Friday Afternoon Unconference

Drupal Camp Asheville 2024 - July 12th-14th

Unconference photo with someone writing topics on a whiteboard.

All are welcome to this unconference event where there are no prescheduled presentations. Whether you want to discuss your projects with others, have an impromptu talk you would like to give, or a polished slide-deck presentation, you will be given the chance to pitch your idea(s). Once the pitches are made, every attendee will get to vote on the ones they find most interesting. This setup makes the event informal, the schedule fluid, and the topics dynamic. Most of all we have a lot of fun!

If you are interested in Drupal and keen on spending an afternoon chatting with and learning from, other like-minded folks, be sure to make it to this year’s Unconference! While Drupal is the focus, we will also welcome talks on other related topics!

Suggested Topics

  • Accessibility
  • Demonstrate a current challenge and ask for help
  • DevOps
  • Drupal - all the things
  • Drupal related languages and frameworks
  • Performance
  • Project Management
  • Security
  • Show and tell your web or application project

...or bring your ideas!


Friday, July 12th 1pm - 4pm EDT

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT - Lunch (provided in Brown Dining Hall)
  • 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT - Welcome and pitches
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT - First session block
  • 2:30pm - 2:45pm EDT - Break and Q&A
  • 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT - Second session block
  • 3:45pm - 4:00pm EDT - Wrap-up
  • 4:15pm - 4:30pm EDT - Prize Raffle and Closing

Register Now and select "Unconference" as your Friday Afternoon Activity.

About the Facilitators

Bayo Fodeke headshot

Bayo Fodeke is co-founder and organizer of the Concord Software Developers group, and a past organizer of Charlotte Drupal Drive-in, an unconference style event focused on Drupal and web technologies. As a Principal Business Systems Analyst at Red Hat, Bayo works on projects that span multiple teams. He helps bridge the gap between teams and aims to reduce wasted code and effort.

Communication is one of his greatest strengths - this facilitates working with different groups and stakeholders of varying technical expertise while being able to communicate effectively to get work done. He graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BA in Software Information Systems and a minor in Graphic Design in 2011.

Mark Shropshire headshot

Mark, who is also known as "Shrop," is a Senior Technical Director at Mediacurrent. He enjoys working at the intersection of leadership and technology. With more than 25 years of experience as a technical team leader, Shrop has held development and IT roles at a large urban research university and a nationally recognized graphic communications company before joining Mediacurrent. He focuses on empowering teams to excel while using the best-of-class open-source technology solutions.

Shrop hosts podcasts on technology and leadership and co-founded the Concord Software Developers group. He maintains Guardr, Drupal's premier module suite for open source security. Shrop is also a frequent speaker at local and national conferences and is actively involved in the open source space . He has led some of the world's most complex composable web projects across a wide range of sectors.