What’s new on Drupal.org? - October 2015

Look for links to our Strategic Roadmap highlighting how this work falls into our priorities set by the Drupal Association Board and Drupal.org Working Groups.

Drupal 8 will be released on November 19th!

Why is Module X slow? Or is it really module Y? Debugging performance at scale

Its an exciting time to be working on Drupal.org! Content strategy is being implemented, and thus we've been evaluating and implementing modules, including:

Get Ready to Translate for Drupal 8

Did you hear the news? Drupal 8.0.0's release date will be November 19, 2015.

Drupal 8 Release Planned for November 19

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.

A Warm Introduction to the Drupal Community

Picture of Nicolas and Sebastien at DrupalCon BarcelonaThe Drupal Community is an incredibly friendly, welcoming place. For proof, look no further than Sébastien Toullec, a man who came to DrupalCon Barcelona as a true beginner with web technology, and has come away excited and passionate about Drupal.

Cathy Theys: Inaugural Aaron Winborn Award Winner

Earlier this year the Drupal community lost one of our most prolific community members, Aaron Winborn. In addition to the code that Aaron contributed, he was a friend to everyone he met in the Drupal community.

FFW Signs On as Signature Supporting Partner

FFW LogoWe couldn’t be more pleased to announce that our friends over at FFW have signed on to be Signature Supporting Partners, the highest level of partnership currently available with the Drupal Association. They’re our first North American company to sign on for the package, and we’re incredibly happy that they’re on board.

Our 2015 Membership Drive is Live

On October 13th we launched our 2015 membership drive campaign. The campaign includes a banner on drupal.org that provides more visibility for our membership program. The banner displays a message that is relevant to your Individual Membership status. For members, we invite you to help us grow membership and for all who are not currently an Individual Member, we invite you to support the project you love through by joining the Association.

DrupalCon North America RFP is Open!

North America at NightWe are thrilled to announce that we have opened the RFP process and are accepting bids for the 2017 North American DrupalCon, and beyond.

DrupalCon is a pretty special event, it brings together thousands of people from across the globe who use, develop, design, and support the Drupal platform. It is easily the most widely attended Drupal event in the world.

Drupal 8 release candidates: available now

Drupal 8 is now available as a release candidate (RC). You can install it, start designing for it, create and build with it, and extend and improve it. That means you can start putting Drupal 8's more than 200 new features and improvements to work today.

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