Drupal 8 = Drupal 7 contrib

Drupal initiative work is spinning up. Research, planning and scoping things. Important, but up till a point. Many of the changes we want to bring to core for Drupal 8 can be done as contributed projects right now.

Starting in contrib has some important advantages. You get to ship your project earlier and more often. Drupal 7 sites can benefit from your solution. The code and concept can be tested and improved based on feedback coming from actual use in the wild.

A Drupalcon thank you note

Drupalcon Chicago is over and it was a great one, I had an excellent time there. I was able to attend through a scholarship and everything was arranged for flawlessly. For that, I want to say to the Drupal Association and the conference organisation team: Thank you.