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Drupal Core Contributors

Meet some of Acquia's 98 Drupal 8 core contributors.

Adam Hoenich

Adam (aka phenaproxima) has been building Drupal sites, writing themes, and making custom modules since 2007, but he really ramped up his involvement with the Drupal community in 2013 when he inherited the Corresponding Entity References module, and in 2014 when he wrote the Drupal Module Upgrader for Acquia. Since then he has worked on the core migration path from Drupal 6 and 7 to Drupal 8.

Alex Bronstein

Located in Eugene, Oregon, Alex Bronstein (effulgentsia) has been instrumental to the Drupal 8 release through his work as a Framework Manager for Drupal 8 Core. Prior to Acquia, Alex has been programming custom Drupal modules since 2005 and contributing to the Drupal community since 2008.

Amit Goyal

Amit Goyal, from Delhi, India, has been a Drupalist since 2005; he started with Drupal 4.x! An active contributor to the Drupal community, Amit has worked on many projects involving issues like migration, multisite, and multilingual. He has also contributed to many contributed modules, and to Drupal core (7.x, 8.x).

Gábor Hojtsy

Gabor Hojtsy, Drupal developer and employee #1 at Acquia, is the Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative lead. A Drupalist since 2003, Gabor has assembled and sustained a large (1300 contributors!) global team that has made multilingual one of the most anticipated features in Drupal 8.

Kevin Oleary

Kevin O’Leary has been a Drupalist since 2008. As Director of Design at Acquia, Kevin remains focused on creating a lean and agile customer experience through choice architecture and cross-disciplinary team building. His main goal? Delivering products that work.

Peter Wolanin

Peter Wolanin, Principal Cloud Security Engineer, had a previous life as a Senior Scientist before making the leap into working with Drupal, and eventually at Acquia.

Tim Plunkett

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.

Wim Leers

I stumbled into Drupal while working on another open source project, and I was looking for the best software to build and maintain websites. After evaluating many options, I ended up choosing Drupal. Drupal did most of the things I needed it to do, except a few.

Drupal.org Contributions

Webform Matrix Component

This module provides functionality to add matrix component / Table component in webform module. You can add matrix component like other components (textfield, select, label, date, Radio, Checkbox, Multiple Select etc).

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Video module allows you to upload video in any format, play video in any format, transcode video to H.246, Theora, VP8(Web compatible formats) using Zencoder or FFMPEG. Automatically create video thumbnails, deliver videos from Cloud file systems, and establish mobile device compatibility.

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Searchandising is when you use a shopper's search terms to display relevant content like other products, specials, advertisements, and content. This module provides some add-ons to popular search modules that allow administrative interfaces to configure common searchandising functionality, for example keyword-based redirects.

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Configuration Log

Log all things to a Drupal 8 configuration system.

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Acquia Lift Connector

This module provides integration with the Acquia Lift Service and an enhanced User Experience for Personalization, Testing and Targeting directly inside the Drupal User Interface.

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The Logger module provides event logging facilities that are decoupled from any particular storage backend. It is useful for module developers who want to instrument their code for monitoring and alerting without forcing their users to use a particular backend technology, like StatsD.

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neetu morwani
Image Property Check

This module reports all the images that exceed the maximum memory size limit preventing the degradation of the performance of the website.

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Brant Wynn
Lightning Features

This project contains the decoupled components that are maintained for the Lightning distribution project. You can add this project to your own install profile and build unique sites that leverage the power of Lightning.

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Whitecanvas is a Drupal 8 Theme aimed to take advantage of SASS and Twig. The goal is to have a theme that allows you to use different CSS Frameworks for different projects without much change.

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Mollom handles incoming posts intelligently, similarly to how a human moderator decides what posts are acceptable. Therefore, Mollom enables you to allow anonymous users to post comments and other content on your site.

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This module provides a suite of extendable plug-ins and APIs for personalizing Drupal content. Two guiding principles of this module are that it should be just as easy to personalize content for anonymous users as it is for authenticated users, and that personalization should continue to work even when pages are fully cached (including in varnish and CDNs).

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Rohan Oswal
Commons Migration

Provide a migration path from Commons 2.x to 3.x.

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Alternative Stream Wrappers

This simple module allows Drupal to keep using the built-in stream wrappers (e.g. public:// and temporary://) but also have the use of one or more Alternative Stream Wrappers for cases like the shared temporary directory.

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Address Field Static Map

This module can generate either a Google static map, a JS Google Map or a Mapquest static map following as a block when placed on a content type that has an address field.

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Views Slideshow Rendered Entity Pager

This module extends the Views Slideshow pager functionality to provide a new widget to display rendered entities in the pager (instead of simple bullet for example). You can select a specific view mode to be used in the pager.

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Gulab Bisht
Single User Role

This module modifies user role assigning functionality and only allows a single role to be assigned to a particular user. This helps in the situations where you want users to have only one role at a time.

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Password Policy

This module provides a way to enforce restrictions on user passwords by defining password policies.

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Read Only Mode

Read Only Mode provides an alternate to the built-in Maintenance Mode in Drupal. Instead of displaying a static text file to users while the site is in maintenance mode, Read Only Mode will allow access (reading) of new content while preventing the addition of new content (posting / submitting forms / etc).

