[development] DrupalCon Barcelona: call for presentations

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Mon Aug 6 20:08:51 UTC 2007

On Mon, 6 Aug 2007 14:23:18 -0400, Angela Byron <drupal-devel at webchick.net> wrote:
> On 3-Aug-07, at 11:58 AM, Dries Buytaert wrote:
>> 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*
> While we certainly need more than 22, I think it would not be the
> worst thing in the world if we had scheduled hour-long periods
> scattered here with NO scheduled talks, so we could socialize,
> network, get some focused hacking done, etc. etc. We always end up
> doing this anyway, but because sessions are scheduled throughout the
> entire day, doing so means missing out on peoples' presentations.
> I only ended up getting to maybe half of what I wanted to in Brussels
> and OSCMS because I'm "the nice core developer" and get cornered a
> lot with questions from new people who want to know how to
> contribute, etc. and how can I resist that? :D It would be awesome to
> be able to say, "Sure, meet me over by the plaid couch during the
> morning break, and we'll talk." :)
> -Angie

There's probably one or two talks that should be exclusive as well.  I mean, seriously, who wants to give a talk opposite Dries' State of Drupal talk? :-)  

But yeah, longer talks, more breaks, and some exclusive talks should give us a lot more breathing room throughout the day while still getting lots of good talks in.  (~40 talks would still be lots of brain filling.)

--Larry Garfield

PS: webchick, are you saying the rest of us aren't nice?  :-(

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