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Scott Reynen has done some fun things in the Drupal community. Some notable examples:
- Coordinated many meetups in Denver ensuring they happen, with interesting topics, and tasty pizza options
- Helped to organize several Drupalcamps in Colorado (which will be June 29th/30 in 2013)
- Presents on various topics at Drupalcamps
- Helps as one of the 3 site maintainers for groups.drupal.org
- Is an active Project Application queue reviewer heavily interested in new-contributor-onboarding and project quality
- Takes care of abandoned projects and ownership requests in the Webmasters queue
- And does a pretty darn good job as the maintainer for modules like @font-your-face.
How did you get involved with Drupal?
About 4 years ago, I took a job as a developer with Aten Design Group, where we do mostly Drupal projects. At the time, I was pretty skeptical of content management systems, after frustrating experiences with both WordPress and Joomla. But I quickly grew to appreciate Drupal’s modular architecture.
What do you do with Drupal these days?Read more
Jess (Drupal.org username xjm) is a Drupal developer, core contributor, module maintainer, and mentor, and just plain all-around awesome! She is a web developer for the University of Wisconsin's Department of Family Medicine. She also volunteers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum.
Jess has made many contributions to Drupal, including roles as:
- maintainer of the Taxonomy Access Control and Taxonomy Lineage modules, among others.
- co-maintainer of the Taxonomy module in Drupal core.
- active participant in the API documentation clean-up sprint happening in Drupal 8, as well as efforts to clean up the entity system.
- co-lead of the Clean Up Core community initaitive.
- friendly and knowledgeable mentor to new contributors.
- organizer of the twice-weekly core office hours to help get new core contributors involved.
Klaus Purer is a member of the Drupal community who has been recently been extremely active with project applications. How active? In the last 30 days he has commented on almost twice as many projects as the next most prolific commenter. Even though he just got involved in the last month, he's tied for most reviews of the most projects in the last 6 months!Read more
Despite Melissa Anderson (eliza411)'s low user number on Drupal.org, she was a relatively quiet contributor until about halfway through the Great Git Migration, when she took over as project manager of that huge undertaking. Melissa’s scope, focus, and competence [editor’s note: a dreadful understatement!] continue to amaze everyone, and she is generally accepted as a fundamental reason that the Git Migration was completed on schedule and to such great reception.
Hailing from a small Alaska town with a background in education, Melissa is now officially co-lead of the Git Project with Sam Boyer. Randy Fay, Sam Boyer, and the entire Git migration team have nominated Melissa in honor of her incredible contribution.
To get to know her a little better, we asked Melissa a few questions:
How did you get involved in Drupal? Seems like it was a while ago...
I needed a solution for managing information in a public way. I tried Postnuke, but it was a complete #fail. Some very interesting friends recommended Mambo (now Joomla) and Drupal.Read more
Neil Drumm (drumm) has been an active contributor to Drupal for over 7 years. He has attended every DrupalCon, often as a presenter. Besides contributing to many Drupal modules and other projects, Neil can be found working as:
- Lead architect for drupal.org, hired by the Drupal Association
- Maintainer of api.drupal.org
- The (recently retired) Drupal 5 maintainer
- A member of the Drupal Association General Assembly
- A member of the Security team
In addition, Neil is whip-smart and great to work with. He has a lot of friends and fans in the Drupal community (he even has a Twitter-based impersonator)!Read more
Ariane Khachatourians (arianek) is a tireless contributor and maintainer of the Drupal.org documentation. She's the single most active person in setting the direction for the Documentation, and by far one of the biggest contributors. Take a look at her tracker to see where she's been lately.
- Co-Lead for the Drupal Docs Team
- Admin for the Vancouver User Group and Drupalchix
- Hugely involved in the Drupal core issue queue and was at one point the 27th highest D7 patch contributor
And to top it off, a really nice person who just keeps working to make Drupaldom a better and happier place. And who is succeeding at that.Read more
Greg (drupal.org user greggles) is a developer, site builder, security analyst, and trainer for Growing Venture Solutions.
Greg’s many contributions to Drupal:
- Founder and “(dis)organizer” of the Denver Drupal User Group meetings
- Maintainer of popular modules such as Pathauto, Comment Notify and Token
- Co-lead of Groups.Drupal.org building and maintenance
- Co-Creater of Hyperlocal news installation profile
- Active Member of the Drupal Security Team
- Author of Cracking Drupal, the only book about using Drupal security
- Organizer and presenter at Drupalcamps
- Member of the Drupal Association General Assembly
- Supporter of improvements in the drupal.org infrastructure and the drupal.org redesign
Hi, I'm Isaac Sukin, and I'm posting here because I hope that the story of how I got involved with Drupal can encourage others to get involved as well.
Drupal.org Profile: http://drupal.org/user/201425 (IceCreamYou)
Personal blog: http://www.isaacsukin.com/blog
Other blog: http://www.mediacurrent.com/user/blog/isaac%20sukin