It’s time to vote in the Drupal Association Board election! If you have an account on drupal.org, and have logged in over the last year, you can vote here.
Our co-founder Suzanne Dergacheva is running for a member-at-large position on the board. Here are three things Suzanne wants to prioritize:
1. Increasing Drupal adoption: Suzanne has trained thousands of new people in Drupal, so she understands how important good communication is to increase adoption. She wants to help the association seize opportunities for Drupal growth through more targeted and consistent communication and marketing tools.
2. Enabling Drupal shops to grow their businesses: Suzanne is organizing the first Drupal Business Summit in Montreal this year, and believes this could be a replicable model in other regions to help Drupal shops promote the value of Drupal to businesses.
3. Growing the Drupal community: Suzanne manages a diverse team, comprised of employees from 11 different countries. Through her work as a trainer, she has introduced Drupal to people throughout North America and Europe, and at Drupalcon Asia in Mumbai. She’s passionate about making Drupal accessible to more people, and believes that the association can facilitate initiatives to communicate the value that Drupal places on user experience and accessibility.
In addition to her ambitious vision for the Drupal Association, Suzanne brings impressive qualifications:
- She served five years on the board the McGill Young Alumni, two as president. She was treasurer of the Montreal Drupal Association for five years.
- Her talks “Building Landing Pages and Layouts for Drupal 8 ” and “Creating a Great User Experience for Content Editors”, were among the most attended and best reviewed at #Drupalcon. She keynoted DrupalCamp Montreal 2018, talking about the Drupal experience.
- She co-founded a successful Drupal agency which is 11 years old. She lead developers, designers, project managers, and marketers on Drupal projects big and small.
- She has volunteered her time to various Drupal community initiatives over the last 10 years
So go vote now! And better still, share this post with your friends and colleagues in the Drupal Community.
The best part of my job is teaching Drupal. As a Drupal trainer, I get to meet a lot of Drupalers with really different backgrounds. Some are brand-new to Drupal, some have lots of experience. Listening to them tell of their Drupal journeys, both the highlights and the low points, has given me insights into the different ways people encounter Drupal and some of the most common reasons why they love it, use it and get involved in the community (or not).