New Drupal 8 Committer: Lee Rowlands!

Dries's picture

I am pleased to announce that Lee Rowlands has accepted our invitation to be a Drupal 8 provisional framework manager.

Lee is based in Australia and has been heavily involved with the Drupal community both at home and internationally. His involvement with core and his contributions to a huge variety of projects on is impressive. You can read more about his contributions at his Community Spotlight. A quote:

"As a contributor you are incredibly lucky to have your work constructively reviewed by some of the world's best programmers. Every time someone makes a suggestion on your patch, you learn a little more. I've learnt so many programming concepts from reviewing other's code and having my code reviewed by others."

For years, Lee has been stepping up to do what's most needed for Drupal. For example, when Forum module was potentially at risk of being removed from core, Lee stepped up to adopt it in response. He's also very active on the Drupal security team to ensure fixes go out in a timely manner. Lee cares both about the maintainability of Drupal itself and the concerns and experiences of other Drupal contributors.

Lee builds sites for some of the Australia's largest government, education, media and non-profit organizations. He has spoken regularly at events in Australia/New Zealand since 2010. In addition, Lee is a long-time mentor to others, and has inspired many people all over the world to be a part of the Drupal community.

Please join me in welcoming Lee.



jibran's picture

WOW, Congrats larowlan this is super amazing.

Congrats Lee!

kim.pepper's picture

So happy that a co-worker and fellow Australian has been given this responsibility. Could not come to a more deserved person.

Thanks Lee

marcvangend's picture

Like all other core contributors, I really appreciate that you're taking on this responsibility. Thanks and congratulations.

Congratulations, and thanks!

Wim Leers's picture

Congratulations, and thank you! Looking forward to working with you more than we already did in the past!

Congrats Lee

andypost's picture

That's a great decision! Lee is smart & very focused!

Awesome Lee, so well

benjy's picture

Awesome Lee, so well deserved. Keep up the good work.

Thank you for the kind words

larowlan's picture

Thank you for the kind words everyone.

All right!

casivaagustin's picture

Congratulations and Thank you for your great work !

Hell yes

phenaproxima's picture

Oh, this is good news. Thank you for all you do, Lee, and will do in this role. :)


dsnopek's picture


It's another good day for Drupal

cilefen's picture

I could not be more pleased to have Lee in this role.

Congratulations, Lee - very

jamesfk's picture

Congratulations, Lee - very well deserved, and you will do a great job! :)

Thank you for dedicating time

dmsmidt's picture

Thank you for dedicating time and energy to Drupal, it is good to read we have another core commiters team member. Best of luck and I hope to once meet you at a Drupal event.

Congratulations Lee, very

acbramley's picture

Congratulations Lee, very much deserved!

Great news

pwolanin's picture

Very happy to see a committed and talented Drupaler like you joining the core team!

Congratulations Lee! Great to

pingers's picture

Congratulations Lee! Great to see another passionate developer join the core commiters.

Good choice, and

hurricane66's picture

Good choice, and congratulations Lee.

Awesome to see another

dreambubbler's picture

Awesome to see another passionate developer and mentor as D8 committer. Congratulations Lee.


moshe weitzman's picture

Congrats Lee. Thanks for all you do.


granticusiv's picture

Fantastic news! Thanks Lee, for your contributions to the project :D Can I shout you to lunch/dinner next time I'm up your way?

Thanks Lee!

JonasRMuc's picture

I am a complete Drupal nobody and still beginner in Drupal,
but Lee helped fix the main problem I had in D8
(I was migrating away from Ning 2). I am very grateful.

I did not know Forum was at risk (what a shock to hear this!)
Thank you for saving it: if you start and cannot yet code Drupal
(I am a C++ developer, but Web is far away from CAD ..),
you just need forum to structure your content.

If you are in/near Munich, just mail,
you are invited for at least a dinner!