Prague: A conference tee critique
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 A few people have tweeted surprise about interpreting the slogan this way, and the organisers have commented to note that the double-meaning wasn't intentional.
We've had some great Drupalcon t-shirts over the years. London played on its punk heritage with a Druplicon roundel design inspired by The Who, Munich referenced classic Bavarian dress, Denver incorporated the region's climbing axe symbology…
At Drupalcon Prague, the official T-shirt punned database terminology against Prague's stag city reputation, with the slogan 'One to many'.
It's the first Drupalcon t-shirt that I will never wear again.
I can imagine how the slogon was - with the best of intentions - thought up. It's an amusing pun. It gets in a lot of references. It picks up the fact that as a community, we tend to drink a lot at conferences.
The problem is this: it celebrates the *worst* part of our culture. Yes, Prague might be associated with stag and hen events and extremely drunk behaviour. And yes, at Drupalcons, many of us drink, many of us - yes, myself included - get drunk, and sometimes get overly drunk. But this is not something to celebrate. If I get drunk, that's definitely something to keep in the 'personal' corner of my life, not the 'professional' corner. I do it on my own time…and sometimes that does coincide with a conference (mainly because I have more free time, and the inevitable hangover is easier to deal with)…but it's not something I want to associate with the conference, or do during regular work hours.
And sadly, the t-shirt especially emphasises *inappropriate* drinking. I'm not comfortable representing that in my professional life, so this t-shirt will be going to the clothes bank.
So Drupalcon organisers, when you next sit down to design a t-shirt, please take a moment to consider whether this is a message the Drupal community can be proud of. We've had some beautiful, relevant and witty designs, and I've got plenty of space left in my wardrobe for more :-)