Welcome Rudy Grigar!

I am very pleased to introduce you to the newest member of the Drupal Association staff: Rudy Grigar (basic). Rudy’s first day at the Association is today, but it’s certainly not the start of his Drupal or Drupal.org experience. As our DevOps Engineer, Rudy will be in charge of ensuring that Drupal.org infrastructure is optimized for security and performance.

Putting Drupal on a Larger Stage in Germany and Beyond

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Authored by Meike Jung and Stephan Luckow.

How can Drupal compete with the large budgets of proprietary software sales teams? It’s not just a question for Drupal. Other open source projects that largely depend on the work of volunteers have similar challenges. That’s why we decided it was worth a try to cooperate with other communities struggling with similar issues.

Join the First Association Board Meeting of 2014

Join us on January 15 at Noon Pacific for our first board meeting of 2014. This meeting will be the first to use the metrics we developed in our 2014 Leadership Plan to tell the story of our progress. For 2014, each staff update will contain metrics through the prior month. For example, in February, we will be able to report the number of comments in issues on Drupal.org as of 31 January, 2014.

Dates for 2014 Global Training Days

Great news! The official dates for 2014 Global Training Days have been selected:Global Training Days logo

Friday, February 28 (or Saturday, March 1)
Friday, May 30 (or Saturday, May 31)
Friday, August 29 (or Saturday, August 30)
Friday, November 14 (or Saturday, November 15)

Drupal is Turning 13 – Join the Party!

Birthday CakeCongratulations Drupal community. You are now raising a teenager!

On this January 15th, it will be 13 years to the day that Drupal 1.0.0 was released. 

Drupal Association Supporting Partner Funding at Work

As you have likely heard, the Drupal.org Tech Team recently completed the upgrade of Drupal.org to Drupal 7. While there are still some upgrade issues being resolved, Drupal.org now runs the latest version of Drupal, improving the code under the hood and allowing for greater flexibility.

Funding Drupal.org Improvements in 2014

Drupalorg screenshotHave you seen all the great things that are in store for Drupal.org next year? For example here are just a few mentioned in the 2014 Leadership Plan: a Drupal.org Tech Team to provide feature development, more servers and hardware to improve speed and security, and new persona-centric landing pages to grow Drupal adoption. It is going to be an awesome 2014!

Testing the Intended BlueCheese Public Repo

With the help of Lewis Nyman, Melissa Anderson, and Tatiana, we are continuing the work we started last month to make the BlueCheese theme more open to enable the community to contribute more easily.

Wanted: Content Writer/Editor

TypewriterAre you are a master of the written word - able to capture the power of technology and spirit of community through website copy, blogs, newsletters and social media? Then you should apply to be the Association’s Content Writer and Editor. 

Five Reasons We Are Excited About DrupalCon Austin

It’s right around the corner...2014!  And our first DrupalCon of the year will be here before you know it in Austin, June 2-6 2014.

Your events team at the Drupal Association has been hard at work planning to make this Con the best ever in North America.

Here are some highlights:

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