August 17th, 2017
TL:DR; Our community is full of amazing people. Let’s celebrate them. Join the Community Spotlight committee to review community-nominated heroes so we can recognize and celebrate those who have contributed to Drupal in special ways.
Drupal is a single expression of collaboration amongst thousands of people from around the world who are passionate, smart, and caring. They donate countless hours, moving the project forward by contributing code, mentoring new contributors, writing documentation, organizing camps, sharing knowledge, and so much more. These selfless acts are Drupal’s lifeblood and deserve being celebrated and appreciated.
It’s clear from a recent #drupalthanks twitter-fest that our community is eager to show their appreciation for each other. That is why, the Drupal Association, with the help of Lyndsey Jackson, is re-launching Community Spotlight, a program that highlights community-nominated heroes who have contributed to the project in a special way. This program went on hold last year when the Drupal Association downsized, making the organization more sustainable. Lyndsey offered to bring the program back by forming a committee who will select nominees to be highlighted on Drupal.org and through Drupal Association communication channels.
The Drupal Association is thankful for Lyndsey’s passion for celebrating the community and for making time to bring Community Highlights back. Lyndsey has a great vision for the program. In her own words, she says: "We want the Community Spotlight to represent a shared story or an experience that will resonate and connect with where the community and the project is at that point in time. We want to highlight the depth of experience that exists, and the evolving potential through emerging leaders and new energy"
Will you join the Community Spotlight Committee?
Lyndsey is creating a Community Spotlight committee to drive this important program forward. It will consist of 3-5 people with diverse backgrounds. They will review the community-nomination forms and pick who we will celebrate. They will also help convert the nomination form into a blog post, which the Drupal Association will promote. The monthly time commitment would be about 2-4 hours. This group also has the autonomy to evolve the program. I’m sure there are many ways we can improve how we celebrate our community.
To join this committee, please complete this form.