Meeting Personas: The Drupal Learner

Keiko Kanda, Drupal LearnerIn April of 2014, the Japanese Drupal community gathered in Kyoto for their first ever DrupalCamp. Individuals came from other countries to attend the conference, and that was how Keiko Kanda was first introduced to the project.

“I think it might be a bit unusual to get involved the way I did,” Keiko said. “My cousin who lives in Sydney, Australia, married an Australian man. He came to Japan to attend the DrupalCamp in Kyoto and he asked me to accompany him… though some people were presenting in English, he was concerned that he might need a translator.”

“I knew almost nothing about Drupal, even though he had introduced me to what he was working on at that time. But I thought, I would be glad if I could help him out. So I went to the DrupalCamp in Kyoto and it turned out to be a very interesting experience for me.”

Meeting Personas: The Drupal Newcomer

Bronwen Buswell, Drupal NewcomerBronwen Buswell is a newcomer to Drupal. Based out of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bronwen works as a Conference and Communications Coordinator at a nonprofit called PEAK Parent Center, which is dedicated to supporting the families of children with disabilities. While Bronwen’s role isn’t technical, she needs to use her company’s website as part of getting her work done.

“We’re federally designated by the US Department of Education, so we try to be a total one-stop shop information and referral center,” Bronwen said. “Families can call us about any situation related to their child, and we will either refer them to the right agency or provide what they need. We’re focused on helping families navigate the education and special education systems, and we serve families with children ages birth through 26, with all sorts of disabilities, including autism, down syndrome, learning disabilities, and so on."

Introducing the Drupal.org User Personas


As part of our mission to reinvent Drupal.org, we’ve been digging deep to understand who uses the website and how. At DrupalCon Austin, we began the process of discovering the personas of users who visit Drupal.org: to do so, we interviewed numerous Drupal.org users and asked questions about how frequently they use Drupal.org, how they use the website, their frustrations with Drupal.org, the things they enjoy about the site, and how we can make it easier for people to learn, use, and connect on Drupal.org.

Announcing the Drupal 8 Accelerate Program

We are thrilled to announce that, in collaboration with the Drupal 8 branch maintainers, the Association is launching a brand-new program: Drupal 8 Accelerate.

Global Training Days 2014 Wrap-up

Global training day in IndiaIn our third year supporting the Drupal Global Training Days Initiative, we have seen more training companies, more community leaders, and more individuals participate than ever before. 

2015 Leadership Plan and Budget

During the last Drupal Association meeting, the board approved the 2015 Leadership Plan and Budget. We are very pleased to make the related documents available to you in their entirety:

Drupal Association Board Meeting: 21 November 2014

It is hard to believe, but we just finished our second-to-last board meeting of the year. The Association has grown and changed so much in 2014 and the November meeting was a great chance to talk about some of those changes and what we are planning for 2015.

Help Us Plan DrupalCon in India

Indian flagDrupalCon is an important community event that brings a diverse group of Drupalers together under one roof to share knowledge, grow skills, and strengthen community bonds. As an organization, it is very rewarding to facilitate these experiences around the world.

Forum One to work on Content Strategy for Drupal.org

Several weeks ago, we issued an RFP for Drupal.org Content Strategy project. We got a number of great submissions, and the next couple of weeks the Drupal Association staff and the Drupal.org Content Working Group members spent reviewing proposals and interviewing potential vendors.

We Want Your Feedback

FeedbackAt the Drupal Association, we’re focused on making Drupal better for everyone. You may have heard that we are working to make the Drupal.org experience better for all of our visitors, but we’re not going to stop there. We also want to make DrupalCon a more valuable and inclusive experience for everyone.

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