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Contrib Committee status review for December 2015

by Damien McKenna
January 18, 2016

The last month of the year was rather slow with many of us taking vacation time to spend with our respective families.

Our clients love to contribute to open source

Along the way a few of our clients needed some work that we were able to contribute back:

We love to contribute to open source

With Drupal 8 out the door we continued to spend time on the clock making progress porting modules:

We also don’t want to let our D6 and D7 sites, and modules, fall by the wayside and so continued working on contributions for these older releases:

Not to keep our sights too narrow, we also got off the Drupal island and worked on some other Open Source projects:

Bring on the new year!

After an amazing year, with Drupal 8 finally out the door and a few D8 site launches under our belts, we’re excited about 2016 and look forward to many more chances to give back to Drupal and other open source projects.

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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