Painting the Bikeshed: Lessons from A Drupal 8 Initiative Lead

A session at Open Source Bridge 2012

Wednesday 27th June, 2012

3:45pm to 4:30pm (PST)

For seven major releases, Drupal was built on the principle of 'scratch your own itch' - if the community wanted it, they would build it, but no formal guidance or roadmap was given. For the Drupal 8 release cycle, founder Dries Buytaert decided to put some structure in place and formalize several initiatives that he felt were strategic and vital to Drupal's future. In March of 2011 I was named as the first initiative lead for Drupal 8, tasked with the job of fixing Drupal's problems around configuration management.

I was excited and proud and itching to get going, but I felt one emotion more than any other - paralyzing fear. The Drupal community is filled with talented engineers, but moving from coder to project manager and community leader can be incredibly difficult. This session will outline some of the lessons I've learned about our community and the ways to (or more often not to) get it moving towards a goal.

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Greg Dunlap

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Time 3:45pm4:30pm PST

Date Wed 27th June 2012

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