The Drop Times: The DropTimes Carousels and Exciting Events

Have you ever wondered what a media partnership means to us? Simply put, it's like teaming up with some of the most remarkable events to bring their incredible stories directly to the readers through multiple channels, including our social media handles. We are humbled to acknowledge that The DropTimes (TDT) got the opportunity to be a media partner for several upcoming events, such as Florida Drupal Camp, Drupal Mountain Camp, and NERD Summit. We're already in friendly talks with events happening in 2024 for web coverage! We're planning to bring you even more fantastic stories.

Now, let's take a trip down memory lane with captivating carousels. Think of them like visual stories capturing the most exciting moments from events. It's our way of sharing each event's fun, happiness, and success. These carousels are like time machines, taking you back to the best parts of our media partnerships and the lively Drupal community.

The first features highlights from last year's events, including DrupalCon Pittsburgh and DrupalCon Lille 2023. Plus, get an exclusive sneak peek into what's coming up at DrupalCon Portland 2024 and DrupalCon Barcelona 2024.  

But that's not all! Brace yourselves for a visual feast as we proudly present a collection of the best moments from Splash Awards (Germany and Austria), Drupal Developers Day Vienna, and DrupalCamp Costa Rica in 2023.

Moreover, we've compiled The Drop Times 2023 Carousel, a journey back to revisit the year's most noteworthy moments and achievements.

A big shout-out to the fantastic Drupal community for all the support in 2023. Your love and encouragement mean the world to us!

These moments are just the beginning. We're eager to build more partnerships in the future and share even more exciting stories with you. Now, let's shift our focus to the present. Explore some of the latest news stories and articles we covered last week. We've got a mix of engaging content waiting for you.

Elma John conducted a captivating interview with Nneka Hector, the Director of Web Development at DSFederal and a co-lead for Drupal GovCon. Nneka reflected on the community's eagerness for in-person interaction and valuable lessons learned.

Lukas Fischer, Founder of NETNODE AG and one of the developers behind the Content Planner module, shared a customised Dashboard for Drupal websites. Covered by Alka Elizabeth, the latest enhancements promise to make your Drupal experience even more delightful and user-friendly.  

The Event Organizers Working Group (EOWG) election has wrapped up, and we're eagerly awaiting the results. Alka Elizabeth shared insights into the candidates' unique contributions. Stay tuned for the big reveal!

Meet Drupal Droid, a specially crafted AI model designed exclusively for the Drupal Community. Offering assistance with Drupal 9+ site building, development, and coding standards, this innovative tool was introduced by Michael Miles. Alka Elizabeth, sub-editor of The Drop Times, connected with Michael to glean insights into the creation and potential of Drupal Droid.

Now, let's explore what's been happening on the event front: Get a chance to showcase your talent and win a ticket to DrupalCon by submitting your design for the official DrupalCon Portland t-shirt. Enter before February 12! Volunteer as a Trivia Night Coordinator and embrace the opportunity to contribute to the organization of the iconic DrupalCon Trivia Night at Portland 2024. 

Drupal Mountain Camp is leading the charge for diversity and inclusion in the Drupal community with a new initiative. They actively encourage underrepresented voices to participate, promoting a more diverse and enriched community. For more information, click here. 

Explore exclusive sponsorship opportunities for NERD Summit 2024, a prominent mini-conference in web development and technology. Today is the last day for the NERD Summit 2024 for session submission. Make sure to propose your sessions or ideas before midnight. Get more details here

Discover the upcoming Drupal Iberia 2024 event, set to convene in Evora on May 10th and 11th. 

The largest Drupal Conference in Poland, DrupalCamp Poland 2024, calls for session submissions until April 16, 2024. 

Secure your spot at Drupalcamp Rennes 2024! Ticket reservations are now available for the three-day event featuring insightful conferences and contribution opportunities.

Join the Drupal Delhi Meetup Group as they bring back the joy of in-person gatherings on February 24, 2024. Get more information here. 

Missed LocalGov Drupal Week 2023? Don't worry! Dive into the virtual experience on their YouTube channel. Explore 14 sessions over five days, where 530+ participants shared experiences, best practices, and innovative code. 

Join the GitLab Innovation Pitch Competition to showcase your software innovation skills. Compete for a $30,000 prize pool and the opportunity to collaborate with GitLab, focusing on DevOps, Machine Learning/AI, and Social Good projects. Deadline: Feb 27, 2024.

Here is a noteworthy update from the past week: Drupal pioneers innovation with its new credit bounty program, encouraging contributors to align with impactful projects and fostering a purpose-driven community for lasting impact.  

There are more stories available out there. But the compulsion to limit the selection of stories is forcing us to put a hard break on further exploration.

As always, stay tuned for more exciting stories and updates. follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you,

Kazima Abbas
Sub-editor, TheDropTimes