Blogs

News in this area are aggregated from Blogs across Drupal.org:

Drupal blog
Drupal.org blog
Drupal Association blog
Drupal Supporters blog

Drupal 8.5.0-rc1 is available for testing

The first release candidate for the upcoming Drupal 8.5.0 release is now available for testing. Drupal 8.5.0 is expected to be released March 7.

What's new on Drupal.org? - January 2018

Drupal's 17th birthday, new initiatives proposed in collaboration with Core, a revamp of the hosting marketplace, and much more were accomplished this past month.

DrupalCamp London

DrupalCamp London brings together hundreds of people from across the globe who use, develop, design, and support the Drupal platform. It’s a chance for Drupalers from all backgrounds to meet, discuss, and engage in the Drupal community and project.

Dries Buytaert Shares His View on Decoupled Drupal: When, Why, and How

Join Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal and CTO at Acquia, as he shares his knowledge on how Drupal has an advantage over competitors, and discusses his point-of-view on why, when, and how you should implement decoupled Drupal.

Updating the DrupalCon Code of Conduct

DrupalCon has long had a Code of Conduct that we all agree to as part of participating in the event. It was originally derived from the Drupal Code of Conduct and added sections specific to in-person events.

We are constantly striving to improve all that we offer to make DrupalCon a great event for all Drupal professionals and it is now time to make a change to our DrupalCon Code of Conduct.

Creating a Living Style Guide with Open Social

A living style guide - a way to control markup or CSS - has been making a name for itself. And for a good reason; they’re an important tool for web development. They keep developers in sync, communicate design standards, and help organize complex interfaces. In this post, I want to discuss how and why living style guides are important and how to implement one for Open Social using Drupal for software.

Drupal User Research - Call for Interviews

The Drupal Association is mapping Drupal’s customer lifecycle and defining the personas who have decision making authority throughout the adoption and user journeys. Our goal is to understand how to better serve each persona at DrupalCon and on Drupal.org, in turn growing Drupal adoption and more effectively helping those working on or with Drupal to become power users.

To start this project, we need to interview different types of people working with Drupal.

Will you donate 45 minutes of your time to participate in a user research call?

Summary of the December 12, 2017 Board Meeting

On December 12, 2017, the board met virtually to close out final topics for the year ranging from board governance to reviewing the 2018 operational focus. You can find the meeting minutes, board packet and video recording here.

The board unanimously voted to approve changes to the Drupal Association bylaws. The main changes were:

Announcing New Drupal Association Board Members

The Drupal Association is pleased to announce the addition of six new members to the Board of Directors: Adam Goodman, Baddy Sonja Breidert, Ingo Rübe, Michel van Velde, Audra Martin Merrick, and George Matthes. The Board of Directors provides leadership for carrying out the Association’s mission, which is to unite a global open source community to build and promote Drupal. Our six new members will add great value to our strategy discussions over the next three years, helping us advance our mission. We especially appreciate Adam Goodman for serving as Chair of the Board of Directors.

A look back at Global Training Days in 2017

Drupal Global Training Days (GTD) is an initiative of the community to introduce people to Drupal. The first events of the year were held just last Friday-Saturday, but more on that after we reflect on last year's progress. In 2017, GTD was held in 86 locations around the world. A lot of behind the scenes work happened last year to keep the project going, including the convening of a working group of trainers who had been participants in GTD in different regions of the world.

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