Drupal.org blog: Drupal means innovation: Introducing the innovation hub

As many of you may already know, the Drupal Association has set strategic goals for 2023 to 2025, such as doubling the number of organizations that are makers and tripling the number of contributions (Read the strategic plan here). In line with these objectives, I joined in 2023 to contribute to boosting activities in support of these goals. Since then, we've been up to some pretty exciting stuff.

While I've been spreading the word and championing these activities, it became apparent that Drupal needed a dedicated space – a specific hub – where we could discuss these initiatives, particularly focusing on innovation. The aim? To not only highlight the efforts of the Drupal Association but also to capture the essence of Drupal Innovation.

Drupal is mature software. Some people in the industry call this type of software "boring technology”. Can Drupal can be classified as this… well, yes, probably. But mind you, even the derogatory connotation that can bring to our minds, that designation can be powerful. A boring technology is a stable, proven, and reliable technology. Those technologies that don’t break, are hard to hack (if maintained properly of course) are exactly the kind of technology you would recommend to NASA, big pharma companies, Aerospace (hello Elon Musk), councils, universities, and a long list of fame. Read the famous essay about why to choose "Boring Technology" here https://boringtechnology.club/). 

What is more, mature (boring) technologies can be innovative, modern and full of exciting and new cool things as well that can attract young talent. Imagine a technology that could combine both… it's not too hard; I'll give you a clue: ahem… Drupal.

But I digress. Coming back to my point, in order to continue to spread the word and image of innovation that Drupal deserves we have created the Innovation hub with a few key goals:

🔍 Exploring Innovation: Delve into the latest projects, initiatives, and breakthroughs shaping the future of Drupal. From experimental features to groundbreaking modules, discover how Drupal continues to innovate and evolve.

💡 Inspiration and Ideas: Get inspired by the creative endeavors of our community members. Explore case studies, success stories, and thought-provoking articles that showcase the innovative spirit of Drupal enthusiasts worldwide.

🤝 Contributing to Progress: Be part of the movement driving Drupal forward. Discover opportunities to contribute your skills, expertise, and ideas to the Drupal project and help shape its trajectory in the years to come.

We invite you to join us in sharing, participating, and collaborating in the Drupal innovation journey. Together, let's shape the future of digital experiences and contribute to the vibrant ecosystem of Drupal.

👉 Explore the Drupal Innovation Hub! 👈