Excited to be a Drupal Documentation Co-Lead!

Excited to be a Drupal Documentation Co-Lead!


Big news in Affinity Bridge offices today! The announcement went out on this morning that myself (arianek) and Jennifer Hodgdon (jhodgdon) from Seattle have been appointed by Dries Buytaert as the new Drupal Documentation Co-Leads! 

This has been a long time in the making. It's really exciting to have the work I've been doing recognized, and also have the ability to leverage that work to improve documentation and help build a stronger Docs Team. On top of that, my community spotlight was also posted today, which is incredibly heartwarming.

As someone who loves both working with Drupal and giving back to the Drupal community, participating as a member of the Docs Team has been an incredible experience for me. I've learned so much through this work, and been privileged to learn from some of the brightest Drupal contributors, and to call them friends after many hours spent on IRC and at various conferences and camps working on docs.

Why do I love working on docs?

  • I like editing. Style guides, consistent and clear language, and correct formatting and grammar make me happy.
  • I like writing. I have always enjoyed it, and this has been a great opportunity for me apply that towards something that will be useful to many people.
  • I like learning! I have learned an immense amount about Drupal's functionality and the rationales behind much of how it works by working on docs. Helping out with docs is one of the best ways to learn more about Drupal, because it always gets you testing and tinkering. It's also a great opportunity to learn from the community's developers and themers, who are always happy to answer questions for Docs Team members.
  • I like mentoring. I'm still cultivating this skill, but I really enjoy helping others learn how to contribute, and trying to get other people enthused about working on docs.
  • I like giving back to the Drupal project. Open source projects depend heavily on the work of passionate and dedicated contributors, and Drupal has given so much to me, it's the least I can do.

Big thank-you!

I'd like to say a huuuuuge thanks to Mack. His ongoing support for my work in the community has been incredibly generous and motivating for me. As of about six months ago, he's increased Affinity Bridge's sponsorship to cover all of my work on Drupal docs/core, community event organization, and running docs sprints. Without his ongoing support I'm sure I wouldn't have been able to dedicate as much time as I do to this work. He's certainly walking the walk when it comes to being a nurturing business owner within the Drupal community, and deserves some major mackh++'s.

Want to work on docs too?