Olá! Join Drupal project founder Dries Buytaert and core committer Angie Byron this December 6-8 in beautiful Brazil to bring a little Carnaval to Drupal. DrupalCon São Paulo will focus primarily on content for Drupal developers, but there will of course be plenty to offer for designers, themers, project managers, architects, engineers, and those involved with the business side of Drupal. The multi-lingual conference program will feature a sessions in English, Portuguese and Spanish, as well as plenty of opportunities for informal “Birds of a Feather” meetings and a coder lounge that will be open throughout the conference.
Small and intimate, we expect DrupalCon São Paulo to capture the feel of early DrupalCons. Our goal is to make it easier for attendees to meet the people that are deeply involved in the Drupal community and find out how to become involved themselves.Read more
Those of us getting really excited that it is almost time for DrupalCon again sometimes need to explain to our friends, colleagues, or family members what all the fuss is about.
Have you ever had trouble putting it into words? "Yeah, Mom, we sit in rooms together and write code! ... Yes, I do that all year ... Yes, I talk to these people online all the time ... But DrupalCon is incredible because it's so ... y'know, great! I met Dries! I committed a patch with Webchick!"
I was thinking about this recently and started jotting down some of my impressions of what goes on at a DrupalCon. DrupalCon is so big and so busy, no one has the same DrupalCon as anyone else, of course, but here's a quick DrupalCon primer in the form of a ...Read more
The session schedule is now live for DrupalCon Munich, taking place in August 20-24, 2012. We hope you have your ticket for DrupalCon Munich already or you’ll be missing out on over 80 sessions across 6 tracks including: Coding and Development, Community, Frontend, Business and Strategy, Sitebuilding and DevOps plus a Day Stage, BoFs and Core Conversations.
Start putting together your schedule today and plan your trip! Simply view the session you’re interested in, and click “Add to schedule.”Read more
On Monday, July 2 from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM PDT (01:00 to 01:30 UTC), drupal.org will be briefly brought down for updates. The main website, drupal.org, will be inaccessible, as will SSH-based access, both read and write, to all Git repositories hosted on drupal.org. Read-only access to Git repositories over the http:// or git:// protocol will be uninterrupted, as will access to all other parts of the web presence.
This will be the first (major) deployment of new Git-related functionality on Drupal.org since the migration from CVS to Git. We'll be deploying some fixes that have prevented a couple of projects from making releases, as well as long-overdue functionality allowing project and sandbox maintainers to set the default branch on their repository. No more empty master branches!
Drupal Global Training Days is this Friday, June 22! This is a day where training companies around the world will introduce new and beginning users to Drupal through half day, full day and virtual sessions. More than sixteen training companies representing Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, South America (and two online!) are signed up to participate on June 22. The Drupal Association launched this program of free or low cost training events to provide an easy way for new users to be introduced to Drupal and our wonderful Drupal community.
The June 22 Drupal Global Training Days will be offered with one of two curriculums:
- "Introduction to Drupal," a full day training on the basics of Drupal. Attendees will leave having successfully built a Drupal site. It is ideal for those interested in exploring Drupal as a career path.
- “What is Drupal?” This half-day workshop will address the basics of Drupal, and will give an overview to those interested in evaluating or implementing Drupal.
For a listing of all training locations across the globe: http://drupal.org/learn-drupal. Upcoming dates include September 14 and December 14, 2012.Read more
This post aims to share information about the Drupal Security Team in 2011 and midway through 2012. The team processed a significant number of security advisories, added a few members, improved the free education materials in the handbooks, presented at dozens of camps and user groups, and made several improvements to our workflow (including some user facing changes, see below).
Some quick numbers:
- 3 team meetings at Drupalcon Chicago, Drupalcon London and Drupal Denver
- 3 core security releases in 2011 compared to 2 in 2010
- 59 contributed project security releases in 2011 compared to 113 in 2010
- 137 issues created on our private issue tracker in 2011 - security.drupal.org
- 1645 comments created on those issues on security.drupal.org in 2011 (including automated comments)
- dozens of issues were reported to the team and became public issues because they are not supported in our private process