Apr 09 2019
Apr 09

DrupalCon Seattle includes are a number of core conversations where you can learn about current topics in Drupal core development, and a week of sprints where you can participate in shaping Drupal's future.

In addition to the core conversations, we have a few meetings on specific topics for future core development. These meetings will be very focused, so contact the listed organizer for each if you are interested in participating. There are also birds-of-a-feather (BoF) sessions, which are open to all attendees without notice.

Also be sure to watch Dries' keynote for ideas about Drupal's future! Check out the extended Dries Q&A session on Thursday as well to get even more questions answered.

All meetings will be in Room 507-508 in convention center, except for the retrospective on Thursday which is in Room 401 at the Convention Center, very close to lunch.

Time Topic Organizer Monday, April 8th 1pm Automatic updates David Strauss Monday, April 8th 4pm Symfony 4/5 meeting Alex Pott Tuesday, April 9th 4pm Core compatibility, d.o, contrib semantic versioning discussion XJM Wednesday, April 10th 11am Autosave in core discussion Cristina Chumillas Wednesday, April 10th 3:30pm Media path to stable Adam Hoenich Wednesday, April 10th 5pm CMI boundaries Fabian Bircher Thursday, April 11th 9:45am Frontend deprecation, theme policies Lauri Eskola Thursday, April 11th 12pm Initiative leads retrospective discussion Gabor Friday, April 12th 10am Drupal strategy, how to do less, how to gracefully remove things Alex Pott Friday, April 12th 11am Layout translations discussion Ted Bowman Friday, April 12th 1pm Claro path to core Cristina Chumillas
Jul 08 2013
Jul 08

Hi everyone!

We had a slow start to getting the Prague site up this year thanks to our security issue, but now we're full steam ahead, with over 200 people already registered for DrupalCon Prague! Now all we need is some remarkable content to share with the attendees! If you have an idea for a session or a training, we want to hear from you! Now is your chance! The call for content ends Friday, the 12. July at 23:59 CEST.

Why content, not papers? Well, the DrupalCon program has changed since we last did the call. We've listened to feedback from DrupalCon attendees, and we're hoping our new direction will really resonate with our audience. In addition to our regular great offerings of Sessions, BoFs, CXO, Keynotes and Training, we're excited to roll out a few new initiatives.

And here's a peek at some of those new content initiatives:

LABS

What are labs? Labs are just like sessions, only longer. Sessions are great for getting out new information, and sometimes 60 minutes leaves you wanting more. Well we're answering that want by opening our call for lab trainers to submit their instructive demonstration, discussion topic, or master class with live bug fixing. Learn more about Labs and submit your proposal.

COMMUNITY SUMMIT

We felt it was a tad Ironic that the Drupal Community, which is so active, has one of the lowest attended tracks. When we started to dig down into what the root cause of this could be, it became pretty obvious that it was DrupalCon which was conflicting with attendance. So we decided to make everyone's lives easier and untangle the community content out of the middle conference and give it the attention it deserves, as full day event dedicated to all things community.

Led by Addison Berry (add1sun) and Mortendk we're hoping that this day becomes a beneficial working day for the community's biggest advocates and leaders. We will dive deep into the immediate issues and pain points involved with leading and participating in the Drupal Community and work to resolve these issues together.

EXTENDED SPRINTS AND MENTORING

We're seeing a dramatic increase in the number of Drupal participants who arrive early and leave late so they can contribute more time to in-person sprints at the Con. For this reason, we're extending the conference sprints to begin on Monday for our hard-core contributors, with 24 hour access in the Supporting Partner Coder Lounge for our dedicated sprinters.

Interested in leading a sprint at DrupalCon? Send us your sprint initiative so we can post it for others to find.

Our sprint leads will also be onsite in Prague from Tuesday-Friday of the conference helping onboard new contributors to Drupal. If you're interested in serving as a Sprint Mentor for new contributors, you can sign up to help. If you want to contribute to Drupal, there are plenty of ways to make that happen at DrupalCon!

Let us know if you have any questions!

About Drupal Sun

Drupal Sun is an Evolving Web project. It allows you to:

  • Do full-text search on all the articles in Drupal Planet (thanks to Apache Solr)
  • Facet based on tags, author, or feed
  • Flip through articles quickly (with j/k or arrow keys) to find what you're interested in
  • View the entire article text inline, or in the context of the site where it was created

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