Drupal.org blog: What’s new on Drupal.org? – Special DrupalCon Edition 2020

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DrupalCon Global

It’s hard to believe that our last published update was back in April of 2020. Time seems to simultaneously crawl and disappear in the time of quarantine. All hands were on deck at the Drupal Association to facilitate the transition of DrupalCon from an in-person event to a virtual conference, and those efforts were rewarded:

The first DrupalCon Global event exceeded all expectations. Creating a 100% virtual event which captures the spirit of DrupalCon is no small task, but thanks to our sponsors and supporting partners we were able to set the benchmark for virtual open source conferences.

DrupalCon wasn’t the only thing we worked for the past three months, of course, and we have a number of phenomenal updates that we’d love to share with you.

In fact, we spoke about this work during the Drupal.org Engineering Panel at DrupalCon Global, so what better way to update you than with that recording!

Highlights

Looking for the TLDR? 

Don’t worry – we know you’re busy – here’s the short version: 

  • We recapped the success of the #DrupalCares campaign, and reiterated our #DrupalThanks to all the contributors who made it possible to refocus on our mission work.
  • We shared new metrics available on https://www.drupal.org/metrics that help us understand community activity, project health, and community diversity.
  • We showed off the new community event listings – the beginning of a more modern replacement for the event-organizing features of groups.drupal.org.
  • We showed off the tools built for the new contributor guide – which are now in use by the community to help match contributors and their skills to what’s needed for the DRupal project.
  • Drupal 9 released, not only on time, but in it’s very first potential release window – on June 3rd, 2020. This is an incredible testament to the work of the community, and in particular the core maintainers.
  • We launched the beta for merge requests integrated into Drupal.org – you can opt in the projects you maintain.
  • We announced that Drupal Steward program was going live! And we’re looking for 10-30 initial site owners ready to sign up, to help us refine our onboarding process.

But that’s not all! 

Community contributed Drupal.org improvements

In addition to all the work that the Engineering team has done in recent months, the community has also swung into action to provide some great improvements to Drupal.org.