Nearly half the Four Kitchens team has headed down to New Orleans for DrupalCon 2016. Along with our list of 25 things you absolutely must see and do, keep an eye out for the lucky Web Chefs in town for the con. If you spot a Web Chef sporting their green track jackets, snap a picture and tag it #WebChefs; our Marketing Web Chef Lucy Weinmeister might have a surprise in store for you!
What’s on everyone’s mind in the Big Easy
- Jon Peck, Software Architect: “Can’t wait to retu\r\n \to NOLA to learn and celebrate with old friends and new!” (NB: Jon’s also giving a great talk on how to audit Drupal sites for performance, content, and best practices at 1pm on Wednesday, May 11.)
- Jason Swihart, Digital Strategist: “CANNOT wait for my first visit to cocktail nerd mecca. In honor, I’ll be giving daily talks at the 4K booth highlighting the history and preparation of some of New Orleans’ most important cocktails.” (NB: Four Kitchens is at booth 506, also known as the games area. Get some ping-pong with your cocktail history!)
- Evan Willhite, Senior Frontend Engineer: “As someone new to Four Kitchens’ distributed team, I am very much looking forward to hanging out in-person with some of my fellow Web Chefs.” (NB: If you want to learn what it’s like to work for a fully distributed company, ask any of the Web Chefs at DrupalCon, or check out our Distributed Focus blog series.)
- Luke Herrington, Frontend Engineer: “Come hear me talk about how my module got hacked during my interview, but I still got the job. No joke.. during the interview.” (NB: Luke’s talk is at 10:45am on Thursday, May 12.)
- Mike Minecki, Director of Technology: “I’m excited to make it to the Big Easy for the first time, and to bid Drupal 6 farewell in true New Orleans fashion with our friends at Kalamuna.” (NB: Mike’s talking about the Drupal 6 Mourning Party, May 12, starting at 5:15pm— make sure you RSVP!)
- Lucy Weinmeister, Marketing Coordinator: “I can’t wait to see old and new Drupal friends, and go on some great adventures in Crescent City!”
- Brian Lewis, Frontend Engineer: “I’m excited to be giving my FIRST EVER DrupalCon session. Come learn some advanced site-building techniques in Drupal 8!” (NB: Brian’s talk on Configuration Management, Composer, Git and Drush in Drupal 8, will be at 2:15pm on Wednesday, May 11.)
- Chris Martin, Junior Engineer: “Looking forward to my first ever DrupalCon!”
- Dustin Younse, Support Engineer: “Excited about gumbo! And po’boys! And beignets! Oh, and DrupalCon!”
- Chris Devidal, Project Manager: “It’s my first DrupalCon! I’m looking forward to learning new skills, meeting new people, and hanging out with my friends in New Orleans.”
- Elia Albarran, Director of Operations: “I’m looking forward to seeing Web Chefs from all over the U.S., connecting with our friends from other agencies, and of course, eating oyster po’boys every day!”
- Aaron Stanush, President & Co-Founder: “New Orleans is a great city with a rich history and sense of place — a great spot for DrupalCon. If you can squeeze it in your trip, I highly recommend doing a swamp tour.” (NB: Try the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour.)
- Todd Nienkerk, CEO & Co-Founder: “This will be my FIFTEENTH DrupalCon. To honor this tremendous occasion, I will give fifteen high-fives to everyone I meet.” (NB: But wouldn’t that be a high 75? Mmm…now I want a French 75 at Arnaud’s…)
So those are some of the lucky Web Chefs in New Orleans right now; if you spot one in the wild, make sure to chat them up about Drupal, distributed working, and how jealous they’re making their coworker, Doug, who’s still sitting at home, not in New Orleans — tell them to bring me back a lagniappe!
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