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  • Leading the Way: Ruth Cheesley's Journey with Mautic

    In a conversation with The DropTimes, Ruth Cheesley, the esteemed Mautic Project Lead, delves into her journey from beneficiary to influential contributor within the open-source community. Sharing insights into her path, she recounts pivotal moments that led her to Mautic and discusses the project's evolution, community engagement, and future aspirations. With a focus on inclusivity and collaboration, Ruth offers valuable advice for those seeking to embark on their own open-source endeavours.
  • Drupal's Innovation and Future: Share Your Perspectives!

    Drupal's success story is written by its community and its users. As the web landscape evolves, understanding the Drupal community's vision for ensuring Drupal remains innovative, adaptable, and inclusive is important. To get a pulse on where Drupal is headed, The Drop Times is launching a special project to gather insights directly from people in the Drupal community and Drupal users. Your perspectives will shape a series of articles focused on "Drupal's Innovation and Future: 2024 and Beyond." In our first article, we connected with diverse experts exploring challenges and opportunities. Now, it's your turn!
  • Contribution Health Dashboards: A Conversation with Alex Moreno

    Gain an in-depth understanding of the newly developed Contribution Health Dashboards as Alex Moreno,
    The program Manager and Drupal Innovation Coordinator at the Drupal Association discuss CHD development, technological underpinnings, and potential impact on the global diversity of the Drupal community. Discover the challenges faced, future steps, and how the Drupal community can contribute to the dashboards' enhancement.
  • Nicolas Loye: Bridging Technology and Community for Sustainable Growth

    Uncover the journey of Nicolas Loye, CTO at Smile and a Drupal luminary, as he shares insights on community building, leadership, and staying at the forefront of technology. Discover the blend of technical expertise and community stewardship that defines his impactful role in the Drupal ecosystem.
  • Beyond Code: A Decadal Odyssey with Drupal

    Explore the dynamic journey of Jorge Lopez-Lago, seasoned Solutions Architect at FFW, as he shares his diverse experiences and insights in an exclusive interview with The Drop Times, offering a glimpse into his evolution from a hands-on Drupal developer to a multifaceted leader and his unique approach to problem-solving and community engagement.
  • Behind the Scenes: Drupal's Footprint in Top Universities

    A walkthrough of the behind-the-scenes tasks executed (with code examples and the tools we used in this exercise) to generate the preliminary dataset for analyzing Drupal usage among the top 300 universities. This blog covers everything from selecting the university ranking to generating a CSV file with the universities and their Drupal usage.
  • Drupal Usage in Top Universities Worldwide: A Progress Report and Seeking Support

    A statistic on drupal.org states that 71% of the top 100 universities use Drupal, but the page lacks precise data or references to support this claim. Given that the education sector is one of Drupal's largest adopters, we at TheDropTimes have embarked on a project to validate and substantiate this claim with proper evidence. This initiative was suggested by Kevin Reynen (University of Colorado). While attending a Higher Education Conference, he noted the frequent citation of this statistic and its lack of supporting data. He proposed a broader definition of Drupal usage in universities, encompassing not just their homepages but any of their websites. Prompted by Reynen's observations, TheDropTimes began a project to collect data on the top 300 global universities, as ranked by QS, focusing on their use of Drupal.
  • Drupal's Future Excites and Warrants Consideration: Boyan Borisov

    Dive into an illuminating conversation with Boyan Borisov, VP of Digital Solutions Europe at FFW, as he shares his journey as a Drupal enthusiast and his experiences with digital transformation. Discover his insights on Drupal's roadmap, transitioning to a unified multi-brand ecosystem, and the remarkable evolution of the Layout Builder.
  • Technology and People Make Drupal Happen: Fran Garcia-Linares

    Join Fran Garcia-Linares, Senior Drupal Developer at the Drupal Association, as he unveils the driving forces behind Drupal's evolution. Fran shares exclusive insights with Kazima Abbas, Sub Editor at The DropTimes (TDT), exploring strategic projects, global hiring initiatives, and the transformative impact of GitLab CI on Drupal's development process. Discover the symbiotic relationship between Fran's role, the Drupal community, and his unique journey from teaching to web development.
  • Nneka Hector Reflecting on DrupalGovCon 2023

    The DrupalGovCon 2023 presented both triumphs and challenges, marking a return to in-person events post-pandemic. As the Director of Web Development at DSFederal and a co-lead for the event, Nneka Hector reflects on the community's eagerness for in-person interaction and addresses lessons learned from this year's conference. The interview covers key takeaways, the impact of speakers, attendee feedback, team dynamics, and plans to further the Drupal community's collaboration and learning opportunities.
  • How TDT Is Evolving: Change Records from Late 2023

    At The DropTimes (TDT), we constantly evolve. The formative steps for us were challenging. We might be just out of infancy, but still in childhood. That does not give us any excuse not to be a better version of what we were yesterday.
  • Think Licensing to Ensure Responsible Use of AI Tools, Says Lyubomir Filipov

    Explore the evolution of Lyubomir Filipov's career from his initial encounter with Drupal to his current role as a Group Architect at FFW Agency, delving into his strategies for team management, overcoming multilingual challenges, community involvement, and the intersection of artificial intelligence with the digital field. Filipov's diverse experiences reflect a multifaceted professional journey, offering insights into Drupal, community engagement, academic pursuits, and the future landscape of digital expertise.