Outlets for contributing to Drupal beyond code, whilst abundant, are not always evident to those having interest to do so. I want to help people become better acquainted with ways to get involved and how to start their contribution journey. Be they completely new to Drupal or simply yet to find an outlet.
Drupal is an enormously welcoming community with countless online forums and community events to learn about the platform. Its open-source knowledge sharing and peer review is arguably second-to-none, and thanks to Acquia's Drupal certifications the Drupal learning process is becoming more consolidated.
Whilst at Drupal Europe last month, I was privileged to be invited by Drupal’s founder, Dries Buytaert, to a round table discussion, aimed at further marketing the Drupal project.
Bringing together a number of leaders from the Drupal community, we all shared the same desire to boost the marketable assets of the open source platform. One of the ways we hope to achieve this publicity is by creating a comprehensive, customer-facing "Pitch Deck".
Our Manchester headquarters houses the infamous blue pool table. Much fought over, there’s always a game going on; whether it’s a rainy lunchtime, Friday social, or just during a creative break. All these games are played in preparation, building up to something major: the annual CTI Pool Tournament!
The Drupal Unconference is coming up in November and we can’t wait! Following the huge success of last year's event, we are once again proud to be Silver Sponsors of this alternative annual conference.
This weekend we hosted members of NWDUG who held the UK’s first ever distributed Drupal Sprint, together with the London Drupal community.
This June, Acquia will host their inaugural Acquia Engage Europe conference in London. Naturally, as key Acquia partners in the UK, we will be eagerly attending the conference. Our Drupal Director, Paul Johnson, will join other leaders in digital transformation at the conference in London, on 4-5th of June. The Engage conference is about sharing insights, experiences and plans for the future of transforming the digital landscape.