[development] DrupalCon Barcelona: call for presentations

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 15:58:22 UTC 2007

Hello all,

as you know, DrupalCon Barcelona takes place next month!  Yep, that's  
next month already. :)

We have room for a big venue for 4 days with at least 3 parallel  
tracks.  If we aim for 6 1-hour sessions per room per day, we can  
host 72 sessions in total.  I believe we actually have the room to  
organize more than 3 parallel tracks.

Anyway, on http://drupalcon.org there are currently 22 proposed  
presentations (see http://barcelona2007.drupalcon.org/sessions),  
which means we are about 50 presentations short.  *gasp*  Hence, I'd  
like to invite you to submit your presentation proposals -- login at  
drupalcon.org and go to the "create content" page.  We'll probably  
communicate a deadline for such proposals relatively soon -- at one  
point we need to compile a conference program as it helps attract  
attendees.  You know how this works. :)

If you've never been to a DrupalCon before -- don't be afraid to  
present.  Everyone is encouraged to participate and present, and all  
sorts of presentations are welcomed.  These can include deeply  
technical presentations ("Drupal 6 menu system internals"), fun  
presentations ("How to trick Dries in committing your patch?", "A  
history lesson in Drupal flamewars"), tutorial style presentations  
("How to contribute patches", "Theming Drupal", "Drupal in  
education"), beginner sessions ("An overview of the best Drupal  
modules"), brainstorm sessions ("How could we make Drupal easier to  
use?", "How could we make Drupal easier to theme?"), panel  
discussions ("How to run a successful Drupal company?"), showcases  
("How we built site ABC for company DEF"), you name it.  We'll have a  
mixed audience (prospects, beginners and experts) so we need to cater  
for all those people.

So, give it some thought, and help us compile a compelling program.   
Feel free to swap ideas on the mailing list or to request certain  
presentations.  Somewhere next week, I'll move this thread to  
drupal.org along with additional details.  It would be great to have  
more than 22 presentations by then ...

Thanks all,

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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