The SXSW Interactive Conference continues to expand and cover a wider variety of topics every year. While this keeps the conference on the cutting edge of new technology, it also means that certain topics are lost, never to be resurrected again. In the last few years, topics about Drupal have been slim to none. However, the relevance of Drupal as a CMS is still as important as ever.
Four Kitchens has submitted 5 session proposals to SXSW, some of which are Drupal themed or centric. While we submitted some topics that are not Drupal related at all (which we would love for you to vote for too!), we also feel it’s important to make sure some of the more interesting work being done with Drupal is represented at the conference. Below, you can find Drupal (non Four Kitchens) talks for your consideration, as well as talks submitted by our Web Chefs.
We’d love to have the support of the Drupal community, not just for our panels, but also for the other brave souls who submitted a panel about Drupal!
Four Kitchens proposals:
- Fun and Games with CSS3: Famous (or infamous) Web Chef Chris Ruppel shows you creative concepts you can achieve using CSS3, aimed to inspire you to push web browsers to their limit.
- Work Sucks, But Your RFP Doesn’t Have To: Our fearless leader, Todd Nienkerk, co-hosts a panel with industry heavyweights like Joe Rinaldi (Happy Cog), Zach Chandler (Stanford), and independent consultant extraordinaire Crystal Williams. This panel is a continuation of the SXSW 2012 panel “OMG Your RFP is Killing Me,” which was met with great enthusiasm and has continued to spur the No RFPs movement.
- Building Real-Time Web Apps with Drupal and Node.js: Web Chefs Michal Minecki and Joshua Wynn show you how we built web apps like our very own Drupal Poetry using Node.js, and of course, Drupal.
- Getting the Most out of Your Agile Vendor: Web Chef / Scrum Master Andrew Gerdes shows you how to work best with an Agile Scrum shop. Joining Andrew are several Agile advocates such as Tim Hamilton (Astonish Designs), Danese Cooper (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), and Rob Purdie (IBM).
- Time to Use a Grownup CMS: Why Drupal: It’s time to graduate to a big CMS, and Web Chef Ian Carrico wants to show you why Drupal is still the clear front-running CMS for sites of any needs. From a site for your startup, to big sites like The White House, come to learn what Drupal offers over other platforms.