One Step at a Time: Lessons Learned from Drupal Newbie to Core Committer


Gather 'round and I'll tell you the story of my journey from starting out as a complete Drupal newbie to becoming a core committer for Drupal 8. I'll share some lessons I've learned and we'll talk about how you can implement some of them into your life and your career.

You'll hear some Drupal stories including an inside look into the development of Drupal 8 and how Twig stayed in core. It's a bit of a cautionary tale at times but the tone is light-hearted and there will be cats, capes, cold medication, and more. This is just my story but the takeaways scattered throughout can be used to build your own journey in Drupal or in life. There will be plenty of Drupal talk but ultimately this session is more about things like following your passion and staying sustainable.

Why should you attend this presentation?

  • You're curious about Drupal contribution or thinking about starting a new project or hobby (doesn't have to be Drupal-related)
  • You want some insight into how people get involved in the Drupal community and how things get done
  • You like hearing origin stories even if they don't involve radioactivity
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