Jul 18 2018
Jul 18

Drupal.org has been in existence since 2001. That's a long time for a website to serve an ever changing community! We're doing this work thanks to the support of our members, supporters, and partners. As time goes on needs change, technology evolves, and features are deployed to improve the experiences of site visitors.

As a web professional, you know how delivering small feature requests can have a big impact. To ensure people take notice of the improvements the Engineering Team makes on all of the *Drupal.org sites, we share frequent updates with the community. You can read a monthly what's new on Drupal.org blog, watch for change notifications, and follow on Twitter to know what's on the horizon.

Recently, these improvements were deployed:

  • More maintainers can now grant issue credit

  • Security Advisory nodes are now included in the /news feed

  • Project page screenshots will display in a lightbox

  • DrupalCI.yml Documented

We'll continue to make Drupal.org better every day, with your help. Find out more about what we do and become a member today. Thank you!

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Jul 11 2018
Jul 11

The 2018 goal for the Drupal Association has been to grow Drupal adoption. This goal cannot be achieved without testing ideas for promoting Drupal within Drupal.org and DrupalCon, the two main channels we have to reach Drupal evaluators. We also can't do this work without your support.

We've refreshed Drupal.org's homepage and top-level menu to include a new persona-based design because developers, marketers/content-editors, and agency owners all have differing needs on their Drupal adoption journey. We're helping people start their exploration to understand and fall in love with Drupal.

Top level navigation and header on Drupal.org

The Engineering Team played a key role in the Industry Pages project—from conception to execution. The industry pages help decision makers see how Drupal achieves the vision Dries' set forth when he described Drupal as the platform for ambitious digital experiences.

If you appreciate this work, help support the Drupal Association by joining as a member. Thank you!

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Jun 27 2018
Jun 27

During this month's membership campaign, we mention that the average cost of a DrupalCI core test is $0.24-$0.36. Every time a contribution to the Drupal project needs to be tested, DrupalCI spins up a testbot on AWS to test those changes. DrupalCI runs about 5,000 core tests, and 13,000 contrib tests in an average month.  

The test runs on Drupal.org are paid for by our generous partners and members. This is just one of the services provided by the Drupal Association as part of our commitment to maintain Drupal.org so you can focus on Drupal development and community building.

You can help sustain the work of the Drupal Association by joining as a member. Thank you!

Icon of screen with person in center of itWant to hear more about the work of the team? Check out the Drupal.org panel session recording at DrupalCon Nashville.

Jun 20 2018
Jun 20

The work accomplished by the Drupal.org engineering team is no small feat. And so we're celebrating all the team is doing to help the community using the Drupal.org tools and services. Check out our membership campaign page to learn more about the team's work and how it helps your own work every day.

Here's how to help:

  • Share how Drupal.org helps you. Use these resources made for sharing.
  • If you aren't a member, join today!

This campaign ends on July 20, 2018. Thanks for all that you give to the project and for your support.

Jun 06 2018
Jun 06

GDPR took effect last month, and many organizations sent policy updates to your inbox. We took action on our email lists to acquire explicit consent from all subscribers. You can read about other action we took to prepare for GDPR, but this post is all about what we communicate about through the Drupal email list.

The Drupal email list had almost 64,000 subscribers receiving various newsletters from our programs, and we knew running a re-consent campaign would have an impact on the number of subscribers in each of our newsletter groups. It seemed worth the potential loss, because numbers don't always tell the full story of the impact communications can, and do, make for an organization.

There were two problems with our list that kept us from delivering tailored messages with the Drupal community: old or insufficient data on subscribers and limited newsletter options. To make the list more effective, we changed the structure of our subscriptions to focus on the type of message we're sending, rather than being aligned with Drupal Association programs.

By using Mailchimp's GDPR tools and suggestions to run a re-consent campaign, we asked for explicit consent to this new subscription structure. We enabled the Marketing Preferences section provided by Mailchimp, and now in order to get email, you must select Email within that section of the form. This has been confusing for some people. Here is an easy way to look at it: The top section, where you choose your lists, is simply choosing the topics that interest you; the bottom section, where you click “email” in marketing preferences gives us explicit permission to email you about these topics.

The impact of running the re-consent campaign has been a loss of a vast majority of our list. Is this a problem? It depends. Ideally, only people who want to read our news are now subscribed and we will see an increase in open rates. And hopefully community members won’t be hearing about updates or announcements from other sources, rather than from our newsletters first - if you do, please let us know.

Please take a moment and check that your subscription settings are how you want them. If you want to receive news, check the Email box under Marketing Preferences. (Enter your email address in this form and you'll get a message to update your subscription)

Screenshot of mailchimp sign up form showing the news options as What you want to hear and the Marketing Permissions as How you want to hear about it.

If you are in any way interested in Drupal, you don't want to miss our messages. In particular, Bob Kepford (kepford) does a fantastic job of curating content for the Drupal Weekly Newsletter. There's something for everyone, every Thursday. Likewise, the special offers messages from our partners can help you learn about and save money on services. Thanks for keeping informed!

Header of the Weekly Drupal Newsletter

There are some communications which are not impacted by our subscription structure change. These include security notifications, blog post notifications, Drupal.org system messages, and any transactional messages - for instance, if you register to attend DrupalCon, we will still email you about DrupalCon.

May 23 2018
May 23

Our global community includes many EU citizens and residents of the EEA, and we have taken steps to comply with the GDPR which takes effect on May 25, 2018.

Your rights under this law and how Drupal.org complies with GDPR

We've updated our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, Git Contributor Agreement, and Digital Advertising Policy based on the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. We've also begun a campaign to reconfirm your consent to our marketing messages.

For easy and clear access to the changes: 

Human Readable Summary

Disclaimer: This summary is not itself a part of the Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, Git Contributor Agreement, or Digital Advertising Policy, and is not a legal document. It is simply a handy reference for understanding privacy rights and regulations. Think of it as the user-friendly interface to the legal language.

In plain language, regulations such as GDPR define the following roles, rights, and responsibilities:

  • Data Subject - this is you, the end user.
  • Data Controller - this is us, the Drupal Association as the owners and operators of Drupal.org and its sub-sites.
  • Data Processor - any other organization that processes personal data on behalf of the Data Controller.

Rights of the Data Subject

  • Right to be Informed - A data subject has the right to know whether personal information is being processed; where; and for what purpose.
     
  • Right to Access - A data subject has a right to access the information about them that is stored by the Data Controller.
     
  • Right to Rectification - A data subject has the right to correct any errors in the data about them. This can be done by editing your user account, or contacting the Drupal Association directly.
     
  • Right to Restrict Processing - A data subject has the right to request that data not be processed, and yet also not be deleted by the Data Controller.
     
  • Right to Object - A data subject has the right to opt out of marketing, processing based on legitimate interest, or processing for research or statistical purposes.
     
  • Right to be Forgotten - Also known as the right to revoke consent, the right to be forgotten states that a data subject has the right to request erasure of data, the cessation of processing by the controller, and halting processing of the data by third party processors.

    The conditions for this, as outlined in article 17, include the data no longer being relevant to original purposes for processing, or a data subjects withdrawing consent.

    It should also be noted that this right requires controllers to compare the subjects' rights to "the public interest in the availability of the data" when considering such requests.

  • Data Portability - A data subject has the right to receive a copy of their data in a 'commonly used and machine readable format.'

    This information is outlined in the sections below titled "Your Choices About Use and Disclosure of Your Information" and "Accessing and Correcting Your Information".

Responsibilities of the Data Controller and Data Processors

  • Privacy by Design - 'The controller shall..implement appropriate technical and organisational measures..in an effective way.. in order to meet the requirements of this Regulation and protect the rights of data subjects'. Article 23 of the GDPR calls for controllers to hold and process only the data absolutely necessary for the completion of its duties, as well as limit the access to personal data to those who need it to carry out these duties.
     
  • Breach Notification - The Data Controller must notify the appropriate data processing authority and any affected end user of any breach that might result in 'risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals' within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach.

    A Data Processor must notify the Data Controller of any breach 'without undue delay.'

  • Data protection officer - A Data Controller or Processor must appoint a Data Protection Officer when: a Data Controller represents a public authority; or the core operations of the Controller require regular and systematic monitoring of Subjects on a large scale; or when the Controller's core operations depend on processing a large scale of special categories of data (including but not limited to health data, criminal conviction information, etc).
     

    The Drupal Association's core operations do not require the Association to establish a Data Protection Officer.

We take privacy and security very seriously, as all Drupal professionals do! We will continue analyzing the legal landscape and collecting feedback for future revisions.

If you have any questions or concerns about our GDPR compliance, or if you want to point out a mistake or provide a suggestion for the Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, Git Contributor Agreement, or Digital Advertising policy, you can send an email to [email protected].

Jan 30 2018
Jan 30

Drupal Global Training Days (GTD) is an initiative of the community to introduce people to Drupal. The first events of the year were held just last Friday-Saturday, but more on that after we reflect on last year's progress. In 2017, GTD was held in 86 locations around the world. A lot of behind the scenes work happened last year to keep the project going, including the convening of a working group of trainers who had been participants in GTD in different regions of the world.

A Drupical map showing training locations around the world
Here's what Drupical looks like when a GTD event is about to take place. So much yellow-orange!

