DrupalCamp Göthenburg 2012
Apparently my reputation is not as bad as i have feared!
After presenting & speaking at a bunch of drupal events over the last couple of years i have earned some kinda reputation -why im now starting my session in the prude states with a formal "im sorry but im gonna curse as a sailor" slide. I have been at a a couple of events in sweden, where I really haven't hold anything back in the teasing : Comparing Drupals Markup to the Wasa ship was maybe a highlight of that (if we do an insult you need to make it count)
Now the swedes invited me back again! This time to sweden 2. Largest city Gothenburg and they even put me up first as the "keynote speaker" for the Drupalcamp Sweden - look at me all fancy keynote speaker
I gave a shorter version of the HTML4S talk i did at Drupalcon Denver, and its evolving a bit - which is always nice - im very excited for the shift we have now from xhtml(4) to HTML5 and it really gives us in the Drupal world a chance to sit down and look at what were doing & make it better for the future instead of what i think we have been doing for years: looking back at what was the hot shit & tried to mash that into the frontend. I was a (tiny bit) worried that people really didnt gave a rats ass about markup & future thinking in the frontend. But it really seemed like they enjoyd it (well they clapped at the end & laughed at the right time so i think i succeded)
mothership live demo
I also got a chance to do a quick presentation of the Mothership Theme which i did completely unprepared (during to all kinds of other crap) but now that people are beginning to use it and ask for it. I better get to do some prober documentation.
calling dr. love
As usual i didnt really see anything else at the camp. was standing in the hallway talking crap & making way to much noise (sorry) and now i aparently have a role in the community as a match maker
A highlight for me was when i was asked if i could find a couple of ux'ers to help out with configuration management.
Aparently my loud voice can be used for something good and a little part of the whole Frontend United concept that im pushing is to build a base for anybody that builds in the Frontend (no matter if its design, ux, ui markup whatever all the visual stuff)
I dont know if i was Rude by calling directly after some "volunteers" from the stage - but to be honest dosnt really care, if this was a little step to get more ux'er into core development and not beeing crushed under the issuequee im very happy to provide that match making.
So ladies & fellas come to the Doctor of Love, and lets make some hot steaming cms rocking ;)
The camp seemed well organised (as it always is in sweden) it was kinda funny though that it seemed like it was only people from the western part of sweden that was there -seemed like the geeks from stockholm had a hard time finding all the way over to the west side ;)
Im looking forward to next time (if im invited) then Sweden will be rocked, and hope to build more bridges up north.
oooh and not to forget the epic gay beer we ended up at & generally good feeling that was around the whole swedish community
thanx Adam & Amy for getting me up there!
I hope they invite me back someday ;)