de los Tres Mundos in Nicaragua. This is where I attended my first DrupalCamp in 2009 and started traveling across Central America to get in contact with the open source communities. It's that great community spirit that has constantly fueled my enthusiasm for Drupal and therefore I'm really excited about the official DrupalCon coming to South America this February 2015.
There will be keynotes by Dries Buytaert (I still have to look up the spelling, I'm afraid :) ), Larry Garfield and many great sessions especially about Drupal 8. I'll give a developer-focused status update on the #d8rules initiative.
Over the years my focus at conferences has shifted away from attending sessions (there are usually too many to chose from and the videos will be online anyways) to taking the chance to connect with attendees in person. A great way to get in touch is sprinting together. Like on every DrupalCon, there will be a dedicated day where we work together on Drupal 8, new contributors get mentored and eventually even their first patches committed.
Oh and did I mention, the social events around the conference? Being excited about traveling the first time to South America? Possibly going up to 5000m the first time? Me is excited, see you there :)