DrupalCon is an international event that brings together the people who use, develop, design, support the Drupal platform.
Each year, DrupalCon moves to different cities across the world. Most recently, the event took place in Barcelona and Los Angeles.
Organizers have now selected New Orleans for the next flagship event, taking place May 9-13, 2016 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
For the first time in the history of US events, DrupalCon New Orleans will have a dedicated PHP track.
Lauren Smith, the User Experience Design Track Chair for DrupalCon, told Silicon Bayou News that so many people in the industry will benefit from attending because of the range of topics covered throughout the event.
There are tracks on business, coding and development, core conversations, DevOps, front end, PHP, project management, site building, Symfony, user experience design, and more, some of which will have talks not specific to the Drupal platform.
DrupalCon New Orleans is currently looking for members of the community to submit various sessions for the event.
User Experience (UX) design is the web practice that spans across all disciplines and is arguably the single most important part of web development, explains Smith. It requires an understanding of project goals as well as the goals and needs of the user. It takes thinking from the perspective of an outsider when planning every detail of a site and comprehending content and context to make sure we aren’t sending our beloved user on a wild goose chase to find what it is they, and ultimately we, need.
The call for sessions is open until February 29.
Smith says what’s unique about the UX track is that you don’t have to be a Drupal expert to provide a quality session for attendees. UX expertise is generally platform-agnostic. But we certainly welcome Drupal-specific UX trickery if you have any.