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Contrib Committee Status Review for August, 2015

by Damien McKenna
September 9, 2015

With many members of staff on vacation for part of the month, and with some projects under crunch to finish off, August was a little light for contributions. That said, I think we made some good progress for the work we did do.

Client sponsored work

Some limited but good work was sponsored this month by some of our clients:

Self-directed contributions

We had a low total this month for our Mediacurrent-sponsored contrib time, a total of just over thirty hours. A few notable items from this were:

There were also a couple of good module releases this month:


Asheville, North Carolina, held its fifth DrupalCamp and Mediacurrent’s gang were out in full force. Matt Davis and Stuart Broz helped organize it, and Stuart got things started with training on Friday. Then on Saturday several folks gave presentations - Mark gave one about patching your site the right way, Derek DeRaps gave one about Drupal 8 & Symfony, Matt Davis introduced the Asheville group to the presentation framework, and Zach Hawkins gave one about advanced CSS techniques using SMACSS and BEM.

Roll on September!

As we step into fall we’ll be hoping to pick up a little momentum around our contributions again – look for more bug fixing, more releases, and possibly inertia picking up again on our D8 module ports. Lastly, if you happen to be at NERDSummit on September 12 you'll find me giving a presentation about open source.

See you in the 'queues!

Additional Resources
Drupal Camp Asheville 2015 | Mediacurrent Blog Post
Contrib Committee Review, July 2015 | Mediacurrent Blog Post
Contrib First | Mediacurrent Video


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.

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