“Shit, shit, shit!” exclaimed the guy sitting next to me, bashing his fingers away on his laptop in the reception area of Hotel Helikon, an ageing family summer fun destination perched on the southern shores of lovely lukewarm shallow Lake Balaton in Hungary where I had arrived a day early for the yearly Drupal event Drupalaton.
Drupal is people. Drupal is figuring out people. Drupal is figuring out how to make things better. Drupal is about feeding yourself and your family. Drupal is about feeding other people's families. Drupal is about going to places you'd never considered going to. Drupal is about laying in the lake and watching the stars at night. Drupal is about making money for your business. Drupal is about making things easier. Drupal is about accessiblity for all. Drupal is about opportunity for all. Drupal will tell you what you need to know. Drupal is there for you to tell and show.
(first published earlier today on What I Drupaled Today)
After tidying up the DrupalBAM ('Drupal Branding And Marketing') group homepage and structure last night I saw the conversation had started to flow so today, after getting my own personal chores and meetings out of the way, I caught up on the conversation.
Thanks to all who supported me in the recent Drupal Association elections and I apologise for not keeping you all up-to-date as often as I would like. Whilst I am formulating another update, attached below is an article I wrote for a magazine however it is too long for it but I can't bring myself to summarise further what I feel is an important story to tell. Let me know what you think in the comments if you like.
For the past six months I have been following Jeremy Keith's pursuance of the Responsive Web Design technique with interest - not because I too live in Brighton and had the opportunity to attend his barcamp Brighton talk on the subject; nor because he gave a keynote on the design of HTML5 at DrupalCon Copenhagen which I attended, o