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Contrib Committee Status Review for October, 2015

by Damien McKenna
November 30, 2015

October turned out to be a pretty good month at Mediacurrent for contributions.

Client sponsored

Self-directed

We had quite an awesome month in terms of self-directed contributions, with an impressive 148 hours in total!

During October, much of our focus was directed toward continued efforts to port modules to Drupal 8:

I must also give a special mention to Matt Davis who spent a huge amount of time this month starting an international organization to help Drupalers work together for humanitarian projects. This will be an amazing opportunity for people to reach outside of their spheres of influence and truly make a difference in the world. Stay tuned for details from Matt once it’s ready.

This month’s events

As mentioned in September, three of us attended NEDCamp, seven went to BADCamp, and almost 1/3rd of the company went to DrupalCamp Atlanta; all had a great time.

Next month

November brings a company retreat, plus a national holiday, so it’ll be a bit slow on the contrib front, but Drupal 8’s release should continue to drive us forward on our porting efforts.

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, 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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