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Drupal Café - Drupal Community

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The community behind Drupal is one of the largest among open source projects. What are the reasons for such enthusiasm and what are the benefits of the community?

The community behind Drupal is one of the largest among open source projects. What are the reasons for such enthusiasm and what are the benefits of the community?

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  • 1. Come for the software, stay for the community David Corbacho - Senior Developer
  • 2. drupal.org
  • 3. 33,490 contributors 2,097 Drupal 8 core contributors 9,784 Linux contributors during last 9 years
  • 4. Why?
  • 5. Why?
  • 6. http://youtu.be/u6XAPnuFjJc?t=5m (Starting at 5:00)
  • 7. People want to be self-directed. 1. Autonomy
  • 8. People want to get better at what they do. 2. Mastery
  • 9. People want to produce something meaningful beyond than themselves. 3. Purpose
  • 10. Many times this is because they do not get the same satisfaction from their job, and find that contributing to OSS is a way to creatively express themselves through code. Successfully contributing to a project creates a sense of accomplishment and sense of pride in one’s work. Why Hackers Do What They Do: Understanding Motivation and Effort in Free/Open Source Software Projects, 2003 Extra reason: Accomplishment
  • 11. “In March, I quit my job to work on Drupal 8 and then Dries asked me to be a maintainer. Since then I've spent over £15,000 of my own savings and I've relied on my partner's maternity pay as well.” alexpott
  • 12. Leaving Acquia, to have more time to contribute nod_
  • 13. "For the first seven and a half years, I didn't make any money from Drupal. It was a hobby project. … By the time I was finishing school, I had something like 400 euros left." One of the biggest goosebumps moments in my lifetime was a couple years back at the DrupalCon in San Francisco. There were a little over 3,000 people in the audience. I don't know why, but at some point I asked the crowd, "If Drupal has changed your life, will you please stand up?" Almost 3,000 people stood up. It was overwhelming Dries
  • 14. Reflections from My First Drupalcon - Ross Nunamaker This is not a group of people simply looking to earn a salary. This is a community that wants to make a difference in the world.
  • 15. It’s crap tech. Not bad tech, not complex tech, not even immature tech. Just plain old crap. What about the millions of sites and hordes of developers, the famous “Drupal community” that sustains the CMS? All I can say is they have either drunk too much Drupal Kool-Aid or they have become inured to the punishment Drupal inflicts on users. Drupal Passion
  • 16. Driving the hate to push forward Drupal Do-acracy
  • 17. CVS → git (2011)
  • 18. Drupal core releases every 3 years
  • 19. 8.1.x, 8.2.x, 8.3.x Now, continuous development
  • 20. … etc. Get Involved
  • 21. Drupal Ladder drupalladder.org http://drupalladder.org/
  • 22. IRC #drupal-contribute
  • 23. @dcorbacho Thank you. Let’s talk

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