George DeMet (gdemet) is a member of the Drupal Association Advisory Board and Chair of the Drupal.org Content Working Group.
Seven years ago this month, Dries presented the State of Drupal in front of a few dozen developers at the Open Source Content Management System Summit on the Yahoo! campus in Sunnyvale, California. Drupal 5 had just come out, PHPTemplate was all the rage, and everyone was abuzz about the news that the Nigerian Prime Minister was using Drupal for his blog.
Today, Drupal is used by the President of the United States and nearly every other government on the planet, DrupalCons are attended by thousands of people, and PHPTemplate will soon be replaced by Twig in Drupal 8. The Drupal project and community have grown rapidly in a very short amount of time.
Over the past few months, I've had conversations with Megan Sanicki and Joe Saylor at the Drupal Association. From them, I’ve learned that the Drupal Community is expansive, diverse, authentic, transparent, creative, ever-growing, and needs you.
Don't know who Megan and Joe are? Then keep reading, because this post is for you.
As usual, a lot of big and small deployments happened on Drupal.org during the past 2 weeks. RTBC patches are now being automatically re-tested (thanks jthorson!). Module index page is back, as well as full pager on issue listings, except for text search pages (thanks drumm!).week notes
Recently, the number of Drupal websites on the web surpassed a million and that number will no doubt continue to grow. While there is plenty of interest from businesses, nonprofits, and government entities in implementing Drupal websites, a big challenge remains: the relative scarcity of talent.
Here is the much awaited blog post to consider our options for the location of our 2015 Latin American DrupalCon. While we have looked at the pros and cons for two locations, we want you to weigh in and tell us what you think!
We continue to get busier and busier at the Association, and we want to make sure that you know everything we've been up to. Although we normally hold board meetings on Wednesdays, this month we'll be hosting our meeting on Thursday to accommodate some SXSW travel.
It’s official! According to the Drupal.org project usage stats, Drupal has more than a million sites (1,005,489 as of February 15) live and in production on the web. Here is a link to the press release.
We’ve been talking a lot about Drupal partnerships lately here at the Drupal Association, because we know that it’s a great way to help the Drupal community come together— and it’s also a great way to get noticed.
There are several options for supporting the Drupal Association and one of them is designed specifically for Drupal businesses: Supporting Partner.
When you become a supporting partner, your contribution goes straight to Drupal.org.
Open source software has long been a natural choice for schools and educators teaching children about technology: both share an emphasis on exploration and collaboration, and access to free, open source technology can be a welcome relief to schools and parents.
DrupalCon Austin is right around the corner, and opportunities abound for enterprising companies wanting to get their brand out in front of some of the best Drupal companies and talent in the world.
During the past two weeks we deployed a few Bluecheese issues (#2191021, #2194421, #1195950), accessibility issues (#2095969), Project issues (#2195621, #2184161, #2125307, #2193857, #2159429. Thanks to LewisNyman, mgifford, cafuego, tim.plunkett, trobey and Mark Carver for working on them.
My name is Leigh Carver (leighc), and I’m the new Content Writer for the Drupal Association. It’s going to be my job to help make sure our communications are consistent, interesting and valuable, and to help populate Drupal.org and our social media channels with informative content that helps Drupalers at every point in their Drupal journey.
Per recent decision in the core issue queue, Drupal core will use a semantic versioning system (3-digit version numbers, e.g. 8.0.1, 8.2.0, etc.) starting with Drupal 8. This means that significant parts of the Drupal.org infrastructure will need to be adjusted to support the new versioning system.
The Drupal.org primary database server experienced a crash due to a full disk earlier today around 6:59am PST (14:59 UTC).
Last week we deployed a major improvement for issue page workflow: https://drupal.org/node/2159813. The issue edit form is back on the issue page, instead of the standard comment form. Huge thanks to webchick, Mark Carver, sanchiz, Bojhan, joachim and everyone else who worked on the issue.
As we mentioned in a previous blog post, we are happy to be offering lead retrieval capability to our DrupalCon exhibitors, who have been asking for it for some time. We know that lead retrieval has been used before at DrupalCon and it raised some concerns among attendees.Personal blog tags: DrupalCon Austin
This Wednesday, 12 February 2013 at Noon Pacific (-8 UTC), we'll hold our next monthly Drupal Association board meeting. As usual, we'll give an update from the staff report, which now includes our updated dashboard numbers. We'll also tackle the an adjustement to the Association's mission statement, and here about our (fingers crossed) imminent CTO hire.
Drupal Global Training Days are quickly approaching and we do not want you to miss out on the February date. Global Training Days is an initiative by the Drupal Association to introduce new and beginning users to Drupal. The Drupal Association is partnering with training companies to make this happen.Personal blog tags: Global training days
The single biggest reason that the Drupal Association is such a great place to work is the Drupal community. You all dedicated your blood, sweat, and tears to make Drupal amazing, and that includes work on Drupal.org, our community’s home. As the organization charged with maintaining Drupal.org, we’ve relied on a pastiche of volunteer support, contractors (at various rate scales), and staff.
Drupal 7 upgrade cleanup
Recently we published our Tech team plan for the first quarter of 2014. To ensure that we are not only telling you about our plans, but also update on the progress as we go, we are bringing back our traditional bi-weekly ‘week notes’ posts. Welcome to the first week notes of 2014!