Other noteworthy things happened in 2017 for Global Training Days. At DrupalCon Baltimore, the community included two BoFs where GTD history and challenges were discussed and progress was made to address the issues. In spring 2017 a survey was conducted to better understand the needs of the training hosts so improvements can be made in the future and 400 trainers were invited to participate. A new Twitter account @DrupalGTD was also started to keep the community informed and engaged on the project.

Highlights from the organizers

I invited three GTD hosts to answer some questions about their events to give us a view into what's happening in their local communities. Thanks Kirsten, Ildephonse, and Mauricio for participating.

Kirsten Burgard (bendygirl) from GovCon (Washington DC)

How did you get started in Global Training Days?

"We've been hosting D4G half days for several years, this year we started incorporating GTD into these events.  We were looking to get more structure into our training offerings and heard about the GTD project.  During DrupalCon Baltimore, a couple of our organizers were able to attend the Drupal Global Training Days BoF, and after that initial briefing on the project, we jumped right in. Drupal4Gov uses the GTD dates to coordinate community based training, extending our regular half-day events. Our goal is to offer a beginner session, but take advantage of the pre-coordinated space and time to offer intermediate and advanced sessions or additional topics like a Devops half day.  Drupal4Gov has hosted a training event on every GTD since attending the BoF at DrupalCon Baltimore, and we are committed to continuing that trend."

Who helped to make your training happen?

"Multiple speakers, organizers and hosts. Last year, we had National Agricultural Library (in spring), Taoti (in June), Chief (in September), and Department of Interior and Debug Academy (in December). This month, Booz Allen Hamilton and Government CIO Magazine hosted us January 26th and 27th.

Maurcio Dinarte (dinarcon) allowed us the use of his “Understanding Drupal” material for our very first official GTD at Taoti and since then we’ve used the free D8 Site Building training videos provided by Acquia in coordination with OSTraining.  Our wonderful community speakers provide additional training material that expand on the GTD efforts."

How many attended your training events in 2017 and what did they say they wanted to learn?

Our class sizes are limited by the spaces we are able to secure and the course material we are looking to teach.

One-on-one training in Washington DCHere are the number of people that registered for our events:

2017

  • April - 78

  • June - 30

  • September - 20

  • December - 33

2018

  • January - 78 (plus speakers), 8 (including host and speaker)

We have surveyed our users and the responses are always positive.  When asked about future trainings, most attendees simply asked for more of the same and/or a continuation to build on what they just learned.

What new knowledge did attendees receive from you?

"We do a decompress at the end of our events and at the beginning, we ask how many Drupal4Gov events they’ve attended. At our April DevOps event I asked the usual, ‘How many of you are at your 1st Drupal4Gov event’ and nearly 80% of attendees had never heard of us much less worked with Drupal. This was their first ever Drupal event. They stayed the entire time and most have come back for other events over the past year. Typically, less than half are brand new to a Drupal4Gov event. My favorite comment from any event also came from that, at the end, we ask, ‘What one thing did you learn here” and one of the speakers turned to the other two speakers and said ‘I met the other speakers and I think I can incorporate parts of their work into mine’ which is seriously awesome. We bring together people who didn’t know each other and when they leave, they feel empowered to work together to make Drupal and the Web better!

It’s probably important to explain what one of our events looks like. Please note, we limited seating to 70 and had 78 in attendance., we work really hard at not turning people away even when at capacity. So, here’s an example of the highly technical DevOps event we hosted with Zivtech, Mindgrub and the US Department of Agriculture at the National Agricultural Library:

Join Drupal4Gov for another of our Quarterly Half Day events.

This time around, we will limit to 70 attendees and spend 90 minutes each with Zivtech, Mindgrub and USDA Office of Communications about DevOps. And please note...NO COMPUTER NEEDED!

Zivtech will provide an in depth training on Probo.CI which provides environments for quality assurance and testing using the LAMP stack, complete with selenium testing and Solr search.

Mindgrub will discuss the internal processes that caused them to embrace the robot overlords and start to investigate devops automation.

USDA will close us out with how USDA.gov is using a combination of PHP7, MariaDB v10.1.21, and Varnish 4 deployed on the USDA Enterprise Platform Shared Service (available to all government agencies) which leverages Salt, Rancher, and Docker. Coupled with CDNs they had around 50k/requests per minute to the backend servers.

So, join local govies, contractors, private sector, non profits and more for amazing discussion about DevOps and testing. You have options, let's explore them together."

Maurcio Dinarte (dinarcon) from Nicaragua

New Drupal friends at GTD in NicaraguaWho helped to make your training happen?

"For the first edition of the training, it took Lucas Hedding and myself several months to create the curriculum. We were also supported by Norman García, who let us use a lab of his computer science institute several times. Over the years, various people helped to improve the curriculum. Many of them were students who attended one of our trainings and got Drupal jobs afterwards."

How many attended your training events in 2017 and what did they say they wanted to learn?

"About 70 people attended our trainings in 2017. To date, the trainings have covered intro to Drupal material for the most part. Many attendees want to continue learning and they have asked for more advanced site building, theming, and module development material. We are going to start doing that with our next workshop which will focus on Views."

What new knowledge did attendees receive from you?

"In our trainings, we cover basic site building material: how to create nodes, content types, and fields; basic Views set up; block creation and placement; and some general CMS topics and Drupal practices. Most people who attend are completely new to Drupal or web development in general. They are generally impressed by how much can be done without writing a single line of code."

Ildephonse Bikino (bikilde) from Rwanda

Students at training event in RwandaWho helped to make your training happen?

"Our Rwanda Drupal Community is at its beginning. During 2017, I was assisted by one of my community members named Diane. The trainings were hosted by KLAB which provides an open space for IT entrepreneurs to collaborate and innovate in Kigali, Rwanda. It was initiated by the government. So they gave us space, projector and internet access at the venue."

How many attended your training events in 2017 and what did they say they wanted to learn?

"This year we had one series of trainings, were we got approximately 388 participants organized in 8 groups 50 each. We expected only 50 people, but we got such large number of people interested. This story was written on Drupal Community Spotlight.

The second GTD had only around 45 participants for a half-day session. We limited the number of applications, as I didn't have time to make a series again by that time."

What new knowledge did attendees receive from you?

"Drupal is not popular in Rwanda and 2017 was the first time we organized GTD. So the training included basics like: introduction to Drupal, Drupal installation, Drupal opportunities, and what is the Drupal community and how does it works. We used 6 hours per day for this training."

2018 is off to a great start

It's exciting to consider the momentum created at the 17 different locations that held GTD events this past weekend. Thanks to all the organizers and groups/companies who made these events possible! Here goes a lot of thanks in no particular order:

In Chisinau, Moldova, Drupal Moldova Association, Sergiu Nagailic (nikro), Anya Abchiche (anyaabchiche), Nicoleta Nagailic (afinika), Irina Basiul, Vladimir Melnic (vladimir-m), Alexei Seremet (alexeiseremet), Alex Goja (agoja), Mihaela Mirza, USAID Moldova and the Swedish Government, Adyax, and iHUB Chisinau.

Online, Wayne Eaker (zengenuity) at DrupalTutor.

Also online, David Needham (davidneedham) along with Drew Gorton (dgorton), Tessa Kriesel (tessak22), and Dwayne McDaniel (mcdwayne) at Pantheon.

In Managua, Nicaragua, Drupal Nicaragua along with Maurcio Dinarte (dinarcon) at Agaric.

In Eger, Hungary, Roland Molnár (roland.molnar) and Labor Association.

In Leeds, UK, Crispin Read (crispin) at Drupal Apprenticeship Scheme and Rachel Lawson (rachel_norfolk).

In Munich, Germany, Johannes Haseitl (derhasi), Jörg Matheisen (joergM), Serhad Serhad Güldürsün (D_D), Rouven Volk (rvolk), and Inviqa and undpaul.

In Porto, Lisbon, Drupal Porto, Omibee, Ricardo Marcelino (rfmarcelino), Adriana Vaz (adrianavaz), Beatriz Cunha (beatriz-cunha), João Machado (joum), and Filipe Pereira (fmfpereira).

In Tokyo, Japan, Kazu Hodota (hodota) at Gennai3 Corporation.

In Conil, Spain, Drupal Conil, 1xINTERNET and Forcontu.

In Peshawar, Pakistan, S M Azmat Shah (Drupak) at Drupak.

In Brisbane and Melbourne, Australia, Vladimir Roudakov (vladimiraus) at TEstudIO.

In Boston, Kay VanValkenburgh (kay_v) and Leslie Glynn (leslieg) and the Boston Drupal Group.

In Stanford, everyone at Stanford Open Source Lab.

In Washington DC, Kirsten Burgard (bendygirl) of the Drupal4Gov team, along with Arash Farazdaghi (afarazdaghi), Virginia Nguyen (v7nguyen) (also Drupal4Gov), Eric Robbins (erobbins), Alek Snyder (alsnyder), Sara Kieffer-Hess (sarakh), Nick Massa (nxmassa), Alexandra Screven (ascreven), Heting Li, and Connor Hoehn, all from Booz Allen Hamilton. Gerardo Maldonado (g3r4), John Shortess (johnshortess), Carla Briceno (chbriceno), and Rich Allen (richardcallen2386), all from Bixal. Jerome Wiley (jeromewiley) from Government CIO Magazine. Dan Schiavone (schiavone) from Snakehill/Drupal4Gov. Matt Mendonca (mattmendonca) at NIST. Jessica Dearie (jdearie) at EPA/Drupal4Gov.

