• The Storytelling We Are Passionate About

    The DropTimes is a news website with the vision of contributing to the growth of a vibrant community of users and contributors around Drupal through the process of covering and promoting everything happening around Drupal.
  • 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!
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Way to Lille: How TDT Remotely Covered DrupalCon Lille 2023

    Looking from over 5,000 miles away in a small state in the southern part of India, Lille and DrupalCon Europe seemed like an unfathomable journey. Covering DrupalCon Lille without our team being physically available at the venue presented a substantial challenge.
  • Launching TheDropTimes with Drupal and Thunder Distribution

    We're excited to announce the launch of a new blog series that takes a behind-the-scenes look at TheDropTimes and the technology that powers it. In this first post, we focus on the decision to use Drupal and the Thunder distribution to launch TheDropTimes quickly.

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