With help from Peter McClory of Curve Agency, I co-founded Drupal Yorkshire a little over two years ago.
The group was started with the aim of holding a regular meetup in Leeds where people using Drupal could share knowledge and exchange ideas. We wanted to have live speakers on specific topics such as Drupal development, planning, theming, and workflows.
In the early days, Curve would host the event at their offices in The Calls, but we have also been accommodated by the Drupal experts at EE and our friends at Numeko.
From the beginning, we had ambitions of running a Drupal Camp - a multiday event, where members of the Drupal community from all over the country would converge for a few days of deep dive Drupal learning, code-sprints and partying. This all came together over the last weekend of May 2014 and was a runaway success.