We have some changes to announce relative to Drupal's documentation team.

Firstly, I'd like to thank Addison Berry (add1sun) for her two years of service as the Drupal documentation lead. She has done a great job of coaching documentation contributors and developing a vision for Drupal's documentation during her time as the lead. Addison has recently decided it was time to step down from this role, and I am pleased to be able to have her pass the torch onto a pair of keen documentation contributors.

I've appointed Ariane Khachatourians (arianek) and Jennifer Hodgdon (jhodgdon) as the new documentation co-leads. Ariane will be taking the primary responsibility for the Drupal documentation, and Jennifer will be taking primary responsibility for the Drupal API documentation. They will also be working together to strengthen and build the Drupal documentation team, drive the direction and strategy for documentation projects, communicate the priorities and status of the documentation effort to the greater community, and organize documentation sprints.

Jennifer and Ariane co-led the Drupal 7 help page upgrade last winter, and have since been putting great efforts into maintaining the online and core documentation, managing their respective issue queues, running sprints at various DrupalCamps, Summits, and DrupalCons, and helping mentor other documentation contributors. Formalizing their roles within the community will help to allow them to continue and further their efforts to improve Drupal's documentation with the help of the documentation team.

Drupal is a collaborative effort, so Ariane and Jennifer would love to have your help working on the documentation. One of their top priorities is to enable others to contribute. The documentation team has a Drupal group at http://groups.drupal.org/documentation-team, which you are encouraged to join -- this is a great venue for discussions of new ideas and directions. If you have ideas to share or need help getting started as a contributor, you can usually find Ariane (arianek) and Jennifer (jhodgdon) on the #drupal-contribute and #drupal-docs IRC channels.

Addison, Ariane, Jennifer, and several other members of the documentation team will be meeting in early December in Vancouver (http://groups.drupal.org/node/105309) to work on the leadership transition and discuss strategies and priorities. This meeting will be followed by a day-long documentation sprint Saturday, December 11 -- the sprint will be both in person and on IRC, so please join in!


j0rd’s picture

Documentation in Drupal has always been its strong point. I hope the new team can continue to deliver the quality of documentation in Drupal that I've experienced over my time developing with it.

joachim’s picture

> I'd like to thank Addison Berry (add1sun) for her two years of service as the Drupal documentation lead

Hear hear.

Addison has done a fantastic job over the last couple of years :)

clivesj’s picture

Thanks, Add1Sun for all your efforts.
I´m a big fan of your screencasts @ lullabot.
You are a great teacher!

WebNewCastle’s picture

Addison, thank you for your service to the community.

Ariane and Jennifer, welcome to your new responsibilities and thank you in advance.

All the best to all three of you.

Ashford’s picture

As a volunteer webmaster in a nonprofit group, I could have never used Drupal without the Documentation section. As a volunteer, I know the time and energy that it takes to organize, followup, and recruit others to handle a large task, such as the Drupal Documentation.

Addison, thank you for your years of service and doing a great job to promote the use of Drupal and helping those of us who have leaped onto the Drupal highway like deer in the headlights.

Ariane and Jennifer, thank you for your willingness to perform the important task of maintaining this vital educational tool called Documentation.


Fiable.biz’s picture

I hope Drupal documentation will one day accept easy addition of pictures (snapshots) and friendly URLs, include icons in the menus and buttons to add HTML tags, instead of the present soviet-like as-little-graphic-as-possible user interface.

http://Fiable.biz Web site creation.

Samuel Lavoie’s picture

Hopefully the new team will keep expanding the Drupal documentation which is already pretty expensive and moreover open. The strong community helps a lot.
I would like to see more guides and case study that could help online marketers sell Drupal in-house or as an digital agency :-)