How do I join a discussion?

We will be using Zoom to hold all the discussions.

Details on how to join Zoom will be both emailed out, and posted on the website for registered attendees.  On the day of the event, each Discussion topic on the website will be updated with a link to the appropriate Zoom room. 

Will discussions be recorded?

No, none of the discussions will be recorded. We are planning a very interactive event and recognize that some people are uncomfortable being recorded.

Discussions are meant to be community conversations, where everyone attending could spend an equal amount of time talking, should they choose to.

We also offer pre-recorded Presentations for people who would like to give a talk or lead a demonstration. A discussion on the same topic is welcome, but it should be limited to talking about the presentation, not repeating it.

Is this event covered by a Code of Conduct?

All Backdrop CMS activities both online and offline are covered by our Code of Conduct. If you are participating in Backdrop LIVE, be sure to read through the code of conduct and make sure that you are in agreement.

Are there scholarships available?

We want this event to be accessible to everyone. We've made registration for Backdrop Live a suggested donation of $20 USD. You may donate whatever amount is comfortable for you. If you are not able to donate, please drop us a note via the contact form, and we'll be happy to help you out with a free ticket.

Please don't let finances get in the way of participating, you are more valuable to the community than the cost of any event.

How can I submit a session?

You can use this website to submit either a Discussion topic or a Presentation.

Presentations are pre-recorded videos that everyone will be able to watch before the event begins.

Discussions can be led by anyone who would like to discuss a topic, you do not need to be an expert on the subject matter, only have an interest and be willing to start the conversation.

There is no official selection process, however event organizers may offer feedback on your idea, or ask if you would be willing to combine your discussion with a similar topic. We'll provide a list of available time slots for you to choose from.

Do all discussions have to be about Backdrop CMS?

No. This event is for people who are interested in Backdrop CMS, but they may also be exploring different technologies. We see three broad categories of content for Backdrop LIVE:

  • Backdrop CMS - will cater to current users of Backdrop CMS (this is for the folks who use Backdrop CMS or may use it in the future). Examples: 
    • Working with Layouts in Backdrop
    • Working with the Paragraphs Module
    • Moving Drupal sites to Backdrop CMS
  • Issue Queue/Community Conversations - for discussions that might fit into any of our Backdrop CMS issue queues (this is for the folks who build Backdrop CMS and the Backdrop CMS community). Examples:
    • Funding Backdrop Core Development
    • Config Recipes in Core
    • Update on Core Development
  • General - for content that isn't specific to any particular CMS (This one is for everyone)
    • Accessibility 
    • Google Analytics
    • Freelancer Roundtable