GTD is happening again in March, June, September, and December. Anyone in the community can participate, and if you want a little advice on getting started, check out the GTD group where you can find the GTD Working Group if you need help.

Jan 03 2018
Jan 03
Posted by lizzjoy on 3 January 2018

Drupal Association programs and staff are sustained by you through memberships, partnerships, and donations. After 10 years, our system to collect funds for memberships and donations is changing. You'll now see a new tab on your user profile to access membership and donation giving history. This change will make managing donations more transparent and more cost-effective through decreasing some time spent on operations. We're also making some changes on the back-end to reduce the Drupal Association's PCI scope and to make membership easier to maintain.

What's changing

Payments will continued to be processed via Authorize.net (USD) and PayPal (EUR) and the PCI compliant forms will be hosted by Chargify. We chose Chargify in an effort to cut down on the amount of staff time needed to manage memberships. We're using Drupal's ability to integrate with third party tech to integrate with a payment processor solution. We'll be building the membership management tools right into your Drupal.org profiles.

Screenshot of Drupal Association Membership tab on user profile shows Donation button on the page
Screenshot of Drupal Association Membership tab on user profile shows donation button on the page

We're rolling the new system out first with the Drupal Association Donation page and the membership pages will follow. If you are in the holiday spirit and you want to make a donation, do it from the new tab in your your user profile. Thanks for your support.

Changing the signup experience for the better

The experience signing up for membership through Chargify will be very similar to the current one, but now when you are invited to renew membership, you'll be able to manage your type of renewal— including starting or stopping auto-renewal, changing amount of payment, or canceling membership. Before this system, you'd have to contact us for help or wait for annual renewal emails to guide you to make changes.

Screenshot of user profile showing Individual Membership details
Screenshot of user profile that will show Individual Membership details

After we've migrated member and donor giving history into the new system, you'll see more information on your user profile in the Drupal Association Member tab, including past gift dates and amounts. You'll be able to begin managing your membership renewals as soon as the migration is done. We hope these changes make your membership renewal experience better.

If you are interested in helping us test before the final updates are made, contact me and we'll walk through a test together. To provide feedback on the changes, please leave your thoughts on #2934492: Implement Chargify for memberships.

Thanks to Neil Drumm and Tim Lehnen for helping to get this work done, and thank you to everyone who continues funding our work through membership and donations.

Nov 20 2017
Nov 20
Posted by lizzjoy on 20 November 2017

This month, our membership campaign celebrates the ways we, together, build community on the home of the Drupal project. Hear from the Drupal Association team how and why Drupal.org offers you tools to make more connections, to increase your potential for a fulfilling professional career, and to enable your contributor journey in Drupal.

You can do a lot on Drupal.org and its sub sites. Check out the campaign page. We hope you are inspired to learn more about what Drupal.org offers and if you aren't yet a Drupal Association member, join today!

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Want to help our campaign?

We need your help so we meet our two goals: sign up 50 new members and raise $1500. We've made a page of resources for you to share.

Thank you for building community with us!

Nov 13 2017
Nov 13

This story is reposted from Drudesk.com thanks to Drupal Ukraine Community.

Hello everyone! Drupal Ukraine Community is thriving. Last year’s Lviv Drupal Camp 2016 seems like only yesterday, but now it’s time to share our latest camp with you. This is the story of Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017, the annual camp for all Ukrainian Drupalers. We promise you a really interesting story. After all, who’s able to tell you more about the event than the organizers — the teams from Drudesk and InternetDevels, powered by Drupal Ukraine Community? Let’s go!

Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017 and its blue ocean

The official logo for Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017 was the Druplicon’s “infinity” eyes with scenes of Lutsk city reflected in them. It also resembled a fish to many. At Lutsk Drupal Camp, the blue color of the eyes was everywhere — on T-shirts, badges, backpacks, notebooks, and so on. Wherever you stepped, the blue wave carried you. And the main hero in this story was our favorite “drop” — Drupal!

collage blue - Lutsk Drupal camp 2017

+1 step to DrupalCon Ukraine

It’s no secret that the Ukranian Drupal community dreams about hosting DrupalCon in Ukraine some day. Holding Drupal Camp in the ancient and cosy city of Lutsk is one more step to holding DrupalCon in Ukraine!

Lutsk Camp organizers

Lutsk Camp official t-shirt

Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017,  the main event

Starting with the morning’s registration, it was clear that the day would turn out incredibly positive. The organizers (in dark blue T-shirts) worked like busy bees taking care of every small detail and were ready to solve any possible problem.

Registration team

Luckily, there were no problems to solve! Well, okay there was just one. The speakers at Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017 were so awesome that it was hard to choose which sessions to attend! They touched upon the most interesting and modern aspects of Drupal development, asked about the audience’s experiences and shared their own.

Speakers

The concentration of famous speakers per square meter of space was sometimes so high it made you dizzy. They were also glad to receive the certificates of appreciation from us!

Speakers with certificates

During Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017, there was also a time to catch up for old and new friends.

Attendees meet and talk

And even for some sports.

Juggling

Of course, Drupalers are driven by inspiration, but some additional snacks never go amiss.

Lunch spread

But this was just a rehearsal before the main lunch we all had together at Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017.

Lunch collage

Of course, it isn’t Camp without Drudesk and InternetDevels team taking photos together.

Group photo of organizers

And with all the guests as well.

Full group photo

Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017 and the flames of our love for Drupal

After all the speeches finished, the sponsors named the winners of their prize drawings, and the closing ceremony summed up this big day, there was more  to look forward to. The big party in the XIV century medieval Lubart’s castle was a chance for all the guests to see Lutsk' main attraction and, of course, to enjoy each other’s company.

The friendly atmosphere, hot snacks, and the energy of vibrant music played by the rock band warmed up the cool evening.

But we had something even hotter, too, as our love for Drupal kindled into real fire. The fire show within the medieval walls was truly impressive. The final touch was “Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017” “written” with fire. 

Party collage

Lutsk DrupalCamp 2017 fire sign

Thanks to everyone involved in the awesome Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017. Hope to see you again soon! Follow us on Facebook and other social media. Find Drupal Ukraine community at drupal.org/drupal-ukraine-community.

Jul 11 2017
Jul 11

Join in the fun during the Drupal Association membership campaign happening now through August 4. We're providing personalized certificates of membership to individual and organization members who join or renew during the campaign and we need your help spreading the word.

The campaign has two goals: help us deliver 500 certificates and raise $18,250 during July 10-August 4. By sharing and encouraging Drupal users and people in the community to join us, you'll help us meet these goals. If we are told by 5 or more members that you referred them to us during this campaign, we'll thank you on social media.

Grab words and graphics from this post and share away. If you are a member who would like your own certificate let us know and we'll send one your way. Post your selfie or hang your certificate on the wall. Thanks for sharing!

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Thank you for supporting the Drupal Association and for being part of our community.

Jun 20 2017
Jun 20

This guest blog post is from Drupal Moldova's Association (not affiliated with Drupal Association). Get a glimpse of what is happening in Moldova's community and how you can get involved.

Drupal Moldova Association’s mission is to promote Drupal CMS and Open Source technologies in Moldova, and to grow and sustain the local community by organising Events, Camps, Schools, Drupal meetups and various Drupal and Open Source related trainings, and by establishing partnerships with Companies, the Government, and NGO’s.

Come and share your expertise in Moldova at our events! We're looking for international speakers to speak about Drupal and open source.

Among DMA’s (short for Drupal Moldova Association) numerous commitments, the following are of special importance:

  • to gather the community around Drupal and Open Source technologies;

  • to train students and professionals who want to learn and work with Drupal;

  • to organise events to keep the community engaged and motivated to improve, learn, and share experience;

  • to make sure Drupal is accessible to everyone by offering scholarships to those who can't afford our programs;

  • to elaborate a well defined program that helps students learn Drupal, acquire enough knowledge to get accepted for internships by IT companies, and be able to build Drupal powered websites;  

  • to assist new IT companies in establishing a local office, promote themselves, collaborate with other companies, and connect with the local Drupal community by giving them the opportunity to support our projects.

Over the last 5 years, we have been dedicated to achieving our goals! DMA have organized over 20 projects and events, including Drupal Global Training Days, Drupal Schools, and the regional DrupalCamp -- Moldcamp. Our projects have gathered over 700 local and international participants and speakers, and more than 15 International Companies that have supported us during these years (FFW, Adyax, IP Group, Intellix, Endava and many others).

Moldova is rich in great developers and people driven to take initiative and to grow and place the country on the world map. We are aiming to go beyond our limits and have a bigger impact in the year (‘17-’18), therefore we have created a yearly plan that contains projects similar to those we have done in the past years, as well as new and exciting ones:

  • Drupal School (3 step program), starting with Drupal School 8 plus PHP (step 1):  Drupal School is an educational program - split into 2 months, 25 courses of different levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced).Drupal School aims to introduce people to Drupal 8 and PHP, and help them become Drupal professionals;

School of Drupal 8 group photo from Facebook

  • Moldcamp 2017: Sep - Oct 2017. A regional DrupalCamp that gathers around 150 Drupal professionals, enthusiasts, beginners and any-Drupal-related-folk in one place for knowledge-sharing, presentations, networking, etc. We will announce the event soon and allow speaker registration. Please follow us and don’t miss out on the opportunity;

Mold Camp speaker at blackboard

Mold Camp attendees at table

Global Training Day presenter

  • Drupal Meetups: These are organized each month and they allow our community to be active and share knowledge.

