New Drupal 8 committer: Francesco Placella!

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I am pleased to announce that Francesco Placella (plach) has accepted our invitation to be a Drupal 8 provisional framework manager.

Based in Venice, Italy, Francesco has been contributing to core since 2009. During the Drupal 7 lifecycle he was mainly active in the multilingual area, revamping the language negotiation and content translation subsystems. His initial contributions were really well received:

As well as some great progress on the code front, another major success of the virtual sprint was bringing in some significant new contributors. A highlight here would be Francesco Placella, who is playing a lead role in the work on translatable fields. [...] Drupal needs more contributors like Francesco, and if this sprint has helped him find his place in Drupal development that in itself is a major gain for the community.

After being appointed a maintainer for Drupal core's Language system and the Content translation module, Francesco joined the Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative, soon becoming one of its most active contributors. Mainly focused on the content translation aspects, he gradually became heavily involved in the entity and field systems, with foundational work on the form and storage subsystems.

Francesco was also very active in the Drupal 8 Accelerate program, which had the goal of fixing all the outstanding critical bugs that were blocking the release of Drupal 8.0.0. This gave him the opportunity to expand his activity also in many other areas, with a particular focus on Views performance. Drupal 8.0.0 was eventually released and Francesco took a break to look after his newborn son.

Francesco showed up again at DrupalCon Vienna and we thought it would be a good time to ask him to become a framework manager. He gladly accepted, so please join me in welcoming him to the core committer team.


Hooray! Welcome to the team.

xjm's picture

Hooray! Welcome to the team. :)


mherchel's picture


Congrats Plach. Well

moshe weitzman's picture

Congrats Plach. Well deserved.

Congratulazioni! And thank

Wim Leers's picture

Congratulazioni! And thank you :)

Congrats @plach!

Sam152's picture

Congrats @plach!

Thanks a lot, folks!

plach's picture

Thanks a lot, folks!

Italy is proud of you

pmarciano's picture

Italy and Italian Drupal Community are proud of this contribution, well deserved!


phenaproxima's picture

Thank you for all you do (and will do), plach!


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MXT's picture

A great pride for Italy!


stickgrinder's picture

Congratulations Francesco! Keep up the great work :)

Complimenti France' :) Well

coolest's picture

Complimenti France' :) Well done!
Let me know when we could meet in Italy.