On June 26 and 27, many members of the Waterloo Content Management System (WCMS) team attended the Drupal North conference. This was the first year for the conference, though many of the groups making up the organizing committee have held (and continue to hold) DrupalCamps of their own.
Drupal North will be a travelling conference - already it is scheduled for Montreal in 2016 and Ottawa in 2017. Based on what happened this year, we expect the host cities will run Drupal North in place of their normal DrupalCamp, and other cities will run their usual DrupalCamps.
The Drupal North conference was heavily focused on Drupal 8, the upcoming release of the system that powers WCMS sites. While the WCMS runs on Drupal 7, it is important to stay "in the loop" about what's coming - the WCMS will eventually run on Drupal 8.
Over the next week or two, blog posts will begin to appear on the Web Resources site, detailing some of the things from the conference that the WCMS team found interesting, from automated style guide generation, to Drupal 8 module development, to project management, to accessibility in Drupal 8, to TWIG theming, and more. If you want to get a head start, many of the sessions now have their slide decks posted.