The only thing that stays the same is that nothing stays the same. That's definitely true for the Drupal Association, and today we had to do a hard thing and say goodbye to two team members, Neil Kent and Marta Betts.
Neil had been with the DA since DrupalCon Chicago and was instrumental in professionalizing the conferences. He's a master of conference logistics, a really fun person to work with, and a darn good guitar player to boot. Marta has helped lead DrupalCon marketing for the past year, provide content writing with monthly newsletters and countless blogs, as well as provide other marketing guidance, including our fledging membership program and starting our first year Global Training Days - all while working part-time.