What Being a DrupalCon Global Track Chair, Community Means to Me

For my day job, I am a Drupal Developer at Gaiam, Inc., where I work on many of the company's Drupal sites, but mostly I get to work on http://www.gaiamtv.com. For "fun" I have taken on the role of Global Community Track Chair for DrupalCons. What is a Global Track Chair you ask? Basically the Global Track Chairs are there to act as advisers to the local track chairs, help with session selections, help resolve issues if they come up, bring a history with them from past DrupalCons, and if necessary, step in for the local chair.

When I was approached to take on this role I was both excited, and nervous. It can be a lot of work, and take a lot of time, but it is also very rewarding. As much as I love Drupal as a whole, it's the community that backs it that makes us so strong. As the motto goes "Come for the Software, Stay for the Community"; however, the Community Track is the lowest attended overall of all tracks. I took on this challenge to try and strengthen this track and to continue to work on making DrupalCons AWESOME! This is our community and these are our DrupalCons; I am excited to continue to work on them and the Community Track in particular.

I am really excited by the session submissions coming out of the community for DrupalCon Munich, and about our featured Community sessions: Infiltration Day 853: Drupal Association Board. Confessions of a not-so-secret double agent and Joomla! - Hippies, Pirates, Revolutionaries or a Distributed Community. This is turning out to be an excellent line-up, and we haven't even selected the sessions yet. Thank you to the #Drupal Community for making mine and Joao's job of selecting difficult.

blogs: 

Add new comment

Plain Text

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Plain text 2

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Refresh Type the characters you see in this picture. Type the characters you see in the picture; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.  Switch to audio verification.