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DrupalPicchu 2014: Celebrating the Freedom and Cultural Diversity of the Drupal Community

Drupal Picchu

Drupal has been growing rapidly in all corners of the world. The benefits of this global growth are:

DrupalCon Twitter: Divide and Conquer

Twitter logoWitnessing the overwhelming buzz around DrupalCons in Prague and Portland, few would question the benefits of social media for DrupalCon and the wider Drupal project. Combining YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Flickr and using session recordings and community content, we are able to project the essence of DrupalCon far beyond the four walls of the conference centre.

Optimizing Social Media

socialmediaimageThe Drupal, DrupalCon and Drupal Association social media channels now have well over 100,000 followers and those follower counts keep growing every day. Obviously, social media is an important way for people to get information about Drupal and the various happenings in the Drupal community.

It’s also clear that there could be more transparency around how social media work gets done, including:

We're Hiring: Drupal Association CTO

The Drupal Association, with the help of a Search Committee comprised of Board and Advisory Board members, is beginning a search for a Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for Drupal.org (not the Drupal software project).

Drupal.org D7 upgrade is live: next steps

As you know, the Drupal.org D7 upgrade went live last week. The deployment itself went as planned, without major complications. In the past few days however we are experiencing problems with the Drupal.org performance.

There are a few reasons for that:

DrupalCon Keynotes: We Want to Hear From You!

Keynote imageWhat gets you up in the morning at DrupalCon? The smell of fresh brewed coffee filling the conference halls? First shift of booth duty?

Or is it the keynotes?

On Wednesday and Thursday morning, DrupalCons typically feature technology thought leaders like Jared Spool, Karen McGrane, and Jeremy Keith to kick off the conference that day.

Thank you Drupal Community

I am writing this note to share the news that I am leaving the Drupal Association, as of today. It has been a very difficult decision to make because I have enjoyed my time and the people I work with at the Association. However, I look forward to finding work that aligns more closely with my passion and my skills. I hope to stay in the Drupal community as working with the community has been one of the best parts of the job.

2014 DrupalCon Sponsorships Now Available

DrupalCon logosIt’s that time of year when we turn our eye toward 2014 plans and budgets. Is sponsoring DrupalCon Austin or DrupalCon Amsterdam on your list?

DrupalCon Austin - June 2 - 6, 2014
DrupalCon Amsterdam - 29 September - 3 October, 2014

Drupal.org D7 upgrade live!

If you are reading this announcement right now, then we did it! Drupal.org runs on Drupal 7! This was a big and complicated project, which took longer than we expected. But we are finally done!

Survey Results: Drupal 8 Information Needs

In September, we deployed a survey with the goal of better understanding the kinds of information various audiences need to learn and understand Drupal 8. The survey results are helping to tailor the content on Drupal.org including this new Drupal 8 overview page. The page will evolve over time and will soon include links to deeper information such as technical documentation. The results will also help determine which topics need the most amplification on social media.

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