Way back at DrupalCon Chicago the local team created a new track called Core Conversations. The purpose of this track was to focus squarely on the interests of core developers and those interested in keeping up with the bleeding edge of Drupal development. Crazy ideas and wild rants were encouraged, as long as they were focused and discussion and finding solutions. Since then Core Conversations have been a part of every DrupalCon.
As Drupal 8 has developed, the sessions in Core Conversations have focused more and more on status reports and updates of current development. While there is still a place for this, and I'm sure we
will hear from all the intiaitive leads about their progress, I also feel like the time has come to start thinking about our big ideas for Drupal 9! So come one come all, bring your crazy dreams and plans. Not only
just what is wrong and braindead with core, but what we can do to fix it. Rally the troops and find the others who think like you and want to make Drupal 9 the best it can be.
What's that you say? You don't have any core experience? Well, back at DrupaLCon Chicago neither did I. However, what I did have was a lot of passion about how we could improve our deployment and configuration
for Drupal, and some strong opinions about what we were doing wrong. I ended up giving the very first core conversation there ever was, and after I got over my intense nausea facing this group of the top Drupal core devs, I had a really amazing experience. I learned a ton and the audience feedback was amazing. If I can do this, so can you!
So submit your core conversation now and help shape the future of Drupal.
After all, if you don't then who will?
Greg Dunlap (heyrocker)
Core Conversations track chair
DrupalCon Portland Call for Core Conversations will close March 15.