Angus and Rikki had a wonderful time at DrupalCon Sydney - meeting new people, learning about all the great things happening in Drupal, and sunning ourselves by the beach in Coogee!
Our talk "Content strategists and developers: We need each other!" was very well received. It even gets a shoutout from Drupal luminary Jeff Eaton is his podcast summarising the conference (listen to the whole thing, but we come in around the 27:45 mark).
If you'd like to listen to the talk yourself, here are the slides and audio:
We also had the chance to listen to some other great talks at the conference. Here are some of our favourites:
- Designing for Uncertainty - Jason Pamental. How do we design in a world where we don't know what kinds of devices people are using to look at our stuff?
- Building for a Post-Mobile World - Jeff Eaton. Our content now has to travel to many different devices. To do this successfully, it has to be properly structured.
- Content strategy and the QUT web redevelopment project - Jilly Magee. Where do you start when you're working for an organisation that has over 1000 seperate websites?
- Re-think Your Requirements - Pamela Barone. Don't obsess over specific requirements; focus on the underlying problems that they point to.
- Citizen Journalists: blogs, media and your editorial team - Rosanne Bersten. How journalists think, what they need from a CMS, and how print journalism workflows are adapting to the digital world.
- Information architecture for site builders - Murray Woodman. How to structure content intelligently for a Drupal website
- Turning mountains into molehills - Large-scale content migration - Christian Llagas. How a "simple" platform migration became bigger than Ben Hur - and how an internal team worked collaboratively to tame it.
You'll notice a common theme running through many of these talks: content. It's unusual for a conference based around a development platform to devote so much time and space to content. So kudos to DrupalCon for recognising the importance of good content to successful websites, and for featuring a track on Content Authoring as part of the conference. It makes us proud to be part of the worldwide Drupal community!