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Contrib Committee Status Review for November, 2015

by Damien McKenna
December 16, 2015

A slightly quiet month due to various holidays and our company retreat, but we still made good progress.

Client sponsored work

During the month we made some good progress on items on behalf of our amazing clients:

Self-directed contributions

As mentioned earlier it was a slightly slow month for our self-directed contributions, though we’re still pleased with our progress:

Preparing for Drupal 8

With Drupal 8’s launch on November 19th many of us clamored to get initial ports of our modules out the door.

That’s all for now, folks!

With Drupal 8 now out the door I’m hoping our porting efforts will continue to gain traction and we’ll see further progress there, though being the end of the year many of us will be rounding off the last few weeks with some much-deserved down-time with our families.

Have a safe and happy holidays, and we’ll see you in the issue queues!


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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