The Drop Times: The Power of Embracing New Challenges and Technologies

“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” – Molière

Dear Readers,

Stepping out of our comfort zones is undoubtedly a daunting task. Yet, it's precisely this leap into the unknown that often leads to remarkable growth and self-discovery. Embracing new challenges and learning from scratch can feel overwhelming at first, but through these experiences, we truly push our limits and uncover our hidden capabilities.

In our journey of embracing the unfamiliar, we expand our skill sets and gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and the paths we never thought possible. Each new challenge becomes an opportunity to stretch beyond what we thought we were capable of, illuminating uncharted territories of potential and opportunity.

Embrace the technological diversity surrounding us, as it serves as a rich tapestry of tools and methodologies that can enhance our creativity, efficiency, and impact in ways we've only begun to explore. Like the inspiring journey of Tanay Sai, a seasoned builder, engineering leader, and AI/ML practitioner who recently embarked on a transformative adventure beyond the familiar horizons of Drupal. Tanay's story is a testament to the idea that stepping out of one's comfort zone can lead to groundbreaking achievements and a deeper understanding of the multifaceted digital ecosystem.

The importance of continuous learning and the willingness to embrace new challenges is profound. It encourages us to look beyond the familiar, to experiment with emerging technologies, and to remain adaptable in our pursuit of delivering exceptional digital experiences.

Now, Let's take a moment to revisit the highlights from last week's coverage at The Drop Times.

Last month, we celebrated the Women in Drupal community and released the second part of "Inspiring Inclusion: Celebrating the Women in Drupal | #2" penned by Alka Elizabeth. Part 3 of this series will be coming soon.

Explore the dynamic evolution of Drupal's page-building features in Part 2 of André Angelantoni's latest series on The Drop Times. Each module discussed extends Layout Builder and can be integrated individually. Part 3 might already be released by the time this newsletter comes your way. Access the second part here.

DrupalCon Portland 2024, scheduled from May 6 to 9, will feature an empowering Women in Drupal Lunch event. This gathering aims to uplift female attendees and inspire and support women within the Drupal community. Learn more here.

Save the dates for DrupalCamp Spain 2024 in Benidorm! The event is scheduled for October 25 and 26, with the venue to be announced soon. Additionally, mark your calendars for October 24, designated as Business Day.

DrupalCamp Belgium has unveiled the keynote speakers for its highly anticipated 2024 edition in Ghent. For more information and to discover the lineup of keynote speakers, be sure to check out the details here. A complete list of events for the week is available here. Additionally, Gander Documentation is now available on, as announced by Janez Urevc, Tag1 Consulting's Strategic Growth and Innovation Manager, on March 25, 2024.

Also, read about Tanay Sai, an accomplished builder, engineering leader, and AI/ML practitioner who shares insights into his transformative journey beyond Drupal. After a decade immersed in the Drupal realm, Tanay candidly expresses his pivotal decision to venture beyond its confines. Learn more here.

Monika Branicka of Droptica conducts a comprehensive analysis of content management systems (CMS) employed by 314 higher education institutions in Poland. This study aims to unveil the prevalent CMS preferences among both public and non-public universities, providing insights into the educational sector's technological landscape. The report comes amidst a growing call for resources to track Drupal usage across industry sectors, coinciding with similar studies conducted by The DropTimes and Grzegorz Pietrzak.

DevBranch has announced the launch of a Drupal BootCamp tailored for aspiring web developers. This initiative aims to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in web development using Drupal. For further details, click here.

The development of Drupal 11 has reached a critical phase, marked by ongoing updates to its system requirements within the development branch. Gábor Hojtsy has provided valuable insights on preparing core developers and informing the community about these changes. Stay updated on the latest developments as Drupal 11 evolves to meet the needs of its users and developers.

We acknowledge that there are more stories to share. However, due to selection constraints, we must pause further exploration for now.

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Thank you,
Elma John
Sub-editor, TheDropTimes.