My opensource project; It’s all about the code. Oh, wait, no it’s not! - Rachel Lawson, Drupal Assn.

Wed, Aug 26, 6:00 PM (BST)

About this event

When Rachel started using Drupal, she thought she knew what opensource was all about; the code. Through the last twelve years as a member of the community, a contributor, a mentor and eventually Community Liaison for the Drupal Association, she has learned that, actually, great code is only a tiny part of what makes a great project.

Fundamentally, all open source projects are about people; those that create the code, those that help other to understand and use it, those that encourage its use and those that keep all these people working effectively together.

She will take a whole series of assumptions that she has herself made or observed others expressing during that time and look at what lessons she has learned that made her realise things are quite different.

Learning from these lessons has shaped how she approaches her work and she hopes those lessons are useful to others (and maybe she will learn a few more lessons, too!).


  • Rachel Lawson

    Rachel Lawson

    Drupal Association

    Community Liaison

    Rachel Lawson is the Community Liaison at the Drupal Association, providing a contact between Drupal community members worldwide and the Drupal Association which is the non-profit at the heart of supporting the project with technical, fundraising, community and product marketing resources and leadership.

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  • When

    Wednesday, Aug 26
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (BST)


  • Ruth Cheesley

    Ruth Cheesley


    Mautic Project Lead

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