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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.

Reinventing Drupal.org

George DeMet (gdemet) is a member of the Drupal Association Advisory Board and Chair of the Drupal.org Content Working Group.

Seven years ago this month, Dries presented the State of Drupal in front of a few dozen developers at the Open Source Content Management System Summit on the Yahoo! campus in Sunnyvale, California. Drupal 5 had just come out, PHPTemplate was all the rage, and everyone was abuzz about the news that the Nigerian Prime Minister was using Drupal for his blog.

Today, Drupal is used by the President of the United States and nearly every other government on the planet, DrupalCons are attended by thousands of people, and PHPTemplate will soon be replaced by Twig in Drupal 8. The Drupal project and community have grown rapidly in a very short amount of time.

Guest Post: Why Olympus Gives Back to Drupal

Olympus LogoOver the past few months, I've had conversations with Megan Sanicki and Joe Saylor at the Drupal Association. From them, I’ve learned that the Drupal Community is expansive, diverse, authentic, transparent, creative, ever-growing, and needs you.

Don't know who Megan and Joe are? Then keep reading, because this post is for you.

Drupal.org team week notes #22

Drupal.org improvements

As usual, a lot of big and small deployments happened on Drupal.org during the past 2 weeks. RTBC patches are now being automatically re-tested (thanks jthorson!). Module index page is back, as well as full pager on issue listings, except for text search pages (thanks drumm!).

There is a new block available in your Dashboard on Drupal.org - “Your security issues”. The block will display the issues you have access to on security.drupal.org. Thanks mlhess and drumm!

Addressing the Growing Demand for Drupal Talent

Druplicon at DrupalCon PortlandRecently, the number of Drupal websites on the web surpassed a million and that number will no doubt continue to grow. While there is plenty of interest from businesses, nonprofits, and government entities in implementing Drupal websites, a big challenge remains: the relative scarcity of talent.

DrupalCon Goes to Latin America in 2015

Satellite view of South America

Here is the much awaited blog post to consider our options for the location of our 2015 Latin American DrupalCon. While we have looked at the pros and cons for two locations, we want you to weigh in and tell us what you think!

Drupal Association Board Meeting this Thursday

We continue to get busier and busier at the Association, and we want to make sure that you know everything we've been up to. Although we normally hold board meetings on Wednesdays, this month we'll be hosting our meeting on Thursday to accommodate some SXSW travel.

A Million Drupal Sites... And Counting!

One Million WebsitesIt’s official! According to the Drupal.org project usage stats, Drupal has more than a million sites (1,005,489 as of February 15) live and in production on the web. Here is a link to the press release

Why Drupal Shops Become Supporting Partners

Sponsor the Drupal Association!We’ve been talking a lot about Drupal partnerships lately here at the Drupal Association, because we know that it’s a great way to help the Drupal community come together— and it’s also a great way to get noticed.

There are several options for supporting the Drupal Association and one of them is designed specifically for Drupal businesses: Supporting Partner.

Drupal Making News in BBC School Report

The Abraham Darby Academy in Telford, ShropshireOpen source software has long been a natural choice for schools and educators teaching children about technology: both share an emphasis on exploration and collaboration, and access to free, open source technology can be a welcome relief to schools and parents.

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