Only about 1.5% of the people involved in open source are women, leaving us terribly underrepresented. In the Drupal world, we're up to a whopping
7% 10% 17%, which only gets us to awfully unrepresented. ;) This group is for anyone (male, female, or otherwise) who believes that we can do better and wants to help.
So if you:
- are a woman who needs some help/guidance in order to get (more) involved with Drupal and the Drupal community
- are a woman who wants to network and get to know other women involved in Drupal
- are anyone who has ideas on things we can do to help encourage women to participate in Drupal
...then this is the group for you. :)
Posting a bunch of the DrupalChix logo files here for posterity, so everyone can find and use them whenever they need!
I had to turn the big file from Naxoc into a .gz file to upload it here, but FYI it contains several .pngs in different colours plus on .eps file. This is the file "drupalchixlogos.tar_.gz"
Got the other set from Rainbreaw, which is the file "drupalchixlogos2.tar_.gz" - it has the two different versions of the Drupalchix logo that they created for LA Drupal. She says:
There have been a number of comments about how to find other women in Drupal. We're scattered around, but maybe not as much as we think. And it would be nice to know if there are other DrupalChix nearby. Maybe it could even lead to some regional DrupalChix get-togethers :-)Read more
Drupal 8 has many new and exciting features, but none are as radical and essential as the changes made to the theme system. For over 10 years, Drupal's front end was designed and built by developers who tried their very best to figure out what the front end needed. The lack of dedicated front-enders in core resulted in a less than ideal front end architecture.
In this webinar, our speaker would share how Drupal 8 and Twig have changed it all. He would cover what’s new in Drupal 8 theme system, and how to use Twig to relieve the headache that you, as a themer, have been suffering from.Read more
In October I am going to the Anita Borg Institute's Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in Houston. http://gracehopper.org. One of the questions on the registration asks if I am a member of Systers, which I wasn't, so I looked it up. It sounds interesting and thought I would share this with all of you. http://anitaborg.org/get-involved/systers
Would be fun to have some other Drupal Women join me at this event, if anyone is interested, or already planning on attending, please let me know so we can meet up.
The call for sessions for Barcelona DrupalCon is closing on Monday
"The call for content will close on June 8 at 23:59PM Barcelona local time (UTC +2)."
Submit your ideas now!
A few people have asked me for ideas on what they should talk about - and I have 2 pieces of advice.
The topic doesn't matter as much as 2 other factors.Read more
This event is FREE for all attendees.
Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drupalcon-lax-women-in-drupal-tickets-15166... so we have good catering numbers.
With only about 20% of DrupalCon who identify as women, we know it can feel lonely when you are walking around the event, especially if this is your first DrupalCon.
Come and meet other women in Drupal and the local technology community. We invite you to attend the Women in Drupal which is a hosted reception at the historic and delicious Engine Company No. 28.Read more
We are looking for an open source developer. Here's the link to the job posting.
Please feel free to pass this on.
Building communities is an artsy science that is a strategic initiative for organizations of all kinds from nonprofit to for-profit. In this webinar, we will remove the mystery of building thriving online communities. We will look at community building best practices from leading community managers such as Jono Bacon of Ubuntu, and will understand how to use these pro-tips to grow and nurture global communities through a case study on Drupal.
Why Should You Attend This?
o To learn how the Drupal community grows and is nurtured
o To learn about the community management best practices
We are working really hard to keep the Women in Drupal reception free for all attendees, https://events.drupal.org/losangeles2015/women-drupal. Being as Los Angeles is a bit more costly than previous locations, we are having to get a few more sponsors than normal to keep it that way.
If you or company can sponsor, please use the Contact Us link, on the bottom of the event page, to let us know how much you can contribute.
Any amount is welcome, we are about $2,000 short of our goal for this event.
Thank you so much for your consideration.
Drupal 8 will ship with a fancy new template engine (Twig) and a simpler theme layer. In this webinar, our speaker will show you some goodies from Twig and give you a walkthrough on how to get started with it.
He will also talk about the major problems that people were facing in working with Drupal 7 and what the community has done to make it better. This webinar will show - in both practical examples and on a broader scale - why Drupal 8 will make peace between backenders and frontenders.
Why Should You Attend This?Read more
Good morning all, I am planning on attending Drupalcon in May in LA. This will be my first Drupalcon. Although, I have created and maintain a Drupal 7 website for a client, my knowledge of Drupal is fairly basic. I'm really looking forward to moving my knowledge of Drupal to a new level. I would like to stay at the Weston Bonaventure hotel to get the most out of the conference. I am looking to share a room with a fellow Woman in Drupal. Anyone else looking to share a room? Thanks, Sheryl
Forcontu is offering 10 x Training Scholarships for the Expert in Drupal 7 online course (valued at USD1350). If you want to apply, complete the form before April 15, 2015. On April 16 we will announce the 10 winners of a scholarship to join the course completely free. The course will be conducted from May 4 to December 4 (7 months).
More information and registration at:
I'm so relieved to have found this group... as a girl in tech it does get pretty lonely out there... I've been developing and maintaining sites with Drupal for about 4 years now, and am working hard founding a startup, a new platform built on Drupal.
I'm developing the Drupal site myself, doing pretty well on my own, but would love to ask some questions, and on Stackexchange and stackoverflow questions often die a slow and painful death. As a woman I feel like crying out for godsakesjustgimmeachance, its hard enough just being female here!!Read more
I recently joined Ginkgo Street Labs, a DC based company, that helps nonprofits leverage open source software, including CiviCRM, the leading open source constituent engagement platform for nonprofits.
** Freelance Drupal Developer **
2-3 years custom module Drupal development
Strong facility with Drupal Form API with AJAX, webform, CiviCRM a plus
Experience with Non-profit tech.
As the Assistant, Drupal Site Management, you will work with various members of the Product Development Team to maintain several Teach For America websites including Teach For America’s public-facing website, www.teachforamerica.org. You will work closely with front-end and back-end developers to create content, manage users, perform site configuration and more. You will report to the Manager, Front End Developer on Teach For America's Marketing Web Team.
Harvard Medical School seeks a highly motivated and creative developer to work as part of a team delivering web solutions with Drupal as our web publishing platform.
The Web Developer is responsible for research, iterative development, design experimentation, and software development on projects delivering CMS enabled (Drupal framework) web sites, native mobile applications for iOS and Android, and internal software focused on employee productivity, work stream automation, and collaboration.
Hello Women in Drupal!
Just wanted to share some info about our mentored training event next month in case any of you know folks in the Seattle area who may be interested. (I'm one of the instructors, hence the reason for posting here. Moderators, I won't be offended if you think it doesn't belong.)