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Contrib Committee Review for December 2016

by Damien McKenna
January 23, 2017

As the year drew to a close we wrapped up with scarves and hats – no gloves, they make it harder to type – and huddled closer to the fire. Or maybe that was just those of us in more Northerly states. Many of us took some vacation time throughout the month, so it ended up being rather quiet around the Mediacurrent slack channels.



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It was December, so our events were mostly limited to playing in the snow.

So long 2016!

And that rounds off our contrib activity for the year. It was an excellent year, full of conferences, blog posts, patches and code releases - contributions of all sorts! We look forward to a new year with a renewed interest in pushing our favorite open source tools further for social gain, and we hope you’ll join us! Until then, stay warm and contrib on, my friends!


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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