Balance — whether it be work/life, self/family, or body/mind — is a key priority for many of the technologists who will convene for Drupal Camp Asheville (DCAVL), July 14-15. This camp offers participants a chance to learn, grow, and contribute to the success of Drupal — and for those of us who work remotely, a chance to share our stories of striving for balance in an alternative work environment.
The principle of balance has been at the heart of CivicActions culture since its inception — so we’re proud to serve as sponsors for DCAVL this year, helping bring this valuable event to the Asheville community where 10% of the workforce is remote.
As a fully distributed team, we feel a kinship with the remote technologists of Asheville and look forward to learning and sharing about maintaining balance in this “workstyle”. Working remotely reserves time and energy that would be spent on commuting, and allows us to develop the exceptional focus and transparency required for open and honest communications on projects.
This year, DCAVL organizers have taken the bold and trusting step of offering free registration to attendees, returning to an optional funding model that pays homage to the origins of Drupal and the ideals of open source. At CivicActions, we’re thrilled to see the community rally in support of this effort, as free contribution is another core tenet of our organization.
Finally, in the spirit of community contribution, CivicActions’ own Adam Bergstein (@n3rdstein) will be giving a humorous, poignant talk about how our personality tendencies can affect our work and relationships: The Unintentional Findings of a Honey Badger.
We’ll be around all weekend to share the learning and connect through our common purposes of improving open source code and community. We hope you can stick around Sunday for an outdoor family group activity as well.
Stay balanced, my friends!