Rachel Lawson

Information & Communications Technology

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King's Lynn, England, United Kingdom

Rachel Lawson

Community Liaison, Drupal Association

Rachel Lawson is the Community Liaison at the Drupal Association, spending her time providing an ear to the Drupal Community whilst pushing forward initiatives to support the community such as the Event Organisers Working Group and her latest initiative; a total refresh of the Drupal Getting Involved Guide.
Rachel has had the opportunity to experience the needs of many different sectors including Education, Defence, Finance and Pharmaceutical Marketing.
She is looking forward to again travelling to events on her motorbike…

Current sessions

Helping open source contribution events have more impact - what we are up to at DrupalCon

For over 20 years, Drupal (www.drupal.org) has been successful as a direct result of the many thousands of people who contribute their time, talent, and treasure to the project. Indeed, even as we celebrate our 20th birthday, we see the number of contributions growing.
One of the drivers of contribution success has been holding mass contribution participation days at events like DrupalCon (events.drupal.org/northameria2021) but in 2021 we plan to make some significant changes as to how contribution is built into the heart of the program at this year's event.
Come along and learn about what we are changing, why we are changing things to include more people with a wider diversity of skills, and how the changes will, we believe, increase the impact each any every contribution has on the continued success of the project.