I have just returned from Drupal Developer Days (DDD) which was held in Milan, Italy this year. 400 people from around the world gathered for 6 days of working together, learning and talking about Drupal.
The event has been taking place since it started in Munich in 2010 since which time it has been held in Brussels, Barcelona, Dublin, Szeged, Montpelier. It now sits firmly on the annual calendar of events in Europe on a similar weight with the DrupalCons.
I was very glad to return as DDD 2014 in Szeged, Hungary was one of my favourite Drupal events ever, especially as it was my first Drupal event outside London and the one during which I made my first core contributions. Needless to say I was sad to miss last year's DDD which took place in Montpelier, but getting married was a pretty good excuse for not attending :)
As this was the first DDD held since Drupal 8 was released in November, it was particularly exciting as it is still new. While we were there we reached 100,000 websites using Drupal 8.