The Drop Times: Moments to Treasure

Dear Drupal Community,

As the holiday season embraces us, I extend warm Seasons' Greetings from The DropTimes Family! These cherished moments, surrounded by our loved ones, savoring comforting meals, and cherishing each instance together, signify what many consider the most beautiful time of the year.

Amidst this season of togetherness, let's not overlook the parallels between these heartwarming moments and the essence of Drupal. Just as we cherish our connections with family and friends, Drupal thrives on the power of connections—forging a community built on collaboration, shared passion, and innovation.

This extended holiday period offers us a chance to revel in the warmth of our relationships and celebrate the robust network of connections within the Drupal community. It’s a time to pause, reflect, and appreciate the bonds that enrich our personal and professional lives.

As we approach the culmination of the year, surrounded by laughter and love, let’s acknowledge the significance of these connections. Just as the Drupal community comes together to innovate and create, let us also embrace the spirit of unity and collaboration, nurturing relationships and supporting one another.

May these moments of togetherness and shared joy serve as a poignant reminder of the importance of connections—both personal and within our Drupal family—filling our hearts with gratitude, warmth, and a renewed sense of community.

Warm wishes for a joyful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

Last week, The DropTimes had a captivating interview with Daniel Angelov, exploring his remarkable journey in accessibility advocacy. Kazima Abbas skillfully conducted this insightful conversation. Meanwhile, Alka Elizabeth had an engaging email exchange with Jeff Eaton, delving into the Token Module's origin, progress, and prospects. I had the pleasure to capture the festive Christmas celebrations held at the offices of Zoocha and SparkFabrik. You can check it out here . I also had the chance to delve deeper into the Drupal Project Browser Initiative, where Christopher Wells is playing a pivotal role. This initiative represents a significant step forward in enhancing Drupal's user experience and accessibility. 

Exciting news from the Drupal 7 security initiative: Klaus Purer, Ivan Tibezh, Juraj Falat, and Andrii Cheredn have joined as new members! Explore their valuable contributions here. In recent updates, a moderately critical security risk has been identified in the data visualization framework module within Drupal. Dominique De Cooman, Dropsolid's Co-Founder and Co-CEO, achieves a remarkable milestone by securing a seat on the esteemed Mautic Community Council. Discover more about this remarkable achievement in the news article.
Introducing the Drupal Geysir Module! This latest release brings a collection of user interface improvements aimed at streamlining content authors' daily workflow. Dive into its transformative impact on Drupal's user experience right here. Guided by CEO Tim Doyle, the Drupal Association achieved significant milestones in 2023 through a visionary 3-year plan, fostering innovation, expanding outreach, and boosting support. Read more about it here.

Exciting news from DrupalCamp Belgium 2024. The call for speakers is now open until March 10, 2024. Don't miss this opportunity to share your insights and participate in this dynamic event. Join the exceptional Drupal Mountain Camp 2024 - organizers seek potential sponsors for this remarkable event. Click here for details on involvement. Dive into the dynamic world of design systems on January 17, 2024, at iO Campus Amsterdam during the 'Insightful Design Systems' meetup. Professionals across fields are invited to explore the intricacies of design systems in this engaging event.

At DrupalCon Portland 2024, Julia Kranzthor, Director of Philanthropy at the Drupal Association, unveils the return of the Nonprofit Summit, fostering collaboration and innovation for nonprofits leveraging Drupal.

 Fresh off the press: Adam Bergstein's latest release, "Drupal 10 Masterclass: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners," is now available on Amazon. Tailored specifically for beginners, this book is a must-read for those diving into Drupal.

While more stories beckon for exploration, constraints compel us to halt further selection. To get timely updates, follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you,

With warm wishes,
Elma John
Sub-Editor, TheDropTimes