Association News

Working Group Write-Up: January & February 2014

The Drupal.org working groups have been busy as usual! Here are the latest updates on what the Drupal.org Software, Infrastructure, and Content working groups were doing during the past two months.

DrupalCon Latin America 2015 Site is Selected

Yes – it’s true! After extensive research, we have selected the location of DrupalCon Latin American 2015…drumroll please…

And the Drupal Job Board Will Be Built By...

Drupal job board of the pastSeveral weeks ago, we announced that we were launching a dedicated job board and issued a request for proposals. The idea for a job board came out of a community survey where we learned the community is highly interested in such a service.

Drupal Training: Taking the Developer Fast Track

Lego man sitting at computerIt used to be that learning Drupal guaranteed a lot of blood sweat and tears locating the right documentation for your needs and finding help among an informal network of Drupalers.  Throughout the years, it has become simpler to find help through programs like Drupal Core Mentoring and a growing number of options for formal training.

Announcing the Newest Addition to the Association Staff: CTO Josh Mitchell!

Picture of Josh MitchellBack in November, we communicated that we were searching for a CTO. Now, we’re pleased to announce that the search is over, and Josh Mitchell (joshuami) will be joining the Drupal Association team as our CTO effective March 31! At the Association, Josh will be working with us out of the Portland office to improve Drupal.org in a variety of ways, including:

Drupal.Org User Research: Announcing a Request for Quote!

rfqThe Drupal.org Content Working Group recently published a post announcing their plans to reinvent Drupal.org— and we’re trying to get the ball rolling on this major improvement of content, usability and design.

The Drupal Association’s Biggest Takeaways from DrupalCamp London

Big Ben towerFor me, going to DrupalCamp London was a bit like going home. After I joined the Drupal Association, DrupalCon London was the first Con I worked on from beginning to end, and it was where I was fully introduced to the incredible Drupal spirit. I built great friendships with so many wonderful community members, who gave up their free time to help make that event a success.

Drupal Community Enjoys Huge Turnout in Global Training Days

Drupal Global Training DaysGreat news, everybody: The Drupal Association’s February Global Training Days was a HUGE success! 34 training companies from 20 countries participated in hosting Introduction to Drupal and What is Drupal sessions. We at the Drupal Association would like to issue a huge thank you to the participating companies and trainers that hosted the sessions. You guys rock!

Drupal Association Board Meeting: March 13, 2014

Another month, another Drupal Association Board Board Meeting! Huge thanks to the community members who showed up in the meeting and on IRC to participate. We are very lucky to have so many active and passionate community members who help shape the direction of the Association. This month we tackled several meaty topics, made a big announcement, and more.

Debuting a Drupal Camp, Uniting a Community

Midcamp occurs March 28-30 in Chicago, ILFresh off the train from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Andrea Soper hit Chicago with eyes full of big city excitement. The opportunities seemed as endless as Lake Michigan.

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