  • Tech Pizza: - Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec. A bi-monthly event, where the ICT community can gather in a casual and an informal environment around a pizza and  soda and discuss the latest IT trends and news. The core of this event is a speaker / invitee from abroad with a domain of expertise;

  • Moldova Open Source Conference: March 2018. It is a regional conference for over 200 participants that aims to gather all the Open Source Communities (Wordpress, Laravel, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, etc.) under one roof, where they will attend sessions that enhance the expertise of existing experts in various Open Source technologies and allow them to mix their technologies into new ideas.

The proposed program “Drupal and Open Source in Moldova 2017 - 2018” is made possible through the support of USAID and the Swedish Government. Thanks to these organizations we can focus on the quality of our projects make sure they happen as planned. Also, we have a very important partnership with Tekwill / Tekwill Academy, which helps us even more in our quests.

School of Drupal 8 + PHP promotional page

We start with School of Drupal 8 plus PHP program, which will be held on 19th of June 2017. So far we have 3 sponsors--IPGroup, Adyax and Intellix--and two trainers.

We, The DMA, believe in pushing the limits! Our long term goal is to build and maintain big an active Open Source community by attracting more local and International participants to our Projects and Events, and continuously improve our sessions. This will make our presence felt in the global Drupal and Open Source communities and markets. Find us on Twitter @drupalmoldova, or on our Facebook page. If you are interested in speaking in Moldova, contact us at [email protected].

Mar 08 2017
Mar 08

The Engineering Team provides support to many community members and everyone at the Association. Every day, the team helps people who are at different stages of the Drupal adoption journey. As part of our membership campaign, we're taking a close look at how the team makes an impact throughout this cycle through the work to support a few different Association programs.

Industry Pages: convincing decision makers to adopt Drupal

The team played a key role in the Industry Pages project—from conception to execution. The industry pages help decision makers see how Drupal achieves the vision Dries' set forth when he described Drupal as the platform for ambitious digital experiences.

The first three industry pages for media and publishing, higher education, and government are now on Drupal.org. These pages tell stories of success with Drupal for three verticals with geo-targeted content to show our global audience the solutions that are most meaningful to them. We plan to learn from this project and to expand into new verticals. By highlighting what Drupal can do for you, and connecting decision makers to service providers and industry peers, the industry pages are a powerful tool for leading the way to wider adoption.

Drupal Jobs: wider adoption leads to more career opportunities

The team is responsible for Drupal Jobs, the subsite dedicated to helping employers and job seekers connect for Drupal-related opportunities. Ever since Drupal Jobs launched in 2015, it has helped increase awareness of the Drupal project. As the pool of employers grows, so do the career opportunities. When more Drupal jobs are available, our ecosystem grows. Wider Drupal adoption becomes possible.

DrupalCon: Events site brings us full circle

DrupalCon unites our global community and people who want to know more about the project. On the Events site, the engineering team supports everyone—event organizers who post content, speakers who submit sessions, and attendees who register using Drupal Commerce and CoD. With a great UX on con sites and fun theme implementation, we show users what Drupal can do for you.

Around we go, thanks for coming along

As the adoption journey goes full circle and we see these efforts continue to help maintain and grow a strong ecosystem, we appreciate that you are coming along with us. To help sustain the work of the Drupal Association, join as a member. Thank you!

Mar 02 2017
Mar 02

As you know, we've been highlighting the work of the Drupal Association Engineering Team during our membership campaign. Every day, this small team moves the needle forward so that we all have a better experience as users of Drupal.org. In this post, we explore how the team's recent work results in faster, less expensive Drupal development.  

Helping Drupal development move faster with DrupalCI

DrupalCI testbots are the next generation of testing infrastructure for Drupal.org, funded by the Drupal Association and maintained by the Engineering team. For any project on the site, DrupalCI testing can be enabled from the Automated Testing link on the Project page. Every time a contribution to the Drupal project needs to be tested, DrupalCI spins up a testbot on AWS to test those changes. The DrupalCI testbots are helping Drupal contributors to test patches faster than ever before and they are more cost effective than our last generation testbots, both in price-per-test and in expense to maintain.

In recent months, we've added a number of new features including:

We're proud to say that our work on DrupalCI has increased the speed of Drupal development, saving time and money!

We'd also like to thank the volunteers who've helped us to bring this project to life: Mile23, jthorson, nick_schuch, dasrecht, ricardoamaro, mikey_p, chx, shyamala, webchick, and jhedstrom.

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Making the greatest impact with member and donor funds with a leaner Drupal.org

Drupal.org is more portable and maintainable because of updates in 2016 that streamline our infrastructure. We've virtualized the majority of the infrastructure and standardized on Debian 8 images. We've also updated our configuration and user management from Puppet 3 + LDAP to Puppet 4 + Hiera. Dev sites are more robust and we can create staging and development environments faster than before.

All of this makes Drupal.org more cost-effective to run, easier to maintain, and increases our development velocity when we're working on new features to support the community. These efficiencies help to conserve membership and donor funds for other programs to help the Drupal community, like fiscal sponsorship for camps, and Community Cultivation Grants.

Improving developers' lives by supporting Composer workflows for Drupal

Composer is the defacto standard for managing dependencies in the PHP world. Over the course of 2016, the Drupal Association Engineering Team developed Composer endpoints for Drupal allowing Drupal developers to use Composer to manage dependencies, and allowing PHP developers at large to manage Drupal as part of their larger PHP projects in this standard workflow.

Composer is a force multiplier for enterprise site owners and developers within the Drupal community and at large. By supporting Composer, we've further opened Drupal to the wider PHP community, thus bringing new people into the fold to contribute.

A big thanks to everyone who helped with Composer: seldeak - the creator of Composer and Packagist.org, webflo - the creator and maintainer of http://packagist.drupal-composer.org, timmillwood, dixon_, badjava, cweagans, tstoeckler, mile23, and also Appnovation, who sponsored the initial development of Drupal.org's composer endpoints.

A more secure home for the Drupal community

Keeping Drupal.org secure is also the responsibility of the Drupal Association Engineering Team (though we rely on some trusted volunteers to help - thanks, mlhess and basic!). From heartbleed, to dirtycow, to cloudbleed - the team is always ready to respond when a vulnerability is disclosed. But the team is not just reactive - they also take proactive steps to keep Drupal.org and all our users' data safe. From ensuring that most of our servers are only available to each other on a back-end network, to putting in protections against DDOS attacks, to building anti-spam tools to prevent bad actors from registering accounts on the site- the Engineering Team is looking to prevent problems before they happen.

We'll keep at it, with your support

Every day, we're on call to keep Drupal.org running and improving. The list of small changes we make to have a big impact on your Drupal.org experience grows by the day. You can help sustain the work of the Drupal Association by joining as a member. Thank you!

Feb 23 2017
Feb 23

The Drupal Association Engineering Team delivers value to all who are using, building, and developing Drupal. The team is tasked with keeping Drupal.org and all of the 20 subsites and services up and running. Their work would not be possible without the community and the project would not thrive without close collaboration. This is why we are running a membership campaign all about the engineering team. These are a few of the recent projects where engineering team + community = win!

Icon of screen with person in center of itWant to hear more about the work of the team, rather than read about it? Check out this video from 11:15-22:00 where Tim Lehnen (@hestenet) talks about the team's recent and current work.

Leading the Documentation System migration

We now have a new system for Documentation. These are guides Drupal developers and users need to effectively build and use Drupal. The new system replaces the book outline structure with a guides system, where a collection of pages with their own menu are maintained by the people who volunteer to keep the guides updated, focused, and relevant. Three years of work from the engineering team and community collaborators paid off. Content strategy, design, user research, implementation, usability testing and migration have brought this project to life.

Basic structure doc page for Drupal 8 Creating Custom Modules section
Pages include code 'call-outs' for point-version specific information or warnings.

Thanks to the collaborators: 46 have signed up to be guide maintainers, the Documentation Working Group members (batigolix, LeeHunter, ifrik, eojthebrave), to tvn, and the many community members who write the docs!

Enabling Drupal contribution everywhere

Helping contributors is what we do best. Here are some recent highlights from the work we're doing to help the community:

Our project to help contributors currently in development is revamping the project applications process. More on this soon on our blog.

When a community need doesn't match our roadmap

We have a process for prioritizing community initiatives so we can still help contributors. Thanks to volunteers who have proposed and helped work on initiatives recently, we've supported the launch of the Drupal 8 User guide and the ongoing effort to bring Dreditor features into Drupal.org itself.  

Thanks to the collaborators: jhodgdon, eojthebrave, and the contributors to the user guide. Thanks also to markcarver for the Dreditor effort.

How to stay informed and support our work.

The change list and the Drupal.org roadmap help you to see what the board and staff have prioritized out of the many needs of the community.

You can help sustain the work of the Drupal Association by joining as a member. Thank you!

Feb 17 2017
Feb 17

Join as a member to keep Drupal.org thriving. Coffee cup with words We are happy to serve you. Drupal Association logo.Drupal.org is home of the Drupal project and the Drupal community. It has been continuously operating since 2001. The Engineering Team— along with amazing community webmasters— keeps Drupal.org alive and well. As we launch the first membership campaign of 2017, our story is all about this small and productive team.

Join us as we celebrate all that the engineering team has accomplished. From helping grow Drupal adoption, to enabling contribution; improving infrastructure to making development faster. The team does a lot of good for the community, the project, and Drupal.org.

