Community Summit Detailed Schedule

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When: 8 June, 2023 @ 9:00am - 4:00pm

Where: Room 319-321

Thank you for joining us for the Community Summit at DrupalCon Pittsburgh 2023! This summit is open to everyone in the Drupal community, at no additional cost. Here you will find the detailed schedule for the day. The community summit is largely driven by you! We will have some key community initiative presentations in the morning, followed by an afternoon of attendee-driven conversations. 





8:00am-9:00am Registration + Coffee Break Join us in the lobby to check in for the day, grab some coffee, and find our way to the session room together  
9:00am-9:15am Welcome & Introduction Our amazing committee members will open the summit with some introductory remarks and an overview of the day.

Community Summit Committee

9:15am-9:30am Ice Breaker We'll get our brains going with a little opening activity! Community Summit Committee
9:30am-10:20am Presentation: How we updated the Drupal Code of Conduct  In May 2022, members of the Drupal Community Health Team began the process of updating the Drupal Community Code of Conduct, which was last revised in 2014.

This session will provide an overview of the approach the team took to this task, including:

  • Incorporating feedback from past community discussions and surveys
  • Reviewing Codes of Conduct from other communities for inspiration
  • Prioritizing what elements were important to have in an updated Code of Conduct
  • Ensuring that the updated Code of Conduct was written in a way that was clear and understandable
  • Soliciting input from community stakeholders prior to sharing with the community-at-large

Members of the team will share what they learned from the process, and the challenges they encountered along the way.

They will also discuss what's changed and what's stayed the same in the updated Code of Conduct, and how it is designed to meet the unique needs of the Drupal community.

George DeMet

Founder and CEO of

10:20am-11:10am Presentation: Drupal Community Events: Organize Locally, Contribute Globally

Gathering our friends, colleagues, and community members together for collaborative learning experiences has been one of the primary ways of growing the Drupal Community throughout our 20 years. Organizers have been working together more closely over the past few years to make it easier for us all to keep events of all sizes moving.

Now, you too can know what we know. We’ll discuss some key resources that can help you help the community grow:

  • The Drupal Event Platform helps organizers build an event website out of the box, because a Drupal site shouldn’t be the hardest part of a Drupal event.
  • The Community Events listing is the place to share your Drupal event with the world, and you can help us make it better!
  • The Planning Drupal Events Contributor Guide is a treasure trove of playbooks and guidance to help at every stage of the event process.
  • The Contribution Events Initiative supports promoting and organizing contribution events worldwide and crediting all involved.

Avi Schwab

Community Organizer and Drupal Architect

Leslie Glynn

Project Browser Strategic Initiative Co-Lead

Kristen Pol

Open Source Contributor and Lead

Sean T. Walsh

Co-Found + Lead Developer/Designer, CrowdCG

11:10am-12:00pm Presentation: Marketing Drupal as a Product: Updates from the Promote Drupal Initiative Promote Drupal is the marketing team for the Drupal project. We collaborate with the Drupal Association and the Drupal community to proactively promote the project and improve first impressions of Drupal by decision-makers and evaluators who are selecting a platform. Perceptions of people who are new to Drupal are so important, and as a 20+ year-old project, it’s important to focus conversations on the benefits of Drupal as a modern product and what it can do for your organization today.

All of this requires a shift in thinking, describing the benefits of Drupal and breaking barriers and assumptions that exist in the mind of the decision-maker.

There are huge challenges to doing marketing and creating content on a global scale leveraging a team of part-time contributors, but the Promote Drupal initiative has made great progress.

In this session, we’ll tell you about the strategies we’ve developed and progress we’ve made in:

  • Creating a social media calendar
  • Press releases and external communications
  • Content strategy and content updates for in conjunction with the redesign
  • Marketing for strategic initiatives
  • DrupalCon marketing outreach

Suzanne Dergacheva

Co-Founder at Evolving Web

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Break    
1:00pm-1:15pm Welcome Back!    Community Summit Committee
1:15pm-3:15pm Attendee-driven table topic discussions Collaborative and interaction roundtable discussions about topics that you are most interested in. Share your thoughts and ideas with each other, swap strategies, assess community best practices, and make meaningful connections with other folks in Drupal and the wider Open Source community. You! 
3:15pm-3:50pm Share-out We'll get together and share our key takeaways from the table topics and identify some areas where we can collaborate together, even after DrupalCon. Community Summit Committee
3:50pm-4:00pm Closing Remarks & Wrap-up   Community Summit Committee