I've spoken at several DrupalCons by now. It's always an interesting question deciding what to submit for a session, knowing that only some will get picked but not knowing if I'm going to end up doing just one session I wasn't really interested in or 4 that I have to prepare (yoinks!). So this time I'm going to do something different. I'm going to ask you.
Hey, Drupal community. What do you want to see? Is there anything in particular folks are burning to hear?
My main interest areas these days relate to software architecture in various forms. Are there any architectural subjects that would be of interest to a Drupal audience?
Some ideas off the top of my head, which may or may not be worth developing into a session proposal:
- Some sort of "part 4" to my ongoing series on software design patterns. I've covered this topic from three different angles so far at DrupalCon DC, DrupalCon Paris, and DrupalCon San Francisco. I don't know what Part 4 would be, but if there's something along those lines you'd want to see, say so.
- Code smells: How to tell if you're "doing it wrong" or "doing it right". This was my only session proposal for SF that didn't get picked up (and I'm glad it didn't, as 4 sessions would have been too much), but I could always resubmit it.
- I'd be willing to present on Views 3 for Developers again, if people want an encore. The challenge there, however, is that it's a complex subject and really hard to cover in an hour except in a cursory, "here's some code, download it to really walk through it in detail" way (which is what I've done in the past).
- I don't know if there will be anything to present yet on the Butler project that came out of DrupalCon SF. Maybe? Probably not by the time I need to put the session together.
- Is there something else entirely you're dying to see me try to present?
There are some things I want to avoid, though. I've already presented about Drupal 7's database layer 4 times now, twice on each continent. I'm done with that and moving on to bigger and better things. :-) Also, of course, I'd rather stick to subjects I actually know something about (duh).
I also want to try and stick to two sessions for this conference, which means only submitting sessions I know people want rather than gambling with a shotgun approach. (Does anyone else think this voting-with-mystery-weighting setup doesn't work so well anymore?)
So, let's try crowd-sourcing this. What shall I submit for Copenhagen? (And for that matter, for DrupalCamp Chicago.)