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Update from the Board Retreat: Funding the Future of Drupal.org

The mission of the Drupal Association is to foster and support the Drupal Project, the community, and its growth. Our very first task in accomplishing that mission?

1. Maintaining the hardware and software infrastructure of Drupal.org and other community sites.

Drupal.org is the central nervous system for the Drupal Project. It's where you work, where you share, and where you socialize. Everything that happens in the community touches D.O at some point. That's why it's first on the list of ways we serve our mission.

Supporting Partners Support YOU!

Flickr Photo: nidhugLast year, The Drupal Association launched the Supporting Partner Program. The program was to function as a way to crowdsource funds for strategic community initiatives; namely creating a tech team to improve the community’s home Drupal.org. We are so thankful to the 36 companies who stepped up to support this effort. 



It goes without saying that Drupal.org is a big site to manage and requires a lot of resources. Resources are needed not only to maintain the site, but yes...improve it! Drupal.org needs to be upgraded to D7. Developers want better collaboration tools. Site builders want to find the right modules for the job, faster. To tackle this brain-smacking project we needed a team, the D.O Tech Team. But how to fund it?

Update from the Board Retreat: The Future of DrupalCon

Flicker photo: Marcus ExnerGrowing Drupal around the world was the big theme of the Drupal Board of Directors Retreat in Boston on Thursday February 28 and Friday March 1.

Staffing Changes at the DA: Thank you Neil and Marta

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. 

Hosting Providers Offer Discounts and Support the Drupal Community

Did you know hosting companies help fund Drupal community initiatives? Check out http://drupal.org/hosting! GreenGeeks, Bluehost, Arvixe, Inmotion Hosting and A2 Hosting passed our security test and review process, allowing them to buy ads on this page which generated over $175,000 last year!

Drupal Association Membership: What You Give and What You Get

Individual Member badgeDrupal community members are supporters of the Drupal Association because they want to support the Drupal project and DA membership is an easy way to do so. When you join or renew, you get more than just good karma, and you give Drupal more than just member funds.

You Like Us, You Really Like Us!

Drupal Facebook PageThe Drupal Facebook Page just passed 40,000 "likes," a great milestone made possible by a great group of volunteer page admins. If you're not already following Drupal on Facebook, it's a great place to find the latest news and tips from the vast Drupal community.

Drupal Association Board Meeting: February 13, 2013

One of my main goals here at the DA is to communicate - A LOT - about what's going on. It's my intention to put a blog post up after every board meeting summarizing our discussion so that you get more than just the meeting minutes to go by. Well, today was my very first board meeting as Executive Director, and, well, the open meeting was REALLY short. Like under five minutes short.

The Drupal Association Announces Updates to the Board of Directors: Sameer Verma and Donna Benjamin

Donna Benjamin with Senator Kate LundyA big welcome goes out to Sameer Verma (sameer.verma) as a new Drupal Association Board member and to Donna Benjamin (KatteKrab), who has made the leap from the first at-large community Board member elected in January, 2012, to a continuing seat on the Board.

What I Learned at DrupalCon Day 2: Collaboration is key! So are the Kardashians!

Flickr photo: AlborathI can't begin to tell you what a joy these last two days in Sydney have been. My first DrupalCon was a whirlwind of acronyms and goodwill and I couldn't have had a better time, or packed my head with more Drupal knowledge. One of the most impressive parts of the conference has been how welcoming each and every individual is.

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