Mike Gifford is President of OpenConcept Consulting Inc. and co-founder of Open Source Alliance of Canada.
Personal blog tags: Drupalcrowd fundingDrupal 8
Come meet Drupal.org team in person at DrupalCon Portland!
We’re hard at work upgrading Drupal.org to Drupal 7. DrupalCon is a perfect opportunity for you to find out what is going on with the upgrade, give us feedback on the new issue page layout and, of course, help us in the issue queue.
Where to find us:
- Weekend before DrupalCon - We are taking part in the extended sprints, come and help us close some issues
- Tuesday, May 21, 4:30pm - We’re having a BoF, Drupal.org improvements and D7 upgrade (Room B112)
- Wednesday, May 22 at 6pm - I’m presenting D7 upgrade report at the Drupal Association board meeting
- Thursday, May 23, 10:15am-1:15pm - I’ll be at the Drupal Association booth in the Exhibit Hall’s Community Village
- Friday, May 24 - We'll be closing more issues at the Contribution Sprint
Come and learn how you can help out with development, site building, or QA!
Growing Drupal's adhesion in China: Feedback for Global Training Day March 15, 2013 in Shanghai (Guest Blog)
Guest blogger Yvonne Chen of Dayvin Internet Solutions shares the results of the Shanghai Global Training Day event this past March.
Following-up with the Global Training Day series, we were glad to be able to organize the Drupal Training Day on March 15, 2013 in Shanghai.Personal blog tags: Drupal Global Training DaycommunityChinaguest blog
Open Source software, namely Drupal, can be leveraged to accommodate the technology needs of numerous corporations across a vast spectrum of private and public sectors. The constant collaboration of the Drupal community gives users the freedom to rapidly deploy new innovations in a way that a closed proprietary system does not allow. Here at Achieve we are constantly trying to increase Drupal adoption by developing new solutions to help new stakeholders in new arenas.Personal blog tags: DrupalCMSHealthcare
Just like any other community website, Drupal.org has lots of places which could be changed and improved. However upgrading such a website to the next major version of Drupal is already a huge undertaking. So when we originally started the Drupal.org D7 upgrade project our goal was a straight port to Drupal 7. No major regressions, no major new features.
Nearly all sections and pages on D7 Drupal.org will look the same as they do now on Drupal 6. This includes documentation pages, project pages, case studies and marketplace nodes, issue queues, change records etc.
Last month, the Drupal Association launched a webinar series with the goal of providing more educational opportunities for the community. Our first webinar was on Spark and it was a great success with 500+ registrants. We are excited to do more!
But, as we mentioned in a previous blog post, before we move forward we want to hear from you. What topics do YOU want to learn about?Personal blog tags: webinars
As part of the Diamond and Platinum sponsorships for DrupalCon Portland, we've offered leaders at these sponsor companies the opportunity to guest blog on the Drupal Association site. In today's post, Robert Douglass of Commerce Guys takes a look at where Drupal is today, and the untapped opportunities for Drupal growth in e-commerce.Personal blog tags: sponsor blogDrupalCon Portlandguest blog
Guest blogger Robb Neumann and trainer Steve "Denver Dataman" Kessler share their observations on March's Global Training Day in Denver, Colorado. Don't miss the link to Steve's free training resources toward the end of the post!Personal blog tags: Drupal Global Training Dayguest blog
I’m very excited to welcome two new members to the DA staff. These new staff members will have an immediate and direct impact on supporting and growing the Drupal community through DrupalCons, global training events and effective communication to the community and beyond. Please help me welcome them!Personal blog tags: Drupal Associationcommunity
Guest blogger Si Hobbs has been a Drupal developer, trainer and business owner. He is currently based in Melbourne, Australia as Drupal consultant with Technocrat.Personal blog tags: Drupal Global Training Daysguest blogeventscommunity
Last week the DA hosted its first webinar, featuring Kevin O’Leary, Spark UX Lead, and Jesse Beach, Senior Front End Engineer. Our topic was Drupal 8 and Spark for Responsive Design. We spent a great hour reviewing the features of the D8 Spark distribution and the powerful features that it puts in the hands of content editors, wherever they may be. As a person that used to hand code web sites, the idea that I can edit a site from my phone still fills me with awe.Personal blog tags: webinars
The Drupal Association is creating landing pages to better serve each persona that visits Drupal.org. You know...developers, CMS evaluators, job seekers, site administrators.Personal blog tags: surveydrupal.org
Last year, the Drupal Association had to raise over $115,000 to fund the Drupal.org D7 upgrade, so we created the Supporting Partner Program. 37 very generous, early adopter companies joined this program and we exceeded our fundraising goal with their fees.
The program was very simple. Fees were based on a company’s annual revenue, and benefits ranged from a 10% DrupalCon sponsorship discount to a thank you tweet. You can see the full program details here.Personal blog tags: supporting partnerssurvey
Guest blogger Tim Deeson shares camp organizing tips based on his experience organizing the first-ever DrupalCamp London this past March.Personal blog tags: eventscommunitydrupalcampsguest blog
As part of the Diamond and Platinum sponsorships for DrupalCon Portland, we've offered leaders at these sponsor companies the opportunity to guest blog on the Drupal Association site. Today's post is the first of those--written by George DeMet--announcing a DrupalCon pass giveaway from Palantir.net.Personal blog tags: sponsor blogguest blogDrupalCon Portland
This post by Cathy Theys was previously published on GDO, but she gave us permission to repost it here. So many things in this story to love, from the multi-generational meetups to the start of Global Sprint Weekend. If you have a Drupal community initiative you want to get off the ground, check out the info on Community Cultivation Grants to see if you might qualify for funding.
Thanks, Cathy!Personal blog tags: community cultivation grantscommunityguest blog
We’ve received some feedback expressing concerns about an email we sent this morning, promoting our mobile webinar for this Thursday. The webinar, Drupal 8 and Spark Simplify Responsive Design, Mobile, is being co-produced and presented with Acquia, which is providing the speakers and infrastructure that allows us to put on the event.Personal blog tags: webinarseducation
Guest blogger Handrus Nogueira shares a recap of the March Global Training Day in Campinas (São Paulo, Brasil)!Personal blog tags: Drupal Global Training Dayscommunityguest blog
The D7 upgrade project is doing pretty good! We re-started the project having 122 open issues tagged ‘Drupal.org D7’. We are currently at 84 open issues. Fixed issues count went from 320 up to 372 issues.Personal blog tags: week notes