Straight out of Philly, Tim Plunkett has been building sites with Drupal for 7+ years. As an active member of the Drupal community, Tim is a core subsystem co-maintainer for Drupal’s Ajax system, configuration entity system, form system, and many more. In the spring of 2014, Tim joined Acquia as a senior engineer to help bring Drupal 8 to life and today has over 1200 commits. Outside of his work as a Drupalist, Tim is also a DJ for WKDU 91.7FM.
Most significant D8 contribution
My largest individual D8 contribution was the rewrite of the Form API. But overall my most significant contribution was helping put the Views module into core with the other members of the VDC team.
Biggest challenge with D8
As a core developer, my biggest challenge was working within the continually evolving guidelines about what changes were allowed to be made. In general, the biggest challenge was merely the length of the development cycle.
Looking forward to most about D8
I am most looking forward to being able to finally use it! That and the fact that we as a community have stepped up our game and adopted modern PHP. We now strive to follow the best practices of the greater PHP community.