The Drupalcon Chicago 2011 track chairs met for the first time last week. Our first task is to come up with track descriptions. For the first time, Theming is going to be separate track from Design and UX. While this shows a nice focus on these interrelated but distinct topics, I'm still trying to come up with a good description that helps define the dividing line between design and theming for sessions proposals like “Designing with CSS3”.
Anyway, here’s my first draft for my track’s description:
As Drupal’s mighty hands build markup, styling and dynamic behaviours, the lowly Newbs have forever strived to comprehend this Magic. With gnashing of teeth, wailing and despair often being their pitiful state. But, lo! Behold the mighty Drupalcon Theming Track. Forthwith, We, the Gods of Drupal, beseech the worthy to attend this track and despair no more.
[insert thunder crack here]
Hmm… I may have to tone it down. A bit.
So with a theming track that will focus on the nuts and bolts of actually building design, interaction, usability, accessibility and navigation, what sort of sessions should we have in Chicago? And I mean what sessions do you want to see, not what sessions are you going to propose.
Sound off in the comments below.