Drupal Association

Before we begin, I want to get some background on the topic:

  • How many users are active in the Drupal world? (and what does “active” mean in this case?)
  • How many members are in the Association? (And does this include organization memberships?)
  • Why is that number so low?
  • One reason I can think of is lack of understanding about what the association does. I’ll admit that even I’m a little fuzzy on that. The biggest thing I know is that you’re involved with DrupalCons. So, can you tell us more about how the association helps and influences the Drupal world?
  • What are you doing to attract new members?
  • What are some of the benefits of being a member?

Drupal Elections

  • What exactly are we electing? (ie: All new board, just a couple of positions?)
  • Who can vote?
  • When is voting open/closed?
  • Where can we go to learn more about the people running?
    • https://association.drupal.org/election2013-update
    • https://association.drupal.org/nominations
    • https://association.drupal.org/node/17078
  • Where can we go to actually vote?
    • https://association.drupal.org/vote2013
  • Voting is being done using the “Instant Runoff” method (also called the “Alternative Vote”). There’s a great YouTube video that explains how it works. But for anyone who might be listening in their car, or not near a computer, can you briefly explain how it works?
  • I was just curious how the association came across it, and why you chose to use it.

Questions from Twitter

  • @tsvenson: "Donna: How important do you see the "community" elected chairs to the @DrupalAssoc for Drupal's future success? #MUP039"

I liked what MortenDK wrote “if you don’t vote for the Drupal Association’s Board you are not allowed for the next year to complain over Drupal - If you do vote you have that right ;)