The Drupal Association opened up its application process for nominations to the board this month and I jumped at the chance to apply.
The organisation is dedicated to helping the open-source Drupal CMS project flourish by helping the community with funding, infrastructure, events, promotion and distribution.
The board members will be tasked with raising funds, organising events and promoting Drupal on behalf of the community.
Having recently been fully baptised into the Drupal community I saw this as a perfect opportunity to support it and put something back into the pot.
I began working with Drupal in 2006, promoting the benefits of open source software and the flexibility of Drupal to clients. Since joining Ixis in August 2010, I have become a Drupal evangelist and attending and sponsoring Drupalcon in London was a fantastic opportunity to see the community come together.
I am applying for a board position to become more involved in the future development, promotion and interaction of the Drupal offering. I have a desire to promote it as a CMS of choice for business, government and public sector organisations. From my initial research, the UK Government is pushing for Open Source Systems and in particular Drupal for implementation across all local authority sites. I think this is a great time to become involved in pushing forward this agenda and proving the value.
I would like to encourage more diverse groups, particularly women into the Drupal community. This may be through promoting programming as an alternative career choice and showcasing / encouraging more female leaders and management within the community.
You can see a full list of the nominees here and voting opens for association members on Friday 3rd February to Tuesday 7th February.
Please feel free to add a comment or question on the Association website