Check out some of their accomplishments and if you aren't yet a Drupal Association member, join us! Help us continue the work needed to make Drupal.org better, every day.

Share these stories with others - now until our membership drive ends on March 8.

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Nov 07 2016
Nov 07

Thanks to all who helped

Many people contribute to our membership campaigns and the recent campaign is no different. Thanks to Andrey, Ricardo, Martha, Ivo, and Tom, for sharing your stories. To everyone who joined or renewed, thank you for your support. And, to our members and supporters who answered the call to share our message, thank you too.

You not only help the community by growing our membership, you give us motivation too.

Focus on grants

Members fund our Community Cultivation Grants program. The grants help grow communities and build local relationships for Drupal. This connection made the grants program an appropriate focus for a membership campaign.

This campaign was based on an idea: you feel more connected within the Drupal community when you receive a grant. Participants told their stories because this idea resonated with them. We shared their stories about feeling connected and how the member-funded grant inspired them to make a local impact for Drupal.

Results

We didn't meet the specific goals of 265 new members and $10,918 in revenue. New member growth did not happen to the degree we wanted for this campaign. We got to 45% of goal for number of new members who joined. Our revenue from the new members made it to 73% of our goal for funds raised. However, this is accounting for all new membership in the time period, and not specifically attribution to the campaign itself.

The breakdown went like this:

  • 120 signups by new members (100 Individual Members/ 20 Organization Members)
  • $8,050 revenue raised ($3730 Individual Members/ $4330 Organization Members)

For more details, see the data here.

We had three other concurrent places for sign ups. Our main ADO page, DrupalCon Dublin registration, and a page for DrupalCamp Atlanta were available. Thanks Eric, Dave, Shellie, and the whole Atlanta team for the pilot run.

During the 52-day period, 520 members joined or renewed and we raised $35,348 in total revenue. So if the goals I had set were for new, renewing, and reactivated members, we'd have been successful. Call this a good lesson in goal setting!

The first landing page on drupal.org

We had a team effort to create a well-designed landing page for this campaign. We used new design tools to create the first landing page for membership on drupal.org.  We'll use the tools again to add visual interest to our campaigns and we'll continue testing to find what works and what doesn't.

Landing page header with grey backgroundsecond section of landing page with Ricardo story and photo

More testing is needed

In our last campaign, the landing page on assoc.drupal.org had 16K pageviews. This campaign had only 25% of that traffic. This disproved the hypothesis that drupal.org would bring more traffic to a membership landing page.

We can see the banner launch and takedown had an impact on page traffic based on the data below. The hill showing on the graph shows the period we ran the banner (September 9-17). However, when we reintroduced the banner on September 28 through October 29, we saw no significant bump in traffic.

Google analytics show a single traffic bump during first run of the banner only
Traffic was 25% of the previous campaign landing page.

Social sharing makes a difference

Traffic spikes occurred around days we emailed to ask members to share the campaign. Not only do we see engagement from members, but there were spikes in membership sign-ups too.

Google analytics graph shows traffic bumps

Membership sales spike around the time of traffic bumps

We used a story-based approach

I used a storymapping exercise to think through this campaign concept to ensure we were telling a story that left readers satisfied. A story moves along a bell curve from exposition, to problem, to rising action, crisis, resolution, and falling action before the end. I'll try this again for the next campaign. The story-based approach helps to get our narratives into the bigger world and people are left with something they can remember and share.

Coming next

We are taking a deep look at how the drupal.org engineering team has made an impact in the community for our next campaign. We begin with the premise that the work the team does has helped increase the velocity of the innovation of Drupal. The team reduces the friction in the contribution journey and by doing so, we all benefit from their work. More on this to come on drupal.org in a few months.

Oct 17 2016
Oct 17

It isn't easy to build a strong community. Many event organizers work to bring people together for Drupal. Community Cultivation Grants are one tool to make the work a little easier. With a grant, you can strengthen the local community. You can help drive the adoption of Drupal.

Drupal Association members fund these grants. A few grant recipients have told us their stories. I'd like to share more about what has happened since the grants were awarded.

Andrey from DrupalCamp Moscow

Team DrupalCamp MoscowThe DrupalCamp Moscow 2014 organizers have connected with the organizers of other camps — DrupalCamp Siberia (in Novosibirsk in 2015) and DrupalCamp Krasnodar (in September 2016). They've shared experiences to inspire the communities in these other Russian cities.

Andrey tells us, "In Moscow, we don't have any large companies which offer Drupal services. Our community organizes all the local events. After DrupalCamp Moscow 2014, we've held more events than ever before. 6 meetups, 22 small meetings, a D8 Release Party and one Drupal burgers event have happened. We've had Drupal specialists from other cities of Russia and the world come to visit. New participants are always welcome here and we are seeing more and more of them."

Ricardo from Drupal Mexico City

DrupalCamp Mexico City 2014 group photoRicardo tells us, "We held another Drupal camp in Mexico City in 2015 with 250 attendees. In 2016, our dear fellows from Axai did the same in Guadalajara.

This year, we went off the island, just like Drupal 8 has, and we organized an even broader PHP event. It was amazing. The response was fantastic, we broke all our attendance records. We've grown the PHP Mexico community & PHP Way meetups and now have 1,000 members. Our attendees could become new Drupalists. But we expect to see new Drupalists come from the Symfony world.

We decided to have only one Drupal event in Mexico per year. In 2016, it was held in Guadalajara. If nobody else wants to organize an event at 2017, we'll probably do it again. If we organize the next Drupal event, it will probably happen together with a PHP event once again. Ultimately, community growth should be in concordance with demand growth. This hasn't happen here in CDMX, we are hopeful that it will."

Martha from Drupal Guadalajara

DrupalCamp Guadalajara group photoFrom Martha: "We attended DrupalCamp Costa Rica in September and continue being connected to the Drupal Latino Community. After Guadalajara camp, there is more local Drupal awareness. Our company has received training and quote requests since the camp."

Community Cultivation Grants do more than build connections in our community and grow our contributors. They also to help drive the adoption of Drupal.

Ivo from Drupal Roadshow Bulgaria

Drupal Roadshow BulgariaIvo says, "Since the roadshow, there we've met our goal of running a Drupal Academy. We now run the biggest Drupal Course at Software University in Bulgaria. We have more than 1200 registered students. Our activities were featured in the Bulgarian National Television.
We are also proud of another result of the roadshow. One of the larger Drupal shops in Bulgaria opened their second office in a small town. We introduced Drupal there."

Tom from DrupalCamp Vietnam (2016)

DrupalCamp Vietnam 2016 group photoTom tells us, "I'm an entrepreneur and angel investor. Helping people become prepared for the digital enterprise is fulfilling to me. I want to spend more time coaching young developers with IT career decisions. To help get them learn how to use Drupal as a versatile data/content modeling tool. Which can act as a key platform to integrate with many other FOSS too. Including MERN stack, Hadoop, Spark, Docker, Openstack, etc.

Technology is always changing. What sticks is the experience you gain by contributing to an open-source community such as Drupal."

We're excited to see grant recipients building relationships in our community. You can connect with community and make more grants possible by joining the Drupal Association today.

Sep 12 2016
Sep 12

Today we launch the membership campaign focused on the Drupal Association Community Cultivation Grants program. Association members fund grants to kickstart community-strengthening projects around the world.

The campaign runs through October 28 and our goals are 265 new members signed up and $10,918 in revenue. These are a 10% increase over the same period of time last year.

We'll have a banner on drupal.org throughout the campaign and a landing page. In it, you'll read how grant recipients feel connected in the community.  Their pride shows in their words about work on Drupal camps and a traveling roadshow. Thanks to Andrey, Ricardo, Martha, Ivo, and Tom for sharing stories.

You can help make this campaign a success. Join the Drupal Association and share your story. How has community connected you with people, resources, and success? Tell your story to the Drupal community members and open source advocates you know.

Spread the word

Jul 25 2016
Jul 25

Thank you on a neon signThank you, to everyone who participated in our 2016 certificate campaign. We sent a personalized certificate to everyone who joined or renewed their Association membership. We also asked members to help boost our outreach by encouraging others to join or renew. These contributions matter. The funds you helped raise support the Association’s work, and your goodwill inspires us. Whether you became a member for the first-time, renewed, or took the time to share, you made the campaign a success.

Success feels great

From May 1 - June 30, 335 people became new members and 476 members renewed. For comparison, those numbers were 233 and 378 during that period last year. This campaign brought our total membership to 3,670 individuals and organizations. That’s a 12% increase over this time last year (from 3,290). Our certificate goal was to deliver 675 by the end of the campaign. But you helped us crush it. We delivered 854, exceeding that goal by 27%.

Lessons learned

This year, we created a landing page on assoc.drupal.org and promoted it via blog post, social media, and newsletters. One month into the campaign, we launched a new banner on drupal.org, and sent an email to members, asking for help sharing the campaign. From the attribution provided by members on the sign-up form, most learned about membership via drupal.org or through a community member/organization. Therefore, the banner/landing page and direct message to our members was more effective than using our social media channels and newsletters.

About campaign components

Last year, we used social sharing, a blog post, and newsletters. We also added new content to our existing membership and contribution pages. We didn’t create a landing page. The results? There were 885 tracked pageviews of the campaign-related blog post (during the campaign period) and we delivered 611 certificates.

