“We cannot do what we do, especially for Drupal.org, without your funding support. Thank you!” - Megan Sanicki, Executive Director
There are many ways you can contribute to the Drupal Community. One way is being a part of the Supporting Partner Program. Supporting Partners fund Drupal.org and the engineering team who make the improvements you continuously see on Drupal.org - the home of the Drupal community and Project.
As Drupal, the Project, keeps growing and changing, so does DrupalCon. As the Events Team at the Drupal Association, we are continually working to improve the event - to strengthen the programming and to better fit the needs of attendees. Over the past year, we've heard through both formal and informal conversations that DrupalCon sprints are ready for a change.
A consistent topic in those conversations was that Extended Sprints, held on weekends before and after DrupalCon, may be too much...
We normally share our financial statements in posts about public board meetings, since that is the time when board members approve the statements. However, I wanted to give this quarter’s update its own blog post. We’ve made many changes to improve our sustainability over the last few months and I am fully embracing our value of communicating with transparency by giving insight into our progress.
Today we held the last Board meeting of the year. We met virtually via Zoom and covered two important topics. The first one was a presentation by Angie Byron, who serves on the Technical Advisory Committee. She gave an update on the group’s current tooling study along with next steps, which will include a community blog post where members can provide input on the various tool options being studied.
We’re raising funds for 2017 Drupal community programs by clearing out our Drupal merchandise. Everything must go to make room for new things to come. What better time for a big Drupal swag sale, than holiday time! Give your friend, co-worker, or favorite module maintainer a Drupal hoodie, coffee mug, t-shirt, and more.
All merchandise is 50% off. Just use the coupon code BUYBYE. Sale ends 12/31!
Come for the code, stay for the community. That’s the mantra of the Drupal community. It’s the reason many of us are here. It’s why we contribute in our spare time, spend our weekends organizing Drupal events, attend week-long DrupalCons. As a community we are continuing to grow and change, just like the project. DrupalCon programming should be changing too.
On September 28, 2016, The Drupal Association board hosted a public board meeting during DrupalCon Dublin. It was wonderful to connect with the community in person to share updates and answer questions.
Over the last few months, we provided an update on The Association’s current focus followed by department-specific updates. This board meeting shared highlights of specific areas including:
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.
There are many inspiring companies that are giving their time to contribute code, help educate others, share their experiences, and be part of the Drupal community. Some of these companies have taken one step further, becoming Supporting Partners with the Drupal Association.
Supporting Partners fund Drupal.org and the engineering team who make the improvements you continuously see. Without our Supporting Partners, the work we do would not be possible.