We've got a great line-up of candidates to choose from this year in the Drupal Association board election. It's a really tough choice.
But reading through the candidates statements it seems many of them seem to think that being on the board of the association somehow influences the project directly. It doesn't.
The board governs the association. It doesn't govern Drupal.
The Association doesn't govern Drupal either.
It's that time again... the Drupal Association needs new board members!
Nominations for the community elected positions close at midnight UTC on Friday 6 Sep 2013
Check out https://groups.drupal.org/node/314373 for all the details...
Note: you will need to login to the Drupal Association website before you can access the nomination form! Don't let that "Access Denied" message stop you ;)
I've been organising the community elections for the Drupal Association. I put out a call for nominations, ran sessions to Meet the Candidates, and have just announced that....
Voting is open until 23:59UTC 7 Oct 2012 at https://association.drupal.org/vote2013
I've just got home after my 3rd overseas trip for the year. There's no place like home. But being out and about in the world is a huge amount of fun.
DrupalCon Munich was fantastic. It gave me a variety of experiences. I volunteered! I spoke! I attended meetings and schmoozed with cool people. I saw sessions!
This year I've been to Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon. Next week I'm heading off to Munich, Bavaria to speak at DrupalCon Munich. Later in the year I'll be heading to San Francisco for the final face to face board meeting of the Drupal Association for the year.
That's me, Donna Benjamin, Drupal Association director at Large, international woman of mystery! Ok, perhaps not that mysterious. Perhaps I should explain?
Late last year, the board of the Drupal Association put six things on the agenda for 2012.
One of those was to coordinate Global Training Days to get more people to start learning Drupal and help address the world wide talent famine for skilled drupalistas.
The next one is happening on Friday 22 June. That's this week.
The dates for follow up Global Training Days are 14 September and 14 December.
But how did we get here?
Back in early February I got myself elected to the Drupal Association (DA) board. Last week, I attended my first board meeting in Denver at DrupalCon. It made me feel a whole lot better about this new role, because until then, I'd not really had a chance to do anything. Other than agree the DA should open a bank account in Europe so we can better deal with European currencies and events.