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Drupal Around the World: April 2013

If you know Drupal well enough to find yourself reading this, you probably know that Drupal is powered by a global community. In practice, though, it is very easy to look at your local community, your co-workers, and the people you meet at DrupalCons and think, “This is the Drupal community.”

The reality is that we each know and understand a limited slice of the community; the experiences and perspectives are different from locale to locale, sector to sector, function to function, and of course individual to individual.

Register Now: Mobile webinar with Moshe Weitzman and Jesse Beach

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From the big media journalist to the hobbyist blogger, creating content anytime, anywhere, and with any device has become as important as being able to consume it. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a simple way to let editors of all stripes post content from their iOS devices?

Guess what? There’s a module (and an app with an open source codebase!) for that.

Calling All Design Firms: Are you the next DrupalCon Designer?

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The Drupal Association seeks a creative and innovative design partner to create the web and print designs for the 2014 DrupalCon events. We’re looking for people who understand that each DrupalCon is a singular expression of the Drupal community, DrupalCon location, software innovation, and extreme nerdiness and know how to turn this into compelling designs that are functional, fun, and make people look twice.

Drupal.org team week notes #13

The Drupal.org D7 upgrade project is active again and we are back with our regular week notes! During the past couple of months we mostly kept quiet because drumm and I were busy with various non-Drupal.org related tasks, such as the DrupalCon websites, association.drupal.org, etc. For the coming weeks the Drupal.org D7 upgrade is our top priority.

DrupalCon Session Recordings, Unite!

For the last few years, we've been recording each of the sessions from the DrupalCons, creating over 100 hours of recordings per event. We've also been uploading each of these recordings to the session listing on the DrupalCon site within a few hours. The result is an archive for each conference that's available to anyone, anytime.

What Does Drupal Mean to You?

Back in November, a group of folks at DrupalCamp NW decided to ask that question and see what happened. The result? Some prett great answers, and a wonderful video that really captures the community:

Restarting the Drupal 7 upgrade

In late April 2012 we kicked off a sprint to upgrade Drupal.org to Drupal 7. Over the next months a huge amount of work was done, resulting in about 300 closed issues (not counting bdd team issues). The Project module suite and many other parts of our site were erased of nearly ten years of technical debt brought on by numerous patchwork fixes over the years. In addition, many parts of the new Drupal.org were rebuilt to take advantage of the features and functionality of Drupal 7. A lot of work went into something completely new for Drupal.org - Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) testing infrastructure and suite of tests for the most important parts of Drupal.org, including Git & Project functionality, Solr search, and various sections like Marketplace and Case studies. All told, by the end of 2012 the upgrade was close to completion. But, at this point we exhausted our initial budget. The decision was made to suspend all activities until we could reassess the situation, define a solid path forward, and get budget for the finishing part of upgrade project approved.

Drupal Association Board Meeting: March 13, 2013

We had a big agenda for the board meeting this month, covering everything from completing the D7 upgrade to the DA Open Door Policy for staff.

Guest Blog: Hamburg Global Sprint Weekend Recap

A snowy day in HamburgGuest blogger John Heaven of comm-press shares his experiences and observations from March's Global Sprint Weekend. Thanks, John!

At comm-press in Hamburg, Germany, we opened up our office on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March to make our contribution to the code sprint taking place across the globe. It was unusually wintery weather for March - in the past few days we've seen up to 40cm of snow -- but, nevertheless, 15 people gathered to work down the issue queue, get help from other participants or simply get to know Drupal 8 for the first time.

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