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Global Track Chairs
Who is the global team and what do they do?
Rick: The global team is our organizational memory in putting on DrupalCons. They have been local track chairs and they consult with the locals to guide us away from potholes and toward the best sessions. We have a North American and a European global track chair for our standing track: Coding & Development, Frontend, Site Building, Business and Strategy, and DevOps. Link: https://association.drupal.org/drupalcon/global-team
Jozef, what is your role in DrupalCon Prague?
Jozef: My role is to help the local track chair with anything he needs help with:) So mostly it is to support him, discuss various issues that arise during the whole preparation process and mostly during the session selection process.
Jozef, who do you work with on the Frontend track for Prague?
Jozef: Together with my US global co-chair Ken Woodworth we work mostly with Jesper Woeldiche who is the local track chair and is doing an amazing job!
What is the theme of the track?
Jozef: This year we wanted to focus on implementing established best practices in both design, workflow and code and exploring cases that stretch the boundaries of what can be done with Drupal. Since building function able, usable, high-performing and beautiful websites requires you to go beyond the framework itself.
So the MAIN THEMES are
De-druplifying the user and the editing experience
Mobile tools & techniques
Interactive maps and visualizations
What gets you excited about being a global track chair for Drupalcon Prague?
Jozef: I am always excited when I see the amount of great session submissions that we have each year. It is always great to see how much wisdom and experience there is within our community and that these experts are willing to share it. To me this is the true flavour of an open source community.
Rick, what are you excited about at DrupalCon Prague?
Rick: I am excited about the innovations brought to DrupalCons by the local Prague team. The use of video on the site and for site submissions. From the popularity of the SASS/Compass triple BoF in Munich, I am very excited about the ½ day hands-on Labs sessions and I am excited at bringing that format to the North American DrupalCons.
- What is the theme of the track?
- Are core conversations only for coders?
- Are sessions limited to Drupal core topics?
- What is this crazy talk about Drupal 9, Drupal 8 is not even released!?
- What is the timeline for submission?
- There aren’t currently any core conversations proposed, so what kind of sessions would you like to see?
- When is it?
- Where is it?
- Who are the keynote speakers, and what will they talk about?
- What tracks are available?
- Are there any featured sessions you’d like to point out?
- What is the DrupalCon global team?
- Historians, consultants, volunteers who get no credit
- Who are the globals?
- Standing tracks, North American and European leaders,
- What are the qualifications to be a global?
- Previously a local track chair, content expert
- What do you do?
- Herd cats, deal with problems
- Where is the DrupalCon going to be?
- Why Austin?
- When is it? (June 2-6)
- With extended sprints before and after
- What does the tech community look like there?
- What does the Drupal community look like?
- DrupalCamp Austin (June 21st 2013)
- What’s the Drupal adoption look like in Austin?
- It’s strongly linked with adoption of other front and back end technologies. (node.js etc)
- Who’s going to be the “boots on the ground” in Austin playing “host”?
- Probably the same people that did it for Portland. Sponsors etc.
- Four Kitchens, Astonish, Whole Foods, City of Austin, Volacci, etc.
More about Holly
- Now that we know a little bit about your background and where you’re from, tell us a little bit about what you do now.
- What is your position in the association? What do you do there?
- How long have you been in this position?
- Exactly four weeks from today, we’ll be finishing up the conference!
- If you’re planning on attending, but haven’t got your tickets yet, the price goes up from $500 to $550 on Friday at midnight!
- Free transit pass!
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What was your experience like at DrupalCon Sydney?
- What are you excited about most for DrupalCon Portland?
- Other events - Where can people find out about the events
- Trivia night
- Photo scavenger hunt
- Where is the best place to eat?
- Where is the best place to drink?
- Coffee - Stumptown
- Alibi - Alcohol (Also Karaoke)
- Upright? - Breweries
- What should those of us who haven’t been before, make sure to do?
The Drupal 7 Views Cookbook
J Ayen Green joins me to talk about his new book: "Drupal 7 Views Cookbook". He talks about what you'll find in the book, how the "recipe" format helps it stay small (300 pages) and the difficulty he plowed through to get it released.
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