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Contrib committee review for September, 2016

by Damien McKenna
October 14, 2016

With several projects in their final stages of development, many of our staff were tight on hours so their time for contributions was reduced. As always though, we managed to get some good contributions out the door.

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As suggested earlier, our internal time was greatly reduced during the month due to many projects being finished off.

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Just two items this month.


The last week of September saw everyone's favorite mascot land in Dublin, Ireland for a very memorable DrupalCon Europe. Matt Davis gave a detailed talk on Edge Side Includes (aka "ESI"), while Michael Wojcik and I attended many great sessions and BOFs. It was a last-minute arrangement for me to attend so I was too late to organize a presentation, but it was still a career highlight to be able to combine the community work I enjoy so much with a trip to my home country.


NEDCamp started on September 30th in Manchester, NH and a number of Mediacurrent staff members were in attendance, with Matt Goodwin and I giving presentations. We also organized a code sprint for Metatag for the 30th, which coincide with the sprint day at DrupalCon Dublin.

Until next time

That's it for the third quarter of 2016 - we're into the Fall / Autumn already! We're looking forward to foliage changing color, sharing recipes for seasonal pies and preparing for the winter, while our staff in the South continue fishing and wondering what all the fuss is about. Until next month, stay safe and make sure to enjoy some of the season's fresh apple cider.


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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