The final Global Training Days of 2015 took place on November 20th and 21st, right after the Drupal 8 release. While many in the community were finishing their celebrating, the trainers were just getting warmed up to introduce people to the world of Drupal. Thirty-nine sites held a training in 21 countries.
We’ve come a long way since the community started building Drupal 8 in 2011 and today we’re thrilled to say that we have an official release date! On Groups.Drupal.org, the Drupal 8 Core maintainers wrote, "Based on our experience with our successful release candidates, we are confident to announce that Drupal 8.0.0 will be released on November 19, 2015!” Congratulations to the Core team and to everyone who worked hard to make Drupal 8 a reality.
The Drupal Community is an incredibly friendly, welcoming place. For proof, look no further than Sébastien Toullec, a man who came to DrupalCon Barcelona as a true beginner with web technology, and has come away excited and passionate about Drupal.
Earlier this year the Drupal community lost one of our most prolific community members, Aaron Winborn. In addition to the code that Aaron contributed, he was a friend to everyone he met in the Drupal community.
We couldn’t be more pleased to announce that our friends over at FFW have signed on to be Signature Supporting Partners, the highest level of partnership currently available with the Drupal Association. They’re our first North American company to sign on for the package, and we’re incredibly happy that they’re on board.