Session proposals are still being accepted for the next DrupalCon, being held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, March 19 -23, 2012. The conference theme is "Collaborative Publishing for Every Device" and the deadline to submit sessions is October 26, 2011 23:59:59 UTC/GMT -7.
DrupalCon Denver will be focusing on 8 significant areas of expertise and of particular interest to Drupal users and developers alike. Preference will be given to session ideas that examine the following tracks and how they relate to the conference theme:
- Site Building
- Coding and Development
- Design and User Experience
- Drupal Community
- Business Strategy
- Nonprofit, Government and Education
It is with great excitement that I can announce "subscribe" comments on Drupal.org issues are now dead! Long live issue following! Issue e-mail notifications are also improved.
Almost exactly 6 years after #34496: [meta] Add Flag module to allow users to subscribe/unsubscribe without posting a comment was originally posted, this feature is finally done and deployed on Drupal.org. If you notice any problems, please go to #1306554: QA for issue following on Drupal.org and comment there.
Summary of changes
In the past, you had to comment on an issue in order to keep track of it, commonly done by posting "subscribe" (or variations thereof). Popular issues gained plenty of such comments, making it hard for contributors to distill the important and useful information in an issue.
You are now able to "follow" issues by clicking a button, without commenting on them. You can also "unfollow" issues, even ones you had to comment on but you are not really interested in. Lastly, you can now configure for which projects and issues you want to get e-mail notifications.
First, I'd like to thank the sponsors that made this possible:
The 88 members of the community that contributed to the 2 chip-ins to raise a total of $2777.27 towards the original goal of $7,000.
Drupal.org is our home. It's where we solve tough problems, it's where we innovate on creative solutions, and it's where we meet and interact with others in our community. It only makes sense then that our community should be able to actively participate in making improvements happen on Drupal.org, but the process to do so has traditionally been seen as a bit confusing and opaque.
This post attempts to outline the process of making changes to Drupal.org, and highlight some recent successes we've had putting this process into practice. This information is compiled from the Make Drupal.org awesome guide!
Step 1: Think it up
Have a great new idea for improving Drupal.org? Great! Search first, to see if someone else has already had your amazing idea and maybe started work on it. If not, begin by creating an issue in the webmasters issue queue to discuss, unless you happen to know the appropriate issue queue for it.Read more
Hello from Jennifer and Ariane, your friendly Drupal Documentation Team co-leads! It’s time for a quarterly update on what’s happening in the Documentation Team—we've been working on some major restructuring of documentation and the Docs Team since our last update (June 28, 2011), and we'd like to get you up to date on our plans, and other events and news.
The big news for this quarter is that we are in the midst of some restructuring of the online Drupal documentation, as well as of the Documentation Team itself. Nothing has been completely settled yet, but here is an outline of our plans, reasoning, and links to more information and where you can get involved in the discussion.
The main issue we need to resolve is that the current online documentation on Drupal.org is way too overwhelming for one coordinator to manage. Having one coordinator is a single point of failure, and has led to several past Docs Team leaders getting burned out and leaving the post.Read more
It's official, and now is the time to register for not just a noteworthy event, but your opportunity to connect with a world-wide community using Drupal to collaborate, connect and improve our online experience. Go ahead: register now!
DrupalCon is exciting - there is something for everyone, whether you are already using Drupal or considering it for your online needs and want to know more. Expect to learn about the future of open-source content management; to see what unique tools and features developers are using for fields such as commerce and mobile development; to talk with and hear about high-profile operations using Drupal; and most of all, expect to be surprised by how much fun you will have in the process!
Drupal is coming to Denver, and the Colorado Convention Center is officially home to DrupalCon Denver on March 20 to 22, 2012. This conference is your chance to engage the community, learn from others, and share your experiences. Training sessions will be available before the conference on March 19th and a code and contribution sprint on March 23rd.Read more
git.drupal.org is scheduled for downtime, Thursday September 8th at 3PM PDT (2200 UTC). We will be performing standard maintenance on git.drupal.org and its associated services. We expect 20 to 30 minutes of downtime, but are reserving an hour for the maintenance window.
Thank you for your patience.