We launched our 2015 Membership Drive on October 13th. By the end of November, we increased overall membership by 4.75% and we saw an outpouring of support from people who spread the word and encouraged others to join as members. We'd like to say thanks to everyone who has helped us share the stories of why membership matters.
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.