This year, we did a little more to test whether a banner on drupal.org could make a difference. It definitely did.

We launched with a blog post on May 2, but this time we added a landing page. When the campaign ended, we’d had 1,025 tracked pageviews on the blog post (a 15.8% increase from last year). However, we didn't see a jump in membership sales (296 total) or much traffic to the landing page. On June 1, we added a banner to some drupal.org pages. That’s when it got interesting.

Traffic came from drupal.org, not assoc.drupal.org

The landing page we launched in May had 16,768 tracked pageviews during the full campaign period, but 98% of them (16,410) came after the banner was launched on drupal.org. June had 517 membership sales, and 50% of those were new members (up from 34% new members in June 2015).

This screenshot shows traffic to the landing page before and after the banner launch.

google analytics shows traffic spike and sustained high level after launch of banner

Digging deeper into the data, we looked at what members wrote when asked how they found out about membership. New members told us it was via drupal.org (54.8%) or thanks to a community member (19.3%). These percentages were even higher than when looking at total members from the campaign period. If we want to increase overall membership, having the landing page and banner combination is the way to go.

pie chart shows 44.6% of members from campaign period report drupal.org, 16.4% report a community member, and 18.% report DrupalCon as source

pie chart shows 54.8% of new members from campaign period report drupal.org, 19.3% report a community member, and 10.7% report DrupalCon as source

Compared to the 2015 campaign’s data, there were 123% more responses driven by evangelism, and 108% more mentions of drupal.org as the start of a member’s user journey.

You love selfies as much as we do

Thanks for getting in front of the camera! It came as no surprise that so many of you responded to our call for selfies. Our community is full of caring members who love to share. Not only did this make for a fun time, but it helped show the people behind Drupal.

What’s next?

A note about content: regrettably, we showed the same banner to all visitors, and its language caused some confusion about what members could do to help. We'll be mindful of that for future editions.

In the meantime, you can still help continue the momentum of this campaign. Reach out to us. Tell us why you’re a member. Share why you’re a member of the Drupal Association when you renew your membership—or anytime, really. No matter where you share, you help us help the community, and we all make a difference for each other and for Drupal.

Jun 06 2016
Jun 06

Jakob Perry with Jason Yee and Emilie Nouveau at OSCON Drupal boothDrupal was at OSCON 2016 in Austin, TX, represented by a team of volunteers and Association staff members. Big thanks to Mika Aguilar, Stephanie El-Hajj, Michael Favia, Jeff Linwood, Michal Minecki, Emilie Nouveau, Cole Pacak, Jakob Perry, Ed Reel, Patricia Silva, and Jason Yee for helping out.

Thanks to the media partnership between DrupalCon and O'Reilly Media, we received a table in the exhibit hall to promote Drupal to the wider open source audience of OSCON. Here is how the days went, according to our volunteer crew:

DyanneNova user profile photoIt was great to meet so many Drupalistas in the Texas open source community and let them know about local meetups and the Texas Drupal Camp being planned. Everyone that came through was excited to talk about Drupal 8 and how they’re using it. And so many stickers were handed out!

— Emilie Nouveau (DyanneNova)

stephelhajj user profile photoI’m excited to see OSCON come back to Austin next year. I attended the last two years in Portland and was happy to see it follow me to Austin. Lots of people stopped by the Drupal booth - many who had once used or installed Drupal, and then wandered away. They were surprised (and I think excited?) to hear about Drupal 8! It was a great opportunity to showcase Drupal 8’s new, modern features and functionality.

If I had to pick a favorite after-hours event, it’d have to be PayPal’s (old) Ghostbusters screening at the Alamo. You haven’t experienced the local scene until you’ve waved white and red glow sticks at a screen with a hundred fellow nerds to mime the Proton Blaster energy ray at the Alamo. And adult milkshakes.

— Stephanie El Hajj (stephelhajj)

jefflinwood user profile photoThe best part was meeting some new PHP developers right out of school who had learned development, but weren’t sure exactly what Drupal was, or how it could help them start their careers. This was a great opportunity to tell them about Drupal 8 and modern PHP web development using Symfony.

— Jeff Linwood (jefflinwood)

Keep up with events we are planning by following our newsletter.

May 02 2016
May 02

Today we begin our first membership campaign of the year. It’s all about making your contribution official with a personalized certificate of membership.

In our 4th year of running this campaign, we hope that you will help us by either joining the Drupal Association or by letting others know about this opportunity. Members who join or renew from now through June 30 will be sent a certificate. Our goal is to send 675 certificates, which is a 10% increase from last year’s final count.

Make it official

It wouldn’t be fun if we did not have some challenge for our members, however. So here it is: if you refer 5 or more members to us during this campaign, we will give you a shoutout on this blog and on Twitter. If your company refers 5 or more members during the campaign, we’ll publicly acknowledge your company as well. (When you refer someone, tell them they can mention you when they sign up.)

We love the creativity of the Drupal community and we look forward to seeing how you share about this campaign. If you are a member and you want your certificate so you can do something fun like this, just ask and we’ll send it to you.

Apr 26 2016
Apr 26

Megan Sanicki sits at Drupal Association table in DrupalCon PortlandThis DrupalCon we're cranking up the community exposure in the exhibit hall. We've impleneted a new community-focused minitrack, where sessions will be given in the exhibit hall every day from 1:15 to 2, and we're expanding the Association booth to form a Community Village. Here's what you need to know about both.

Community-focused talks

We received several great sessions that highlight a number of community issues for DrupalCon. We wanted to make sure that those sessions were heard, which is why we've added a community speaker stage to the back of the exhibit hall. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:15 to 2:00 PM, join us to hear from community members about a variety of issues:

Even Drupal beginners or attendees with little technical knowledge will benefit from these talks, so we encourage you to join us for these fantastic community talks each day.

Drupal Association Community Village

Join several Drupal Association staff members and fellow community members while we talk about all things Drupal community! The Drupal Association has decided not to host an official Drupal Store this DrupalCon, and has instead converted the space into one where the community can come together to promote and discuss what their local communities are up to. Here's some of the things you'll be able to do in the Community Village:

  • Meet the mentors who will get you ready to participate in sprints.
  • Kick back in a bean bag chair and get to know people.
  • Check out the Drupal job board for new opportunities.
  • Grab stickers from camps around the world.
  • Sign up for Drupal Association membership or ask about our other programs.
  • Join authors for book signings. Jason Pamental signs copies of Responsive Typography on Tuesday at 3:15 pm. Micah Godbolt signs copies of Frontend Architecture for Design Systems on Thursday at 10:15 am. Supplies are limited and complimentary of O'Reilly Media.

We have some giveaways planned, too! Look for announcements on the @DrupalConNA Twitter for your opportunity to win big. See you at Booth 501, near the Four Kitchens games and the coffee.

Apr 12 2016
Apr 12

Global Training Days this quarter had 38 locations. Not only was this event hosted around the world, but one of the online trainings had students join from 6 continents! Some trainings came together thanks to collaborations of several partners; for example, the NYC training was jointly hosted and organized by Phase2 and Sego Solutions in partnership with Stony Brook University, DoSomething.org, TekSystems, and NY Public Library. We also saw camps hold #DrupalGTD training sessions as part of their events at DrupalCamp Transylvania and DrupalCamp Guadalajara. Each participant helps to make the Drupal community stronger, so we'd like to say a big thanks to everyone involved!

Each training helps to make Drupal more accessible because attendees are given the fundamentals needed to get started with making their own web projects. See the full list of participants at https://www.drupal.org/global-training-days/2016 and mark your calendar for the next training events on September 9th and 10th.

Feb 11 2016
Feb 11

We kicked off the 2016 Global Training Days on February 5th. Twenty-two sites held a training in 11 countries, making it a great start to all things training in 2016.

Training events were held all over the globe in a variety of spaces. From offices to the public library and spaces where public university and governmental institutions collaborated with private organizations, Drupal was brought to a wide audience. Trainers gave introductory lessons with demos and hands-on site building exercises to attendees. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Here are just a few of the tweets we received about the first of the 2016 Global Training Days.

#DrupalGTD #Drupal training in progress at @valuebound in association with @drupalbangalore @BangaloreDrupal pic.twitter.com/IbzpiOobJf

— Neeraj Kumar (@neerajskydiver) February 6, 2016

Awesome #DrupalGTD in #Lviv! Thanks everyone! https://t.co/O1eYCMN8Dg #learndrupal with @lemberg_co_uk pic.twitter.com/gkoDQRnGMe

— Lemberg Solutions (@lemberg_co_uk) February 8, 2016

And in the end...thank you for this beautiful #DrupalGTD [email protected] @SparkFabrik @SapienzaRoma #Drupal pic.twitter.com/rA4RPkD86j

— Bmeme (@bonsaimeme) February 5, 2016

All smiles at our #Drupal Training Day @SunSoftCity w/ @consultndesign. #DrupalGTD pic.twitter.com/GCxA7VLzAw

— Drupal Hub (@thedrupalhub) February 5, 2016

See more photos and updates at #DrupalGTD on Twitter. The full list of participants is on the 2016 page.

Learn more about the program at drupal.org or sign up to provide training at the next event.

Feb 10 2016
Feb 10

From October 13 to December 30, 2015, we ran our biggest membership drive campaign ever. We did a lot of experimenting and I want to share some results and learnings with you.

