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Contrib committee status review for May, 2016

Summer arrived and brought Drupalcon to New Orleans. Several of our team members were especially busy with planning various aspects of the week, including the logistics of getting over half of our company to the event! Even with that, we still had a great month for other contributions.

Client-sponsored

We had a few interesting tasks sponsored by some of our awesome clients this month:

Self-directed

Working around client deliverables and DrupalCon prep and attendance, our gang still managed to get some time for some great contributions of their own:

Blog posts

During the month we put together some blog posts that are related to Drupal and contributing:

Events

As mentioned, Mediacurrent was out in force at DrupalCon New Orleans, with several of our team members giving presentations and running BOFs and code sprints. A great time was had by all, and you can find out more from Kendra’s blog post above.

Some other events are in the planning stages:

  • Drupal GovCon will be in Bethesda, MD from July 20th through 22nd, with several of us attending and speaking at the event.
  • DrupalCamp Asheville will be on August 12th and 13th in Asheville, NC.
  • NEDCamp will be in Manchester, NH on September 30th and October 1st.

That’s all folks!

We hope you have a great summer, and we’ll see you next month!

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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 drupal.org, 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, Twitter, Panelizer 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, where he was involved with planning the architecture of new sites, project estimates, and lots of hands-on development work.

When not working with Drupal, Damien enjoys playing ukulele and spending time with family in their home in Central Florida.

Learn more about Damien >

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