Drupal 7 Release Party - Epilogue
Lets talk more about that gigantic global party - #D7RP. On one day, January 7, Drupalers threw 326 parties in 96 countries. These were real world parties - in meatspace. They featured young and old humans, eating and drinking and dancing. In many ways, this was our finest moment as a Drupal community. I just love how we celebrated separately, yet together. That's how we roll.
I'd like to recognize groups.drupal.org as a silent enabler for this wonderful accomplishment. There are 810 regional groups on groups.drupal.org. Have you seen how busy our Event Calendar is?. Every weeknight, there are meetups in multiple cities. Thats where much of the Drupal teaching and learning happens. Screw Facebook Connect, this is Drupal Connect. I started groups.drupal.org in early 2006. I think it is coming along nicely, no?
groups.drupal.org was not in scope for the recent drupal.org redesign. It's age is showing a bit. I hope someone can give it some focused attention soon. Your ideas are welcome in the Maintenance group.
And while we are reminiscing, lets remember that Drupal 1.0 was released on January 15, 2001. Happy 10th birthday, old friend. Don't fret, we'll celebrate in Chicago.