This article was published in the print magazine Drupal Watchdog, Volume 6 Issue 1,
Are you looking to interact more with like-minded Drupal developers and designers? If you or your employer's schedule and budget allow, attend one or more DrupalCons, of which there are at least two every year (in Europe and the United States) — and that number will increase with more frequent events in Asia, Australia, and Latin America. If DrupalCons are not an option, perhaps begin with a DrupalCamp in your region. Far more frequent and at a smaller scale are Drupal Meetups, found in most major cities.