But first, I'll tell you about our program. Drupal Association membership is for anyone who uses Drupal, and anyone who wants to support our community and the project through a donation of membership dues. Membership is one way to contribute to Drupal, but it is by no means the only way.

The biggest accomplishment in this campaign: 10% growth

During the campaign period, we saw 10% overall growth in our membership (3,266 to 3,590 members). For the last two years over this same period of time, we had seen 1% growth in membership. Last year’s growth is a huge win.

Goal vs actual

Our campaign goals were to raise $100,000 and to have 1,000 new members sign up.

The results looked more like this: $50,896 and 480 new members.

We also had 148 lapsed members return and our overall membership grew. Despite not hitting our goals, we are happy to have new and renewing members and some new knowledge about campaign content.

Homepage image with banner stating Support the project you love. Become a Member Today.Homepage with banner that has Mike Anello photo and quote and Campaign ends this week. Help now.Testing content

When the campaign launched on October 13, we put our first banner ever on drupal.org to test whether an increased presence on the site would make a difference in membership sales. The answer is a big Yes. There were spikes in membership sales around the times we launched and changed the content of the banners. The biggest day of sales took place on the day after the launch, Oct. 14, when 74 members paid dues.

On December 14, we refreshed the banner to include a photo and quote from a member who gave us a testimonial. We rotated the banners and a separate block on the drupal.org homepage until the end of the campaign to highlight a few members.

This graph shows the results during our December banner rotation period. There was a trough around the Christmas holiday, so testing this at a non-holiday time of year will be beneficial in a future campaign.graph of memberships sold and content launches

What we learned

A greater drupal.org presence helps sell memberships, and being mindful about what content to show our active members is important for inspiring people to share the campaign. If members see a banner, they should easily be able to share it or hide it.

We need to keep telling your stories. I saw some of the members who gave testimonials were given kudos in the community. It feels good to see the faces of the community and to see just why you care. We have continued sharing stories, starting with DrupalCon Asia.

On days we launched banners or refreshed content, we saw the biggest sales spikes and flurries of social activity. The time of year when many people step away from their computers could impact campaign performance, so testing at another time of year should be done.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this campaign. From the 27 members who gave testimonials, to everyone who joined or renewed membership or encouraged the community to be a part of the drive, we appreciate your help.

See the full report at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1h0r32Tfw7TZ6osQbgtfMMJCZ3gjHMmwYlqOF8Xnmc80/edit#slide=id.g34532c755_069

Jan 29 2016
Jan 29

Some of our very own DrupalCon Asia organizers are members of the Drupal Association. We spoke to them about why membership is so important to them, and their answers were so great we had to share. As DrupalCon Asia gets closer, we invite you to read why they support the community and the Drupal project with us:

Aneek Mukhopadhyay, aneek, Kolkata

photo of Aneek

It is my pleasure to be part of this community and the Association. I know my membership supports many Drupal enthusiasts with scholarships and grants. It feels good to give something back to the community when you know it's helping others for a right cause.

photo of Neetu

I came for the software, but now what binds me to Drupal is the community. The community is full of vibrant and helpful people who are always ready to mentor you on each and every step. You also get to mentor and share your experiences with other people. With such fantastic people around you, work becomes more fun and this helps you in growing personally and professionally. Cheers to all the members of the community for putting in efforts to make Drupal one of the upcoming and trending technologies.

photo of Ravindra

My eagerness to learn Drupal made me turn to the Drupal community. It is a place where Drupalers from across the world share their knowledge and experience on Drupal. I got hooked onto the community and started sharing too. I mentored people in DrupalCon Los Angeles, which was an awesome experience. I believe giving back to the community is the fastest way to learn and grow.

photo of Rachit

I discovered Drupal in 2008 and took it as my career choice in 2010. I fell in love with the awesome Drupal community and decided to give back to this community in whatever way I can. I was motivated and inspired by some community members and with their support I started Drupal Mumbai which has now more than 650+ Members. I have worked on several Drupal initiatives, like organizing DrupalCamps, conducting regular Drupal meetups, knowledge sessions, and sprints, and promoting romote Drupal in education (drupalcap.org). The Drupal Association has been very helpful in providing every possible support to make all this happen.

My Drupal journey has been incredibly awesome; it has made a big difference in my life. I have seen Drupal empowering many lives.

The Drupal Association supports every aspect of Drupal and the community. Supporting the team that supports our community is what matters the most to me. I renew my membership every year and try to promote Drupal in all ways possible.

Inspired to join the Drupal Association?

Joining is an easy way to contribute to Drupal. assoc.drupal.org/membership

Jan 27 2016
Jan 27

Media partners are an important part of any DrupalCon. They help us spread the word about the event to people who might not have heard of it otherwise, and get to attend (and report on) the events. Our media partners are critical to DrupalCon's success, so we'd like to say a big thank you to all of our partners for DrupalCon Asia.

ADMIN Magazine

ADMIN Magazine gives you practical information about the world of system administration. Follow them at @admagazine or check out their site for more information.

CMSWire

CMSWire offers content on information management, digital marketing, social business and more. Follow them at @cmswire or sign up for newsletters at cmswire.com.

Drupal Watchdog

Drupal Watchdog is a print and online journal that covers Drupal-related topics for any reader who is interested in Drupal and the community. Content is written by key Drupal community contributors. Follow them at @drupalwatchdog.

Linux Pro Magazine

Linux Pro Magazine gives you practical, hands-on solutions for users who depend on Linux. In print and online editions. Follow them at @linux_pro.

Women Who Code

Women Who Code is a non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers by offering community connectivity and advocacy. Join them @WomenWhoCode.

Whether you've got a media organization that would like to partner with us, or you know of a potential media partner for future DrupalCons, we invite you to contact us. We are always looking for more media partners to help us spread the word about DrupalCon. From publications that are dedicated to reporting on Drupal and the open-source world, to more local interest publications, we're always happy to add new media partners to our list of amazing collaborators.

Jan 12 2016
Jan 12

The Drupal community is full of people who make the world a brighter place. Now that we’ve made it through the holidays, we’d like to start the new year by winding up our 12 days of Drupal blog series. Thank you to our community for inspiring us every day.

About Mike

One would think that Mike never has time for sleep. He has been a Drupal developer, trainer, and consultant for almost 10 years, as well as a Drupal 8 Core Migrate module contributor, and a volunteer manager of the Community Cultivation Grants program. Mike also helps produce the DrupalEasy podcast and trains new Drupalers via a career mentorship program. If all that wasn't enough, he also organizes the Florida Drupal user's group.

What Mike says about membership

I doubt that the Drupal project would be where it is today without the Drupal Association. It takes a dedicated team of professionals to keep the servers humming along as well as organizing multiple DrupalCons around the world.

It’s often the small things that go the longest way. During the DrupalCon Barcelona sprint, I met a gentleman whose goal was to figure out how to use a new feature of one of the migration-related contrib modules. I didn’t have much experience with it, but together we figured it out in short order. He was super-thankful and promised he would write up the documentation page for the feature. Even though it was a small moment, it was one of many made possible by the Association’s constant support of the community.

If you are not yet a member, join the Drupal Association and be part of our success together.

Dec 23 2015
Dec 23

The Drupal community is full of people who make the world a brighter place. This month we are sharing more about the community members participating in our membership drive in this blog series. We work together, we motivate each other, and we learn together. Thank you to our community for inspiring us every day.

About Nick

Nick has been an open source advocate for 15 years, a Drupal community and camp organizer since 2007, and he has helped organize some of the Drupal camps in Latin America. Nick brings passion to everything he does and he embodies what people think when they stay for the community.

What Nick says about membership

The grant received from the Drupal Association has helped us print a total of 8,000 magazines about Drupal to be freely distributed at events all over Latin America. The magazine contained an interview with Dries translated into 3 different languages (English, Spanish, and Portuguese).
This magazine has been fundamental to spreading Drupal in Latin America. It was launched when Dries came for the first time to Latin America, back in 2011. Dries came back to Latin America for DrupalCon in 2015, and the scenario has changed dramatically. The community has matured.

If you are not yet a member, join the Drupal Association and be part of our success together.

Dec 21 2015
Dec 21

DrupalCon is brought to you by the Drupal Association, with help from dedicated sponsors and a passionate community of volunteers. The Association is a non-profit organization and our mission is to unite a global open source community to build and promote Drupal.

We rely on members and partners to help us serve the Drupal community. You can help us make DrupalCon possible by becoming a Drupal Association member.

Join the Association today

For a low cost, you receive a badge on your Drupal.org profile, recognition for your support, and a connection to the community through our updates to you about the latest in Drupal.

Support the Association, support the project.

Join before December 30 and you help us meet our goals for our membership drive.

Thanks for your support,

DrupalCon Team

Dec 21 2015
Dec 21

The Drupal community is full of people who make the world a brighter place. This month we are sharing more about the community members participating in our membership drive in this blog series. We work together, we motivate each other, and we learn together. Thank you to our community for inspiring us every day.

About Claudiu

Claudiu was awarded a Community Cultivation Grant. He is President of Drupal Association Romania and a web developer. Claudiu is a Core committer and part of the community for nearly 10 years.

What Claudiu says about membership

Drupal Association helped us run one of our yearly conferences, in 2012, when our community was unable to secure all the funds. Through the Community Cultivation Grant program, we were able to run DrupalCamp Arad 2012, an event organized by Drupal Romania Association. The event is important for us because it's the only moment in the year when we can meet together as most of the Drupalers from across Romania.

