Skip to main content
Mediacurrent logo

Blog Post

Contrib Committee review for October 2018

by Damien McKenna
November 6, 2018

It has been a while, but welcome back to the Mediacurrent Contrib Committee Review. Each month we’ll detail the many and varied contributions that our team made during this month, this time for October.

Client-sponsored contributions

We recently put together some internal tools to see what our staff are contributing on Now it’s easier to see the great contributions that our team have made which have helped us retain a fifth position rank on the Drupal Marketplace, an achievement we're quite proud of.

Self-directed contributions

While not working on client projects, Mediacurrent gives us a bit of time each week to do our own thing.

Blog posts

Our lot love to put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard I guess. Either which way, they love to write, and this month was no different.

Contrib Half Hour recordings

The Contrib Half Hour meetings have been going well. Each week we focus on a different topic, and (when I remember to hit that “record” button.. *ahem*) the meetings are recorded for later review.

That’s all folks!

Hope everyone has had a great month, and a fun & festive Halloween. We’ll see you again 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 >

Related Insights