Angie "Webchick" Byron is heading South

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In a quiet moment during the holidays our conference Director, Donna Benjamin reached out to Angela Byron to talk about Drupal8. Donna asked a couple of somewhat leading questions

  • Tell us about Drupal8?
  • Tell us about Drupal's role in the whole wide web?

And about half way through Angie says something pretty cool...

I think the Drupal community is really special. At the end of the day it's a software project right? Yet it seems to embrace this wide variety of different types of contributors.

So we have stuff for coders to do obviously. But everybody can get involved in any way possible.

  • There's people who co-ordinate and organise events
  • there's people who do fund raising
  • there's people who do usability testing
  • there's people who design new logos
  • there's people who do training of new contributors and things like that.

There's just a vast array of people who come and give, they contribute whatever they happen to know and it helps augment the skills that other people have.

I think that sort of blending of different types of contributions, especially technical and non-technical and valuing all those contributions as important, is something Drupal could really help to benefit other projects as well.

 

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