Building the Drupal Community in Vietnam: Seeds for Empowerment and Opportunities

Drupal VietnamWith almost 90 million people, Vietnam has the 13th largest population of any nation in the world. It's home to a young generation that is very active in adopting innovative technologies, and in the last decade, the country has been steadily emerging as an attractive IT outsourcing and staffing location for many Western software companies.

Why we moved Drupal.org to a CDN

As of a little after 19:00 UTC on 2 July 2014, Drupal.org is now delivering as many sites as possible via our EdgeCast CDN.

Why a CDN?

A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a large distributed system of servers deployed in multiple data centers across the Internet.[1]

How Your Membership Gives Back to the Community

Picture of globeWhen people ask me, “What’s Drupal?” I find it a complex answer. Of course, in a technical sense, Drupal is a CMS— but to me, and to many others, it’s far more than that. It’s a community full of amazing people with inspiring leaders and huge hearts.

Drupal Association Board Meeting Summary: 9 July 2014

We held our July Drupal Association Board Meeting last Wednesday. Halfway through the year, we took the opportunity to review our metrics for the year thus far, discuss some possible changes to our governance model, and tackle a couple of housekeeping issues in executive session. If you somehow managed to miss us during the live session, never fear!

A Great Reason to Join the Drupal Association: One Month of Free Training!

Training iconWe’ve joined forces with several Drupal training companies to convince you that there is no better time to join the Drupal Association. And if you are already a member, here is a great reason to encourage your Drupal friends to join: free training!

Drupal.org team week notes #27

Upcoming deployments: CDN switch for Drupal.org

We have successfully switched all of the Drupal.org sub-sites over to our CDN (Content Delivery Network) provider. On July 2nd we will be pointing Drupal.org (www.drupal.org) at our CDN. This deployment improves our ability to serve static files (images, javascript, css, patches, etc.) and improves our network routes outside of North America.

Announcing Our New Hosting Supporter Program

Our members, partners and supporters are the lifeblood of the Drupal Association and everything we do to help foster the Drupal project. Today, we’re making it even easier for organizations to support the Drupal Association and get great benefits in return.

We’re thrilled to announce our new Hosting Supporters Program, which has been specifically designed for Drupal hosting providers who publish great Drupal sites. We frequently hear from hosting providers who want to give back and invest in the project because a rising tide lifts all boats. Since all three of our Supporter programs fund Drupal.org improvements, the Hosting Supporter program is a great new option to do just that.

Drupal.org User Research: stakeholder workshop outcomes

At DrupalCon Austin 2014, we officially kicked off the reimagination of Drupal.org with a full-day workshop with Drupal Association staff, Working Groups, select board members and advisors, facilitated by our user experience coach Whitney Hess. In the morning, we did the serious business of defining our objectives, target audiences, metrics for success (KPIs), partners and competitors, and then in the afternoon broke out into teams to brainstorm provisional personas, use case scenarios, and a blue-sky set of features. These are the hypotheses that we will now test in our user research.

Here are a few outcomes of the day...

2015 DrupalCon Design Partners Have Been Selected

As you may have seen, we recently sent out a call for designers.  We utilized the process we created last year, but with one twist: this year, instead of hiring one designer to produce both of the 2015 Cons, we are hiring two designers to produce Cons for two years!

Our awesome design partner this year, CTI Digital, has been put through their paces producing all the design for both 2014 DrupalCons in Austin and Amsterdam.  While they have done a stellar job, we know this process has proved taxing on their resources, since there was so much cross-over between the deliverables for both cons.  Sorry, CTI!

About Today's Board Resignation

Today Morten Birch Heide-Jørgensen stepped down from his role on the Drupal Association's Board of Directors. The Drupal Association's Board of Directors supports Morten’s decision. The Drupal Association and the Drupal community value inclusivity and diversity, and our leadership must demonstrate those values as well.

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