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Drupal North Board Election is finally here!!

What is Drupal North?

Drupal North is a FREE annual conference focusing on how to make amazing websites with Drupal. Drupal North's mandate is to showcase Canadian Drupal talent and to business, nonprofit, education, and government audiences.

In 2015 Drupal North was held in Toronto. In 2016 Drupal North was held in Montréal. The next Drupal North is in Ottawa!

Drupal North Board Elections

Drupal North is forming a new governance board and non-profit organization to coordinate and organize the annual Drupal North Regional Summit.

A number of candidates have been nominated and accepted their nominations.

The new Board's mission will be to:

  • Create the organisation’s bylaws
  • Incorporate a new non-profit organization
  • Assemble the organizing team and then kick off planning the 2017 event.

Who Can Vote?

You can vote if...

  • You have a Drupal.org account and
  • You have interest in attending, helping, or the success of the event.


Candidates for Board positions are below (in alphabetical order).

Aidan Foster (nominated for Vice President)


I was on the organizing committee for both past Drupal North events. I am the VP of the Drupal Toronto Non-profit that runs local meet-ups. Finally I'm a small business owner so I know how get #%$@ done ;)

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/afoster

Pat Gilbert (nominated for President and Vice President)


  • I started with Drupal in 2011
  • Founding member and current President of the Ottawa Drupal Association
  • Involved in organizing/planning Drupal North and now currently working to create this board and implement some governance

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/pat-gilbert

Steve Lavigne (nominated for President and Vice President)


I have been a developer for 12 years and have been working with Drupal for 3. I am currently the VP of the Ottawa Drupal Association and the Chair and President of Kids & Code. I have the experience needed to succeed.

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/nugg

Erin Marchak (nominated for Vice President and Treasurer)


I will bring a new perspective to Drupal North event organization, informed by years of experience in group event management. I’ll also prioritize inclusion of underrepresented groups to help strengthen & grow our community.

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/emarchak

Bill Wu (nominated for Vice President and Treasurer)


I love Drupal. I like people who are using Drupal. I am willing to contribute something to make it even better.

Drupal.org User Profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/wuinfo

Cast Your Vote

Please vote using the polls that are linked below:

(Edited: February 28 by Chris Luckhardt.)

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