Optimizing Social Media

socialmediaimageThe Drupal, DrupalCon and Drupal Association social media channels now have well over 100,000 followers and those follower counts keep growing every day. Obviously, social media is an important way for people to get information about Drupal and the various happenings in the Drupal community.

It’s also clear that there could be more transparency around how social media work gets done, including:

We're Hiring: Drupal Association CTO

The Drupal Association, with the help of a Search Committee comprised of Board and Advisory Board members, is beginning a search for a Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for Drupal.org (not the Drupal software project).

Drupal.org D7 upgrade is live: next steps

As you know, the Drupal.org D7 upgrade went live last week. The deployment itself went as planned, without major complications. In the past few days however we are experiencing problems with the Drupal.org performance.

There are a few reasons for that:

DrupalCon Keynotes: We Want to Hear From You!

Keynote imageWhat gets you up in the morning at DrupalCon? The smell of fresh brewed coffee filling the conference halls? First shift of booth duty?

Or is it the keynotes?

On Wednesday and Thursday morning, DrupalCons typically feature technology thought leaders like Jared Spool, Karen McGrane, and Jeremy Keith to kick off the conference that day.

Thank you Drupal Community

I am writing this note to share the news that I am leaving the Drupal Association, as of today. It has been a very difficult decision to make because I have enjoyed my time and the people I work with at the Association. However, I look forward to finding work that aligns more closely with my passion and my skills. I hope to stay in the Drupal community as working with the community has been one of the best parts of the job.

2014 DrupalCon Sponsorships Now Available

DrupalCon logosIt’s that time of year when we turn our eye toward 2014 plans and budgets. Is sponsoring DrupalCon Austin or DrupalCon Amsterdam on your list?

DrupalCon Austin - June 2 - 6, 2014
DrupalCon Amsterdam - 29 September - 3 October, 2014

Drupal.org D7 upgrade live!

If you are reading this announcement right now, then we did it! Drupal.org runs on Drupal 7! This was a big and complicated project, which took longer than we expected. But we are finally done!

Survey Results: Drupal 8 Information Needs

In September, we deployed a survey with the goal of better understanding the kinds of information various audiences need to learn and understand Drupal 8. The survey results are helping to tailor the content on Drupal.org including this new Drupal 8 overview page. The page will evolve over time and will soon include links to deeper information such as technical documentation. The results will also help determine which topics need the most amplification on social media.

Drupal.org downtime: 31st of October 2013, 15:00 UTC (08:00am PDT)

The Drupal.org D7 upgrade launch is confirmed. Today is Monday, 28th of October, we have 0 launch blocking issues and performance tests are looking fine. Therefore, we are going to launch on Thursday, October 31st, 2013.

Guest Post: Always Developing on Production

This guest blog post was written by Greg Palmier of Drupal Association Supporting Partner Promet Source. Greg is a Systems Administrator, Software Engineer, hockey player and overall nice guy. He specializes in building & managing systems and platform infrastructure for web applications & development processes.


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