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Contrib committee review for August, 2016

by Damien McKenna
September 19, 2016

This month saw further vacations, but some good contributions were made nonetheless.

Client sponsored

A client project saw us get into some interesting territory with Drupal 8 and the Deploy suite.


With it still being summer, many were saving their extra time for hiking and other fun adventures.

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DrupalCamp Asheville was held at the Ashevill-Buncome Technical Community College on August 12th & 13th. Mediacurrent was a gold-level sponsor and several of our gang gave presentations:

The same weekend saw DrupalCamp Colorado return to downtown Denver. Mark Casias represented Mediacurrent, assisted with the Build-a-Module training and then gave a presentation on accessibility.

Coming soon, some of us be attending DrupalCon Dublin on the week of September 25th, NEDCamp on September 30th / October 1st, Baltimore DrupalCamp on October 7th, BADCamp from October 20th through 23rd, and DrupalCamp Atlanta on October 21st and 22nd; if you’re able to attend one of these events, please say hi to us!

That’s all for now, folks!

With the summer over, school starting up, and client projects launching, we’re looking forward to the Fall’s events and getting more time into contributions. Until then, we’ll see you next month!

Meet team member, Damien McKenna

In his role as Community Lead, Damien directs internal initiatives that strengthen Mediacurrent’s commitment to open-source principles, collaboration, and sharing knowledge to strengthen the Drupal community. Regularly ranked as one of the ten most active contributors on, Damien has been a significant member of the Drupal community since 2007. In addition to writing documentation, writing & reviewing patches and mentoring others, Damien maintains Metatag, Views, Date and several other SEO-focused modules.

Prior to Mediacurrent, Damien spent five years building content management systems and frameworks using multiple languages (PHP, ColdFusion, Ruby), before he was first introduced to Drupal in 2007. A year later, he delved deeper into Drupal 5's architecture while migrating two popular skiing sites off a proprietary system. While becoming increasingly involved in his local Drupal community, Damien led the development of several successful content-rich platforms including a US radio station network spanning ten individual sites. Damien joined Mediacurrent in 2012 as a Lead Drupal Architect and has been involved with planning the architecture of new sites, project estimates, lots of hands-on development work, and guiding the company towards Contrib First processes.

When not working with Drupal, Damien enjoys exploring and kayaking with his family throughout NH and the wider New England region.

Learn more about Damien >

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