We encourage both planned and spontaneous BoFs at DrupalCampNYC 2020 and will reserve (virtual) space for people to gather on Friday, November 13th.

Have a BoF in mind? Submit a BoF and we'll get your BoF scheduled and promoted in advance!

Email with any questions.

What are BoFs?

Birds of a Feather sessions (or BoFs) are informal gatherings of like-minded individuals who wish to discuss a certain topic without a pre-planned agenda. BoFs allow groups to meet and discuss issues relating to regular conference sessions and talk out common problems facing the community.

Have fun and learn! BoFs exist to provide attendees with an inclusive, informal environment in which to share ideas freely. BoFs can be serious and a great way to gather the people you’ve been working remotely with on a project in a space to deep dive on a topic, but they can also be fun as well. Knitting BoF? Why not?

Accepted BoFs and Panels


Sharing Your Drupal Freelance/Business Journey

In this BoF, we will talk about your freelance Drupal/Drupal career, and how you approach your work from a business perspective. We'll also reflect on what is working for you currently, and how to improve your freelance efforts by hearing from other group members.

Discussion led by: Chris McGrath

Time: 11:00 - 11:45 am EST


Drupal Coffee Exchange

Many of us in the Drupal community enjoy coffee, let's get together online and talk about the magic elixir that many of us use to fuel our days.
This is also an excellent opportunity to have a retrospective for the traditional Drupal Coffee Exchange that is organized every quarter...Don't know about the exchange?? That's alright, come and get acquainted. Grab a cup of your favorite brew and chat among friends.

To help facilitate any sort of coffee-related discussions, we created the #coffee-exchange channel on Drupal Slack.

Discussion led by: All of us!!

Time: 12:00 - 12:45 pm EST


Drupal Recipes

Drupal Recipes is a user group driven initiative to contribute to Drupal Community Documentation for site owners, managers and builders.

Discussion led by: Andrew Olson and Bob Snodgrass

Time: 12:00 - 12:45 pm EST



Drupal Hosting Options

We'll discuss the pros and cons of the different hosting options and tools. Commercial hosting vs Self hosting. Costs, Issues and Trends. It'll be an open discussion so come join us and bring your questions.

Discussion led by: Salim Lakhani

Time: 2:00 - 2:45 pm EST


Drupal Ladder initiative

Drupal Ladder is built for technologists to learn, share, and contribute to the Drupal Community. It is an effort to enable a collaborative place where the beginners can get guidance from the diehard Drupal community posting various information in the form of instructions, how-to guides, or videos in a sequential manner.

With the passion to share the knowledge of Drupal, the Drupal ladder provides a platform for the people interested in Drupal to share their ideas with others who are unable to taste the fun of playing with it. You can contribute as much or as less as you want to share your Drupal story. Whether you are an experienced drupalier who wants to share your creative freedom or a newbie willing to master Drupal - Drupal Ladder is for everyone.

Discussion led by: Divyanshi Parihar

Time: 2:00 - 2:45 pm EST


Linux for Developers

Using Linux as a desktop environment for developers has great benefits. There are also issues. If you are considering a switch or have switched already, this BoF is for you. We will talk about using Linux as your daily driver. 

Discussion led by: Matthew Obert

Time: 3:00pm  - 3:45 pm EST


Drupal Content Management Role Models

In this BoF, we want to discuss areas where Drupal can improve its Content Management experience by learning from other CMSs. Example areas of focus include: WYSIWYG, layout builder, taxonomy management, menu management and media management. It is great if you have experience with other CMSs to bring to the group, but not required. If you know of new projects propelling Drupal in these areas, be prepared to share URLs.

Discussion led by: Jeremy Grajales

Time: 3:00 - 3:45 pm EST


First Time ALL the Time

We all have to solve "simple" challenges made difficult by a complex site. Where do you find your answers? How do you learn on the run when under the gun?

Discussion led by: Jamie Valentin

Time: 4:00 - 4:45 pm EST


Small Batch Artisan DevOps 

Join us for this BoF if you are interested in custom, adhoc, or bespoke Drupal DevOps or Hosting platforms.

This BoF is for you if:

1. You work on a Drupal site not hosted on the typical "Drupal Cloud" platforms.
2. You work with a custom or ad-hoc DevOps platform for Drupal.
3. You work with an open source project that provides tools for creating your own bespoke DevOps Platforms.
4. You want to improve the system you are using to run your Drupal sites.

Discussion led by: Jon Pugh

Time: 4:00 - 4:45 pm EST