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Google Docs Integration

This module implements part of the Google Documents List Data API v2.0, as per Google Documents List Data API v2.0.

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Responsive Menus

Make menus mobile friendly with responsive features.

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Unique Comments

This module aims to bring originality to drupal comments. More often than not the majority of comments on a website will be things like 'lol' or perhaps just some copypasta.

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Gulab Bisht
Single User Role

This module modifies user role assigning functionality and only allows a single role to be assigned to a particular user. This helps in the situations where you want users to have only one role at a time.

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Brant Wynn
Demo Framework

The Demo Framework (DF) is a distribution consisting of modules, themes and libraries. It uses modules from popular distributions like Spark, Commerce Kickstart and Panopoly.

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Meagen Williams
Drupal Speak

Drupal speak" is a spellcheck dictionary for Drupal-related terminology that commonly gets mistakenly flagged as misspelled—words like, you know, Drupal. :-)

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Two Factor Authentication

Second-factor authentication for Drupal sites. The TFA module adds a second step of authentication with a check for something you have -- such as a code sent to (or generated by) your mobile phone.

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Ask Us Anything: Dries Buytaert and Team Tell All on Drupal 8

Drupal 8 is officially here and we couldn’t be more excited! Drupal 8 has over 200 new features and improvements, redefining ease of use and creating even more ways to personalize and deploy your content.

We could go on for days about the new improvements, but we want to hear from you. With all of the exciting changes, there’s bound to be a burning question or two. Come join us for an “Ask All, Tell All” Q&A session on all things Drupal 8 with Drupal’s founder himself, Dries Buytaert, and his superstar team.

We’ll be taking pre-submitted questions to ensure your voice is heard. Submit your questions here and we’ll answer them in this live one-hour session.

Drupal 8 has something for everyone to love — we sure love it, and know you will, too!

Drupal 8 Quick Start: An Overview of Lightning

Lightning is a a solid Drupal starterkit, that enables developers to create great authoring experiences and empower editorial teams. Lightning provides users with a lightweight framework for building working solutions in Drupal.

In our upcoming webinar, we will examine each component of Lightning and demonstrate how to leverage its features in any Drupal build. Topics included will review the use cases for each of the functional areas (layout, media, workflow, and preview) as well as the three development principles (security, automated testing, and integration). We’ll also give a summary of recent findings from the authoring experience summit at BADCamp and how they will affect the development timeline for Lightning.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to significantly cut build time on advanced Drupal 8 projects using Lightning
  • How Lightning improves the accuracy of your development estimates
  • How you can contribute to the Lightning project
  • Our 3 year vision for Lightning
Drupal in the Post -PHP - Renaissance World

Drupal carries with it a significant existing install base, and componentization could lead to using non-Drupal installs. Formally componentizing Drupal’s existing code base further and making individual components available to the non-Drupal world will spread our influence far and wide. In this talk I’ll elaborate on:

  • Building PHP Components
  • Componentizing Drupal
  • The future of modules
  • Component Interoperability
  • Stack PHP & PHP FIG
  • Expanding Drupal’s reach into the 82% of the web that is run by PHP
David Hwang
My Brain is Full: Keeping Pace with Front-End & UX Innovations

This presentation will cover the following topics:

  • What's happened? An overview and history of Front-end practice from shortly before D7's launch to present: what's changed, what's fallen out of style (remember Blueprintcss?), what was a flash in the pan, and what's rapidly become standard practice.
  • Since Front-end practice has massively changed, but Drupal core essentially hasn't, how can we keep up? How might this change with Drupal 8?
  • How can I as a Front-end/UX person stay on top of this and expand my personal suite of tools and skills?
Jeff Beeman
Planning for Performance

The first part of the session will cover how Drupal 8 Authoring UX will impact site building best practices. The second half will explore questions about how Authoring UX can be improved or extended with plenty of time for input and open discussion.

Christian Yates
Open SAAS: Why Drupal is the Perfect Platform for Open-Source + SASS Business

This session will outline what OpenSaaS is, our experience with building a Drupal-based OpenSaaS business, and how you can do it too. You'll also hear Josh Koenig about why OpenSaaS may in fact be a critical for the long-term competitiveness of Drupal in the face of growing competition from proprietary SaaS platforms. For more on OpenSaaS, see my article on opensource.com: http://opensource.com/government/14/1/opensaas-and-government-innovation

Linked Data + Drupal for Oceanographic Data Management
Understanding XHPROF: Pinpointing Why Your Site is Slow and How to Fix It

This session will cover:

  • What is XHProf and how is it different from other performance/scalability tools?
  • Navigating XHProf's complex UI
  • How to recognize common patterns when profiling Drupal applications
  • Moving beyond common assumptions and misconceptions about performance and identifying and quantifying specific performance issues
  • How to be your project's hero by generating a remediation plan that identifies which aspects of your application are slow, proposed remediations and quantifies the performance gains you'll implement
2014 State of the Union Address: a Peek Behind the Curtain

This is the story of the 2014 State of the Union Address, from the technical side. It the story of how reusability triumphs over one-off solutions even under the tightest timelines and highest expectations of performance.

On the Horizon




DevDAys Dublin
Front End United
Fox Valley
New Hampshire
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San Diego
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Targu Mures
PHP Benelux
Costa Rica
Alpe Adria