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Contrib Committee Review for November 2016

by Damien McKenna
January 18, 2017

As the year slowed down and began cooling off, with holidays beckoning, our efforts also began to trail off a little bit.

Client sponsored

We had a few interesting contributions via our client projects this month:

Self-directed

Blog posts

We do like to write, and that continued unabated.

Events

There wasn’t much going on in November for us here in the USA, besides Thanksgiving where we gathered to eat turkey, stuffing, and pies and discussed the long term effects of colonization of countries on the native peoples. And did I mention pies? Mmmm, pie! That said, planning began on DrupalCon 2017, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, with several team members getting involved in organizing session tracks.

See you next time!

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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 drupal.org, 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, Twitter, Panelizer 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, where he was involved with planning the architecture of new sites, project estimates, and lots of hands-on development work.

When not working with Drupal, Damien enjoys playing ukulele and spending time with family in their home in Central Florida.

Learn more about Damien >

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