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Contrib Committee Status Review for September, 2015

by Damien McKenna
October 6, 2015

While still a slightly slow month, September saw a slight increase in our contribution efforts over August.

Client sponsored

We were very pleased to have several clients look to make improvements in modules their sites use:

  • Nathan James contributed several improvements to the Alt Login Page module, making it much more useful.
  • In the constant battle against spam, I worked on a patch to automatically enable the CAPTCHA module for all Webform nodes.
  • Metatag received i18n improvements, a new token for outputting the current pager, new meta tags and a bunch more tests to help its stability.

Self-directed contributions

While still down a bit over earlier in the year, we had just over forty-five hours of self-directed contributions for the month. Some of our primary achievements were:

Upcoming events

During October you’ll be able to find several of us out ‘n about:

More to come

There are several things in progress right now, including ongoing module ports to D8, and further stability improvements to existing D7 modules, hopefully some of these will see the light of day during October.

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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