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Sep 23 2021
Sep 23

Are you looking to take the next step in contributing to Drupal?

At DrupalCon Europe contribution days, 4-7 October (free to all!), one way you can get involved is by offering to co-maintain modules that still need to be updated for Drupal 9. 

You can find a list of available projects here - be sure to check the date in the issue title to ensure the project is eligible for maintainer requests! 

If an issue has already been closed - that means the maintainer has declined new maintainer help, so focus on the open issues only. 

The steps to request co-maintainership are:

  1. Comment on the issue explaining why you would like to maintain the module. 

  2. If the project is opted in to security coverage, confirm that you have previously received security coverage opt-in permission.

  3. If an existing maintainer has not commented, move the issue to the Drupal.org Project Ownership queue by editing the 'Project' field on this issue.

  4. From there, a Drupal.org Site Moderator will review the issue and grant maintainership if the requirements are met. 

Thank you for getting involved and making Drupal even better!

Sep 16 2021
Sep 16

The Discover Drupal 2021 recently began the next phase of their journey. This year we have eight students. After completing their prerequisite course in July, they have all started the course for their chosen pathway.  Each month we introduce a student, and this month, we welcome Abokar Botan!

Abokar was referred to the program by Genesys Works and is entirely new to Drupal. He currently resides in Minnesota.

Tell us a little about you. What are your hobbies and interests? My name is Abokar. I am majoring in computer science. One of my hobbies is coding. My interest is to become a Software Engineer.

What is your ultimate goal in learning Drupal? My ultimate goal is to learn front-end development.

What are you most excited about regarding this program? My most exciting thing in this program is having a mentor who listens to all your ideas and gives you great advice.

If you see Abokar online in Drupal Slack or at any upcoming Drupal events, please give him a warm welcome. His Slack user name is Abokar Botan.

Thank you to our Partners and Sponsors

We want to thank our founding partner, Kanopi Studios and especially Allison Manley for her hard work and dedication to the program. We also want to thank our platinum sponsors: Lullabot and Elevated Third for the financial support that has been instrumental in launching this program. Finally thank you to our excellent training partners, Drupal Easy, Evolving Web, Mediacurrent, and Drupalize.me.

If you’d like more information about the program or would like to become a supporting donor, please reach out to us a [email protected]

Aug 11 2021
Aug 11

After over a year of planning, the Discover Drupal 2021 student cohort began their journey in July! This year we have eight students. We will be highlighting each student who has opted in to share their personal journey. This month we welcome Nadia Faucon as our featured student! 

Nadia currently lives in Arizona and is completing the Discover Drupal site-builder pathway.  She joined the program with some experience using Drupal 7 as a website technician for 3 years. Below is a brief interview with Nadia.

Tell us a little about you.  What are your hobbies and interests?
I enjoy traveling abroad and within the US, I visited 7 Countries and 6 States and still have plenty to visit. I enjoy cooking, hosting parties with my amazing friends who are from different cultures and backgrounds, and attending cultural events.

What is your ultimate goal in learning Drupal?
Obtain a Drupal Acquia Certification Site Builder, Front end Developer, and start building my portfolio.

What are you most excited about regarding this program?
The program is taught by a panel of Drupal experts like Mediacurent, Evolving Web, and Drupal Easy.  More than 20 Mentors at our disposition to help us learn and grow. Isn't that amazing!!! I feel so lucky to be part of this program and grateful for the opportunity!!!!!!

Where would you like to take your career in Drupal?
I’d like to be able to do freelance work for Drupal agencies and give back to the Drupal community by sharing the knowledge I learned and learn more from other Drupal experts.

If you see Nadia online in Drupal Slack or at any upcoming Drupal events, please give her a warm welcome.  Her Slack user name is Nadia Faucon. 

Thank you to our Partners and Sponsors

We want to thank our founding partner, Kanopi Studios, and especially Allison Manley for her hard work and dedication to the program.  We also want to thank our platinum sponsors: Lullabot and Elevated Third for the financial support that has been instrumental in launching this program.  Finally thank you to our excellent training partners, Drupal Easy, Evolving Web, Mediacurrent, and Drupalize.me .

If you’d like more information about the program or would like to become a supporting donor, please reach out to us a [email protected]

Jun 29 2021
Jun 29

I’m pleased to share that after over a year of work and planning, our very first cohort of Discover Drupal students is starting July 1st! Discover Drupal, a pillar of our new Drupal Talent & Education program, is designed to unlock opportunities for people who have been underrepresented in the open-source community.

With the generous support of our sponsors Kanopi Studios, Elevated Third, Lullabot, and training partners Drupal Easy, Mediacurrent, Evolving Web, and Drupalize.me, we were able to offer full training scholarships to 8 students based in North America. Each student also received a refurbished laptop, a 1-year Drupalize.me subscription, a full scholarship for DrupalCon 2022, and will receive support for launching their career in Drupal.

The students will each work with an assigned trainer, depending on their career trajectory, and will have access to a network of 23 Discover Drupal mentors across the globe. The mentors will be available to students during set weekly office hours and will help the students through their journey from training through the final project.

All of our wonderful mentors are identifiable by the Discover Drupal mentor badge on their Drupal.org profile. They will each receive contribution credits for their volunteer work throughout the program.

Over the coming months, we will be introducing each student participating in the program by sharing more about them in a blog post and through our social media channels. Stay tuned!

This program has been in the works since 2019 when Gwendolyn Anello of Drupal Easy first approached the Drupal Association to talk about developing a program to help bring more diverse talent to Drupal. Many members of the community had already been formulating ideas for how to develop such a program. Our Executive Director, Heather, and I had been envisioning a similar program as part of our goals for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

After many months of conversations, we asked training organizations to get involved and connected with our super-star volunteer project manager, Allison Manley of Kanopi Studios. Along with Allison, the trainers collaborated and helped us think through a pilot program utilizing their existing curriculum. I’m deeply grateful for the work of this group and so thrilled that the Drupal Association is able to provide support as the convener of this new program. Thank you for all that you have done to champion this work. I’m hopeful that we will scale and grow this program and ultimately achieve the goal of a more diverse Drupal.

If you’d like to learn more about the program, please visit www.drupal.org/discover-drupal.

We would love your help to support bringing our current cohort of students to DrupalCon in 2022 to meet with potential employers. Your support will help ensure we can continue to grow this program. If you are interested in being a leader to create a more diverse Drupal community by becoming an individual supporter, you can donate today.

You can still become an organization sponsor for the 2021 program year to help get our students to DrupalCon next spring or express your sponsorship commitment to keep the program growing for 2022! Contact me at [email protected] to learn more.

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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