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Contrib Committee status review for February 2016

by Damien McKenna
March 22, 2016

The second month of 2016 saw us shift to a new ticket management system, so our tracking is a little off for this month.



Lots of great work was done during February as part of Mediacurrent’s commitment to give our staff time on-the-clock to scratch their own itches:


People looking for a break from the cold weather flocked to SandCamp in San Diego, and the Mediacurrent team were out in full force:

Time was also spent getting ready for Florida DrupalCamp, so expect more details next time, and Matt gave his ‘decoupling presentation at the San Francisco Drupal Users Group, which they happened to record.

The crew was also extremely busy collaborating with the Drupal Association on DrupalCon New Orleans, which promises to be a great event.

Onward and upwards

While we’re still getting used to tracking our work with a new task management system, we’re continuing to get some great contributions out to the world. 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 >

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