If you are not yet a member, join the Drupal Association and be part of our success together.

Dec 18 2015
Dec 18

The Drupal community is full of people who make the world a brighter place. This month we are sharing more about the community members participating in our membership drive in this blog series. We work together, we motivate each other, and we learn together. Thank you to our community for inspiring us every day.

About Donna

Donna is passionate about community and fulfills this by serving on the board of the Drupal Association and by chairing the Community Working Group. She has a love of Inkscape, Little Ms. Drupal, and has been a mentor, advocate and all around genuine do'er of amazing when it comes to our community. Donna is known for her advice, opinions and empathetic listening skills in making great things in our community happen.

What Donna says about membership

The Drupal Association's work is fundamental to supporting the project at the heart of our community. But I suspect there are thousands of people using Drupal every day who have absolutely no idea we exist, or what work we do. But many of them notice instantly the moment that Drupal.org falters. Supporting the team that supports our community is what matters most to me.

Drupal has made a big difference in my life. Drupal has helped me keep my own lights on, by providing an amazing platform to serve the needs of our clients. Years ago we had our own homemade content management system. It grew out of components we built for one client or another, solving the same problems time and time again. But it became unmanageable. We couldn't keep up with the maintenance requirements of the system and also continue to serve our clients. So we started evaluating the open source PHP content management systems available at the time. Drupal answered that call. We also discovered the community—and the rest, as they say, is history.

If you are not yet a member, join the Drupal Association and be part of our success together.

Dec 17 2015
Dec 17

The Drupal community is full of people who make the world a brighter place. This month we are sharing more about the community members participating in our membership drive in this blog series. We work together, we motivate each other, and we learn together. Thank you to our community for inspiring us every day.

photo of Dhruv Baldawa

About Dhruv

Dhruv is a developer who began his journey into Drupal as a Google Summer of Code student. He lives in India and received a DrupalCon scholarship in 2012 to travel to Denver, which suited him well as he is an avid traveler.

What Dhruv says about membership

When I first posted a draft proposal, I had no idea how Drupal worked. I was truly amazed at how welcoming, open and helping the community is. It helped me learn about the various parts of Drupal's codebase, the modules and other subsystems. It was due to Drupal that I landed my first job. Much of what I have achieved so far, I owe to Drupal and its amazing community, and it is real pleasure to be a part of it.

If you are not yet a member, join the Drupal Association and be part of our success together.

Dec 16 2015
Dec 16

The Drupal community is full of people who make the world a brighter place. This month we are sharing more about the community members participating in our membership drive in this blog series. We work together, we motivate each other, and we learn together. Thank you to our community for inspiring us every day.

About Solomon

Solomon is a Community Cultivation Grant recipient and frontend developer. He organizes the local community in Kampala, Uganda and he spreads the word about Drupal as a Global Training Days trainer and through outreach tours at local universities. Solomon loves good UX and calls himself passionately curious.

What Solomon says about membership

The Community Cultivation Grant helped develop our local community. We used it to fund our outreach to different groups of people who embraced Drupal as a software and as a community. It helped raise the number of community members who both develop for and use Drupal.

New community members learned that Drupal is not difficult, it is a money-making tool you can embrace to build sites from simple blogs to very powerful web apps.

People in the community were shown the power of the community and how we can always help each other and also be part of the global community.

If you are not yet a member, join the Drupal Association and be part of our success together.

Dec 15 2015
Dec 15

The Drupal community is full of people who make the world a brighter place. This month we are sharing more about the community members participating in our membership drive in this blog series. We work together, we motivate each other, and we learn together. Thank you to our community for inspiring us every day.

John P. Weiksnar (jpw1116)

About John

John is a longtime organizer of the Western New York Drupal User Group (WNYDUG) and a Drupal evangelist. John recently wrote a Drupal-related blog series from interviews he conducted at DrupalCon Los Angeles.

What John says about membership

The Community Cultivation Grant lived up to its name by helping us fund and launch our local user group’s inaugural Drupal Camp. This urban camp was the “big bang” that spawned our more focused “mini-camp” format. With less overhead and only a mountainside resort’s boardroom, participants got to experience Drupal presentations in a memorable way.

The best part of all: some first-time attendees at these events remain part of the local user group and, to this day, pop in to our monthly in-person or online meet-ups.

If you are not yet a member, join the Drupal Association and be part of our success together.

Dec 15 2015
Dec 15

The Drupal community is full of people who make the world a brighter place. This month we are sharing more about the community members participating in our membership drive in this blog series. We work together, we motivate each other, and we learn together. Thank you to our community for inspiring us every day.

About Jeff

Jeff is a module and theme maintainer who began with Drupal in 2007. He enjoys organizing the St. Louis Drupal group, mentoring, and writing about devops. When Jeff isn't Drupaling, he's taking beautiful photos and spending time with family.

What Jeff says about membership

The Drupal Association's fiscal sponsorship helped the DrupalCamp STL team focus more on the success of the 2015 Camp in St. Louis, and less on the burdensome financial aspects. Our camp attracted Drupal users from around the Midwest, including a woman from Tennessee. She had no Drupal groups in her area (meaning there was nobody to sit down and help her learn the basics), but we were able to bring her to the camp and help her go from zero to sixty with a Drupal site she inherited for a local business. Stories like these (individuals helping other individuals, especially at community events) keep me interested in Drupal, and motivate me to give my time to the community.

If you are not yet a member, join the Drupal Association and be part of our success together.

Dec 14 2015
Dec 14

The Drupal community is full of people who make the world a brighter place. This month we are sharing more about the community members participating in our membership drive in this blog series. We work together, we motivate each other, and we learn together. Thank you to our community for inspiring us every day.

Gemma Rose Dublan (Gemdev)

About Gemma

Gemma is a Drupal/PHP Developer and a community organizer for Drupal Pilipinas in Philippines. She has received grants for DrupalCon Sydney, Drupal Camp Manila 2014, and Philippine Drupal Campus Tours.

What Gemma says about membership

Thanks to the people who made my scholarship possible. It was an amazing opportunity. It paved the way for me to see DrupalCon in Sydney. DrupalCon helped me learn more about how deep the culture of the Drupal community is around the world. It opened my eyes to the wonderful things that Drupal can do for me and my community. It helped me polish my skills in Drupal. The imparting of knowledge from the speakers was amazing, the talks reminded me that Drupal is really powerful, and it helped me understand that without the community contribution and the people who continue contributing to core and code, there would be no community.

I learned good things that I can adopt for my local community in the Philippines, such as the proper approach in creating amazing meet-ups and conferences, and discovering how to cater to needs per individual in order to help them grow their skills in Drupal and encourage them to contribute back to the community.

If you are not yet a member, join the Drupal Association and be part of our success together.

Dec 10 2015
Dec 10

The Drupal community is full of people who make the world a brighter place. This month we are sharing more about the community members participating in our membership drive in this blog series. We work together, we motivate each other, and we learn together. Thank you to our community for inspiring us every day.

Ayesh Karunaratne (Ayesh)

About Ayesh

Ayesh received a grant to attend DrupalCon Barcelona in 2015. He is an active member of the Southeast Asian Drupal community, manager of Sri Lanka Drupal group, a module maintainer and an all-around helpful community member. He is a freelance Drupal and PHP back-end developer.

What Ayesh says about membership

It was the warm feeling that I am welcomed among a community that is full of awesome people I admire every day. I think the grant means a wonderful opportunity to actually meet the Drupal community and the humans behind the code.

I have been to Drupal events in India and Malaysia, and have even organized events in my home country, Sri Lanka. But a DrupalCon is the event I was hoping to attend one day, and the grant made it possible for me. I could meet some of the developers I have known for a while and idolized every day, including Larry Garfield, Daniel Wehner, Klaus Purer and several others. It was also a great opportunity to meet and network with new developers who are just as awesome. Spending a few days with the software you love and people who love that software just as much as you do is a feeling that you can't turn into words. I'm truly grateful to the Drupal Association and people behind it for opening that opportunity to me.

If you are not yet a member, join the Drupal Association and be part of our success together.

Dec 07 2015
Dec 07

The Drupal community is full of people who make the world a brighter place. This month we are sharing more about the community members participating in our membership drive in this blog series. We work together, we motivate each other, and we learn together. Thank you to our community for inspiring us every day.

About Alex

Alex Laughnan is one of the DrupalCon social media volunteers. He runs the DrupalConNA Twitter handle, and works closely with the Drupal Association before and during each DrupalCon to ensure that attendees have a fantastic experience. Alex is based out of San Jose and has been working with Drupal since he was in college at Portland State University.

What Alex says about membership

While there are a lot of different frameworks and applications out there, I think Drupal focuses on something special: the integration of a holistic community experience in software development. The Drupal Association helps bring the voices and experiences of this unique, diverse Drupal community to life, and that is invaluable. I support the Drupal Association as an Individual Member and look forward to continued collaboration within our Drupal-loving collective.

If you are not yet a member, join the Drupal Association and be part of our success together.

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About Drupal Sun

Drupal Sun is an Evolving Web project. It allows you to:

  • Do full-text search on all the articles in Drupal Planet (thanks to Apache Solr)
  • Facet based on tags, author, or feed
  • Flip through articles quickly (with j/k or arrow keys) to find what you're interested in
  • View the entire article text inline, or in the context of the site where it was created

See the blog post at Evolving Web

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