Dries recently wrote a blog post about the challenges of fostering diversity and inclusivity in the Drupal community. This is the latest installment of a conversation that’s been going on for years.
In 2012, a group of Drupal community members worked together to draft a Code of Conduct that could be used to supplement the Drupal community’s Code of Conduct at DrupalCon and other in-person events.Read more
Summer is in full swing, but we know you enjoy Drupaling with your peers in the summer as much as any other time of the year! Plus, this summer is an important time to help get Drupal 8 done, so there is no good reason to skip getting together. We are holding two Drupal 8 sprints at the same time on August 7 to 10: one in North America at TCDrupal, and one in Europe at Drupalaton. Sprinters from both events will collaborate on Drupal 8 issues.
Twin Cities DrupalCamp (North America)
Twin Cities DrupalCamp hosts a four-day Drupal sprint, with a focus on unblocking the release of Drupal 8 and other topics like multilingual, accessibility, and Drupal.org. The last day of the event provides a mentored sprint which is ideal for Drupalers new to sprinting or the issue queues. The camp itself features keynotes from Holly Ross and Chris Shattuck, free Drupal training on the first day, and five parallel session tracks on the middle days. The event is in Minneapolis and Bloomington, MN and the early bird ticket is $35. If you need funding to attend, contact the organizers.
Great location for a summer camp in an affordable hotel right on the beach of the biggest warm water lake in Europe (with a tiny private island), Drupalaton sprints provide a relaxed environment to work and have fun together. The camp programme focuses on providing longer hands-on workshops with featured speakers Ruben Teijeiro, Campbell Vertesi, Adam Juran and Gábor Hojtsy. The event is in Keszthely, Hungary and the ticket is 50 EUR. There is a funding pool for sprinters who would not attend otherwise; contact the organizers.
P.S. Even if you cannot attend in August, keep in mind we have 9 consecutive days of sprints coming up in September in Amsterdam around DrupalCon.Read more
Hi everyone! We're in the process of redesigning the profile page on Drupal.org, and we need the community's feedback! You can find the issue at: https://www.drupal.org/node/2281763.
Specific feedback needed:
- Assuming that we're keeping the current theme, does the organization of information make sense on the page?
- Is there any new information we should be collecting on profiles? Since this will require refactoring several of the data elements in profiles, we have a great opportunity to allow users to show/share more about themselves.
"Modernizing Testbot" is a Drupal community initiative with the goal of rebuilding Drupal.org's Automated Testing / Continuous Integration infrastructure, leveraging modern practices and tools in order to enhance the capabilities and functionality provided by the platform and better meet the changing needs of the Drupal community. The initiative first took root with the vetting of a potential design and architecture during the DevOps Summit at BADCamp 2013, which then led to the development of a functional Proof of Concept during DevDays Szeged. DrupalCon Austin saw a number of further refinements to the model, and launch of the official project pages/repositories on Drupal.org. This post is intended to provide a snapshot of what was accomplished.Read more
We have a great tradition of extended sprints around big Drupal events including DrupalCons and Drupal Dev Days. While there is a sprint day included in DrupalCons (usually) on Friday, given that a lot of the Drupal core and contrib developers fly in for these events, it makes a lot of sense to use this opportunity to start sooner and/or extend our stay and work together in one space on the harder problems.
DrupalCon Amsterdam is next up! DrupalCon and the Drupal Association continue to recognize the need for extended sprints as part of the schedule and are providing space on Monday, and helping organize space for the weekends before and after also! We are still looking for additional sponsors for the weekend sprints before/after to help with space, internet, coffee, tea and maybe food. There are already various sprints signed up including Multilingual, Drupal.org, Rules, Media, Content staging, Migration and Frontend. We are really friendly and need all kinds of expertise!
Now is the time to consider if you can be available and book your travel and hotel accordingly!Read more
Good luck to all students that have officially started coding today. August will be here quickly...make sure to get started ASAP.
Everyone else in the Drupal community, it is time to say hello to a few new faces. Below is a list of our projects and students contributing to Drupal all summer via Google's Summer of Code 2014.
*Build an Elastic search module for Drupal
++ xan_ps from India ( https://drupal.org/user/2830251 )
*Build a schema.org mapping tool for Drupal 8
++ sachini from Sri Lanka ( https://drupal.org/user/2831117 )
*Create sensor instances for Monitoring D8Read more
New York city Drupal camp happened last weekend in United Nations HQ and there was, among numerous other things, Media sprint going on. Organizers did their best to bring some of the most active Drupal Media contributors on-site. We are very happy and thankful that they made this possible, as we managed to achieve some very important steps forward.Read more
UPDATE: The policy has now been adopted by the community working group. It lives here: https://drupal.org/conflict-resolution (now with pretty URL!)
For some time we've had a bit of unfinished business around the Drupal Code of Conduct around how we manage and respond to conflict.
The Community Working Group has drafted a policy and is now looking for community feedback over the next 2 weeks. Please check out the draft in the drupal-cwg issue queue.Read more
Seven years ago this month, Dries presented the State of Drupal in front of a few dozen developers at the Open Source Content Management System Summit on the Yahoo! campus in Sunnyvale, California. Drupal 5 had just come out, PHPTemplate was all the rage, and everyone was abuzz about the news that the Nigerian Prime Minister was using Drupal for his blog.
Today, Drupal is used by the President of the United States and nearly every other government on the planet, DrupalCons are attended by thousands of people, and PHPTemplate will soon be replaced by Twig in Drupal 8. The Drupal project and community have grown rapidly in a very short amount of time.Read more